School of Immunology 2018 – SIICA

The Società Italiana di Immunologia Immunologia Clinica e Allergologia (SIICA) organizes a School of Immunology for PhD students. The School will take place on July 20-22 at Villa pace in Messina.

The School is organized in two courses running in parallel: the Fundaments of immunology course will provide a solid background on immunology key topics to Phd Students involved in immunology-related research projects, going beyond the background knowledge (Master) level; the Advances in immunology course is intended for students with an already established background in immunology and will discuss emerging themes in immunology with the final aim to provide the students with an integrated view of key elements of the immune system and its complexity. Each course is based on in 10 lessons, delivered in English (see enclosed program). Students will also enjoy common activities, including keynote lectures and other opportunities to deeply interact with th Faculty, as well as ludic activities (The immunology championship) and social events.

The registration fee is € 180 and includes accommodation for 2 nights at Hotel Royal Palace (via Cannizzaro 3, Messina) and food (breakfasts, lunches, social dinner). Round travels between the course site and Messina downtown are also offered. Till the end of June thanks to an agreement with OIC/Italo, SIICA can also offer train tickets with a 40% discount rate on tickets issued in FIRST CLASS fair to “FLEXI” adults. Tickets can be refunded before the departure of the train (with 20% cancellation fee) and can be modified on the same route without limits and free before the train’s departure purchased.
To take advantage of this, tickets must be purchased by credit card through OIC Travel (Viale Matteotti 7, 50121 Firenze; Tel. 055 5035210;

For additional information contact the SIICA secretary (; 333 4398196).