International Conference on Infection and Immunity 2017 (I&I 2017)
International Conference on Infection and Immunity 2017 (I&I 2017) was organised on 5-6 April 2017 and held at the Renaissance Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The event was hosted by the School of Health Sciences, USM. The event brought together more than 100 participants from four countries (Malaysia, Australia, Brunei and Singapore) including university professors, other academics and medical officers to outline infection and immunological questions as problems uniquely tractable to collaboration across these two areas. It also provided lively discussions between young researchers and established experts in the fields of pathogenesis of infection, emerging infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases, innate and adaptive immunity, clinical and translational research, and vaccines. The central theme addressed by this event was ‘Challenging Diseases with a United Front’. The website (http://ii2017.kk.usm.my/) had been developed providing information for the participants.
The conference began with welcoming remarks by the conference chairperson, Dr. Nurhidanatasha Abu Bakar and opening remarks by the USM Health Campus Director, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Sukari Halim who represented Yg. Bhg. Prof. Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail, USM Vice Chancellor. It continued with interactive presentations by keynote [Prof. Dr. Leann Tilley (the University of Melbourne) and Prof. Dr. Georges Grau (the University of Sydney)] and plenary [Prof. Dr. Manickam Ravichandran (AIMST University), Prof. Datin Dr. Che Ilina Che Isahak (USIM), Mr. Divis Cliff Simon (UNIMAS), Dr. Lum Fok Moon (Singapore Immunology Network), Prof. Dr. Norazmi Mohd Nor (USM) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anne Catherine Cunningham (Universiti Brunei Darussalam) speakers. The conference concluded with poster and oral presentations by enthusiastic participants.
The organiser certainly appreciated the generous supports that had been offered by Division of Research & Innovation USM, Elite Jets Sdn Bhd, Harapan Baiduri Sdn Bhd, Biomarketing Services (M) Sdn Bhd, Biospensa Resources, Canvio Sdn Bhd, Axon Sdn Bhd, Teraslab Saintifik Sdn Bhd, Dira Resources, Rozaimi Optometris (M) Sdn Bhd, Sartorius Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Alchemy Supplies Sdn Bhd and IT Tech Research (M) Sdn Bhd. The organiser also thanked to Sekolah Kebangsaan Zainab 2 and OKU USM performers.
For more pictures from the conference,view here : [ I&I 2017 Gallery ]