Bidirectional communication between the brain and the immune system

Satellite Symposium of the Research Focus Group Neuroendocrinoimmunology of the German Society for Immunology at the 5th European Congress of Immunology, Amsterdam, NL

September 2, 2018, 10:00-14:30

The immune system and the central nervous system influence each other in many ways. Information gathered by the immune system regarding infections and inflammations affect processes in the central nervous system and endocrine reactions. Products and mediators of the central nervous system modulate the immune system. The symposium will serve as a platform where researchers in this field may introduce their recent data and unravel the effects and mechanisms of neuroendocrine-immune interactions.

Registration for participation: Please send a short e-mail to gimsa@fbn-dummerstorf.de. You will then be included in our e-mail list.

Registration fee: included in registration to ECI 2018

Abstract deadline: April 30, 2018

Abstract submission: Please send your abstract for an oral presentation to gimsa@fbn-dummerstorf.de. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, authors and affiliations)

Preliminary program:

  • Astrid Friebe, Nürnberg, Germany: “Microglia-mediated immune activation in the development of depressive-like behavior”
  • Silvia Capellino, Dortmund, Germany: “Involvement of the dopaminergic pathway in rheumatoid arthritis”
  • Martin Hadamitzky, Essen, Germany: „Placebo effects in the immune system“
  • short presentations of participants



5th European Congress of Immunology
Amsterdam, NL
September 2-5, 2018