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Thursday May 28, 2020

Our new webpage for the general public It's such a great time to launch our public outreach initiatives, while Immunology has the global spotlight!  We endeavour to increase public access to solid, evidence-based information by creating a new section on our website dedicated to the non-scientific public. This new page has been created especially for the family and friends of ASI Members and the general non-scientific community who simply enjoy learning more about Immunology, directly from Immunologists.  What's on the page? "Ask an Immunologist" ...
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Tuesday May 12, 2020

Our new event series: ASI Fireside Chats Today we launch our new ongoing event series, perfectly tailored toward the general community, with no scientific background.   It's a free Q&A session tailored toward the non-scientific public who simply want reliable, accurate information.  This is a great way for the public to cut through the chatter, ask their burning question, and receive a scientific, evidence-based answer in plain language.  Our first session is "Can we become immune to COVID-19?" On Tuesday 19th May, we will be ...
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Tuesday May 05, 2020

Dear ASI member, The ASI Constitution now contains some important new rules that may affect your membership. To simplify our membership requirements, the most recent ASI AGM introduced a renewal deadline of June 30th. After this date, any members who have not yet renewed will no longer be an ASI member, and therefore cease to have membership benefits, including access to member-only content on our website. If you haven't already, please endeavour to pay your membership renewal fee now (or before June 30th 2020) to ...
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Friday April 24, 2020

    Anne Kelso Tea or coffee? Coffee! Black for breakfast and a flat white mid-morning and all is right with the world. What is your favourite dessert? Anything with chocolate, one of the essential food groups that deserves its own chapter in NHMRC’s Australian Dietary Guidelines. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Scientist, actually. My best friend in primary school wanted to be a doctor (she is), I wanted to be a scientist and together we were going to cure ...
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Wednesday April 22, 2020

The IUIS is collaborating with Frontiers by launching a series of weekly, expert commentaries and scientific webinars to accelerate the development of novel diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. Over 700 immunologists joined the last webinar hosted by Rino Rappuoli. In case you missed it, watch it on demand: iuis.org/webinars IUIS invite you to join the next live webinars by: Giuseppe Ippolito on April 24 Eleanor Fish on April 27.  Register now and get new perspectives on COVID-19! Register
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Wednesday April 22, 2020

The ASI Special Initiatives Fund We recently launched the ASI Special Initiatives Fund - a unique opportunity where you can help us move ASI into the future and advance our discipline. In 2017 we committed AUD 200 000 toward the Special Initiatives Fund, and invited ideas for novel initiatives from ASI members. Today we invite ASI members to send in their novel ideas for the next Special Initiatives Funding Round. Purpose New initiatives should be within the scope of the society and to the benefit of ...
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Friday April 17, 2020

Connecting ECR's and students  We know you'll be missing student and ECR functions this year, whether it be at your local branch meeting or at our annual meeting. So, as the next best thing we've established an online support network just for ECR's and students. Join the ASI Support Network Join the network. Meet other ECR's and students. Chat about everything and nothing. Sound like exactly what you need right now? If so, register now, and have a chat with new (or old) friends.  What's ...
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Thursday April 16, 2020

Call for ASI members to speak at FIMSA 2021 FIMSA 2021 will take place in Busan, Korea, Oct 31- Nov 3, 2021. FIMSA has invited ASI to participate by providing a list of 5 speakers, from which the FIMSA Organising Committee will select. We now invite Expressions of Interest from members who wish to be on the recommended list we will provide to FIMSA.  The successful nominees will deliver a presentation at the meeting and will have their economy class airfare, registration and accommodation paid ...
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Friday April 10, 2020

ASI Members now have special access to Digital Resources Not that you need another reason to be an ASI Member... But, today we launch our new initiative - ASI Digital Resources! This is the start of a great collection of useful things to know, to survive in scientific research. They have been created by recording some of the postgraduate talks from ASI 2019 Adelaide - so if you missed them, here's your chance to brush up on these skills! Creating this new ASI initiative would ...
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Thursday April 09, 2020

ASMR wishes to pass on the following message to ASI members. Dear Affiliate Members, The current pandemic is changing significant aspects of our life and work which will have a profound impact for years to come. Our thoughts are with those who are affected worldwide and our health and medical colleagues working tirelessly on the front-line. Today, we have released a call to government (download here) asking for a one-off crisis intervention of $400M to the NHMRC to enable a 6-month extension to ...
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Monday March 30, 2020

Message from ASI President to membership Dear ASI Members, It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the passing of Professor Ian Mackay at the age of 98. Professor Mackay was an ASI Honorary Life Member and is widely recognised as a pioneering Australian immunologist in the field of autoimmune disease. With much gratitude, we would like to thank Len Harrison, WEHI, for the obituary below. Ngā mihi John Fraser, ASI President Obituary written by Leonard Harrison, WEHI It was with great sadness that we learnt of ...
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Sunday March 29, 2020

Dear ASI Members, We received a warm letter of support from Hiroshi Kiyono, Chairman of the Executive Board, Japanese Society for Immunology. They extend a generous offer of support to researchers and welcome your ideas on how JSI can help ASI members. We encourage you to read their lovely letter by clicking here, and feel free to contact us with any comments. Take care, ASI
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Monday March 23, 2020

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the March 2020 ASI Newsletter.
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Thursday March 19, 2020

Following the ASI Executive Meeting held on 18/3/20, we would like to advise ASI Members of the following changes implemented in response to current global events.   EVENTS Annual Scientific Meeting: ASI NZ 2020 regretfully will be cancelled and rescheduled for 2022.   We have some very exciting celebrations planned for our next few meetings. The new meeting rotation is as follows: 2020 NZ - rescheduled to 2022 2021 VIC (25th anniversary of Peter Doherty's Nobel Prize)  2022 NZ  (50th anniversary of ASI Annual Scientific Meetings) 2023 NSW (100th anniversary ...
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Saturday March 14, 2020

Immunology & Cell Biology  DEPUTY EDITOR applications are now invited Immunology & Cell Biology is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Editor to support the ICB Editorial Team. The primary responsibility of the Deputy Editor is to support the Editor-in-Chief in maintaining and building ICB as a definitive source of primary immunology research. The Deputy Editor will be part of an Editorial Team consisting of the Editor-in-Chief, three other Deputy Editors, two News & Commentary Editors, an Associate Editor and an Editorial Assistant. She or ...
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Saturday March 14, 2020

IUIS is planning to host a webinar series together with their official journal Frontiers in Immunology and they kindly ask members with expertise to get involved in the project.   More info can be found here. If you are able to participate please contact [email protected] or [email protected] by 15 March 2020.
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Tuesday March 10, 2020

FIMSA wishes to announce the Advanced Training Course 2020 in Japan, which is scheduled to be held on Dec 6-7, 2020. FIMSA will give financial support to 50 young participants ($1,000 airfare and $50 x 5 night accommodation). Participants will also be able to attend the 15th international symposia in JSI Annual Meeting (Dec 8-10) without any registration fee. Details will be available soon at: http://icongroup.co.jp/49immunology/fimsa
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Sunday March 08, 2020

In the lead-up to International Women's Day, here at ASI, we are celebrating women and men in all their diversities. March 8th is a great day to recognise just how far ASI has come toward achieving gender equity and embracing diversity and inclusion. Take a minute to: Remind your colleagues who may be on parental leave that we are offering onsite childcare again this year at ASI 2020 Auckland. Check out the progress we've made toward achieving gender equity amongst our Invited Speakers - click here Spread ...
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Thursday March 05, 2020

    Roslyn Kemp     How many coffees / teas do you drink per day?  I drink one store-bought coffee a day – I don’t really like hot drinks, but that preference became such a social handicap when I moved back to NZ that I had to start.   Which immune cell is your favourite? The T cell, of course - many will be aware of my opinion that all T cells can do all things in the immune response depending on where it is and who is ...
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Monday March 02, 2020

Is there an Immunologist you would like to meet? A key benefit to being an ASI member is the opportunity to nominate a prominent international Immunologist whom you'd like to meet and possibly collaborate with. There are 2 opportunities every year for ASI members to nominate international speakers to visit Australia and New Zealand, funded by ASI. The first 2020 nomination round is currently open and closes March 30th 2020. Click here to learn more.
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