Immunology of Diabetes Society Congress 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Our IDS congress committee has organized an outstanding scientific program for this year’s IDS meeting and coupled this to an exciting venue in the heart of London, UK. The success of the conference, however, depends on you to continue the engaged and active participation that makes our meetings special: lively, new, and exciting; open, and inclusive, in a family-like atmosphere.

I very much hope to be able to welcome many of you there.

Annette Ziegler
IDS President

Welcome to London!

The organising committee for the 16th Immunology of Diabetes Society Congress would like to invite participants to this exciting meeting. We have arranged talks on a wide range of current topics of interest to the community, which include ground-breaking technologies, cell-based and advanced therapeutics, immunopathology of type 1 diabetes, pathways to beta cell failure, updates from the Networks – nPod, TEDDY, Trialnet and the Immune Tolerance Network, as well as an adversarial debate and a “balloon debate”. There will be ample opportunities for networking and discussion, to move towards our common goal of understanding the immunology of type 1 diabetes and how we may intervene to change the course of disease.

We hope you will join us at the QEII in the heart of London, where you will enjoy views of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament and more importantly benefit from interesting and thought-provoking sessions. In addition to presentations from leading speakers in the field, submission is open for short oral and poster presentations. There is sure to be something at the meeting for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to London!

Colin DayanDavid LeslieMark PeakmanJohn ToddTim TreeSusan Wong
Local Organising Committee

Who should attend?
All researchers with an interest in the immunology of diabetes and autoimmunity as well as those interested in gaining a greater understanding of the disease and the development of new therapeutic strategies. This includes PhD students and researchers at all levels including from junior post docs to senior researchers in academia as well as industry representatives. 

Organisers and supporters


Thursday 25 October
Professor Sir Marc Feldmann
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Adrian Hayday
The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Friday 26 October
Professor Agnes Lehuen
Institut Cochin / INSERM1016 / CNRS8104, France

Saturday 27 October
Professor Ken Smith
University of Cambridge, UK

Sunday 28 October
Professor Sir D Keith Peters
University of Cambridge, UK

Monday 29 October
Professor Mark Atkinson
University of Florida, USA

Professor Adrian Thrasher
UCL Institute of Child Health, UK


Event dates:
Thursday 25 October – Monday 29 October 2018

Abstract submission deadline:
Monday 14 May 2018

Abstract notification:
July 2018

Early registration deadline:
Monday 3 September 2018

Registration deadline:
Monday 15 October 2018

Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Kamada Biopharmaceuticals


Eli Lilly And Company

Miltenyi Biotec

Novo Nordisk





Silver Sponsor

JDRF/Wellcome Diabetes And Inflammation Laboratory

Bronze Sponsors

Imcyse SA


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