We are happy to announce that, the “5th National Conference of the Indian Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics’ (5th ISHI)’ will be held from November 2-4, 2018 in the millennium city, Mumbai, considered as the financial capital of India. The theme of the conference is “Translational HLA”. The main aim of the conference is to update new developments in science and discuss momentum for major technological and scientific progress in the area of HLA and clinical immunogenetics. The organizing committee has put together a vibrant program in a multidisciplinary fashion, so as to encompass topics related to solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, autoimmunity, advances in the field of HLA diagnostics, Immunotherapy and Pharmacogenomics. The scientific program has a great interface of basic scientists, nephrologists and transplant physicians. Major focus will be on defining HLA and KIR genomics through next generation sequencing, focusing on interpreting coding and non- coding diversity in the HLA system and develop robust research and clinical informative tools for optimal donor selection in transplantation.
The scientific program will be complemented with wet workshops on 2nd November to provide hands on opportunities to showcase NGS HLA typing, serological epitopes and antibody screening strategies. A galaxy of national and international speakers through plenary lectures will address the conference and theme oriented symposia sessions.
We welcome you to the city of Mumbai known for its vibrant culture and entertainment hubs. It is fondly referred to as the city of dreams. It has popular water front destinations like the Marine Drive set over the Arabian Sea and the carnival-like Juhu Beach are some of the important tourist attractions. The heart of Mumbai has some of the best and beautiful colonial architecture and if you venture out to the lesser known lanes, you will also come across several distinct markets, temples, fancy restaurants and a nightlife that is one of its kinds.
We feel it a privilege to invite you and your colleagues to the academic feast of ISHICON 2018 in Mumbai in November.