Welcome to ISEI 2017 in Coimbra, Portugal
The Executive Committee of the 13th International Society for Exercise and Immunology (ISEI) Symposium would like to invite you to participate in the next international symposium to be held in Coimbra, Portugal between 11th - 14th July, 2017.
The ISEI biannual symposium brings together experts in all fields of exercise immunology to present and discuss state-of-the-art research and emerging conceptual and technological advances. The theme for the 2017 Symposium is: “Training your immune system for health and performance”.
The 2017 symposium will include presentations by international researchers on areas like the genetic influences of exercise on immunity; the impact of exercise on inflammatory and muscle disorders; the influence of diet and metabolism on immunity; the role of exercise in children and aging populations; and the effect of exercise on disease outcome. Being a post Olympic year we will also focus on areas like athletes’ immune health and performance in extreme conditions. It will also include a new exciting session on exercise and the gut microbiota: from brain to muscle.
As in the previous ISEI symposia we aim to attract many early career researchers, but also well-known experts to ensure valuable information exchange. The friendly and open nature that characterizes the ISEI symposia has the potential to foster future projects, collaborations and friendships. The oral and poster awards for young investigators is an opportunity for young scientists to have their work recognized by their peers, and to receive a free registration for the next ISEI symposium in 2019.
The symposium venue will be held at the Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas in the south of the city of Coimbra, in the centre of Portugal. Accommodation will be available within walking distance of the symposium venue, the main cultural and tourist sites, including the University of Coimbra, which has been classified as World Heritage by UNESCO for its role as the centre of production of Portuguese language literature and thinking and for the universal value of its campus. The University of Coimbra was created in 1290 and is the oldest institution of higher education in Portugal. It is also one of the oldest universities in the world with more than 700 years of experience in education, training and research.
When coming to Coimbra you will experience the historical heritage of one of the oldest cities of Portugal, with its monuments and museums, but also the relaxing atmosphere of its restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy traditional Portuguese dishes and wines. If you long for the ocean, the Atlantic Portuguese coast with its white sandy beaches and seafood restaurants is only 40 km away.
We hope that you will be able to join us in 2017 for this first ISEI Symposium to be held in Portugal.
The Executive Committee,
Ana Maria Teixeira,Congress President
Katsuhiko Suzuki, ISEI President
Jonathan Peake, ISEI President Elect