V International Symposium
“Interaction of Nervous and Immune Systems in Health and Disease”

June 23 - 26, 2015, St.Petersburg, Russia






registration, payment, visa

abstract guidelines


the first announcement

the second announcement


information about accommodation

  Form for tourist invitation

Dear Colleagues,

Institute for Experimental Medicine, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Max Plank Institute for Neurobiology, Munich, Germany; Saint Petersburg City AIDS Centre, Russia; Russian Society on Immunology; Regional Society on Neuroimmunology and Neuroimmunomodulation in Russia have the honor to invite you to attend 5th International Symposium Interaction of nervous and immune systems in health and disease, which will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 23 –26, 2015. This event will represent a special opportunity to divulge and exchange the most recent scientific research in major fields of nervous and immune system interaction in a friendly atmosphere. The International Organising Committee and the Local Organizing Committee will ensure a high level Scientific Program which includes plenary lectures, oral presentations and posters exhibition.

The Symposium will be held at the Institute for Experimental Medicine, Saint Petersburg, Russia from Tuesday June 23d to Friday June 26th 2015.


Topics covered will include but not limited to:

·                    Central and peripheral mechanisms of interaction of nervous and immune systems

·                    Disturbance of nervous and immune systems interaction in experiment (stress) and clinic (mental disorders, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, trauma etc.)

·                    Immune system of a brain in health and disease

·                    Present Day approaches (molecular genetics methods, steam cells etc) to correction of functions of nervous and immune systems

·                    HIV-infection and the central nervous system


 International Organizing Committee

Genrikh A. Sofronov, Saint Petersburg, Russia – Honorary Chairperson.

Helen A. Korneva, Saint Petersburg, Russia – Co Chairperson.

Hartmut Wekerle, Germany – Co chairperson.

Galina M. Aleshina, Saint Petersburg, Russia – Executive secretary.

Naoto Kawakami, Germany Executive secretary

Nikolay A. Belyakov, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Valery A. Chereshnev, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Vincent Geenen, Belgium

Toshikhiko Katafuchi, Japan

Keith W. Kelley, USA

Local organizing committee

Helen A. Korneva (Chair)

Alexander V. Polevshchikov (Co-Chair)

Galina M. Aleshina (Executive secretary)

Alexander V. Dmitriev

Petr. G. Nazarov

Natalia S. Novikova

Olga V. Shamova

 Address of local organizing committee:

Institute of Experimental Medicine, 12 acad. Pavlov Str., Saint Petersburg, 197376, Russia

Phone: +7(812)234-0764 FAX: +7(812)234-9493

E-mail: nim_spb2015@mail.ru

Contact Person – Galina Aleshina, PhD

 Important Dates

April 1st, 2015: Registration form and Abstracts submission

April 1st, 2015: Submission of visa form.

April 15th, 2015: Final Announcement.

June 23d, 2015: Symposium Opening. On-site registration.

June 26th, 2015: Symposium Closing.


January 2015