Further information

For any other questions regarding FIMSA, please contact the FIMSA Secretary General, Dr Xuetoa Cao.


Website queries

For questions relating to this website, please contact Judith Greer.


What is FIMSA?

The Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to advance the science of immunology in the Asia-Pacific region.


All immunological Societies and Associations within the Asia-Pacific region who are members of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) are eligible to become members of FIMSA. Current members include Australia & New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.


Societies and Associations not eligible for membership may apply to the Federation to become Observers. Observers are eligible to participate in activities of the Federation. Current Observer societies within FIMSA include Bangladesh, CIS, and Russia.



Aims and Objectives of FIMSA

FIMSA aims to promote close contact and interaction between immunological societies of the Asian and Oceania regions and facilitate the exchange of scientific information and personnel by:

  1. Promoting communication and collaboration between immunologists in the region.
  2. Organizing workshops and conferences in the field of immunology.
  3. Conducting educational programmes and training courses, and promoting exchange of scientists in the overall interest of the advancement of Immunology in the region.
  4. Facilitating the exchange of technologies and reagents within the region.
  5. Supporting the publication of journals, monographs etc.



FIMSA2018 Congress


The most recent FIMSA Congress was held 10-13 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, on the theme of "Crosstalk between innate and adaptive immunity in health and disease". We congratulate the organizers on a very successful meeting.


FOCIS Advanced Course in Basic and Clinical Immunology, Jaipur, India, March 26-29, 2019


Register now for the first FOCIS Advanced Course in Basic and Clinical Immunology to be held in Asia. Click here for the course prospectus. Registration closes 28 February, 2019. Travel award applications close 15 February, 2019.


Report on the 14th FIMSA Advanced Course in Immunology


The 14th FIMSA Advanced Course in Immunology was recently held in Beijing. Click here for a report on this successful course.


FIMSA Newsletter


A new initiative from FIMSA is the FIMSA newsletter. Members are requested to provide information about upcoming meetings, scientific activities and findings, job openings for researchers, government policies in science, and projects for international collaboration. Information should be received by 15 December.
Please see the newsletter page for further information.