Education Committee

The Education Committee mission is to promote education and training for technical, scientific, and medically qualified staff in the field of transplantation immunology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics throughout Europe and beyond. 

19th International Summer School - to be organised by EFI in 2025
Call for applications - deadline 24 November 2023


The 17th International Summer School on Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, hosted by the Asia-Pacific Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Association (APHIA) with support from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), the Arabian Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenomics ( ARSHI) and European Federation of Immunogenetics (EFI) will take place in 8 - 11 November 2023 in Busselton, Western Australia. 
Information on the 17th International Summer School


The 16th International Summer School on Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, hosted by the Arabian Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenomics ( ARSHI) was held last year from  2-5 December 2022 Sharm Elsheikh, Egypt. 

Report on the 16th International Summer School


Organisers of regional education meetings/workshops can apply for the official approval of their Educational/Scientific Activity by the EFI Education Committee. This official approval infers that EFI supports the educational content of the conference/workshop, and subsequently enables the organizers to use the EFI logo in all documents connected with their meeting.

Regional meeting guidelines  Application form 

To promote training in the field of Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility, the EFI Executive Committee has allocated a fixed number of bursaries for EFI members wishing to visit another laboratory to learn new techniques and to develop research collaborations.

More about this bursary

The teaching sessions undertaken during the EFI meeting should provide relevant scientific training events for physicians, biologists and technicians involved in the field of Immunogenetics. The opportunity to enlarge and share detailed knowledge on specific topics by competent speakers constitutes a unique opportunity of improvement for the entire EFI community. In order to contribute to the achievement of this aim, the EFI Education committee has defined these guidelines for the organizers of the EFI meeting to standardize the approach for the organization of the teaching sessions.

Teaching session guidelines Teaching Session Evaluation form Speakers consent form

The aims of the Education Committee

  • Organisation of Teaching/Educational Sessions at the Annual EFI Meetings
  • Maintain and review the guidelines for organising Teaching/Educational Session at the Annual EFI Meetings
  • Co-organisation of the International Summer School along with the Chair of the Scientific Committee
  • Reviewing applications for ‘EFI Education and Scientific Bursaries’
  • Support of Regional Educational Activities
  • Pursue specific projects approved by the Executive Committee


The projects currently executed by the Education Committee

  • In cooperation with the European Board for Transplantation Immunology and the UEMS, perform an annual review of the European Specialisation for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ESHI) Diploma syllabus
  • Establish and maintain a curriculum for an H&I Diploma for qualified technical staff
  • Establish and maintain web based Educational Programme / EFI-H&I college

Education Committee vacancies

Currently there are no vacancies for the Education Committee.


Committee members

Deborah Sage

UK (UK & Ireland) - Chair

Manuel Muro

Spain (Spain & Portugal)

Marilyn Spyropoulou-Vlachou

Greece (South East Europe)

Michael Eikmans

Netherlands (BeNeLux)

Valérie Dubois


Benedetta Mazzi


Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik

Central Europe

Monika Lindemann


Marte Viken

Norway (Nordic)

Natalia Diaz-Burlinson

Uk & Ireland

Postal and visitor's Address

Noordzijde, Room N00-002
Rijnsburgerweg 10
2333 ZA Leiden
The Netherlands

+31(0) 71 - 526 51 51

Do you have any question about EFI?

Please contact Sandra van Hensbergen at the EFI Central Office +31 71 - 526 51 11