Open for applications: 15th International Summer School

The 15th International Summer School on Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, hosted by the European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI) with support from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), the Asia Pacific Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Association (APHIA) and the Arabic Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ARSHI), will take place virtually in September 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic situation. 

The concept of the Summer School is to provide a focused course on many aspects of theoretical and applied Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility. To encourage discussion, the course is limited to a small group of participants (~60). It represents a great opportunity for those studying towards higher H&I specific qualifications as well as a chance to meet others working in the field in different parts of the world. 

Early applications are required as attendance is limited to promote open discussion and facilitate the presentation of work by each participant. Meeting information, including the programme, faculty and application procedures, are available on the EFI website ( Abstracts are limited to 500 words; the submission of abstracts and the application process is being managed via EasyChair and can be accessed here:

We look forward to meeting you on line for the 15th International Summer School!

Application information

The International Summer School, sponsored by EFI, ASHI, APHIA and ARSHI provides a focused course on all aspects of theoretical and applied immunogenetics and histocompatibility. The meeting is limited to a small group of participants and is geared toward graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, laboratory directors in training and experienced technologists in the field of histocompatibility and/or immunogenetics with an interest in research or advanced learning opportunities.

Application procedure

The 15th International Summer School on Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics requires all attendees to complete an application for review before being approved to register and attend the 15th International Summer School.
This application requests the following documents:

  1. Copy of the participants curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of motivation
  3. Abstract of own research
  4. Letter of support from mentor, supervisor or sponsor
  5. Copy or verification of society membership with either EFI, ASHI, APHIA or ARSHI  

The above mentioned documents must be uploaded to the EFI abstract handling tool EasyChair using the following link: (click on the 'Submission link'). Please note, when first going to EasyChair you will arrive at a log in page and you will need to follow 'Create an account'. Follow the instructions and once you have successfully created your account you will be able to log in to EasyChair to submit your application.

For any questions, please contact Sandra van Hensbergen at the EFI Office (


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