The Annual International Meeting of Korean Association of Immunologists (KAI 2021) was held on June 2 – 4, 2021 at the Swiss Grand Hotel in Seoul, Korea. Despite the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic and a strict social distancing policy in Korea, the on/offline hybrid meeting was highly successful with about 900 participants (181 abstracts) from 21 countries. The scientific program included 4 plenary lectures, 14 Major Symposia, 3 Satellite Symposia, 6 Workshops, 2 Education Sessions, and many Industry Symposia. The plenary lectures were given by Mi-Na Kwon (Korea), Laurence Zitvogel (France), Mark Davis (USA), and Ruslan Medzhitov (USA). More information on KAI 2021 can be found at https://kai2021.org/register/KAI2021/main.html. KAI 2022 is planned to be held on Nov. 3 – 5, 2022 at the Dragon City Hotel in Seoul, Korea.
The Korean Association of Immunologists (KAI) is the national society of immunology researchers that includes basic immunologists and clinicians. KAI started in1974 with 48 inaugural members and has grown to have more than 3,000 current members. This year KAI is sponsoring one scientific session at Cytokines 2021 on Cytokines and Bystander T Cell Activation.