plenary sessions

At a Glance

Date of the congress

13 - 16 March 2024

Style of the congress

face to face

Congress Language


Time zone

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Early Registration

1 November - 1 December 2023

Regular Registration

2 December 2023 - 12 March 2024

Call for Abstracts

1 November 2023

Deadline for Abstract Submission

1 December 2023

Late Breaking Abstract Submission


Notification of Abstract Acceptance

Mid of January 2024

Notification of Registration Grant Winners

End of January 2024

Notification of Best Workshop Presentation

During the meeting

Notification of Best Poster Award

During the meeting



Scientific Program

Will start on 13 March 2024 at 08:30. The last session will take place on 16 March 2024 until approx. 18:00.

Congress Cancellation

In case of cancellation before 31 December 2023 an administrative fee of CHF 50.00 will be charged. Cancellations are not going to be refunded from 1 January 2024 on - registration fee will be charged.

download programs

The main scientific program of WIRM will be plenary symposia, which will be supported by around 28 main talks from world’s top scientists, approximately 24 short talks (selected from submitted abstracts), workshops with oral presentation and open discussion, poster sessions on three evenings, a special lecture, a meet the expert session, satellite symposia and many more. Each of the plenary lectures are allotted 22 minutes followed by 8 minutes of discussion.

Several workshops will take place at WIRM. The oral presentations will last 7 minutes, leaving 3 minutes for discussions and will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Every Workshop Speaker can also mount a poster in the evening. There will also be a poster walk within the workshop posters.

Best Workshop Presentation Awards


«BioLegend Best Workshop Presentation Awards» will be distributed to one best presenter of each workshop. The winners of the cash awards (12x EUR 330.-) will be selected by the chairs right after each workshop and honored at the award ceremony the day after.

As at other Davos meetings, we will reconvene in the evenings for poster sessions with buffet dinner in a relaxed and stimulatory atmosphere giving young researchers the opportunity to meet senior scientists. Poster presenters will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

Poster Presenter Information:

The size of the poster has to be DIN-format A0 vertical (width 84,1 x height 118,9 cm) or not more than 95 x 120 cm.
Adhesive poster strips will be provided at the registration desk by the organizer.

Poster presenters are requested to display their posters at 10:00 the latest at the day of presentation and to remove them at the end of the session approximately at 23:00 the same evening. In order to increase scientific discussions, a poster walk will take place. Selected chairpersons and poster presenters will meet in front of the first poster of their session in time. Each poster should be explained within two minutes by the poster presenter, which will leave one minute for discussion.

special lecture

During the past World Immune Regulation Meetings, it became a tradition to invite lecturers from other areas of science to give us a special lecture on exciting developments.

This years special lecture was “Engineering local chemical environments for sustainable energy technologies” hold by

Prof. Dr. Maria R. Lukatskaya

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering