Keynote Lectures

Oct. 12 (Wed.) ,2016 10:00-11:30

Annex Hall

Simultaneous Interpretation

Revival of Immunology

Conquering the threat of infection may be the most important contribution of medicine to mankind. The rapid progress of microbiology and immunology in the late 20th century has developed vaccines and discovered antibiotics, thanks to which mankind is essentially free from infectious diseases. Consequently, the major role of immunology was considered to be finished. In the 21st century, however, immunology is making revival by its impact over a wide range of diseases that afflict the human life, such as cancer, neurological diseases, aging, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and inflammatory diseases, including autoimmunity. Immunoregulatory therapy is thus expected to pave the way to a new treatment for all these diseases.

Revival of Immunology

Tasuku Honjo

President, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation

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