Current Scientific/Medical Society Clients:

Managing Director

Managing Director of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) as of November, 2016. Joan Oefner and her “Virtual Office” have replaced the staff at FASEB in Bethesda, USA, which had managed the ICIS since 1996. Please visit the Society’s website which includes an online association management system, online Newsletter, Member Directory and is linked to the Society’s Social Media pages. The Annual Meetings are now branded to the Society’s website as sub-domains (; ( and (, all created and maintained by Joan’s team.

The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (formerly ISICR and ICS) is a non-profit organization of over 950 scientists devoted to research in the fields of cytokine, interferon and chemokine cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and the clinical use of these biological response modifiers. Bringing together scientists across many different research disciplines, the International Cytokine & Interferon Society is the premier organization promoting the field of cytokine biology, impacting all aspects of medicine, from cancer to autoimmune disease to neural development and function. A common ground where scientists interested in all aspect of cytokine biology can join and work together to better human health.

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP), Joan Oefner has been appointed the Managing Director and has transitioned the society from their previous management company in Texas to her Virtual Office in New Jersey, USA and Regensburg, Germany as of December 1, 2017. Please visit the website for more information: The first order of business was to redesign the website and set up a new online association management system using for membership, meeting registration, abstract submission, awards applications and online programming. The International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) is an international non-profit organization of 330 members, which encourages research on the development of behavior in all organisms including man, with special attention to the effects of biological factors operating at any level of organization. The society holds annual meetings to facilitate communication of research results and theory in the area of Developmental Psychobiology. The ISDP strongly supports and encourages young scientists with travel awards, networking and meeting events designed specifically for the students.

The aim of this international conference series is to provide an interactive platform for the exchange of new concepts, ideas and data between immunologists interested in ILCs and innate lymphocytes in health and disease. ILC4 2020 is organized under the auspices of UCSF

The International Conferences fulfill a major purpose of the Tularemia International Society, namely to facilitate the assembly, acquaintance, and association of scientists engaged in tularemia research.  Tularemia meetings focus on fundamental, clinical, and applied research regarding any aspect of Francisella tularensis.  Research uncovers not only the biology of this fascinating bacterium, but also provides the basis for future development of treatments, preventive interventions, and disease diagnosis.

Rhema Association Management was the Conference & Website Manager for the 22nd International Workshop Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) and Related Agents, June 30 – July 3, 2019, New York City and is now the virtual website management office for KSHV 2020. Joan is assisting the organizers with web site development and advertising, and she will coordinate with the Tanzania hosts and the meeting organizers in negotiating all the meeting’s logistics.

Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also known as  human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), is the infectious cause of Kaposi sarcoma and at least two lymphoproliferative disorders: primary effusion lymphoma and multicentric Castleman’s disease.

Congress, Website & Foundation Manager

Congress, Website & Foundation Manager, 8th International Cancer Metastasis Congress, October 25-27, 2019 in San Francisco, is sponsored by the Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation.

The program follows the journey of cancer metastasis from detection at the molecular level to genomic identification to precision treatment and survival.

Recent discovery has found that the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in the body is the gateway for cancer to spread, which is known as metastasis. The Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation was founded as a non-profit 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) organization in 2003 on the premise that the next level of cancer research and treatment is upon us to understand more about this important gateway, to advance the care and treatment of patients with solid cancer and to help develop new preventative strategies, diagnostics, and patient-specific treatments.

Customized Online Job Boards

A customized job board added directly to the Society’s website. All revenues (if there are fees) remain with the Society and the jobs are focused on the Society’s membership, academic & regulatory institutions as well as industry partners.

All member job postings are automatically shared to the Society’s social networking, shared and liked, increasing views by the hundreds to thousands…we recommend this as a member benefit, to add value to membership and increase website & social media interaction.