The Int’l Cytokine & Interferon Society has named Joan Oefner as the new Managing Director

I am very excited to be appointed the new Managing Director of this growing scientific society that serves scientists across many different research disciplines. Positioned at the center of the cytokine research field, the International Cytokine & Interferon Society promotes the field of cytokine biology, impacting all aspects of medicine, from cancer to autoimmune disease to neural development and function. Transitioning from the FASEB office in Bethesda which managed the ICICR and then the merged ICIS for the past 10 years, the Society is now located in New Jersey with a Virtual Office in Germany as well.

The International Cytokine & Interferon Society is a non-profit organization of over 1,000 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.

The mission of the Society shall be:

  • to promote original research in the fields of cytokines, interferons, chemokines, growth factors and their receptors;
  • to facilitate communication and interaction between scientists aimed at the multidisciplinary integration of current basic and clinical knowledge and concepts in these areas of research;
  • to promote the dissemination of information on, and applications of knowledge of theses areas of biomedical research;
  • to promote an awareness with educational programs of the national and international health communities of the importance of these areas of biomedical research.

To achieve these goals, the Society will sponsor meetings, publications and other educational activities.