What is the International Society for NeuroImmunoModulation (ISNIM)?

ISNIM is a professional society composed of clinical and basic research scientists from all over the world. Its members are concerned with the communication and regulatory mechanisms integrating the nervous, endocrine and immune systems in both health and disease. Specifically, ISNIM members investigate neural and endocrine mechanisms of immune regulation as well as the effects of peripheral and central immune responses on brain function. Of particular interest are the mechanisms by which local and systemic immune processes act upon the brain, and in turn, how the brain modulates the susceptibility and course of inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, and autoimmune diseases via direct innervation and the release of hormones and neuropeptides. Neuroimmunomodulation (NIM) is also intimately linked to physiological processes such as temperature regulation, sleep patterns, appetite control, energy metabolism, biological rhythms, and behavior, and to the effect of stress on immunity. Thus NIM research, through its interdisciplinary approaches, contributes to understanding the complex interactions linking the major control and sensory systems of the body in health and disease.

Why Should You Join ISNIM?

Benefits of Membership:

  • Electronic and paper copy access to the journal NeuroImmunoModulation at a very substantial discount

  • Discounted registration fees at ISNIM Congresses and annual meetings of Society affiliates [currently the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) and the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS)]

  • The opportunity to form or join Regional Branches of the ISNIM with conference management support from the ISNIM Web site (see ISNIM Branches listed to your left)

  • Notification of conferences of interest to members via direct e-mail and the Web site (see Related Conferences)

  • Discounts on selected books of special interest to members (see Bookstore)

  • Classified employment ads e-mailed to members at no charge