Help Shape the Future of ICIS: Nominate Someone for Council or Nominations Committee Today!

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The International Cytokines & Interferon Society (ICIS) thrives on the invaluable contributions of individuals who generously devote their time and expertise to the Society. As we look to the future, we invite you, our members, to consider stepping into leadership roles that will drive the field of cytokine and interferon research to new heights.

Six Opportunities to Shape Our Future

This year, six (6) pivotal positions are available, each offering a unique opportunity to shape the trajectory of our society:

Secretary (an Officer of the Corporation) (two-year term beginning October 2024)
Two (2) Council Members (three-year terms beginning January 2025)
One (1) Council Member for Inclusion and Training (two-year term beginning January 2025)
Two (2) Nominations Committee Members (three-year terms beginning January 2025)

The Ideal Candidate

We are in search of individuals who not only harbor a deep passion for the ICIS mission but are also actively engaged in the Society’s endeavors. The ideal candidate is well-connected within the global community of cytokine and interferon research, demonstrating a commitment to advancing our collective knowledge in these vital fields. Successful volunteer leaders, in addition to their professional accomplishments, exhibit a genuine openness to listen and learn from others.

Learn More

For those interested in delving deeper into the expectations associated with these leadership positions, we encourage you to reach out to our ICIS Co-Managing Director, Stephanie Flores, at

Nominate Today

To nominate someone, including yourself, who you believe is qualified to serve, submit the 2024 Nomination Form by Friday, April 5, 2024. In addition to the name of the nominator and nominee, each nomination must include the position for which the individual is nominated, confirmation of whether they’ve agreed to serve and a few brief sentences of why this individual is a good candidate.  Nominees must be ICIS Members in good standing with evidence of relevant scientific interest and activity in the field for at least 3 years and active participation in the ICIS and support of it’s mission and goals. You are encouraged to nominate any of your fellow associates, as well as yourself.

Your Leadership Matters

Leadership within the ICIS is not merely a role; it is a vital force steering our collective future. Your thoughtful consideration and active participation in the nomination process contribute significantly to the continued success of our society.

The ICIS Nominations Committee
Claudia Nold, Australia, Chair (January 2021 – January 2027)
Ana Gamero, USA (January 2024 – January 2027)
Rune Hartmann, DK (January 2022 – January 2025)
Ekaterina Koltsova, USA (January 2024 – January 2027)
Lydia Lynch, IE (January 2022 – January 2025)
Shruti Naik, USA (January 2023 – January 2026)
Andreas Wack, UK (January 2021 – January 2027)

Visit the ICIS website to view the current Council roster.


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Stephanie Flores
ICIS Co-Managing Director Support the leadership and governance of the Society as well as represent and promote the organization. Work with the Governing Council to set and implement the strategic direction, I ensure the organization meets its objectives. It is also my responsibility to ensure compliance with the Society's bylaws, policies and all applicable regulations.