STRATEGIC PLAN 2023 - 2027


To advance immune-brain research through interdisciplinary collaboration, diverse community support, and scientific dissemination to improve human health and behavior.


To be a global leader in advancing the understanding of immune-brain interactions to improve human health and behavior. We strive to foster a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative community of basic and clinical researchers, where the latest scientific findings are disseminated to train and educate the next generation of experts in the field.


  • Collaboration: We believe that interdisciplinary collaboration is essential for advancing immune-brain research and improving human health and behavior.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We value diversity in all its forms and strive to create an inclusive community that welcomes and supports immune-brain researchers from all backgrounds.
  • Innovation: We encourage innovative approaches to immune-brain research and aim to be at the forefront of new developments in the field.
  • Scientific Rigor: We are committed to upholding the highest standards of scientific rigor in our immune-brain research and dissemination of findings.
  • Education and Training: We prioritize education and training as a means of advancing the next generation of experts in immune-brain research.
  • Community Support: We recognize the importance of community support in advancing our mission and strive to engage and involve our stakeholders in our work.
  • Ethical Conduct: We believe in conducting our research and dissemination activities with the highest ethical standards and integrity.


  1. Membership: Recruit, engage, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive membership.
  2. Annual Meeting: Provide an informative, engaged, fun and inclusive forum for the dissemination of ideas, the establishment of collaboration and career advancement of trainees.
  3. Organizational Sustainability: Create and execute a structure that will ensure proper governance and financial security.
  4. Career Development/Mentorship: Promote career development for trainees and early career researchers by providing opportunities to network/collaborate; enhance their leadership skills and research communication skills.

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