17th IHIWS/Immunogenetics Symposium: Sept 6–10, 2017
Conference: Sep 10, 2017 


The 17th IHIWS will be held at Asilomar Conference Grounds, located in Pacific Grove, California. Lodging reservations should be made by going to the conference accommodations webpage at We recommend staying at or very near the event site in order to take advantage of all of the available activities and meals.

The registration fee covers all workshop sessions and coffee breaks on Wednesday-Sunday, opening reception on 9/6 and a strolling dinner reception on 9/9. Register to attend the event here:

The program includes a total of Six Symposia, International Immunogenetics Conference and International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Workshop (IHIWS) Activities.


EVENT Schedule at a glance:

Day #1 — Wednesday Sep 06, 2017

  • Registration
  • Opening/welcome reception:
    Evolution of IHIWS, past and present


Day #2 — Thursday Sep 07, 2017

  • Symposium #1: Bioinformatics
  • Symposium #2: Disease Association and Nomenclature
  • Workshop Activities


Day #3 — Friday Sep 08, 2017

  • VIP breakfast by invitation: Nomenclature Committee (Nomenclature updates)
  • Symposium #3: NGS HLA genes
  • Symposium #4: NGS KIR genes
  • Workshop Activities


Day #4 —  Sat Sep 09, 2017

  • VIP breakfast Councilors (18th IHIWS proposals and new councilors)
  • Symposium #5: Solid Organ Transplant
  • Symposium #6: Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Workshop Activities
  • Closing reception/Dinner


Day #5 — Sun Sep 10, 2017

  • 17th International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Workshop Summaries
  • Immunogenetics Conference
  • Shuttle Transportation to Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Shuttle Busses will depart at 5:30pm from Asilomar and drop off at the Hilton SF Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102. There will be room for luggage. 2 – 2.5 hour drive to San Francisco. Your RSVP is required.
  • Councilor’s Dinner. Transportation to event followed by transportation with drop off at Hilton SF Union Square.