2021 Annual Meeting:
Planetary Health & Immunity

Dear ÖGAI members, dear guests!
After the recent devastating environmental catastrophes, it is also time for the ÖGAI to address the environmental problems on a scientific level, which of course play a major role in immunity and allergy development. We are therefore pleased to be able to place this year’s ÖGAI anniversary on 25 November 2021 under a red-hot motto: Planetary Health & Immunity, with great LIVE keynote lectures. It will be a hybrid meeting, decide how you want to attend when you register. A big thank you goes to our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. We look forward to seeing you!

Best regards, on behalf of the organizing committee.

Erika Jensen Jarolim

Eva Untersmayr

Registration, submission and DFP points

COST: Participation in the ÖGAI Annual Meeting is free of charge for all members, and this year exceptionally also for non-members.
Become a member yourself today, or bring your colleagues with a potential interest in ÖGAI!

REGISTRATION: HERE. Decide for: Attendance / Online Attendance / NGI Video Symposium. With your registration you accept our terms and conditions and privacy agreement.

CORONA-REGULATION: From today’s point of view the 2G-rule (recovered or vaccinated) applies on site, additionally FFP2 mask in the rooms of the Billrothhaus. The status is checked on arrival.

DFP Points: The event is appproved by the Austrian Medical Association with 3 DFP points – your participation will be documented and the confirmation will be sent to you after the conference!

VIDEO ABSTRACTS: All NGI Members and ÖGAI Members under the age of 35 were invited by email to submit short videos of their scientific abstracts for the NGI Symposium. Please use the instructions and authorization form here. From the submissions, 16 videos will be selected and presented in the NGI Symposium, but all will be made available electronically. If you are under 35 and interested in becoming an ÖGAI member, please contact our ÖGAI office. If you would like to become an additional NGI Member, please contact the NGIs.

Organizing Committee
  • Kathrin Eller
  • Wolfram Hötzenecker
  • Erika Jensen-Jarolim
  • Sylvia Knapp
  • Hannes Stockinger
  • Simona Saluzzo
  • Irma Schabussova
  • Johanna Strobl (NGI)
  • Eva Untersmayr
  • Gerhard Zlabinger

Hybrid Event
Society of doctors
Billrothhaus, Frankgasse 8
1090 Vienna


11:00 - 12:30 / NGI Symposium & Video Abstracts

The virtual symposium of the Next Generation Immunologists – NGIs with short videos of the ÖGAI Junior Members. Please use the instructions and authorization forms for your video submission.
Submission of the videos please via Wetransfer or directly via the NGI email. Please direct any questions to this email as well.

13:00 - 15:20 / LIVE Main Lectures

Chairs: Erika Jensen-Jarolim and Eva Untersmayr

13:00- 13:05
Welcome of the ÖGAI President Erika Jensen-Jarolim

13:05 – 13:50
Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann: Planetary Health, Climate and Health
Director of Environmental Medicine, Klinikum Augsburg and Helmholtzzentrum München, Germany

13:50 – 14:35
Cezmi Akdis: Epithelial barrier hypothesis for the development of allergic and autoimmune diseases.
Director Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research SIAF, Davos, Switzerland

14:35 – 15:20
Regina Sommer: One Water and Infection Control
Head of the Institute for Water Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna

15:45 - 18:45 / General Assembly of the ÖGAI

  • TOP 1 Welcome by the President and approval of the agenda
  • Item 2: Approval of the minutes of the General Meeting of 4.12.2020.
  • TOP 3 Report of the President (Erika Jensen-Jarolim)
  • TOP 4 Report of the secretary (Eva Untersmayr)
  • TOP 5 Report of the treasurer (Sylvia Knapp)
  • Item 6 Resolutions from the electronic vote
  • TOP 7 Awarding of the ÖGAI prizes (Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Eva Untersmayr)
    • Award of the Immunis Sponsorships for Young Science, donated by Fa. Szabo Scandic (Johanna Strobl, NGI President)
    • Award of the ÖGAI Dissertation Prizes
    • Awarding of the Clemens von Pirquet Prize of the ÖGAI, donated by the company Bencard
    • Award of the Karl Landsteiner Prize of the ÖGAI, donated by the Karl Landsteiner & Eisler-Terramare Foundation
  • Top 8 Miscellaneous

18:45 / Closing remarks by the President

18:05 – 18:10
Laudation for the Karl Landsteiner Prize

18:10 – 18:25
Landsteiner Prize Winner 2021

18:25 – 18:30
Laudation for the Clemens von Pirquet Prize

18:30 – 18:45
Priquet Prize Winner 2021

Closing remarks: Erika Jensen-Jarolim

Program short info

This is our first ÖGAI Hybrid Meeting. We are happy to take on the technical challenge because we are convinced that this will be in the interest of our environment and our future. We strive for a technically smooth process!

Further brief information

Our topic: Immunity in the light of the global climate crisis.
The event is approved with 3 DFP training points.
General Assembly: All members are cordially invited to make use of their right to participate and vote. Please also note our monthly updates via newsletter.


*commercial Bencard Allergy
*commercial ThermoFisher

We would like to thank our sponsors and the donors of the ÖGAI prizes very much for their loyal support even in these difficult Corona times. Thank you for getting involved in supporting this hybrid event and also for being present on site, with exhibition as well as at the awards ceremony.

Sponsor information