Deleted: Hawaii is back to pre-pandemic visitor numbers but the local hospitality industry has not totally recovered from the devastating lock-downs. Many of the most popular Big Island restaurants and activities will book up quickly as they may still operating on limited staffing & seating. 


Airport Shuttle – Big Island Transportation – book your transportation from Kona International Airport to the Hilton Waikoloa Village and back

This is the recommended shuttle service based on their superior service provided to the Hilton Waikoloa Village and their advance communications with the Cytokines/ILC4 meeting organizers. How to book in advance (reservations must be made in advance): CURRENTLY SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 19TH.
  • Or call or send a text to –808-756-1144
  •  Or email: [email protected]
  • Pay your driver (amount will depend on how many are in the van, up to 6 passengers per van, costs $71 split between the riders), payments can be made by cash or credit card.

Whenever possible, we recommend that participants try to arrange to share shuttle reservations with other participants, communicate with each other so that they can be grouped together in the same shuttles.

Please include ICIS Group in the comments of your reservation. The cost per van for up to 6 people and luggage, is $71 each way (for up to 6 people), thus they hope to group ICIS participants together and if they notice same arrival information they will ask if you want to share as that will save our participants money and helps with their fleet planning.
Big Island Transportation will greet reserved participants at baggage claim and provide a bottle of water and a big welcome smile as well as carry your bags to their vans.

We recommend using OpenTable to research and book reservations in ADVANCE. Especially for the Kamuela Provision Co. (KPC) on Wednesday evening, which is at the Hilton Waikoloa Village near the Makai Tower. A few local restaurants are closed on Wednesdays in September, KPC is going to be open upon our request, reservations are strongly recommended. 

Kamuela Provision Co.

Special Group Discounts for Lunch at Lagoon Lanai on Wednesday

The Lagoon Lanai is a beautiful outdoor location adjacent to the Convention Center & Exhibitors Promenade with views of the four-acre salt-water lagoon and waterfall.

As there are no planned conference lunches on Wednesday, the Lagoon Grill will come to us, with a discounted Build Your Own Poke Bowl menu at the Lagoon Lanai with seating for up 300 participants during the lunch break. The special price for a Poke Bowl of $24 including tax and tip (see menu below) is discounted from the prices at the Lagoon Grill, and will offer participants the convenience of having lunch outside the doors of the convention center with beautiful views of the four-acre salt-water lagoon and waterfall. Reservations NOT necessary and you can invite your accompanying persons to join you at the Lagoon Lanai for lunch, Keu a ka ‘ono (Bon appetit!)

ATTENTION all Early-Career Researchers attending Cytokines 2022 Joint Meeting with ILC4, Young Investigator Networking Events in the Water’s Edge Ballroom

These events have been planned by the ICIS ECR Committee for all Students and Postdocs attending the meeting in-person. Please register in advance (no extra fee but must be registered by September 8th so we can reserve appropriately)

Seats are limited to those reserving tickets by September 8th, please register today to reserve your place! Do not miss out on these great opportunities and book right away using the online registration form:


Cytokines and tissue resident lymphocytes sponsored by the Korean Association of Immunologists

Arrive to the Convention Center early for the Cytokines and tissue resident lymphocytes pre-conference session
9/20/2022 | 02:40 PM – 03:55 PM | 3. Kohala Ballroom
Co-ChairsYou-Me Kim (KAIST, Korea) Wan-Uk Kim, (The The Catholic University of Korea)
02:40 PM – 03:05 PM
SpeakerHeung Kyu Lee (KAIST, Korea)
03:05 PM – 03:30 PM
SpeakerHye Young Kim (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)
03:30 PM – 03:55 PM
SpeakerLaura Mackay (Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia)

This session is open to all meeting attendees, no extra registration is required.

Industry Sponsored Breakfast Sessions

All participants of the Cytokines 2022/ILC4 Joint Meeting are encouraged to attend the following Industry Sponsored Breakfast sessions to learn more about the science, technology and innovations helping to advance the fields of cytokine biology and innate lymphoid cells research. The sessions are included in the registration fees. They will be presented live in-person and will be live streamed to the Virtual Platform, as well as available for on-demand viewing. A Continental Breakfast is included for those participating in-person.

BMS Breakfast Symposium: Cytokine Modules in Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Wednesday 9/21/2022 | 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM HST| Kona Ballroom and Virtual PlatformSpeaker: Brian S. Kim, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, (United States) MORE DETAILS

Thermo Fisher Scientific Breakfast Session: Next Generation Immunoassays: How career development in academia is fueling innovation in industry

Thursday 9/22/2022 | 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM HST| Kona Ballroom and Virtual PlatformSpeaker: Stefan Jellbauer, PhD, Product Manager, QuantiGene gene expression assays and Luminex instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific, (United States) MORE DETAILS

Luminex Breakfast Symposium: Pancreas derived peptide presentation by HLA-DQ in Diabetes

Friday 9/23/2022 | 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM HST | Kona Ballroom and Virtual PlatformSpeaker: Angela Lombardi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine , Bronx, (United States) MORE DETAILS

Olink Breakfast Symposium: From Discovery to Quantified Cytokines: Actionable Insights on the Low Abundant Plasma Proteome

Friday 9/23/2022 | 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM HST| Kohala Ballroom and Virtual PlatformSpeaker: Dale Yuzuki, M.A., M.Ed., Director, Digital Strategic Marketing Communications, Olink Proteomics
(United States) MORE DETAILS

Change in time for the Friday night Paniolo Barbeque Dinner Networking Event to enjoy the last Big Island Sunset together!

Please mosey on over to the Ocean View Terrace, situated by Buddha Point and the Ocean Tower (where we have at least 60 overflow rooms booked), now starting at 6:00 PM on Friday, 23 September (the sun is expected to set at 6:18 PM on the 23rd and we want to reflect on this together!). We have to guarantee our numbers soon so please register by September 8th, and reserve your ticket for the Paniolo BBQ if you haven’t already done so. There is an additional fee, this is included in the accompanying persons registration for partners, but it is additional for registered meeting participants. Check here for registration details, login into your meeting registration profile to add the dinner. If you have problems, please contact the registration team: [email protected]

Virtual iPoster Presentation Days and Times: 

The iPoster Virtual Sessions will kick off the science in the week before participants start their meeting travel as follows:
  • Wednesday, 14 Sept, 2022, 14:00-15:30 HST (better suited for US and Asian Participants)
  • Thursday, 15 Sept, 2022, 8:00-9:30 HST (better suited for US and European participants)

Access to the iPoster Session platform will be sent to all registered attendees on 13 September. All poster presenters will be included in the iPoster Virtual Poster Sessions and look forward to discussing their peer reviewed research, methods and outcomes with Cytokines 2022 & ILC4 meeting participants.

Search the online interactive program for posters to be presented at Cytokines 2022 & ILC4.

What to pack, is there a dress code?

Pack for comfort and consider layering. As usual, “Academic Casual” will be the norm and this being Hawaii, you can certainly leave the suits and ties at home and we welcome Aloha Casual (slight variation to Academic Casual). High heals are not advised for the Ocean View Terrace Paniolo BBQ as the tables will be set up on the lawn. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case it cools down in the evening or if the air conditioning in the meeting rooms is too much. Comfortable shoes or sandals are definitely recommended due to the sheer size of the resort. There are canal boats and a tram, but you will probably want to get your steps in and enjoy the amazing Art Collection walking from one tower to another and exploring this 62 acre ocean front resort.

Things to do and book in advance

Getting to and from the Hilton Waikoloa Village from the Airport – please book your ground transportation in advance, click here for options.

Check out Hilton’s recommendations around the Big Island here! There are also TWO golf courses right on property and you can book tee times online!

Also right on property? Swimming with dolphins! Check out Dolphin Quest here.

Looking for some local fare? You may find just what you are looking for and can make free reservations on Open Table here

Want to hear about the best hike on the Big Island. Check out what Nicole from the Hilton has to say!

Extending your stay and looking to explore the Hilo side of the island? Here’s some info on the Volcanoes National Park