Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 15th meeting of ESID, INGID and IPOPI, which will be held in Florence, Italy, from October 3rd to 6th, 2012.
During the past years the increasing numbers of participants confirmed that the field of primary immunodeficiencies is flourishing and increasingly contributing to cutting edge research in immunology. In particular ESID as a society is growing and expanding into multidisciplinary fields. More young physicians and scientists are joining the community, bringing fresh enthusiasm and new ideas!
The 15th ESID Biennial Meeting will be an excellent opportunity to realize the changes in the field and to envision new perspectives for basic and clinical research. The groundbreaking translational program will draw together experts from around the world and will encompass innovations in diagnostic immunology, genetics and immunobiology of human diseases, advances in clinical practice, novel therapeutic approaches to tolerance induction, and new insights into stem-cell and cellular therapies. In addition, specific educational sessions, covering a basic knowledge on inborn errors of the immune system, will be available to encourage the participation of ESID junior members.
Italy is one of the leading European countries in the field of primary immunodeficiencies and the University of Florence together with Meyer Children’s Hospital will have the great chance to provide an enriching ambience for the conference. Besides, the city of Florence with its unique historical background and long-standing tradition has always been a vibrant and stimulating place inspiring many artists and scientists from different époques.
Thus, I am confident that the enchanted charm of my city will be a trend setter for the future of primary immunodeficiencies!
I hope you will join us for a symphony of outstanding science and take a little extra time to enjoy the spectacular and unique beauty of Florence!
I am looking forward to meeting you!
With my best wishes,
Eleonora Gambineri, MD