The Autoimmunity Congress is the only meeting of its kind that brings together top experts in immunology, rheumatology and related fields to discuss the genetic, etiology, diagnostic, clinical aspects and novel therapies of 80 autoimmune diseases.
The Autoimmunity Congress has been developed to progress the development of Autoimmunology as a field and subsequently improve autoimmune disease diagnostics, research and treatment.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The 16 plenary lectures will be delivered by leading international scientists and physicians in the various fields, highlighting specific autoimmune diseases, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment methods and the latest research trends on basic mechanisms in autoimmunity.
Yehuda Shoenfeld - Adjuvants as a main cause of autoimmune diseases and lymphoma
Stephen B Abramson - The interrelationship of microbiome and autoimmunity
Pierre Ronco - Membranos nephropathy as a classical autoimmune disease
Carlo Perricone - The mosaic of autoimmunity 2015
Angela Tincani - Pregnancy in patients with autoimmune disease: a reality in 2016
Andrea Doria - Auto inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
Aaron Lerner - The many faces of transglutaminase and celiac disease
Annegret Kuhn - The skin and Autoimmunity
Reinhold Schmidt - Autoimmunity and immunodeficiency – two sides of the same coin?
This year's scientific sessions will include newly emerging hot topics, among them personalized medicine, microbiome; as well as the most talked-about issues, such as autoimmune neurological diseases, IVIG and autoimmunity, kidney involvement, autoimmune skin diseases, the environment, vitamin D, vaccines and autoimmunity, biologics and biosimilars, and many others.
The 4th International Symposium on Vaccines, organized in collaboration with CMSRI is an annual conference on the latest developments in vaccine safety research, investigating the role of vaccines in inducing autoimmune diseases, the risks of vaccinating susceptible individuals, available treatments and safe vaccines.
BASIC IMMUNOLOGY COURSE
The greatly popular course instructed by Prof. Abul Abbas (USA) is back again. The purpose of the course is to review major topics in basic immunology, with emphasis on recent advances and issues that are relevant to the pathogenesis and treatment of immune-mediated diseases. The course is designed for practicing clinicians, trainees, and scientists in biotech. The number of places is limited, it is advised to register as early as possible.