Scientific Program Highlights

PLENARY SESSIONS 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 trans​glutaminase and celiac disease

Annegret Kuhn - The skin and Autoimmunity

Reinhold Schmidt - Autoimmunity and immunodeficiency – two sides of the same coin?

​To find out more about the Plenary Speakers please go to our Meet the Speakers Page. 

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS This year's scientific sessions will include newly emerging hot topics, among them personalized medicinemicrobiome; as well as the most talked-about issues, such as autoimmune neurological diseasesIVIG and autoimmunity, kidney involvement, autoimmune skin diseases, the environmentvitamin Dvaccines and autoimmunity, biologics and biosimilars, and many others.

VACCINE SYMPOSIUM 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.

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