we are all aware that one of the priorities of biomedical science in the 21st century is to convey scientific discoveries into health improvement. To contribute to this goal, the Italian Society of Immunology Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA) is pleased to invite you to the “5th Conference on Translational Medicine on Pathogenesis and Therapy of Immune-mediated Diseases”, which will take place on May 16-18, 2018 in Milan. The main goal of this meeting is to bring together clinicians, research scientists and industry partners to discuss the medical advances from the laboratory to the clinic in the field of immunopathology.
This 5th edition of this meeting has a particular focus on inflammation in different prototypic immune-mediated diseases representing a real burden for the society in terms of quality and duration of life. Indeed, dysfunctions of both innate and adaptive immune responses play key roles in the pathogenesis of auto-inflammatory disorders, primary immune-deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and viral infections. In this context, the elucidation of immune mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of these diseases is a required experimental step for developing novel and alternative therapeutic strategies to finally cure these pathologies and fill their several unmet clinical needs.
As occurred in previous editions, in this workshop you will experience a high quality scientific program with the presence of word renowned national and international speakers that will discuss the latest advances in this field. Every section will include a keynote lecture delivered by a pioneer in its research field, invited speakers, and short presentations selected by the best submitted abstracts from young and skilled physicians and scientists. To enforce interactions and scientific discussions, a very interactive social program with happy hours and social dinners will be fully and freely accessible at all participants of the meeting. In collaboration with biotech or pharmaceutical companies we also organized satellite symposia and luncheon seminars to introduce the latest technologies available to investigate these diseases and new breakthrough drugs for their treatment.
All these events will happen in the heart of Milan, a city famous for its history, fashion, culture and food, and we will make sure you will enjoy all these aspects of our city. Hence, we are looking forward to welcoming you in Milan!
Massimo Locati and Domenico Mavilio
Chairmen of the meeting on behalf of SIICA