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3rd EAACI-Davos meeting

3-6 February 2005
“Basic Immunology in Allergy and Clinical Immunology”


Eighty pre- and postdoctoral scientists and young EAACI members attended the Third EAACI Davos Meeting organized by GA2LEN, the Academy’s Immunology and Pediatric Sections, and the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF).

Kurt Blaser and Cezmi Akdis welcomed us to Davos, which was as enchanting as ever. Peter Krammer, Patrick Holt, Kim Bottomly, David Gray, Raif Geha and Markus Manz delivered keynote lectures on ‘Innate immunity’, ‘Adaptive immune responses’ and ‘Animal models of allergic inflammation’. These were followed by mini-symposia in which promising young scientists presented and discussed their work.

The afternoon hours were given over to winter sports, and many junior members took advantage of the excellent conditions on the Jakobshorn and Parsenn slopes. After dinner, we had some unforgettable poster sessions accompanied by desserts in the bar and lengthy discussions.

The third EAACI Davos Meeting was truly outstanding as regards science, weather and skiing.

Paul van Cauwenberge announced that form now on the Davos meeting will take place every year. The 2006 Davos meeting will be organized by EAACI and GAALEN in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Philippe Gevaert, JMA Past Chairperson