Welcome to PAAM 2019
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has enjoyed successful Focused Meetings over the last few years and the Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting, PAAM 2017 was the largest with over 1,300 attendees travelling to London for the event.
As members of the EAACI Pediatric Section Board and chairs of PAAM 2019, we are very happy to announce that in 2019 we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PAAM Meeting. The meeting will take place in Florence, Italy from 17-19 October 2019. Lead of the local organising committee is Antonella Muraro who was the pioneer of the first PAAM Meeting in 2009.
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is the most popular city in Tuscany, and the city attracts millions of tourists each year, while the historic centre of Florence was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
PAAM 2019 will bring together pediatricians and primary care physicians who care passionately for the challenging scientific and clinical issues that relate to pediatric allergy and asthma. The Pediatric Section of EAACI along with the local organising committee will create a scientific programme covering contemporary aspects of asthma, food allergy, anaphylaxis, atopic eczema, immunotherapy and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. For example, new insights into immunological mechanisms that underpin successful tolerance induction to foods will be presented; there will also be special emphasis on educational hands-on workshops.
PAAM 2019 will be held at the Fortezza da Basso. A unique location in the world, combining perfectly restored historic locations, with modern pavilions.
Sustainability is a goal of all EAACI meetings which we will try to respect during PAAM, making it exciting, fun and green.
We look forward to welcoming you to Florence in 2019.
|Montserrat Alvaro Lozano||Antonella Muraro|
PAAM 2019 Chair & EAACI Pediatric Section Past Chair
PAAM 2019 Co-Chair & Local Chair