Seventh European Workshop on Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases

Dear Colleagues,
As the development and availability of new targeted therapies boosted important evolutions in the field of clinical immunology, many of us realized the need for more intensive interaction and collaboration not only with fundamental immunologists and with industrial partners but also with our academic colleagues from other organ-specific disciplines than our own. Therefore, we initiated in 2004 an European Working Group of leading academic physician-scientists involved in clinical immunology, rheumatology, dermatology, gastroenterology, transplantation immunology,… Our global aim is to create a forum for informal but intensive interaction and networking between translational immunologists from different organ-specific disciplines.

The keys of our organization are:
• Focus on translational immunology with direct clinical relevance
• Emphasis on cross-disciplinary interactions and projects
• Strong interaction between academia and pharmaceutical partners, especially biotech companies focusing on immunomodulation and immunomonitoring
Our organization is open and democratic. Therefore, all interested partners are welcome to join this initiative.
Over the last five years, we have made a big step forward to reach this goal through the organization of the European Workshop on Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases in Amsterdam in 2006, Nuremberg in 2007, London in 2008, Cascais-Lisbon in 2009, Sitges-Barcelona in 2010 and Nice, France in 2011.

In line with the growing interest for this type of forum for discussion and networking, we are pleased to announce the Seventh European Workshop on Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases, which will take place on November 28-30, 2012 in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands.

We are happy and proud that Prof. Bing Thio and Prof. Gijs van den Brink agreed to be the Scientific Chairs of this Seventh EWIMID workshop.

The workshop will again be a three-day meeting with thematic cross-disciplinary sessions as well as a lot of time for poster discussions and oral presentation of selected abstracts. We will also include 3 satellite symposia which are aimed to focus on immunomodulation and immunomonitoring, in close collaboration with pharmaceutical and biotech partners.

The Workshop Chairs, the Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee look forward to your active participation to the Seventh European Workshop on Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases.
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International Scientific Committee
Florence Apparailly, Montpellier, France
Dominique Baeten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jagadeesh Bayry, Paris, France
Sophie Brouard, Nantes, France
Juan Cañete, Barcelona, Spain,
Herman Eibel, Freiburg, Germany
João Eurico Fonseca, Lisboa, Portugal
Thomas Giese, Heidelberg, Germany
Hans Glise, Stockholm, Sweden
Christian Jorgensen, Montpellier, France
Regis Josien, Nantes, France
Françoise Mascart, Brussels, Belgium
Stephan Meller, Düsseldorf, Germany
Frank Nestle, London, UK
Falk Nimmerjahn, Erlangen, Germany
Ricardo Pujol-Borell, Barcelona, Spain
Lars Rogge, Paris, France
Georg Schett, Erlangen, Germany
Ludwig Sollid, Oslo, Norway
Leonie Taams, London, UK
Martin van Hagen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

28 Nov - 30 Nov 2012

Noordwijk aan Zee
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