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Junior Member News - October 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Israel Association for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IAACI) has the great pleasure of hosting the 2016 WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2016).

Founded in 1949, IAACI is a non-profit association with the mission of promoting education, good clinical practice, and research in a wide spectrum of allergic and immune mediated diseases in Israel.

The association includes approximately 150 physicians -- including about 20 Junior Members -- researchers, nurses and laboratory workers involved in the diagnosis, treatment and research of allergic diseases.

IAACI Junior Members are exposed to a wide variety of allergic and immunological diseases. Due to the presence of experienced allergic and immunological hospital units scattered through the land of Israel, we deal with asthma, rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, drug allergy and allergies to bee and wasp venom. In addition, a large portion of the units involved deal with congenital and acquired immunodeficiency, chronic urticaria, collagen diseases and autoimmunity such as SLE.

We have 3 main centers that assemble all hereditary angioedema patients and a big center focusing on research and patients with mast cell diseases.

As IAACI Junior Members, we have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of seeing different and interesting patients, collaborating with more experienced fellows and being a part of research.

Another goal of the IAACI regarding Junior Members is to help them clinically with research and to help them participate in conferences abroad where we have the opportunity to present posters, give oral lectures and be exposed to further international knowledge.

As the representative of the IAACI Junior Members, I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet you all at WISC 2016!

Practical courses and symposia dedicated to WAO Junior Members are planned to run parallel to the main program, which looks outstanding and interesting as well.

Hope to see you soon!

Vered Schichter-Konfino

IAACI Junior Members are looking forward seeing you in Jerusalem for the WISC 2016, 6-9 December 2016!