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ESID SUMMER SCHOOL for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
28 September - 02 October, 2011, Il Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy

ESID Summer School 2011

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The ESID SUMMER SCHOOL for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases will take place from September 28 to October 2, 2011, in the Il Ciocco Hotel in Tuscany, Italy.

We had more than a hundred applications, and the selection process was a difficult one!
It is good to see there are so many excellent young applicants interested in PID, but unfortunately, we can only accommodate 30.

The following participants were selected

Christina Yee

Juan Aldave Becerra, Saul Oswaldo Lugo Reyes

Arihia Maia Brewerton

Middle East:
Dalia El-Ghoneimy

Far East:
Amit Rawat, Deepti Suri

Imen BenMustapha

Western Europe:
Laia Alsin, Mike Recher, Elisangela Santos-Valente, Maria Raptaki, Alessandra Magnani, Stephanie Humblet-Baron, Claudia Wehr, Margje Haverkamp, Lisette van de Corput, Clementien Vermont, Joao Neves, Joana Soares, Consuelo Anzilotti, Helene Martini, Marina Vignoli, Francesca Ferrua, Christian Nielsen

Eastern Europe:
Jana Semberova, Pavlina Kralickova, Vera Goda, Natalja Kurjane, Alexis-Virgil Cochino


We also had quite a few applications for the ESID fellowship grants, and - again - a difficult selection process.

This year the ESID Awards and Grants will go to

SHORT term:

Ana Merkler (Croatia)
Rofida Nofal (Egypt)

MEDIUM term:

Maria Castiello (Italy) for her project on:
Characterization of the role of B cells in the pathogenesis of the Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome

LONG term:

Hannelore Bax (The Netherlands) for her project on:
Phenotypic correction of immunodeficiencies through modification or
degradation of transcripts

You will read more about the ESID Summer School in future issues of the ESID Newsletter, and, of course, the fellowship grant awardees will write about the results of their project next year!

Best regards,
Esther de Vries
Chairperson Educational Working Party

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The ESID Educational Working Party is pleased to announce the 2011 Summer School for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases!
This event, which has received very positive feedback from many participants in the past who found the course invaluable, will run from September, 28, to October, 2, 2011, in Il Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy!


For five days a well known international Faculty will be leading case-based discussions and give lecture presentations on primary immunodeficiencies. Educational Working Party Chairperson Esther de Vries and Marta Rizzi as the ESID Junior representative, together with Andrew Cant, Helen Chapel, Jacques van Dongen, Steve Holland, Georg Hollander, Eleonora Gambineri, and Klaus Warnatz will be some of the names appearing in this year's Summer School faculty.

Accelerate Your Career

If you are working on a career in primary immunodeficiencies, whether in the clinic, the lab, or a combination, this will be an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge from teachers at the forefront of PIDs, hear about the latest diagnostic tools, and learn from leaders in the field who see and manage patients with the whole spectrum of primary immunodeficiency, while also networking and socialising with your colleagues.

A little scoop ...

The detailed Summer School programme will be finalized at a later stage but as ESID member you will receive web mails with updates and more detailed information on a regular basis.

Location-Il Ciocco

"There's a place in Tuscany where you can lose yourself in the open spaces, walk in the woods and run over green meadows while our mountain watches over you!" - Il Ciocco is set in a natural, 2000 hectare park in the Serchio Valley near Barga/Lucca and offers exclusive meeting and leisure facilities in a naturally and culturally rich environment.

Application Procedure

Each year the Society selects between 30 and 35 ESID junior members based on their background and interest in PID. For successful applicants ESID will cover accommodation, meals and onsite transfers. Incoming travel and personal expenses are not covered. The online application procedure is fully automated; applications in any other form are not accepted!

What we need from you is:

  • Be a current ESID junior member (Attention: age will not be an absolute limit)
  • if you are not an ESID member, you can become one! Kindly click here)
  • Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications and/or meeting presentations
  • Letter of support from your Head of Department or similar
  • Statement of career goals (typewritten, max. 500 words) and why attendance at this meeting will benefit your career now and in the future
  • Case of PID (or suspected PID) that is educational and not just "tricky" (max. 3 PowerPoint slides)!



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