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ESID Juniors Newsletter - April 2019

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by Clara Franco

Dear ESID Members,

2019 has kicked off with a lot of upcoming activities and learning opportunities. We have received more than fifty applications of Junior Members willing to attend ESID SummerSchool, which will take place in Calambrone, Pisa from 23rd to 26th May.  Apart of ESID SummerSchool, ESID also endorses many  other learning opportunities which are taking place during these months; like Eastern Spring School in Kutna Hora (Czech Republic), 5th Workshop on Diagnostic of Immunodeficiencies in Freiburg (Germany),  or the IX Course of Primary Immunodeficiencies for residents in Barcelona (Spain).  

These last months we have also enjoyed some novelties within online education.  In february we had a new video posted on the educational portal. This video offers in a very friendly way the basis of the DHR test for CGD diagnosis. Many ESID members have been involved in its development, but any of it would have been possible without Ollivier Guilleaux’s coordination (thanks to all of you!!). Moreover, in March we had a new edition of ESID QUIZ on Twitter. I’d like to thank Vignesh Pandiarajan who keeps this quiz alive, and encourage any other members to participate thinking on new questions for future editions!

Finally, this last weekend some Junior members have enjoyed of a fantastic retreat in Cambrils (Spain). We combined educational lectures with leisure activities in a programme designed by and for Junior members. Educational sessions on this first edition included basic immunology, laboratory techniques for PID diagnosis as well as more clinical aspects like transplanting in PID, newborn screening programmes and discussion of clinical cases.


There was time for leisure too, as we networked while visiting Tarragona’s historic roman town, or enjoyed at Salou’s beach.   We are now looking forward to our next meeting, which will take place in Brussels during the ESID focused meeting.
(Deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, 30 April).  

There will be many activities for Junior members, so follow us on our group in Facebook to keep updated and don’t miss any of them! See you all there!!

Clara Franco
Chair ESID Junior WP