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WELCOME

   It is my pleasure and privilege to invite you to come to EAACI 2010, which will be held in London from 5th to 9th June 2010.
The programme committee have put together a comprehensive series of symposia and workshops, covering the full range of allergic disorders, with a faculty of over 200 speakers. The programme includes many sessions on clinical practice, as well as the latest cutting edge research in allergic diseases and their underlying mechanisms. These formal sessions will be complemented by postgraduate courses and a variety of academic and practical skills workshops for clinicians and basic scientists in training.

EAACI congresses now attract more abstracts and free communications than any other allergy congress worldwide, so we will make a special effort to ensure that everyone who presents new work at EAACI will get the opportunity both to present their work and to take part in discussions with colleagues and experts in their respective fields.

London is a great city: it is not just the capital of the UK, but a cosmopolitan hub for trade and communications, with a vibrant local culture, which is enhanced by the many expatriate and ethnic groups who make London their home. This diversity gives London an unparalleled variety of cultural activities, and a vast variety of restaurants, museums and galleries. Whether your tastes are for clubs, theatres, opera, urban parks or local pubs, there is something for everyone here. And yes we even have great restaurants!

When you think of London, many of you will think of the classic sights of the West End – Buckingham Palace, the Royal Parks, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, or the shops of Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street. Strictly speaking, these are all in the City of Westminster – London consists of two cities which have merged: the City of Westminster and the City of London, which is based around St Pauls Cathedral and the Tower of London. And there are many, many things to see in the East End of London, where our congress will be based.

Over the past 25 years the old commercial districts and dock installations of the East End have been transformed and revitalised. The financial district has left the marble halls of the “square mile” and moved to the glass and steel skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and the surrounding area. New communication links have extended the underground and overground railways, building towards the 2012 Olympic Games.

EAACI 2010 will be held at the new ExCeL exhibition and convention centre. ExCeL has its own stations on the Docklands Light Railway, and is conveniently positioned for access via London City airport. For those who want to stay in the West End, access is via the new Jubilee underground line, which allows large parts of London to be within 30 minutes travel time of ExCeL.

EAACI 2010 is hosted by the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, and as EAACI 2010 is also the BSACI Congress for 2010, there will be some specific British elements, including our regular lectureships, and an emphasis on the interactive sessions and practical workshops that we expect in the BSACI annual meeting.

Many of you will have been to London before: for those that are frequent visitors, you will know how much there is to see and enjoy here; for those that have not visited recently, I promise that you will be amazed at how the East End has been redeveloped.

June is a great time to visit the UK. Join us at EAACI 2010: you will be made most welcome, and who knows, you may even get to like the beer!

I look forward to welcoming you to London next June.


Anthony Frew 
Congress President EAACI 2010

 

 

     Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with the greatest pleasure that I invite you to the 2010 EAACI Congress that will be held in London 5th - 9th June 2010.
The EAACI congress is really becoming one of the absolutely strongest meetings for any allergy interested doctor or scientist, and is further developing on a yearly basis. The 2010 Congress President, Professor Anthony Frew, has together with his Local Organising Committee and the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology developed a fantastic structure for an excellent congress. The final scientific programme is developed by the Scientific Programme Committee, lead by Professor Christian Virchow, together with the local organizers and the Vice President for Congresses, Professor Cezmi Akdis. The planned programme includes seven plenary or semi plenary sessions, 42 symposia, 15 workshops, eight or more Founder Sponsor symposia, six clinical updates and eight debates. Together with oral abstract sessions and poster presentations, this will result in more than 120 sessions, and thus an enormous amount of information will be communicated among scientists and clinicians at the EAACI London congress.



The content of any EAACI congress is developed in a very open and inclusive way. Every EAACI member is invited to propose sessions and speakers, The different sections and interest groups of EAACI then process these suggestions, and bring a large number of proposals to the Scientific Programme Committee. In this way, all EAACI members influence the content of any congress, which probably is one explanation for the continuously increased popularity of this event. It is certainly a great joy to observe the professionalism, interaction and commitment of those who are putting the different pieces of any EAACI congress together.



The EAACI congresses are continuously growing in the numbers of submitted and accepted abstracts, as well as attending delegates from all over the world. We have received very positive feedback for the previous congresses, but EAACI is continuously working hard to further improve the event. I know that EAACI is on the right track, and the London EAACI Congress will be the most important platform for scientific and social interaction in the allergy and clinical immunology field in the year 2010.



I look very much forward to seeing you in London in June 2010.

With the kindest regards



Jan Lötvall

EAACI President