This year's Spring PID School 2022 took place in Kutna Hora between May 19th and 21st and was, once again, a great success. 11 participants took part in person and another 6 connected and presented online (programme attached below).
The opening keynote lecture by Fabian Hauck painted a beautiful picture of the historical evolution of inborn errors of the immunity driving our understanding of immunology and developing novel therapies and was tied together by the illustration of a novel recently published OAS1 gain-of-function immunodeficiency. Tadej Avcin's keynote lecture illustrated the overlap between autoinflammatory and immunodeficiency and presented some fascinating cases, and Filomeen Haerynck who opened the last day gave us the most up-to-date information on the immunology of MIS-C. Participants presented a mixture of educational and tricky case reports and larger research projects.
The social programme was rich as always, with tasty dinners, a hike through the city and surrounding nature, as well as a Night of Muzeums where most of us went to a tasting at a local chocolate minifactory (see photos below).
We are hoping to return to Kutna Hora next year, with a larger yet still intimate group.
The Spring PID School 2022 will traditionally take place in the historic town of Kutna Hora (the central part of the Czech Republic, 85km from Prague) from 19th to 21st May 2022.
The meeting will be held in hybrid format. Personal participation will be possible for a limited number of participants on first come first serve basis, with the remainder joining us via on-line access (link to be provided closer to the meeting date).
You can expect excellent invited speakers such as Fabian Hauck, Tadej Avcin and Filomeen Haerynck, who will cover the broad field of primary immunodeficiencies from diagnossis to treatment. Other presentations will be prepared by you the participants.
Meeting information: spring-school-2022_meeting-information.pdf
If you are interested:
- Send us your application (also attached at the end of the page)
- The deadline for application: 15th April 2022
- Your application should be sent to the Event Coordinators: @email or @email
- For personal participation we will give priority to the applicants with the prompt response. Remaining participants will be able to present their case report via on-line streaming.
Once your application is accepted we will accomodation in Kutna Hora, meal and refreshment during the entire meeting for free of charge (there is no registration fee for this event). We do not provide funds or reimbursement for travel to/from Kutna Hora. Further information will be provided soon.
The accommodation will be arranged in the historical hotel „U Varhanare“ (Barborska 578 / 11, Kutna Hora 284 01, www.uvarhanare.cz) close to the meeting place.