The Argentine Society of Immunology (SAI) and the French Society of Immunology (SFI) are pleased to announce the first French-Argentine Immunology Congress (FAIC), combined with The LVIII SAI Annual Meeting, held from the 2nd-5th November 2010, at the Palais Rouge Convention Center in Buenos Aires.Immunology is a broad discipline covering many fields, such as vaccination, allergy, transplantation, infection and cancer, involving translational approaches and biotechnology development. The goal of this first Congress is to bolster scientific exchange and initiate new solid and long lasting collaborations in immunology between the two countries, increasing international visibility of the French-Argentine Immunology Network, at the academic level and among biotech companies. This will be accomplished via several oral and poster presentation sessions of French and Argentine researchers in different areas of expertise. The Congress will also host representatives from several innovative biotechnology companies, representing an excellent networking opportunity.
At this occasion, additional scientific events have been organized: the Latin American Educational Pre-Congress Courses, the XIII Meeting of the Rioplatense Group of Flow Cytometry, the 3rd Argentine Meeting of Primary Immunodeficiencies. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.faiccooperation.com or http://www.inmunologia.org.ar.
This Congress is being supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), French Embassy of Argentine, Sociéte Francophone de Transplantation (SFT), Société Francophone de Thérapie Cellulaire et Génique (SFTCG), Fondation Argentine- Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, RAICES, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva, Ministerio de Educación, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad del Salvador. The Pre-Congress Educational Course is supported by AMSUDPasteur.
Buenos Aires is a natural choice to host this congress, as it has been often called the “Paris of the Americas”, an extraordinary rich mix of cultural influences including Italian, French, Spanish and English. Buenos Aires and Argentina offer an unparalleled wealth of attractions including one of the world’s finest opera houses, the Teatro Colon, La Boca’s barrio, Iguazú Falls in Misiones, the Glaciers National Park at Patagonia. However, perhaps, the national dance, the tango, is the best expression of the Porteño´s spirit.