On behalf of the Council, Peter Creticos, Bruce Bochner, and I invite you to join your fellow Collegium members from around the world for our next scientifically and socially rewarding Biennial Symposium. The 31st Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, entitled Towards precision diagnosis and targeted intervention in allergic disease, will be held in Charleston, South Carolina on the 3rd–8th April 2016.
From the beginning, the Collegium has been an exclusive club of friends pursuing excellence across the full spectrum of research in allergic diseases and allied disorders, in a spirit of open intellectual exchange, at meetings held in interesting and stimulating locations. We will be fulfilling this vision, this time in the historic and beautiful city of Charleston, founded in 1670 as Charles Towne in honor of King Charles II of England, and known for its rich history and well-preserved architecture. Charleston is widely regarded as "America's Most Friendly City” and in the past several years has been ranked as either the #1 or the #2 city in the world to visit.
Through oral and poster presentations, this Symposium will highlight the significant scientific progress being made by our discipline worldwide, including some of the latest advances in allergy, asthma and immunology. With personalized or precision medicine becoming the new direction of travel for delivering disease prevention and treatment, we have titled our Symposium to capture this futuristic endeavor.
Along with its rich history, Charleston is renowned for its outstanding plantation gardens festooned with azaleas and camellias that will be at the peak of bloom in early April. Our boat trip will take us throughout the picturesque Charleston Harbor with its strategically placed forts, lovely waterfront homes situated along the high-walled battery, and bottlenose dolphin that frequently play alongside the boats sailing in the harbor.
To learn more about what Charleston has to offer, please visit: www.charleston.com/
Additional information regarding the Symposium, including registration and housing, will be available soon.
We look forward to seeing you in Charleston!
Stephen T. Holgate, MD, DSc FMedSci Peter S. Creticos, MD Bruce S. Bochner, MD