On behalf of the Council, Marianna Castells, 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 32nd Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, entitled Allergy across the life course - from origins towards prevention, will be held in Palma, Mallorca on the 30 September - 5 October 2018.
From its inception in 1954, the Collegium has been a very special international group of friends pursuing research excellence across the full spectrum of allergic diseases and allied disorders, in a spirit of open intellectual exchange and debate at meetings held in interesting and stimulating locations across the Globe. We will be revisiting this vision, this time in the charming city of Palma, capital of Mallorca (Majorca). As its name implies, Majorca is the largest island in the Spanish Balearic Islands archipelago in the beautiful Mediterranean.
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 the genetic and environmental factors initiating allergy and the immunological and other factors driving the evolution of its different organ manifestations becoming ever clearer, there has never been a better opportunity to bring together researchers in these fields to explore mechanisms, prevention and novel therapeutic approaches.
Mallorca, with Palma as its Capital, stands out as a jewel in the Mediterranean Sea with its rich and unique Spanish culture and cuisine, including the famous paella. We will be visiting different parts of the island to sample these as well as our traditional boat trip. We have chosen the end of September for the 2018 meeting because of the lovely climate at that time of the year.
Additional information regarding the Symposium, including registration and housing, will be available soon.
We look forward to seeing you in Palma de Mallorca!
Stephen T. Holgate, MD Mariana Castells, MD Bruce S. Bochner, MD