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CIA - Collegium Internationionale Allergologicum
33rd Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum

Relaxing Lecture
Timothy Caulfield
Friday, 11 September

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science and health policy issues has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He contributes frequently for the popular press and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012) and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (Penguin 2015). His most recent book is The Vaccination Picture (Penguin, 2017). Caulfield is also the host and co-producer of the award winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries and is currently streaming on Netflix.


Carl Prausnitz Lecture
Raif Geha, MD
Monday, 14 September

Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Immunology, Allergy, Rheumatology and Dermatology Division at Boston Children’s Hospital.  He received his M.D. degree in 1969 from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and trained in Pediatrics and Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Geha’s research interests are in molecular and cellular mechanisms of primary immunodeficiencies and atopic dermatitis/food allergy. He has contributed to more than 475 original articles, 150 reviews, several monographs and a book. His publications have appeared in Cell, Immunity, Nature, Nature Genetics, Molecular Cell, PNAS, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Science Immunology. Information about Dr. Geha’s current research can be found on

Dr. Geha has received the E. Mead Johnson Award for Pediatric Research, considered the highest award for pediatric research, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences Prize, and the American Association of Immunologists Prize in Human Immunology Research. He has served on a number of NIH study sections and on the NIAID council, has been a director of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians, has presided over the Clinical Immunology Society and chaired the WHO/IUIS Committee on Immunodeficiency. Dr. Geha has trained more than 150 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom are leaders in the fields of Allergy and Immunology.



Oral Abstract Sessions
Highly scored abstracts will be placed in Oral Abstract Sessions on 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 September and will take place at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

Poster Sessions
Poster Sessions will take place during the meeting, at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello. An assortment of light foods and other refreshments will be served. Poster presenters will stand next to their posters during assigned sessions and be available for questions and discussion.

"Life in Science” Breakfast Discussions
These sessions are geared towards young scientists at the beginning of their career. Sessions will be in an informal session where an eminent scientists will share with young investigators some of what they have experienced and learned in their “Life in Science.” Space is limited; sign up online during the registration process.

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