On behalf of the Council, Bruce Bochner and I welcome you to the 34thSymposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, entitled Shifting Paradigms in Allergy and Immune Disease: Diagnosis & Management, which will be held for the first time in Canada, in charming Montréal, Quebec, 22 - 26 May, 2022.
We appreciate your patience as we have been working through pandemic related challenges to find a date most suitable for attending. You may notice the meeting will look slightly different this year with one less meeting day due to the anticipation of a smaller attendance and opt-in social events with a nominal registration fee. These changes will not alter the nature of the meeting and will still offer everyone the cherished opportunity to network and exchange scientific ideas.
From its inception in 1954, the Collegium has been a very special international group of friends and colleagues 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 world. We will be revisiting this vision, this time in historic Montréal, strategically set along the Saint Lawrence River.
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 big data revolution upon us, we will explore P4 Medicine paradigms, including deep phenotyping, predictive algorithms, preventive strategies and participatory imperatives, in understanding developmental origins of allergy, asthma and immune/inflammatory disorders. Given our access to large datasets from international longitudinal studies, as well as breakthrough advances in molecular and cell biology, genetics and genetic epidemiology, and gene-environment interactions in health and disease, CIA 2022 Montréal will provide a unique opportunity for idea and discovery sharing, hypothesis generation, and emerging trans-disciplinary collaborations.
Montréal, Quebec, and the nearby cities of Ottawa, the Capital of Canada, and Québec City, with its Old-New World fusion of languages and peoples, are where Canadian history, cultures and cuisine merge. A boat trip along the Saint Lawrence River is not to be missed! The weather in May in Montréal and surrounds is fair and temperate, conducive to the goals of CIA meetings.
Additional information regarding the Symposium, including registration and housing, will be available soon.
We look forward to seeing you in Montréal in 2022.
Bruce S. Bochner, MD Judah Denburg MD, FRCP(C)