The Membership Committee shall review the applications for eligibility on the basis of criteria approved by LASID bylaws including good moral and ethical character. This Committee will approve memberships based on the majority of voting. Determination by the Membership Committee shall be final in its sole discretion and cannot be appealed. The Membership Committee may, in exceptional circumstances, waive any requirement of membership in any class in any particular instance. The Membership Committee together with the LASID President, Vice-President, and the Secretary should appoint a Commission composed of regular members in good standing to handle moral and ethical issues related to LASID membership.
The Membership Committee should outreach and accommodate within LASID, all national interest groups on Primary Immunodeficiencies throughout Latin America, current participants of the LASID Registry (approximately 100 centers), sister scientific societies throughout Latin America and other continents (Allergy-Immunology Societies, Pediatric Societies, Immunology Societies, Infectious Diseases Societies, Newborn Screening Societies, Genetics Societies, etc.), stimulating LASID membership, advertising LASID and proposing partnerships.
An up-to-date list of good standing members and individuals who have applied for membership and that fulfill the requirements to become members of the Membership Committee shall be made available online at the LASID website. Finally, the membership Committee should manage to have LASID membership in good standing with their annual dues.
Carolina Prando, MD, PhD
Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute/ Pequeno Príncipe Hospital, Brazil
Walmir Cutrim Aragão Filho, MSc., PhD
Human Immunology Laboratory
Institute of Biomedical Sciences – University of São Paulo
Manuela Olaya Hernández, MD
Pediatra Alergóloga Inmunóloga
Fundacion Clinica Valle del Lili (Red IDPNet, Colombia)
Lily E. Leiva, PhD
Professor-Research and Director,
Immunology Lab, Division of Allergy/Immunology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA, USA
Dra. Sara Elva Espinosa Padilla
Jefe de la Unidad de Investigación en Inmunodeficiencias
Instituto Nacional de Pediatría
The LASID Registry Committee is responsible for the maintenance and further development of the LASID Registry. This committee should manage all technical issues, continuously update it with new information related to known PID as well as new diseases as they are reported. This committee will also advice the Registering Centers with administrative and ethical issues, and will provide data analysis for study initiatives using Registry data and answering queries on patient cohorts for further studies.
The aim of the LASID registry is to expand the current common data pool and estimate the disease burden of PID in Latin America, and to provide an internet-based database for clinical and research data on patients with PID. This database is a platform for epidemiological analyses and can also serve as a tool relevant for the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies or the identification of novel disease-associated genes.
This committee should also promote PID registry within the national PID groups of interest throughout Latin America, develop clinical epidemiological investigational protocols, and elaborate regular progress reports.
Beatriz Tavares Costa Carvalho, MD
Profa Livre-Docente da Disciplina de Alergia,
Imunologia Clínica e Reumatologia
Gesmar Rodrigues Silva Segundo, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia
Minas Gerais, Brazil, an important center in Midwest Brazil.
Coordinator of Allergy and Immunology Residency of Universidade Federal de Uberlandia Hospital.
Analía Gisela Seminario, MD, Pediatra
Hospital de Niños “Ricardo Gutiérrez”
Julio Cesar Orrego A. MD. MSc
Coordinador Médico Grupo de Inmunodeficiencias Primarias Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín – Colombia.
María Edith González Serrano, MD, MsCs
Alergóloga e Inmunóloga Pediatra
Unidad de Investigación en Inmunodeficiencias
Instituto Nacional de Pediatría
The LASID Junior Committee will be composed of LASID members in training, in good standing, and will be responsible for developing and overseeing benefits and programs for current and future Trainee Members. The LASID Juniors Committee will meet regularly via conference call and will work with other committees throughout the year to assist with LASID regular activities such as the LASID Bi-Annual Meetings, LASID Summer School, LASID Registry, and LASID Fellowship program.
Diana Cabanillas, MD
Unidad de Inmunología Hospital de Niños “Sor María Ludovica”, La Plata, Argentina.
Ileana Moreira, MD
Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutiérrez
Servicio de Inmunología,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nuria Bengala Zurro
Laboratório de Inmunologia Humana
Universidad de San Pablo
Palmira Delgado Barrera. MD
Pediatra, Alergia e Inmunología Clínica Pediátrica
Curso de Posgrado de Alta Especialidad en Inmunodeficiencias Primarias
Instituto Nacional del Pediatría, Ciudad de México.
Alergia e Inmunología Clínica Pediátrica
Marcela Moncada-Vélez, Biol, MSc, PhD
Grupo de Inmunodeficiencias Primarias
Centro Jeffrey Modell para Investigación y Diagnóstico en IDP
Sede de Investigación Universitaria-SIU
Universidad de Antioquia
Website / Communications Committee
The purpose of the Webpage / Communications committee is to develop and oversee all communication vehicles for the LASID membership. This primarily includes the LASID website and all related editorial policies and procedures. The committee is responsible to keep up-to-date information about LASID regular activities with emphasis on LASID Bi-Annual Meetings, LASID Summer School Program, LASID Fellowship Program, and LASID Registry.
The Website / Communications Committee should nominate a Commission of LASID experts to develop channels of communication with editors of related scientific journals (Latin American and international journals), aiming to encourage manuscript submissions from LASID members, as well as to provide guidance throughout the editorial process. An up-to-date list of journals starting with the Journal of Clinical Immunology (official LASID journal) as well as other journals should be made available in the LASID Website.
Herberto José Chong Neto, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Service
Federal University of Paraná
Eli Mansur, MD PhD
Associate Physician, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Service, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Residency Preceptor of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UNICAMP
Macarena Lagos G., MD
Departamento de Pediatría Hospital Padre Hurtado y Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Chile
Aristóteles Álvarez Cardona, MD
Allergist and Clinical Immunologist. Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Selma Cecilia Scheffler Mendoza, MD
Alergia e Inmunología Clínica Pediátrica.
Curso de Alta Especialidad en Inmunodeficiencias Primarias
Curso de Alta Especialidad en Investigación Biomédica Básica en Inmunodeficiencias Primarias.
Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Ciudad de México DF.
The Education Committee is responsible to plan and develop education activities for LASID as well as approve and monitor any jointly sponsored activities. This committee is also responsible to review the overall educational program on an annual basis. This committee should work in parallel with the Website / Communications Committee to offer educational materials and appoint scientific publications and policies that will be of interest of LASID membership.
This committee should manage the LASID Summer School Program, LASID Fellowship program, develop the educational program for the LASID Bi-Annual Meetings, assist national PID groups to develop local educational programs, select and advertise all LASID related educational programs in the several countries, develop educational materials about diagnosis and management of PID patients and make it available at LASID website.
Anete Sevciovic Grumach, MD, PhD
University of Sao Paulo Medical School
Alejandra King, MD
Unidad de Inmunología de Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna , Santiago Chile
Inmunóloga Infantil del Departamento de Pediatría de Clínica Alemana de Santiago,
Profesor asociado de Facultad de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana- Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago , Chile
Vicepresidenta de la Sociedad de Alergia e Inmunología de Chile
Coordinadora de la Red Clínica del Centro Jeffrey Modell para Diagnóstico e Investigación en IDP en Chile.
Ekaterini Goudouris, MD
Brasileira, sou professora do Departamento de Pediatria da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) e médica do Serviço de Alergia e Imunologia do IPPMG, unidade hospitalar pediátrica da UFRJ. Membro da Associação Brasileira de Alergia e Imunologia (ASBAI)
Lorena Regairaz, MD
Pediatra especialista en Inmunología, Hospital Niños Sor María Ludovica, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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