LASID President letter
Dear LASID Members,
The new year is advancing fast and proposing new challenges to all of us. I see with great pleasure how our society is growing in members, organization and achievements.
Our general elections have been interrupted several times because of system failures. We are sorry for the inconvenience, as part of the development of the new website we faced several technical difficulties that are now solved, in the following days we will provide you with a link for you to submit your vote.
One of the most important challenges for this central LASID directive that begins, is to consolidate our society thanks to the increase in the number of affiliated members. The benefits of belonging to LASID are among others, reduced registration fees to the LASID, Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) and the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID) meetings, eligibility to apply to the LASID summer school, discounted membership fees in sister societies such as CIS and ESID with online access to the Journal of Clinical Immunology, online access to educational materials and contents, access to the LASID registry and the possibility to be part the Latin American network of researchers and physicians that diagnose and treat patients with IDP, increased opportunities to establish collaborations that will help to improve the understanding of the clinical picture, infections and complications that patients in our region present and that differ in many cases from what is published in other countries.
Please, help us inviting all physicians, and scientist interested in the field of PID in your countries to become LASID members!
As part of this year´s activities, our summer school has been moved to Colombia. The local organizing committee headed by our Past President Jose Luis Franco will for sure, deliver a great learning experience on a wonderful location. More information regarding application instructions and final dates will be communicated soon.
We are working with Springer editorial to give open and direct access to LASID members to Journal of Clinical Immunology once you log in in our site. Hopefully this will be solved by the end of this month.
I hope this year is full of health and of personal and academic achievements for you and your families. Thank you for your continuous support to LASID.
Francisco J. Espinosa-Rosales, MD
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