Dear Members and Colleagues,
Bari, my native city, is holding the XI National Congress of our Society from Sunday 28th to Wednesday 31st May, 2017.

The Congress is the premier scientific platform to present your research and as such, the ultimate learning experience for Congress attendees. Across disciplines and across cultures, SIICA2017 bridges the gap between researchers, clinicians and patients and unites all stakeholders focused on finding the most effective solutions for immunological disorders. The "motto" of the Congress – Immunology for Human Health – indicates the future role of Immunology as a strong partner for the different clinical specialties. This perspective is bound to offer one of the most exciting and significant meeting in the field of biomedical skill development.

As in previous years, the Congress aims to provide an update on what is new, challenging and controversial in the field of Immunology. It will bring together both junior and senior scientists, and will cover all aspects of basic, translational and clinical research including allergic, autoimmune, inflammatory, and onco-hematological diseases. Plenary symposia, workshops, lectures, and posters will be presented throughout the Congress that will include didactic, interactive, evidence-based and fair-balanced content targeted to people working at both bench and bedside.

There is such exciting, game-changing news in the field of Immunology and Immunotherapy. It is the hope of the future. Join us next spring to arm yourself with the key requirements and tools for successful research insight into potential therapeutic areas and guidance on drug development.

Look forward to seeing you in Bari!

Angelo Vacca
SIICA President

SIICA 2017
School of immunology