Wed, Oct 09|
Cancun International Convention Center
Latin American Society of Immunodeficiencies (LASID) Conference
Time & Location
Oct 09, 2019, 8:00 AM – Oct 12, 2019, 6:00 PM
Cancun International Convention Center, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
About the Event
This conference provided our first opportunity to advocate internationally for Isolated Congenital Asplenia. We connected with our Scientific Advisory Board Member Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD and heard him speak on Inborn Errors of Immunity. We spoke with Dr. Antonio Condino-Neto, Professor of Experimental Medicine at Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brasil. He presented on the importance of Newborn Screening, sharing a quote from Wilson & Junger from 1968. This quote is a relevant today as it was a half century ago. "The object of screening for disease is to discover those among the apparently well who are in fact suffering from disease." It was an honor to connect with other immunodeficiency advocates such as Fred & Vicki Modell of The Jeffrey Modell Foundation and Mayela Garcia of Iniciativas ALAS. An amazing educational and networking opportunity!