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EFIS welcomes the new Editor-in-Chief of Immunology Letters

Following the untimely passing of Vito Pistoia in September, a consultation was held among EFIS Member Societies to invite their preferences from among three shortlisted society-nominated candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Immunology Letters: Rudolf Valenta (ÖGAI), Luis Graça (SIP) and Francesco Annunziato (SIICA).

The results of the consultation are now in, and the EFIS Board is pleased to welcome Francesco Annunziato as the new Editor-in-Chief of Immunology Letters.

In welcoming Francesco, the EFIS Board also wishes to thank Václav Hořejší for his invaluable service in this difficult interim period, and to express its gratutude to all other candidates for having submitted impressive and certainly qualified applications for the position.

EFIS welcomes its President-elect, Prof. Federica Sallusto

EFIS is pleased to announce the election of Prof. Federica Sallusto, Professor of Medical Immunology at the ETH Zurich and Group leader of the Cellular Immunology Laboratory at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, to the Office of EFIS President-elect!


Federica Sallusto will formally assume her appointment on January 1st, 2019, and will join incoming President Andreas Radbruch, Past President René van Lier, Secretary General Pablo Engel and Treasurer Winfried F. Pickl to form the 2019-2021 EFIS Board.


In accepting her appointment, Prof. Sallusto had this to say:


“We all share a great passion for immunology and understand the importance of our discipline for the advancement of basic science and for human health.  As Europeans we need to work together to advocate for immunology research at all levels. Through its many activities, EFIS has been supporting the European immunology community for more than 40 years, having as high priority programs for the education of the next generation of immunologists. I am eager to give my contribution to strengthen these programs.”


Prof. Sallusto’s biosketch can be downloaded here.

ECI 2021

It's official: thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between the Turkish Society for Immunology (TSI) and the Immunological Society of Serbia (ISoS), the 6th European Congress of Immunology will take place in Belgrade in 2021!


EFIS is highly appreciative of this solution, which will ensure several practical and logistic advantages, and invites its affiliated Societies to proactively support the TSI-ISoS joint venture by encouraging their membership ranks to make plans to attend ECI 2021 and help make the event a success.


EFIS wishes to express its sincere thanks to the ISoS for having embraced this shared commitment with Turkish colleagues, and above all to the TSI, which since 2006 has so tenaciously pursued its goal to host the ECI and will now be able to see its efforts rewarded.


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