On April 10th and 11th the DGfI study group Clinical Immunology (AKKI) will meet in Hannover.
At the beginning of this year’s meeting, the German Auto-Immunity Network GAIN, which has recently been approved by the BMBF within the framework program Rare Diseases, will hold a preliminary conference. GAIN is the result of an AKKI initiative from the previous year (2018) and now connects four specialist centres in Germany that are jointly engaged in research into monogenic immune dysregulation. The funding will be provided over 3 years, with the prospect of further funding for an additional 3+3 years. A website is under construction.
During the main conference of the AKKI – at the suggestion of last year’s participants – this year mainly clinical cases will be discussed. There will be, however, a thematic focus on the role of autophagy in the immune system on the second day of the meeting.
We already thank the speakers who have agreed to speak at AKKI 2019 and look forward to the clinical, scientific and social exchange.
Bodo Grimbacher and Bimba Hoyer (Speakers of AKKI)