EAACI Hybrid Congress 2021

10 - 12 July 2021
  • Krakow, Poland

Dear friends,

We are eager to welcome you to our EAACI Hybrid Annual Congress 2021 where together we will focus on “Harmonizing Research and Patient care in Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology”.

Our motto this year focuses on one of the overarching aims of our academy: ensuring standardization in our field across the globe, thereby facilitating knowledge mobility and providing the best degree of care to our patients worldwide.

We have the tools to enable this, ensuring that EAACI guidelines are implemented in clinical and research centres cross-country, advocating for consistency in policies and fostering the allergy specialty to build a dedicated workforce to tackle allergic diseases and asthma.

New means towards this will be presented at the Congress such as the EAACI Research an Outreach Network: a way to navigate through complex European regulations, limited funding opportunities, challenges in data gathering and overall quality control that will prove the position of EAACI as the global leader in promoting and supporting Research and Development.

In addition, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has all the more emphasized the need for a harmonized approach towards healthcare worldwide, and has highlighted the challenges faced by different countries, whether it be in terms of resources or the strength and preparedness of each national plan. In addition to pursuing these goals, the congress will also be the perfect opportunity to discuss how the pandemic has impacted our field and the ways to deal with these challenges.

The Congress’ new flexible format will enable us to build on the successful digital experience of EAACI Congress 2020: safeguarding your well-being and facilitating your participation wherever in the world you are based, while at the same time providing you access to valuable discussions within our community.

The physical part of the Congress will be organised in the city of Krakow (Poland), selected for its suitability to our new format and accessibility. I am extremely honoured to welcome you to my country, in the ancient capital of Poland and one of the first UNESCO world heritage sites rich with architecture across the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque epochs and home to one of the eldest universities in the world.

Previously planned to be held in Madrid, our Congress will retain its Spanish flavour thanks to the incredible work done on the scientific programme by our Scientific Committee. Our hybrid congress will benefit from the collaboration and joint contributions of the Spanish Local Organising Committee and the EAACI Scientific Programme Committee, and the Polish Society of Allergology.

Thanks to this joint endeavour, we will dive deep into the field of allergy and clinical immunology, through a cross-cutting Congress that uses new technologies and spreads beyond borders.

We look forward to seeing you in Krakow and online!

Marek Jutel
EAACI President 2019-2022

Dear colleagues,

The EAACI Hybrid Congress 2021 will be taking place on July 10-12. This year we will have the chance to explore yet a new format, where a fantastic scientific programme will intertwine both digital and physical aspects of the meeting.

This year’s motto is “Harmonizing research and patient care in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology”. Although in recent years an effort in spreading clinical guidelines, position papers, and other recommendations for practicing allergy has been done by different societies and scientific organizations, the practice of allergy and research still differs across countries in Europe and other parts of the world. In this sense, EAACI wants to be present in this continuous effort, and our Congress will provide the setting to stir discussions on the best ways to tackle this challenge.

After a year of unexpected scenarios and travel restrictions where we were driven to find new possibilities to connect, we are now well-versed to build on our digital component. In a sense, technology traversing physical borders and bringing us together globally also represents an important harmonization.

The scientific programme crafted with the valuable input from the Spanish Scientific Programme Committee will include new frontiers in asthma, challenges in allergen immunotherapy, novelties in allergy prevention, use of biologicals in allergy, precision medicine in drug hypersensitivity and food allergy, environmental health, pro-con sessions and interactive discussions. As always, communications from around the world are welcome.

The physical part of the meeting that will take place in Krakow, Poland will provide you with the valuable inter-personal conversations between a selected pool of experts in our field that make EAACI Congresses so unique. For the second time Poland and the Polish Society of Allergology are honored to host the participants of the EAACI Congress. The EAACI Congress 2009 in Warsaw was one of the best attended meetings in EAACI history. Krakow will now host the physical part of the EAACI Congress in 2021: a unique place on the map of Poland, where great history meets dynamic modernity.

Krakow is the ancient capital of Poland, located on the largest Polish river – Wisla, where almost every building brings a fascinating heritage of cultures and nationalities to this city. It is a city full of monuments, inspiring places and proximity to the most beautiful Polish mountains – Tatry. In Krakow an unique Jewish district can be found – Kazimierz, where you can feel the atmosphere of old synagogues and Jewish markets. Krakow is the seat of the oldest Polish university – the Jagiellonian University, which is famous of many great leaders of world science – like Nicolaus Copernicus. It is also a place of formation for Polish allergology, where many founders of our specialization created methods that are still in use in allergology.

Krakow is also the seat of many universities; whose students and graduates create a dynamic and young image of the metropolis. ICE Krakow Centre – the venue of the EAACI Congress – is an example of excellent architecture, located in the city centre, and enabling the organization of meetings at the highest world level.

We are certain that Krakow and the ICE Congress Centre will remain in the memory of all participants of the EAACI 2021 Congress for a long time.

The joint efforts of the Spanish and Polish local organising committees in the making of this congress are a perfect representation of what our pan-European Academy stands for, merging the best science from all corners of Europe into an exciting event.
We eagerly look forward to EAACI Hybrid Congress 2021!

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee,

Joaquin Sastre
EAACI Congress 2021 Chair

Santiago Quirce
EAACI Congress 2021 Chair

Marek Kulus
Chair of Local Organising Committee

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