On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Advisory Board, I would like to express our great pleasure to announce hereby the 13th International Workshop on Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity (IWAA2016) in Kyoto from October 11th (Tuesday) to 13th (Thursday), 2016.
The 1st IWAA meeting was held in 1987 in Heidelberg, and since then the meetings have been held every two or three years all over the world. This is the second time the meeting is to be held in Japan and it has been 15 years since the 7th IWAA meeting, for the first time in Japan, was held in Awaji Island, in 2001.
This workshop aims to provide an opportunity for researchers in various fields related to both basic and clinical immunology to meet together, exchange academic information and discuss the recent achievements of basic and clinical aspects of autoimmunity, autoantibodies and autoimmune diseases. We expect that the workshop will contribute new findings of basic sciences as well as clinical improvements of etio-pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases, which will stimulate new impacts from the bench to bedside, and vice versa. We are currently planning an attractive program and intend to invite many leading researchers.
Kyoto is an old and beautiful city which many tourists want to visit. You will find old heritage, many shrines and temples, and also delicious traditional food.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto.
Tsuneyo Mimori, M.D., Ph.D.