ICHS Vision Statement
"To Advance the understanding of the interactions between host defense and microbial agents in order to improve prevention and management of human disease in patients with compromised immune function."
ICHS is the premier International, Multi-disciplinary forum for scientific and clinical interchange to improve understanding and management of the immunocompromised host.
To Accomplish this mission, the ICHS commits its individual and collective resources to:
* Recognize and promote excellence in all aspects of the society
* Promote career development
* Maintain focus on the patient
* Maintain the international nature of the society
* Provide a forum that brings together clinicians and scientists
* Engage in membership
* Strive to be self-sustainable
LETTER FROM PROFESSOR GEORGE MASCHMEYER,
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
As the president of the International Immunocompromised Host Society, I welcome you and thank you for your interest in our website.
ICHS was founded in 1980 by an international, multidisciplinary group of experts interested in all different aspects of immune deficiencies including inborn errors, treatment-induced or transplant-associated immunosuppression as well as HIV infection and others.
In June 2012, we celebrated our 17th International Symposium in Genoa, Italy. The program, which included lectures by Stefan Kaufmann (GER), Dimitrios Kontoyiannis (USA), Francesco Menichetti (ITA), Monica Slavin (AUS), Eric Bow (CAN), Peter Donnelly (NED), Hans Hirsch (CH), Per Ljungman (SWE), Murat Akova (TUR), Clarisse Machado (BRA), Hermann Einsele (GER) and many others, attracted 250 delegates from all over the world. Reports and educational material from the meeting are available in the member's section of the website.
The 18th symposium of our society will be held in Berlin, Germany in June 2014.
Colleagues who are interested in research on infections in immunocompromised hosts and in the management of immunosuppressed patients are encouraged to become members of the society. There are many benefits of your membership, including contact to outstanding researchers and clinical experts in the field of infectious disease and immune deficiencies, newsletters, reduced registration fees, membership pin, and regular updates on the society activities.
Thank you for your interest in the International Immunocompromised Host Society. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming conferences.
With Best Regards,
Georg Maschmeyer, President, Germany
Tom Patterson, Vice President, USA
Claudio Viscoli, Past President, Italy
Per Ljungman, Past President, Sweeden
Michael Boeckh, USA
Eric Bow, Canada
Robert Finberg, USA
Jay Fishman, USA
Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, USA
Clarisse Machado, Brazil
Monica Slavin, Australia