Bridging Inflammation and Immune-Dysregulation
Bridging Inflammation and Immune-Dysregulation
Bridging Inflammation and Immune-Dysregulation

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to Genoa in March/April 2019 for the 10th Biannual Meeting of the International Society of Systemic Auto-Inflammatory Diseases (ISSAID). The objective of this congress is to discuss the following main topics: classical autoinflammatory diseases, mechanisms of disease, new diseases, immune dysregulation, HSCT and gene therapy, as well as dermatology as a special topic.

Most importantly, the goal of the congress is to foster discussion and knowledge exchange among colleagues from the ISSAID community.

In April, spring arrives in Genoa, and the city, known as one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean, welcomes you with its glorious past and impressive landmarks. The ISSAID 2019 Congress will gather over 600 participants, including rheumatologists, immunologists and paediatricians, biologists and others with an interest in systemic auto-inflammatory diseases.

Please be sure to save the dates in your diary – 31 March - 3 April 2019!

We look forward to welcoming you to ISSAID 2019,

Marco Gattorno
(ISSAID President)
Alberto Martini
(Honorary President – ISSAID 2019)

ISSAID 2019 mobile app


Many of you will have heard about the tragic incident that Genoa has been living through these past few weeks with the collapse of a section of the Morandi bridge.  This is naturally a very hard time, first and foremost for the families of the victims, but also for the people and City of Genoa.  
We would like to reassure the ISSAID community that the City of Genoa is nevertheless concentrating efforts into ensuring that the city can continue to function with as little disruption as possible.  At this time, road users in the area may experience some delays in specific areas.  The Municipality is working on this problem and realistically, these delays will be eased over the coming months. 

We are really looking forward to seeing all of you in Genoa next spring!