Welcome to LASID, a vibrant and inclusive international society. This is the home of all professionals dedicated to the field of Primary Immunodeficiencies aiming to develop and perfect the education, scientific research, and health care within this medical specialty.
LASID started in 1993 as the Latin American Group of Primary Immunodeficiencies (LAGID), and evolved to a society in 2009. The LASID Registry program started in 2009 and currently includes over 6200 patients from 108 document centers in 14 countries in the Americas. This progress is a consequence of the educational programs, awareness campaigns, scientific congresses, and cooperation with sister societies and patients associations.
LASID holds a Fellowship Program for young professionals in training; a bi-annual Summer School Program targeting 40 fellows, 12 faculty members, and additional 80 observers; and a bi-annual constantly growing international congress. Our last edition in Argentina, in November 2015, included over 1200 attendees, half of them from several countries of the Americas and Europe, making it a strong international forum for Primary Immunodeficiencies.
LASID recently elected five committees: Education, Registry, Membership, Communications, and Juniors, the future of our society. These committees are composed by active and motivated professionals, strongly committed to the field of Primary Immunodeficiencies and to the development of LASID. Our society is inclusive and was developed by the volunteer and passionate work of its members, making this structure opened for all members willing to participate in LASID activities.
LASID membership is also constantly expanding. The input and participation of our members is the strength of our society.
Welcome and join LASID !
Su casa !
With my warmest regards
Antonio Condino-Neto, MD, PhD
LASID President 2015-2017