The CPI’s application to become a FOCIS Center of Excellence (FCE) was approved and is the only Australian-based FCE.
“Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) exists to improve human health through immunology by fostering interdisciplinary approaches to both understand and treat immune-based diseases. Now in its twelfth year of existence, FOCIS has 53 Member Societies, representing roughly 65,000 clinician scientists. A Federation of this size provides a voice for clinical immunologists and ultimately strives to improve patient care.”
Being an FCE provides an opportunity to build an interdisciplinary translational immunology community. Moreover, the FCE community offers an effective training environment for translational researchers and clinicians by promoting innovation and developing a network for future initiatives.
CPI co-Director Professor Carola Vinuesa will co-Chair the “Next-Gen Genetics” session at the FOCIS Annual meeting in Boston in June, 2016.