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Invitation To Attend

It is my honour to invite you to attend the 40th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Association (APHIA), to be held from 14-16th September 2016 in Perth, Australia.

The scientific Program promises to be both exciting and novel, with high-quality expert international and national speakers. The scientific program committee is already putting together a first-rate program, which will include the very latest advances and developments in the field of HLA, Immunogenetics, Transplantation Immunology, Innate Lymphocyte Biology, Tolerance and Auto-immunity.

Confirmed invited speakers already include Peter Parham (Stanford University), Martin Maiers (NMDP), Sebastiaan Heidt (Leiden University Medical Centre) and Prof Frans Claas (Leiden University Medical Centre).

There will also be the opportunity to attend the Immunogenetics Workshop to be held prior to the Congress on 13th September at the new Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Furthermore, the combined Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN)/Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) meeting is also being held in Perth 2016 and will commence the day after the completion of the APHIA 2016 meeting. Therefore participants may be able to attend several high-quality international Nephrology and Immunogenetics meetings in the one trip!

Perth is an exciting destination and the gateway to some of the most beautiful and interesting parts of Australia. The beautiful Margaret River wine and coastal region is only 3 hours drive south from the city and to the North of Western Australia lies some of the most unspoilt and beautiful territory left on earth.

I know you will find your visit to Perth a memorable experience, both scientifically and socially. Please mark the Congress dates in your diary!

See you all in Perth in September 2016!

Yours Sincerely



Lloyd D’Orsogna

APHIA 2016 Convenor

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