Who we are
ALACI was founded as ALAI in 1984 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and bécame member of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) in 1987 after the First meeting in Buenos Aires and the reformulation of its guidelines that allowed the inclusion of national societies instead of individual members. Founders members of ALAI were: Argentina, Brasil, Chile and Mexico, and thereafter Colombia and Venezuela (1987), Uruguay (1989), and Paraguay and Cuba (1996) joined. Aproximately 1600 latinoamerican immunologists are enrolled in ALAI.
ALAI is a regional Federation enrolled in IUIS, along with the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS), Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA). In North America there are two other Societies of Immunology that are also members of IUIS: American Association of Immunologists (AAI)) and Canadian Society of Immunology (CAI).
The main objectives of ALAI are: the improvement of education in Immunology, the training of students and young scientists, and foster interactions between members and labs in experimental and clinical immunology both in human and veterinary immunology. ALAI also sponsors courses, workshops and scientific meetings, and organizes an International Meeting every 3 years.
Spreading Immunology in our Region as part of Immunology without Borders IUIS’s vision.