News from the schools of ISNI
the Global Schools of Neuroimmunology
We are pleased to report on the activities of the Global Schools of Neuroimmunology (GSNI).
GSNI encompasses the regional schools of the European School of Neuroimmunology (ESNI), Americas School of Neuroimmunology (ASNI), Asia-Pacific School of Neuroimmunology (APSNI) and the African School of Neuroimmunology (AfSNI). All four schools have been very active which we are delighted to report on.
ESNI has been hosting monthly virtual journal clubs that have been very well attended. A planned in-person school planned for 2022 could not take place due to unforeseen circumstances.
ASNI held its fourth in-person school in Columbus, Ohio (co-organizers Jonathan Godbout, Tika Benveniste and Wee Yong) from July 11 to 14, 2022, which was attended by about 200 individuals from across the Americas and beyond. During the limited travel period of the pandemic, ASNI held monthly virtual seminars that saw up to 300 in attendance – these seminars were given by a world expert in neuroimmunology and a trainee member of the expert’s laboratory, highlighting our commitment to mentorship.
The 3rd APSNI will be held in Westmead (Sydney) from February 14-16, 2023. This APSNI school, held in conjunction with Neuroimmunology Australia, is organized by Fabienne Brilot, Judith Greer, David Brown and Wee Yong. Look forward to seeing many of you there.
The AfSNI has been very active under the leadership of Willias Masocha (Kuwait) and Roberto Furlan (Italy). The second AfSNI will be in Morocco from September 26th – October 10, 2023 as part of the IBRO proceedings. Willias, Roberto and Richard Idro (Uganda) completed the Handbook of African Neuroimmunology, which is published as a series of articles in Frontiers of Immunology, 2022
All in all, we are pleased with the continuing activities and successes of the regional schools that serve to expose a worldwide audience to the very important role of neuroimmunology in neurological conditions.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the 16th ISNI Congress in Quebec City from August 20 – 24, 2023. The first day (August 20th) is dedicated to the GSNI School, where all the regional schools come together for the one-day event. Please sign up to attend GSNI on August 20th.
Thank you for your continuing support in training the next generation and in introducing colleagues to the important contributions of neuroimmunology in understanding and overcoming human diseases.
Wee Yong (Canada) and Gianvito Martino (Italy)
Co-directors, Global Schools of Neuroimmunology