The 32nd European Immunogenetics and  Histocompatibility Conference will be held in Venice, Italy from 9th to 12th of May, 2018.

 “Art and Science: the evolving picture of Immunogenetics” is the motto of EFI2018 that reflects the dynamism of the Immunogenetics World and its ability to get involved in new addictive biomedical fields, like Leonardo’s masterpiece. I am confident that the meeting will be interesting and exciting, enriching you with the most recent updates in Tissue Typing, Immunogenetics and Transplantation immunology.

The conference will take place in the historical buildings of Palazzo del Cinema and Palazzo del Casinò, located in Venice Lido, the quiet, peaceful and green narrow island that stretches between the open sea and the lagoon, just 15 minutes far from St. Mark’s Square.

Marvellous Venice, where, everybody knows, there is no traffic jam and you can wander around the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets and over the countless bridges that criss-cross the canals. You shall not rush and you might lose track of time. Every corner is unique and worth a look for its artistic value or romantic atmosphere.

You can get about Venice by water buses, water-taxis or “Gondolas”, which allow you to visit canals and the lagoon.

Don’t miss the chance to see “Ponte dei Sospiri” (Bridge of Sighs) where the convicts saw the lagoon before their imprisonment, sighing at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells; Canal Grande (Grand Canal); Rialto Bridge, Churches, Art-galleries, Murano (famous for its glass works) and  Burano (famous for the lace shops).

It is a great honour and  pleasure to invite you to such a unique, romantic, slow, fascinating place named Venice.

Looking forward to seeing you all

Valeria Miotti