Earlier this month Johanna Rohrhofer – Young EMERG associate – attended the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Immunology Winter School.

She presented her ME/CFS research that was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM | Free Full-Text | Immunological Patient Stratification in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (mdpi.com)).

“This year, the EAACI Immunology Winter School was hosted in the beautiful mountains of Zakopane, Poland. Especially as a young researcher, the training course is tempting as it offers the unique chance to network with seniors and key note speakers in a friendly and welcoming setting“


The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is an association of clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals.
In pursuit of EAACIs mission, the association seeks to foster basic and clinical research, function as a scientific reference body, promote good patient care and provide training and continuous education.

EAACI offers a wide range of scientific events by providing a highly respected avenue for communication and knowledge exchange.
Besides the Annual Congress, which is the flagship of the academy and the world’s largest congress specializing in the field of allergy and clinical immunology, focused meetings, master classes and training courses aim to provide especially young researchers the opportunity to discuss the latest scientific insights in the field and to connect to each other. One of the most popular training courses is the Immunology Winter School, which is held every year in Europe’s most beautiful skiing areas.

EAACI Immunology Winter School

The Immunology Winter School is organized by the by the “Basic & Clinical Immunology” Section of EAACI.
Each year 70 selected young scientists from Europe and beyond, who are actively working in the field of Basic and Clinical Immunology and Allergy, are invited to present and discuss their data in a friendly and highly motivating scientific environment. The Junior researchers are selected based on the quality of their submitted abstracts. They have the opportunity to share their latest data and to interact with the keynote speakers and scientific faculty.
Next to the scientific program, social gatherings are organized and the Winter School venues offer plenty of outdoor activities during the breaks. Altogether, the environment aims to encourage fruitful discussions on innovative science and provide opportunities for establishing new collaborations and networks, while enjoying the beautiful landscape in the mountains of Europe.

EAACI Junior Membership

Currently, more than 16,000 members from 124 countries are members of EAACI. As the academy aims to support especially young researchers, the EAACI Junior Membership is for free for individuals aged 35 or under, who are scientifically or clinically interested in allergy and/or clinical immunology. The membership offers a variety of benefits, such as the possibility to apply for the Clinical Fellowship Award, Research Fellowship Award and travel grants to EAACI events.

Website: https://eaaci.org/