Latin American Immunology Association / La Asociación Latinoamericana de Inmunología (ALAI)
The Latin American Immunology Association (ALAI) was founded in 1984 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was accepted as a Federation by the International Union of Immunology Societies (IUIS) in 1987, after its first congress in Buenos Aires, and the reform of its statutes to include national societies and not just individuals. The founding members of ALAI: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, soon followed Colombia and Venezuela in 1987, and Uruguay in 1989. Paraguay and Cuba joined ALAI in 1996. ALAI now groups about 1,600 Latin American immunologists.
Spread Immunology in our region as part of IUIS 'vision of achieving an "Immunology without Borders."
PROMOTE the dissemination and teaching of the through pre-and post-graduate courses, training of young students and researchers and triennial scientific meetings.
• CONTRIBUTE to improvements in Health in the region through strategies
Transdisciplinary treatment and prevention focused on the immune system.
• UNIFY the regional immunological community including associations or scientific societies external to Latin American countries.
• Highlight immunological events or achievements in the region.
• CREATE a regional network of experts and scientists committed to interaction between Latin American groups.
• STIMULATE members of working groups to make significant contributions to Immunology in the region.
• IDENTIFY and consider inequities.