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Society History

History:

The International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS) began as a group of like-minded physicians interested in providing educational opportunities for physicians treating immunocompromised patients around the world. Initially, the meetings were held without a president, but in 1985 the society was incorporated for the purpose of creation and dissemination of clinical and scientific information pertaining to the treatment of the immunocompromised patient.
See: "Four decades of the International Immunocompromised Host Society; memories and reflections of past presidents" , compiled by Dimitrios Kontoyiannis as a commemoration for the 20th meeting in Athens, Greece.

Current and Past Meetings & Presidents:

Please click on the President's name for more information
  • 1st International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1980 Veldhoven, The Netherlands
  • 2nd International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1982 Stirling, Scotland
  • 3rd International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1984 Toronto, Canada
  • 4th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1986 Ronneby Brunn, Sweden
  • 5th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1988 Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands: President – Paul Quie, USA
  • 6th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1990 Peebles, Scotland: President – Jack Remington, USA
  • 7th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1992 Boulder, CO USA: President – Jan Verhoef, The Nertherlands
  • 8th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1994 Davos, Switzerland: President – John Gallin, USA
  • 9th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1996 Assisi, Italy: President – Phillip Peterson, USA
  • 10th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 1998 Davos Switzerland: President – Michel Glauser, Switzerland
  • 11th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 2000 Halifax, Canada: President - Phil Pizzo, USA
  • 12th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 2002 Bergen, Norway: President – Curtis Gemmell, Scotland
  • 13th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 2004 Granada, Spain: President – Carol Kauffman, USA
  • 14th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 2006 Crans-Montana, Switzerland: President Thierry Calandra, Switzerland
  • 15th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: 2008 Thessaloniki, Greece; President - Steven Holland, USA
  • 16th International Symposium on Infections in the Immuncompromised Host: 2010 Budapest, Hungary; President - Per Ljungman, Sweden
  • 17th International Symposium on Infections in the immunocompromised Host 2012 Genova, Italy; President - Claudio Viscoli, Italy
  • 18th International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host 2014 Berlin, Germany; President - Georg Maschmeyer, Germany
  • 19th International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host 2016 Santiago, Chile; President - Thomas F. Patterson, USA
  • 20th International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host 2018 Athens, Greece; President - Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, USA
  • 21st International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host 2021 Melbourne, Australia; President - Monica Slavin Australia
  • 22nd International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host 2022 Basel Switzerland; President - Hans H. Hirsch Switzerland