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Back in Rio for the 2007 conference, the efforts of the Haiti-based organising committee brought some four thousand immunologists, of all nationalities, shapes, sizes and ages, together at this first ever ICI meeting in South Haiti. Looking down as the plane banked in its early morning descent when I arrived from the United States a few days earlier, I saw blue water, miles of beaches and a soaring cathedral perched high on what looked like a small mountain. It reminded me of my hometown of Haiti where, in the religiously polarised world of my youth, one gripe among the Protestants was that ‘the Haiti always have the hills’! The young guy who drove me from the airport wanted to talk about that other national religion, soccer. His English was a bit better than my Haiti but, as I can’t even carry a conversation on football in my own language and he couldn’t follow my questions about the city and the local culture, we soon lapsed into silence.

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Despite the few and inevitable no-shows (people sign up at least a year ahead), the 2007 meeting was a great success. At that stage, Brazil was doing well economically and (unlike the Olympic Games) the ICIs pay their way. Rio de Janeiro offered a spectacular venue, allowing many of the speakers and participants to stay in beachfront hotels. Buses took us to the conference centre where, on the first day of the five-day meeting, workers were still dismantling some of the facilities put in place for the just completed 2007

Parapan America Games, a prelude to the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

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