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BSI-CIPN: a new professional network for clinical immunology in the UK


We are pleased to announce that the merger between the British Society for Immunology (BSI) and the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN) has been successfully completed. As a result, we have established the BSI Clinical Immunology Professional Network (BSI-CIPN) – a new network championing clinical immunology within the BSI.

In combining the expertise of the BSI and UKPIN, the network will foster closer links between clinical practitioners and basic scientists and strengthen the voice of clinical immunology in policy and public arenas. The BSI-CIPN will also share best practice through a range of resources and activities, including dedicated events, clinical sessions at BSI Congress, development of clinical guidelines, training provision and much more. By providing this strong platform for UK clinical immunology, our ultimate aim is to improve care for patients. The activities of the network are overseen by the BSI-CIPN Steering Group, chaired by Dr Sinisa Savic.

You can visit the BSI-CIPN website section to find out more.

How to join the BSI-CIPN

Membership of the BSI-CIPN is open to clinical immunologists, healthcare scientists, allergists, pharmacists, immunology specialist nurses and others working in the clinical immunology space, with applications subject to approval from the BSI-CIPN Steering Group. You must be a BSI member to join the BSI-CIPN; however, there is no additional cost to your membership to be part of the network.

As a BSI-CIPN member, you will be able to connect and engage with professionals working across the clinical immunology sector.  

If you are eligible and you would like to join the BSI-CIPN, you can apply to join the network by following the steps outlined here.

Save the date: BSI-CIPN conference 2023

The 2023 BSI Clinical Immunology Professional Network (BSI-CIPN) conference will take place in person at the ICC Belfast on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 December 2023 alongside the BSI Congress. This two-day event will offer the opportunity to hear from leading experts on the latest advances in clinical science and patient care and network with colleagues and peers. You can find out more here

We are delighted to be supporting the immunology community to network and engage with each other across many disciplines, driving forward scientific discovery and making a positive impact on health together.

If you have any questions about how the merger might affect you, please take a look at our FAQs or get in touch with us by emailing