2010 Dec 18th

Dear Histamine Friends,
I wish you a

A very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Another year is coming to an end and we are now looking forward to what the next year 2011 might bring to us.

I has been a very exciting year. The 39th meeting of the European Histamine Research Society was held in the wonderful medieval city of Durham, England. However, it was some excitement before the meeting could take place as we had for the very first time to postpone a meeting due to the volcano ash cloud from Iceland. The meeting finally took place on 13th to 16th of July 2010. It was en excellent scientific meeting, and many thanks go to the organizer Paul Chazot. For the first time it was a joint meeting with COST Action BM0806 ‘Recent advances in histamine receptor H4R research’. All about the meeting, abstract book, photos etc can be seen on this website: ‘Previous Meetings’.

  • Next meetingNext year we have a celebration as it is the 40th EHRS meeting and this will take place in Sochi, Russia, by the Black See, 11-15 May 2011, by kind invitation from Roman Khanferyan.Science Programme:
    Invited Plenary speakers:
    RobinThurmond (US) – as GB WEST lecturer- H4 antagonists
    Igor Gushin (Russia) – Academician Mashkovsky and development of antihistamines in Russia
    Marek Jutel (Poland) – H1/H2 receptors in allergic and immune response
    Lynda Adam (AstraZeneca, Canada) – H3 development project

    All information on the website: www.ksma.ru/ehrs

    • Be prepared to apply for VISA in time.

    Deadlines are:

    Abstract submission: 4th January
    Student Bursary Application 11th January
    EHRS Young Investigator Award Application 18th January
    Registration, Accommodation 21st February

    On behalf of the organizer Roman Khanferyan we wish you all heartily welcome!

  • The 2012 EHRS meeting:The 2012 meeting of the EHRS will take place between May 2 and May 6 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The meeting will be organized by Madeleine Ennis.
  • Website:The EHRS website is managed by Anna Gilicze, a student of Andras Falus, Hungary. The latest NEWS is regularly updated. Paul Chazot is still responsible for the scientific part of the website. We have a special area of HOT NEW PAPERS. You are all regularly requested to add interesting papers and short expert reviews. If you have a paper that you think would fit in please contact Paul Chazot paul.chazot@durham.ac.uk. If you have old programmes (or old pictures) at home lying around I am particularly interested to add information to our website about earlier meetings that we lack information about. Please tell me and send to me especially about the meetings: Seville 1997, Kuopio 1990 and any meeting between 1972 and 1979.
  • New election at the 2011 EHRS meeting:Our Treasurer Patrizio Blandina has been on the post for three election periods and we thank him for excellent work during these years. This means that we have to vote for a new Treasurer at the General Assembly meeting at the EHRS meeting in Sochi.

Once again I wish you Most heartily welcome to Sochi


A very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Anita Sydbom
President EHRS