May 15-18, 2019

International Cultural Centre
Kraków, Poland

Welcome to Kraków!

Please join us for the 48th meeting of the European Histamine Research Society in Kraków,
the city of polish Kings and former capital.

The meeting will begin with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening May 15 and will end with a Gala dinner on Saturday, May 18. We believe that this scientific event will provide high-level lectures, communications and poster presentations held by histamine experts. We also hope the Meeting will also be a good opportunity to broaden your knowledge, establish new scientific cooperation and meet colleagues personally.

Besides the Science, we encourage you to enjoy the charm of Kraków in your free time.


VENUE

The conference will take place in International Cultural Centre. Located in the heart of historical city center placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List .


 CONFERENCE MAIN TOPICS

    • Pain, neuropathic pain
    • Pruritus, urticaria, allergy, asthma and food allergy
    • Multitarget, multifunctional approaches for complex diseases
    • Around histamine, development of new biologically active compounds
    • Histamine in gastrointestinal tract
    • Inflammation and postinflammatory hypersensitivity
    • Histamine production by commensal bacteria
    • CNS, neuroprotection, neuroinflammation, neurodegenerative diseases

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open!

In order to register, please complete the following:
1. Complete the registration form: EHRS2019 Registration Form
2. Pay your registration fee using bank transfer:

Recipient: Polskie Towarzystwo Chemii Medycznej; ul. Medyczna 9; 30-688 Kraków; Poland
IBAN: PL 25105014451000009080491732
BIC Swift: INGBPLPW

Registration fees:
(before / after March 10, 2019)

      • EHRS members 400€ / 450€
      • non-members 500€ / 550€
      • PhD students / retired researchers 300€ / 350€
      • Industry 550€ / 600€
      • Accompanying person 250€

The registration fee includes:
– Welcome Reception (May, 15; 19:15)
– Attendance at all scientific sessions (May, 16-18)
– Coffee/tea breaks and lunches during all scientific sessions
– Jagiellonian University Collegium Maius guided tour on Thursday (May, 16)
– City Tour & Museum of Pharmacy on Friday (May, 17)
– Galla Dinner on Saturday (May, 18; 20:00)


ABSTRACTS

Please send your abstract as an e-mail attachment to ehrs2019@uj.edu.pl.
Abstracts submission deadline: January 13, 2019

The subject of the message should begin with ‘Abstract’ followed by the surname of the participant.

EHRS2019 Abstract Form

Abstracts should be written in English. Type the text in single-line spacing using Times New Roman font, 11 points.
The file should be in MS Word format and the file name should contain the presenting author’s family name.
If there is more than one abstract from the same author, the name of the author should be followed by a corresponding number.
Please indicate whether you prefer oral or poster presentation.
The Scientific Committee will make the final decision on the form of the presentation.

 


REWARDS & BURSARIES

Young Investigator Award

These prestigious awards of the EHRS will be offered under the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be pre-doctoral students or MD or post doctoral trainees with no more than 3 years post-doctoral research training.

  • Applicants must be members of the Society or have applied to become members of the Society.

  • The applicant must be the presenting author of a submitted abstract (usually this means first author).

  • The applicant must send a letter of application and include:

  • Curriculum vitae and a personal presentation of them and their work.

  • A statement clarifying their personal amount of work versus the supervisor and co-authors.

  • A copy of the submitted abstract.

  • An extended abstract (4 A4 pages).

Applications should be sent to the President of the EHRS Prof. Katerina Tiligada. Please send all parts as a single .pdf document with page breaks between parts, named “EHRS2019_YIA_APPLICANT’S NAME” and attached to a brief e-mail with a subject line: “EHRS2019 – YIA Application – APPLICANT’S NAME”.

All applications should be received by 25 January 2019.

The eligibility of the candidates will be judged by the Bursaries and Awards Committee, composed of Officers of the Society and EHRS Council members. The committee will select ca. 5 finalists, who will receive a certificate and a cash award and/or a prize. The finalists present their work in the form of a 10 min oral presentation followed by a 5 min discussion. Depending on the number and quality of the applicants, awards may also be made for Poster presentations.

It is anticipated that the first and second prize winners will be invited to publish their papers in Inflammation Research. The papers will undergo the normal reviewing process. However, if another journal is more suitable for the work, an acknowledgement that the work has been awarded a Young Investigators Award by the EHRS must be included.

Sudent Bursaries

Student bursaries of up to 500 Euro will be offered under the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be of pre-doctoral status (i.e. pre-PhD or equivalent).

  • Applicants must be members of the Society or have applied to become members of the Society.

  • The applicant must be the presenting author of a submitted abstract and must be able to defend the aim, results and conclusions of the study. A copy of the abstract must be enclosed.

  • Curriculum vitae, as well as a letter of application from the student, should be enclosed. This letter should state why the student feels that they should be awarded a bursary, as well as details of any other sources of funding that they can access.

  • A letter of recommendation from the supervisor including confirmation of the status of the student must be enclosed.

Normally only one studentship will be available per Department. If more than one student from a Department applies, the supervisor/Head of Department should rank the candidates.

Applications should be sent to the President of the EHRS Prof. Katerina Tiligada. Please send all parts as a single .pdf document with page breaks between parts, named “EHRS2019_ Bursary_APPLICANT’S NAME” and attached to a brief e-mail with a subject line: “EHRS2019 – Bursary Application – APPLICANT’S NAME”.

All applications should be received by 15 January 2019.

 


PROGRAMME

Preliminary programme can be found HERE


ACCOMODATION

Please keep in mind, that Kraków is Poland’s most visited tourist city, therefore book Your accomodation at the earliest.
For accomodation purposes, Organising Comittee recommends Jagiellonian University Guesthouses (located in the Old City) mentioned below. For participants, lower booking prices are provided – please book via provided e-mail addresses, with “EHRS 2019” as a mail title. Offer is valid until the dates indicated in brackets.

Stanisław Pigon Visiting Profesors’ House (pigoniowka@uj.edu.pl, 15.03.2019)

Florianska Guesthouse (dguj@uj.edu.pl, 10.04.2019)

External hotels
There are a number of hotels situated in a walking distance from conference venue. A selection of hotels is listed below
Radisson Blu Hotel Kraków *****
Holiday Inn Kraków *****
Queen Hotel Kraków ****
Andels Kraków ****
Hotel Mercure Kraków ****
Metropolis Design Kraków ****
Hotel Kossak Kraków ****
Novotel Kraków Centrum ****
Ibis Kraków Stare Miasto ***
Ibis Kraków Centrum ***

Budget Accommodation
There are even more hostels in a walking distance to the venue, if you want to stay at lower budget. A selection of hostels could be find here:
https://www.eholiday.pl/noclegi-krakow-20095-hostel.html

 


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Krakow Old Town is located 12 km from Krakow Airport or approximately 30 minutes by taxi, bus (at off peak times) or train. For details, please click the links provided below

      • Taxi (there is also a taxi rank at the airport just outside the main door of Terminal – approx. cost is €25-40, depending on traffic)
      • Public buses
      • Trains (however, due to railway modernization timetable is limited)

 


ORGANISERS

Scientific Comittee

Paul Chazot (Durham University, United Kingdom)
Madeleine Ennis (Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom)
Wiesława Agnieszka Fogel (Medical University of Lodz, Poland)
Hiroyuki Fukui (Tokushima University, Japan)
Katarzyna Kiec-Kononowicz (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Pertti Panula (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Maria Beatrice Passani (University of Florence, Italy)
Holger Stark (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Katerina Tilligada (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

Local Organization Team

Prof. Katarzyna Kieć-Kononowicz
Prof. Barbara Malawska
Marek Grosicki
Jadwiga Handzlik
Kamil Kuder
Gniewomir Latacz
Dorota Łażewska
Agnieszka Olejarz-Maciej
Katarzyna Szczepańska
Ewa Szymańska
Małgorzata Więcek
Michał Załuski