31st May - 2nd June, 2018

47th Meeting of the EHRS
Trinity College Dublin

Welcome To Trinity!

Please join us for the 47th meeting of the European Histamine Research Society (EHRS) in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland. Trinity College was founded in 1592 and it is recognized for its extensive history and academic excellence. The meeting will begin with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, 30th May 2018, held in the Old Library and will end with a Gala dinner in the Guinness Storehouse on Saturday, 2nd June. We expect a high-level scientific meeting with world-experts in the field of histamine research.


A ‘Satellite Symposium for Early-Stage Researchers‘ will be held from 2 – 5 pm on Wednesday 30th May, with the following presentations planned:

14:00 h The History of Histamine Pharmacology by Prof. Paul Chazot (University of Durham)

15:00 h Tips for competitive EU Marie Curie grant application by Prof. Ekaterini Tiligada (University of Athens)

16:00 h Research Ethics and Academic Integrity by Prof. Madeleine Ennis (Queen’s University Belfast)


The congress will be held in the Hamilton Building on the east end of Trinity’s main campus.

Click here for a link to Google Maps



Abstract submission is now closed.

For late registrations, please contact the organizer directly at ehrs2018@tcd.ie 

Arrival in Dublin, Tour of Trinity & Welcome Reception: Wednesday, 30th May

Early-stage researcher Satellite Symposium: Wednesday, 30th May

Congress: 31st May – 2nd June 2018

Outing to Glendalough & Dún Laoghaire: Friday, 1st June

Gala Dinner at Guinness Storehouse: Saturday, 2nd June

Departure from Dublin: Sunday, 3rd June


We hope to see you in Dublin!














The conference will be held in the Hamilton Building, East End, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The registration desk will be located on the concourse on the ground floor (entrance to Panoz Institute).

Any questions, please contact Astrid Sasse at ehrs2018@tcd.ie





Please click here to download the full programme in .pdf!




The Organizers



Assoc. Prof. Astrid Sasse
Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Paul Chazot
President, EHRS


Local organizing team
Assoc. Prof. Astrid Sasse (TCD)
Prof. Madeleine Ennis (QUB)
Fiona O’Sullivan (Central Events, TCD)
Elizabeth O’Shaughnessy (TCD)

Scientific advisory team
Assoc. Prof. Paul Chazot (Durham University, UK)
Prof. Jerzy Jochem (Medical University of Silesia, Poland)
Dr. Arianna Rosa (University of Turin, Italy)
Prof. Vanina Medina (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Assoc. Prof. Katerina Tiligada (University of Athens, Greece)





Sponsored By:









Padraic Fallon

Prof. Padraic Fallon
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Title: Atopic Dermatitis: A Tail of Mice and Men








Pertti Panula

Prof. Pertti Panula
University of Helsinki, Finland
Title: Like fireflies in the silent night: seeing histamine and its receptors in cells and tissues








Xavier Ligneau

Xavier Ligneau
Bioprojet, France
Title: H3 Receptor Inverse Agonists: Wake Promotion without Drug Abuse Risk shown with Pitolisant







Isabelle Berrebi-Bertrand

Isabelle Berrebi-Bertrand
Bioprojet, France
Title: Cardiovascular Safety of the Histamine H3 Inverse Agonist Pitolisant: From Non-Clinical to Clinical Aspects







Nick Carruthers

Nick Carruthers
Janssen Research & Development, San Diego, USA
Title: Three out of Four: A 25 Year Relationship with Histamine Receptors








Patrizio Blandina

Prof. Patrizio Blandina
University of Florence, Italy
Title: Histaminergic neurotransmission as a gateway integrating peripheral signals to coordinate behavioral responses





For delegates attending this year’s EHRS conference, we recommend to book accommodation on Campus where an allocation of rooms has been reserved for the conference. You may also book privately a nearby Hotel. In any case, it is advisable to book early as rooms will go quickly!

TCD Campus

The Accommodation Office provides guest accommodation during the summer months. The guest rooms are located in the most historic residential areas of College in House 40 (New Square) and House 23 (Rubrics). The price for single room is €84 and for twin/double room is €138 per night. Included in the special conference rate is breakfast in the Buttery Restaurant, free WiFi as well as a free use of the College Sports Centre. It is advisable to book your accommodation early!

Link to booking form: https://www.tcd.ie/summeraccommodation/

Please enter the booking code EHRS2018 when making your reservation.


External Hotels

There are a number of nice hotels and hostels near the Trinity Campus if you prefer to stay externally. A small selection of hotels is listed below:

O’Callaghan Hotel Group

O’Callaghan Hotels are all in excellent locations for both leisure and business travellers. Each hotel is distinctive and distinguished by excellence. Years of experience allow for extraordinary service. Get the real Irish experience through staying in a family-owned business that has been running in Dublin for 25 years. The hotels are located just across the street from Trinity College and the prestigious shopping haven of Grafton Street is just a 5 minutes’ walk away. Further information: http://www.ocallaghanhotels.com/

Davenport Hotel ****

The Davenport Hotel in located in the heart of the city and has the perfect location near Trinity College, Merrion Square and the Government buildings.

Originally a church dating back to 1863, it is decorated in classic shades of burgundy, mahogany and cream, bedrooms have internet access, personal safes and European and US socket points. There is 24-hour gym and room service. Price starts from €169 per night.



Alexander Hotel – ‘The Alex’ ****

The major refurbishment of the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel was completed in 2017. Each room now includes a luxury bathroom with rain forest shower head, stylish contemporary furnishings and state of the art technology including a 50 inch smart TV. There is a gentle retro nod throughout with the inclusion of an old style telephone and Roberts’s radio in each room which soften this otherwise fresh and modern design. Price starts from €160 per night.


Mont Clare Hotel***

If you are looking for a reasonable and attractive price in a city centre hotel, the Mont Clare Hotel is the best option you can find. We have rooms overlooking three sides of the square, why not ask for a room overlooking the beautiful Merrion Park and its Oscar Wilde statue. Each room features luxurious and organic toiletries, smooth towels, TV, radio, tea and coffee facilities and an ironing board. Price starts from €150 per night.



Trinity City Hotel****

The boutique Trinity City Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Trinity College. Featuring high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property, it provides an informal restaurant and a bar. The large stylish rooms at the Trinity City Hotel are decorated with rich colors and walnut wood furnishings. The rooms include a flat-screen TV, a laptop safe, a full-length mirror, and a bathroom with a bathtub, shower, and The White Company toiletries. Some rooms offer panoramic city views. Price starts from €160 per night.


Budget Accommodation

If you would like to book for your stay on a low budget, you may wish to check out the highly rated hostels close to Trinity College.




Travel to Dublin

Dublin City is accessible from different countries all over the world. Many airlines serve direct flights to Dublin from Europe, Canada, Dubai, USA and Ethiopia.


Please find below a selection of airlines:












Transport from Dublin Airport


Trinity College is located 15 km from Dublin International Airport or approximately 25 minutes by taxi or bus travelling at off peak times, and up to 1 hour at peak times.

Airlink Bus (between 30 – 60 minutes):

The Airlink 757 serves the south side of Dublin City, with stops at Pearse Street, Merrion Square, and St. Stephen’s Green. There is a stop beside the Davenport Hotel. Buses are every 20 minutes and tickets are €7 for a single or €12 return.


Aircoach Bus

Aircoach 700 from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre (Grafton St./Trinity College). All Aircoach services operate from the front door of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Return ticket: €10


Taxi (25 – 60 minutes depending on time of day)

There is a taxi rank at the airport just outside the main door of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. You can easily get a taxi from here at day or night and it will cost approximately €25-40, depending on traffic.



Awards & Bursaries

Young Investigator Award (application is closed)

All pre-doctoral students and MD and post doctoral trainees with no more than 3 years post-doctoral research training are eligible for these prestigious awards of the EHRS.

If you wish to be considered for an award:

  • You must submit an abstract as the presenting author (usually this means first author).
  • Send a letter of application including a personal presentation of you and your work.

Also include in the application:

    • A statement clarifying your personal amount of work versus your supervisor and co-authors.
    • A copy of your abstract.
    • An extended abstract (4 A4 pages).

All this should be sent to the President of the Society (paul.chazot@durham.ac.uk) as well as the conference organizer (ehrs2018@tcd.ie) by 31st March 2018.

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.

The eligibility of the candidates will be judged by the Bursaries and Awards Committee, composed of Officers of the Society and 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.


Bursaries (application is closed)

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.
  • A letter of recommendation from the supervisor including confirmation of the status of the student must be enclosed.
  • 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.
  • 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 Society (paul.chazot@durham.ac.uk) as well as the conference organizer (ehrs2018@tcd.ie).
  • All applications should be received by the 15th February 2018.


Abstract Submissions


Abstract submissions are now closed.
For late-breaking abstracts, please contact the conference organizer at ehrs2018@tcd.ie .




Registration is still open! 

The registration fee includes:
– Attendance at the Early-Stage Researcher Satellite Symposium on Wednesday, 30th May, 14-17 h
– Tour of Trinity (Wed 17.30 h) & Welcome Reception in the Old Library (Wed 18.00 h)
– Attendance at all scientific sessions from Thurs-Sat (31st May to 2nd June)
– Coffee/tea breaks and lunches, Thurs, Fri & Sat
– Tour to Glendalough and dinner at the Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire (Fri afternoon)
– Access to Sports Centre
– Free WiFi at conference venue
– Gala dinner in the Guinness Storehouse (Sat 20.00 h)


The following options are available for registration:

€600 Academic Delegate
€450 Student*/Retired
€350 Accompanying Person
€700 Delegate from Industry

*Please send proof of student status to ehrs2018@tcd.ie to avail of reduced registration fee.


In order to register, please complete the following:

  1. Complete the registration form: Link to Registration Form
  2. Pay your registration fee using Paypal or Credit Card:

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