The planning of the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Histamine Research Society (EHRS) to be held in the ‘Wolfsburg’ in Düsseldorf/Mühlheim an der Ruhr (Germany) was well under way, when we were all met with the challenge of adapting our lives to the new measures set by the Covid‐19 pandemic. There are many challenges we are facing everyday, however, keeping the good spirit of histamine lovers is not one of them. Together with EHRS Council, we would like to express our most sincere welcoming greetings to you for the Online Symposium of the 49th Annual EHRS Meeting.
Within the Symposium, there are two 2 h sessions held on the 1st and 2nd July 2020. We have selected Blackboard Collaborate as a platform to hold the Online Symposium. The link and details on how to join the Symposium are stated within the program of each session. In order to help things run smoothly, the same link will work for both sessions. The sessions will begin at 13:00 CEST1, however you will be able to join the Symposium 30 minutes prior to commencement.
The Symposium will cover a range of interesting topics around the molecular and clinical pharmacology of histamine. All presenters are sincerely welcome, as well as all other participants who are interested in these topics. We invited young members of our Society to share with us their research findings in oral presentations. The Bursary Award Committee will select the best and most enthusiastic young presenter who will receive a Bursary Award towards next years’ 50th Annual EHRS Meeting in Hannover, Germany. We hope everyone will be in high spirits, supporting and encouraging our young members during their presentations whilst also challenging them with questions during the discussion.
We hope this will be a memorable and successful Symposium due to the wonderful science and our drive to keep learning about histamine and not due to the current unprecedented circumstances.
The Organizing Committee
Ilona Obara, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Astrid Sasse, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland