Abstracts from the 10th C1 Inhibitor Deficiency Workshop

The diary of the 10th C1 Inhibitor Deficiency Workshop by Bruce Zuraw

18 May 2017
19 May 2017

20 May 2017
21 May 2017

Photos by: Tamás Thaler

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 10th C1-INH Deficiency Workshop. This event has a history of many years, as well as its nature and objectives are familiar to many of us. Nevertheless, given the continued interest from first-time attendees, we would like to introduce the Workshop for them in brief, as follows.

This conference focuses on bradykinin-mediated angioedemas, and particularly on the types resulting from C1-inhibitor deficiency. The topics of this four-day long event cover a wide range of subjects. These are, among others, the latest achievements in the diagnostics of the disease. They also include the exploration of its hereditary, pathogenetic, and clinical background; as well as the management and follow up of the patients.

The expected attendance includes academic researchers, medical practitioners, biochemists, pharmacologists, drug developers, health care professionals, patients, and the representatives of their self-help groups, who are interested in this specialty. Scientific abstracts relevant to the subject of the conference are welcome. Accordingly, presentations of the recent progress made in the field of bradykinin-mediated (C1-INH deficiency-based) hereditary and acquired angioedemas, hereditary angioedema with normal C1 inhibitor function, ACE-related, or idiopathic bardykinin-mediated angioedema, etc., are awaited. Based on the abstracts and on the presentations of the invited lecturers, the Scientific Committee will again be responsible for compiling the scientific program of the conference.

The event will take place in Budapest (Hungary), at the distinguished Conference Center located on Margaret Island. These premises are on the shore of the Danube River and as such, are well isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life. It offers a fabulous environment for high quality, professional meetings, and intensive debates. Furthermore, it is an ideal base for willing explorers of the beautiful capital of Hungary. In particular, it is only a couple of minutes both from the culture-laden and from the historic quarters of the city.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Budapest Workshop, to be held between 18 and 21 May 2017.

On behalf of the local organizers:

Henriette Farkas and Lilian Varga