Welcome

Dear colleagues,

DEAR COLLEAGUES,
DUE TO THE CHALLENGING TIMES WITH COVID-19, WE ARE SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT THE “14TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PATHOGENESIS AND HOST RESPONSE IN HELICOBACTER INFECTIONS” IS CANCELLED FOR 2020.
HOWEVER, WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US NEXT YEAR FROM THE 30TH OF JUNE TO THE 3RD OF JULY 2021.

Dear colleagues

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the “14th International Workshop on Pathogenesis and Host Response in Helicobacter Infections” at Konventum (LO-skolen) in Helsingør north of Copenhagen, on July 1-4, 2020. The Workshop is organized by the European Study Group on Pathogenesis and Immunology in Helicobacter Infections, shortened to Helicobacter Pathogenesis and Immunology (HPI), which is affiliated to the European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (EHMSG). Despite the changes in the EHMSG, the HPI-2020 will still focus on the basic mechanisms of the hosts interaction with Helicobacter species but will also include more comparative microbiology in areas where molecular mechanisms have been detected. 

HPI was founded in Copenhagen in 1992 by scientists working on Helicobacter infections with the main purpose of stimulating the collaboration between scientific groups. One approach to realize this goal is to arrange basic science meetings on pathogenesis and immunology. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, antimicrobial agents and susceptibility testing are not the main subjects of the meetings although basic mechanisms underlying these fields are of some relevance to the workshop. The 2020 Helicobacter workshop in Helsingør will focus on:

  • Motility, adhesion and colonization of Helicobacter species
  • Molecular mechanisms causing inflammation
  • Molecular genetics and virulence factors
  • Genomics and other -omics of Helicobacter species
  • Cellular and humoral immune response, inflammation and vaccines
  • Carcinogenesis in Helicobacter infections
  • New Helicobacter species and extragastric Helicobacter infections
  • Experimental animal models
  • Metabolism and treatment targets in Helicobacter infections
  • Helicobacter in microiota

These disciplines are essential for understanding the development of chronic gastritis, peptic ulceration, gastric cancer and MALT lymphoma, as well as the extragastric manifestations of Helicobacter infections in humans and in experimental animal models. 

The workshops are international meetings with a special focus on young scientists presenting original unpublished work and the interaction with invited specialists presenting keynote lectures.

We look forward to seeing you in Helsingør in July 2020!

Best regards

Executive Committee:

Leif Percival Andersen
Dept. of Clinical Microbiology 9301
Rigshospitalet
Denmark

Sebastian Suerbaum
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology
University of Munich
Germany

Thomas Borén
Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Umea University
Sweden

Local Organizing Committee

Ming Chen
Sønderborg Hospital, Denmark

Tove Frandsen
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Karen A. Krogfelt
Statens Serum Institut, Denmark
Roskilde Universitet, Denmark

Sara Linden
Gothenburg University, Sweden

Rie Louise Møller Nordestgaard
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Anne Mari Olausson
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Lene Juel Rasmussen
Copenhagen University, Denmark

Annemieke Smet
Ghent University, Belgium

Malene Roed Spiegelhauer
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Melodi Yusibova
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Scientific Committee
(International advisory board):
Manuel Amieva, USA
John Atherton, UK
Mario D’Elios, Italy
Hilde DeReuse, France
Lars Engstrand, Sweden
Richard Ferrero, Australia
Markus Gerhardt, Germany
Rainer Haas, Germany
Christina Josenhans, Germany
Ichizo Kobayashi, Japan
Hazel Mitchell, Australia
Karen Robinson, UK
Jay Solnick, USA
Dionyssios Sgouras, Greece
Phill Sutton, Australia
Arnoud van Vliet, UK
Jianzhong Zhang, China

European Helicobacter Microbiota Study Group (EHMSG):
L.P. Andersen, Denmark
L.Engstrand, Sweden
A.Gasbarrini, Italy
J.Gisbert, Spain
G.Holdt, UK
E.Kuipers, The Netherlands
J.C.L. Machado, Portugal
P.Malfertheiner, Germany
F.Megraud, France
C.A. O’Morain, Ireland
A.Ristimäki, Finland
T.Rokkas, Greece
A.Smet, Belgium

Secretary:
Marian Jørgensen
Phone + 45 3268 3934
E-mail: helicobacter.helsingor@gmail.com 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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