Join our Journal Club

Perhaps you have already heard about our Journal Club. Perhaps you also are or know a junior physician / PhD student who is interested in participating in the journal club. If so, please read on, and pass the information on

Why should I present a paper at the UCARE journal club?

You are fascinated by mast cells and your daily work is related to mast cells or mast cell-driven diseases? You have read an interesting paper and want to discuss the findings with other researchers in the field? You want to improve your presentation skills or you just want to network and get in touch with other groups because you have read about their work and want to share ideas or start a collaboration?

If you can answer just one of the above questions with YES you should contact our Journal Club Team.

How to become a presenter?

Simply write an email including the presenter’s name, the name of their organization, their email address and suggested topic/ paper they would like to:

Niklas Mahnke:  niklas-amadeus.mahnke(at)

You will find a schedule of the upcoming Journal Club sessions at the link below:

Which papers are of potential interest?

Best suited to be presented at the JC are high impact papers (not reviews) that that have been recently published (ideally not older than 12 months). The topics include, of course, Urticaria and Angioedema but also other mast cell-associated diseases and basic research on mast cell biology and their interaction with other cells.

Join us for our next Journal Club:  Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 noon -12:45 pm CEST.

The recording refers to the Level Up session held on November 25th.

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In this episode, paediatric urticaria expert and UCARE driving force, Professor Petra Staubach-Renz reflects on her experience of treating children with chronic urticaria and calls for more research into this important yet understudied group of patients.


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You are cordially invited to our upcoming UCARE LevelUp webinar on the topic: CU Patient Burden of the Disease to be held on November 25th, 2021 at 5:00 pm CET.

The overall aim of this webinar is to define the most stressing points about the complete burden of the disease.

The webinar will look at OPEN questions in Chronic Urticaria and will address the audience with said questions,...

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On November 19th, Dr Isabelle Boccon-Gibod will speak at the Urtic Hour live from France. She is responsible for CREAK, the national reference center for angioedema at Grenoble University Hospital, which is dedicated to all patients with angioedema regardless of its cause. This is a way of caring for patients that is different from what we experience in Canada. It will be very interesting to...

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Does our current understanding of the pathogenesis of CSU provide hope of a cure for this challenging disease? Find out what Dr Riccardo Asero has to say as he joins our host to discuss some of the most fundamental questions in the field of urticariology.


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We are very pleased to cordially invite you to our 1st UCARE LevelUp Fireside Chat taking place on December 1st, 2021, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. CET.

Join us as 4 UCARE physicians meet to discuss on the following exciting topic: "The next generation: What do junior urticariologists expect from the UCARE network, what do seniors expect from juniors?"

The faculty will be:
Luis Felipe Chiaverini Ensina...

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It is a great pleasure to share the first newsletter from GA²LEN UCARE LevelUp Program which is a Physician Education and Communication Program on Urticaria. Our October newsletter includes Hot topics (Covid-19 in this issue), projects of UCAREs, publications from UCARE collaborative studies, highlights from recent scientific meetings, treatment advice as well as upcoming events (UCARE Hiroshima).

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Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the organizing committee wants to issue the following statement:

The UCARE Meeting will continue to be a hybrid event with sessions to take place both on-site in Hiroshima, Japan and online.

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On October 28th the first “All Things Urticaria” Live Webinar took place: In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Marcus Maurer and Prof. Dr. Petra Staubach-Renz, Medthority presented a 30-minute independent session chaired by Marcus Maurer, where the expert panel explored some of the key learnings from “All Things Urticaria”, the UCARE network’s podcast series. The webinar is available on demand via the...

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It is well known that chronic urticaria is more common in women than men, but why is this the case? In this episode, our expert guest, Professor Laurence Bouillet, explores gender-based differences in this disease. 


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