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)charite.de

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O0lv7882xY0KbOxgcsYhBSFoeTqBLamka3dd-lNUptk/edit?usp=sharing

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.

Are you familiar with Angioedema Centers of Reference and Excellence (ACARE)? In this episode, our host is joined by Dr Anete Grumach, to celebrate the recent successes of the ACARE network and discuss the future of this exciting initiative.

Link: www.medthority.com/csu-learning-zone/podcast-series/

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In this episode, our host is joined by Dr Caroline Mann, a urticariologist and sleep expert, who highlights the profound impact of sleep disturbance on quality of life in patients with urticaria and explains what can be done to address this common, but often overlooked aspect of the disease.

Link: https://www.medthority.com/csu-learning-zone/podcast-series/

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On 01 October there will be a live Q&A with the doctors from our UCARE 4U taskforce

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In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Marcus Maurer and Prof. Dr. Petra Staubach-Renz, Medthority presents a 30-minute independent session chaired by Marcus Maurer, where the expert panel will explore some of the key learnings from ‘All Things Urticaria’, the UCARE network’s podcast series. The webniar will be hosted live within Medthority on the 28th October 2021

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Berlin, 21.09.2021 (GA2LEN UCARE Network). Burning, itching, pain - more than one percent of the world’s population suffers from chronic urticaria (hives) and the number is growing. Unfortunately, this disease still receives too little public attention. The GA²LEN UCARE Network, the Urticaria Network (UNEV) and the German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB) have therefore been initiating World...

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Professor Maurer discusses chronic urticaria with Sarah Lepsy who runs multiple groups for patients with urticaria and has a message for patients that are feeling hopeless.

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In this episode, our host is joined by Dr Ivan Chérrez Ojeda, an urticariologist and communication technology enthusiast, to discuss the potential application of telemedicine in the management of patients with chronic urticaria.

Link: https://www.medthority.com/csu-learning-zone/podcast-series/

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Could targeting cytokines produced by autoreactive T cells benefit patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)? Professor Marcus Maurer is joined by Professor Elias Toubi to discuss the role of T cells in CSU.

Link: https://www.medthority.com/csu-learning-zone/podcast-series/

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At EAACI 2021 touchIMMUNOLOGY has joined Professor Marcus Maurer (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany) to discuss the rationale behind avapritinib for advanced systemic mastocytosis and the results of the PATHFINDER study.

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At EAACI 2021 touchIMMUNOLOGY were delighted to talk with Professor Marcus Maurer (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany) to discuss the Phase 1a study of CDX-0159 in patients with chronic inducible urticaria.

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10115 Berlin, Germany

UCARE office
Laura Schwenner

info(at)ga2len-ucare.com