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.

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In this episode, our host is joined by Dr Moshe Ben-Shoshan, who shares his pioneering approach to treating paediatric patients and draws on his experience to debunk some of the common myths surrounding childhood urticaria.

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Join Drs Martin Metz and Ana Maria Giménez-Arnau as they discuss the latest data on new treatments in development for chronic spontaneous urticaria.

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Martin Metz, MD; Ana Maria...

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We are very pleased to announce that this year’s UCARE Conference will be held on December 9th-11th, 2021 in Hiroshima, Japan.

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Dear members of the UCARE and ACARE networks,

we regret to inform you about the passing of one of our esteemed members:

Professor Marek L. Kowalski (1952-2021),

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In this very special episode, our host meets Cassandra, a patient who has been affected by CSU for many years. Listen now for unmissable insights into the patient experience and to find out more about what you do to better support your own patients in the future. 


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Did you know 12-20% of the population will experience acute urticaria sometime in their lifetime? In this episode, Dr Angèle Soria explains the differences between acute urticaria and other urticarias, how to manage the condition and what to look out for and highlights her most recent publication.


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