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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 11th C1-inhibitor Deficiency & Angioedema Workshop, which will take place between 23 and 26 May 2019, in Budapest. This series of conferences organized every other year is devoted to the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific findings related to bradykinin-mediated angioedemas in the first place. It has long been known that in addition to C1-inhibitor deficiency, the background of these angioedematous disorders might also include further – genetic and other – factors. Therefore, the title of the conference has been supplemented with the word ‘Angioedema’, in order to harmonize it with its agenda.

The “For HAE Patients” prize awarding ceremony will take place during the opening session and then, the awardee will deliver the first lecture of the event. Although the Workshop and its agenda focus on the latest scientific findings presented by the participants, we shall enrich the program of this four-day event by inviting a couple of leading experts. The outstanding research, the unique thinking, and the individual problem solving strategies of these professionals are exemplary and may have a stimulatory effect on the research activities of the participants.

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.

The program and the submitted abstracts, including the abstracts of the invited speakers at the Workshop will be published in the Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, to make them available to an even broader range of professionals interested in this subject.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Budapest Workshop, to be held between 23 and 26 May 2019.

On behalf of the local organizers:

Henriette Farkas and Lilian Varga