World Histamine Symposium 2018 in Kobe

Hiroyuki Fukui

Department of Molecular Studies for Incurable Diseases, Tokushima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Fujii Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences Rm #306, 3-18-15 Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan

     I hope all of you are fine, and everything is going well with you. I would like to announce World Histamine Symposium 2018 in Kobe, WHS2018 Kobe,held from the 7th (Saturday) to the 9th (Monday) in coming July at Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hall. WHS2018 will be held as a satellite meeting of 18th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, WCP2018 Kyoto, at Kyoto International Conference Center from July 1st to 6th.

     Two international histamine meetings were held in Okayama in 1981, and in Sendai, in 2000, organized by Prof. Kenji Tasaka and Prof. Takehiko Watanabe, respectively. Eighteen years have been passed after the last meeting. WCP2018 Kyoto will be held in this July. Then It is thought a good chance to have the third international histamine meeting in Japan. WHS2018 will also be arranged as the Second Joint Meeting of European and Japanese Histamine Research Societies. Many European Histamine Research Society members will come to Japan for the joint meeting in Kobe.

     Histamine has been elucidated to play an important roles in allergy, secretion of gastric juice, neuronal functions, and immunological functions. Histamine is closely related to diseases, and it is expected to elucidate more important pathological mechanisms of histamine. Then the theme of WHS2018 is, Expanding Histamine Research, and the sub-theme is, Towards novel therapeutics for histamine-related diseases. Hopefully, WHS2018 Kobe will be the base of amplification of histamine research.

     The venue of WHS2018 Kobe is Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hall. The Hall is located south to San-no-miya Station, the center of Kobe. It takes 10 minutes by Port-liner train to reach Shimin-hiroba station from San-no miya station. The venue is 5 minutes walking distance form Shimin-hiroba station. The address of venue is 6-1 Minatojima-Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-8543 Japan.

     Excurtion to Himeji Castle, the most beautiful national treasure castle of Japan is scheduled in the afternoon of July 8, Sunday. The farewell party will be planned in the evening of July 9.

     I sincerely and eagerly hope every participant will enjoy WHS2018 Kobe.



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