Invitation to

IMmune-related Pathologies: Understanding Leukocyte Signaling and Emerging therapies - IMPULSE 2013

an EFIS-EJI Symposium to be held between 31. August - 3. September 2013 in Matrahaza, Hungary.

Scientific Program

Transport to Matrahaza

Shuttle buses will be organized to transfer people from and to the airport. This is an aproximatelly 100 km drive, one way. The cost of the return ticket is 60 EUR, paid in cash upon arrival to the Hotel.

Students will meet you at the arrival gate upon your arrival with the symbol of the symposium: IMPULSE. They will escort you to the meeting point, where you may relax till the buses depart.
The first bus will leave the airport at 14.30 h, the second bus will leave at 17 h. The buses will drive directly to MATRAHAZA, Hotel OZON.

By bus: from Budapest Népliget central bus station take Budapest-Kékestető express bus till Mátraháza.
Please buy tickets till station named “MÁV Üdülő”, the bus stop is in front of the Hotel.


FINAL DEADLINE for abstract submission and early registration: 15th July

The IMPULSE Conference series is the successor of a highly successful EFIS-sponsored immune signaling conference series (called SASPITIS) held bi-annually for nearly 30 years at various cities in Hungary. The SASPITIS conference was best known for having been the place where the names "ITAM" and "ITIM" were forged, and it was regularly attended by leaders of the field including John Cambier, Fritz Melchers, Michael Reth, Cox Terhorst or Art Weiss.

The first IMPULSE conference was held in 2011 in Visegrad, Hungary in a more condensed format and with closer connections to understanding immune-mediated disease pathogenesis and development of novel therapeutic strategies.

The subject of the 2013 IMPULSE symposium will be
"Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets in inflammation".

The meeting will bring together basic scientists, clinicians and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss the understanding and therapy of inflammatory diseases.

IMPULSE 2013 will focus on the following topics:

  • B cells as therapeutic targets
  • Therapeutic targeting of T cells
  • Ion channels and inflammation
  • Therapeutic targets in inflammation
  • Microvesicles & Inflammation/Disease
  • Development and application of therapeutic antibodies in inflammatory diseases

Participants with academic, clinical and industrial relations are kindly invited to create this melting pot: IMPULSE

Selected papers presented at the meeting will be published in a Special Issue of Immunology Letters, as well as invited reviews.