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Next conference: 4-7 July, 2018 at Konventum, Helsingor, Denmark!


Groupsphotograph HPI2016

It was again a very successful conference, with many interesting presentations and discussions. Above is the group photo of the 2016 conference.

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Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the "12th International Workshop on Pathogenesis and Host Response in Helicobacter Infections" at Konventum (LO-skolen) in Helsingør north of Copenhagen, June 29 – July 2, 2016. The Workshop is organised by the European Study Group on Pathogenesis and Immunology in Helicobacter Infections (ESGPIHI), which is affiliated to the European Helicobacter Study Group (EHSG). EHSG was founded in Copenhagen in 1987 and has arranged the annual "EHSG Workshop” in different European countries since 1988. The next annual workshop will be in Magdeburg in September 2016.

ESGPIHI was founded in Copenhagen in 1992 as the European Pathogenesis and Immunology Study Group by scientists working on Helicobacter infections with the main purpose of stimulating the collaboration between scientific groups. One approach to realize this goal is to arrange basic science meetings on pathogenesis and immunology.

Pathophysiology, diagnosis, antimicrobial agents and susceptibility testing are not the main subjects of the meetings although basic mechanisms in these fields are borderlines to the workshop.

The first open meeting of the group was in Helsingør, Denmark in 1994 followed by Galway, Ireland in 1997. Since 1998, the meetings have taken place every second year in Helsingør. The 2016 Helicobacter workshop will be the 12th meeting and will deal with:
  • Motility, adhesion and colonization of Helicobacter species
  • Molecular mechanisms causing inflammation
  • Molecular genetics and virulence factors
  • Genomics and other -mics of Helicobacter species
  • Cellular and humoral immune response and vaccines
  • Carcinogenesis in Helicobacter infections
  • New Helicobacter species and extragastric Helicobacter infections
  • Experimental animal models
  • Metabolism and treatment targets in Helicobacter infectionss

These disciplines are essential for understanding the development of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer and MALT lymphoma, as well as the extragastric manifestations of Helicobacter infections in humans and in experimental animal models.

The workshops are international meetings with special focus on young scientists presenting original unpublished work and the interaction with invited specialists presenting keynote lectures.

We look forward to seeing you in Helsingør in July 2016.

Best regards

Leif Percival Andersen
Dept. of Clinical Microbiology 9301

Sebastian Suerbaum
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology
Hannover Medical School

Thomas Borén
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Umea University,

Freddy Haesebrouck
Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Ghent University - Merelbeke,


Organised by Helicobacter Research Center Oresund (HRCO)
in collaboration with DGHM Task Force "Gastrointestinal Infections"

Participants 2012

Group photo 2012, taken by Ben Appelmelk (download full size version, 10 MB)


Last updated: August 12, 2016