Welcome to DHM 2016
The 7th Drug Hypersensitivity Meeting (DHM) will take place in Málaga, Spain, from April 21-23, 2016. This biennial event started in Bern in 2004, and was successfully held in Liverpool 2006, Paris 2008, Rome 2010, Munich 2012 and Bern in 2014.
DHM is an interdisciplinary meeting, bringing together researchers and physicians from different disciplines to exchange their most up-to-date data in this continually evolving field and to transfer it to clinical practice. It is the leading event of its kind, attracting up to 400 physicians and researchers from all over the world.
How small (and larger) molecules interact with the immune system and elicit hypersensitivity, toxicity, autoimmunity is still an enigmatic issue. It is not easy to diagnose, as the resulting diseases are often puzzling, and the test procedures are not yet definitively established. The last few years have brought many new insights and dramatically changed our view of hypersensitivity reactions. What was considered unpredictable became, for some drugs, highly predictable. What was bizarre became a well understood disease and protocols on how to diagnose became available. So it is time to meet again and to discuss the latest progress with your colleagues in the beautiful city of Malaga, from 21-23 April 2016!
Maria J Torres
DHM 2016 Chair
EAACI Drug Allergy Interest Group Chairperson
DHM 2016 Chair
EAACI Dermatology Section Board Member