1. OCTOBER 7-10, 2020

Conference of the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (HUPHAR)

with international participation – Tissue- and cytoprotection in the focus


Dear invited speakers, participants, sponsors,

The Organizing Committee of the HUPHAR Conference thoroughly evaluated and discussed the
conditions of the meeting in the current situation caused by the COVID-19, and we finally decided
to postpone the event. The current unpredictable circumstances threaten the scientific success and the atmosphere of the event.
According original plans an ISCTICO-HUPHAR-IUPHAR joint conference will be held in late Spring 2021. The exact date will be communicated soon after the decision of HUPHAR council .
The scientific program and already submitted abstracts will be transferred unchanged to the new
date, together with the registration and requested social events. Your registration and submitted
abstracts will be transferred for the new date, unless one wishes to modify them.
In case your participation fee has already been settled, and you are unable or unwilling to attend
the conference at the new date, please send your cancellation email to
[email protected] and your payment will be refunded.

We look forward to seeing you in person in 2021!

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Helyes Zsuzsanna
Chair of the Symposium,
HUPHAR Secretary General

Prof. Dr. Klára Gyires
Co-Chair of the Symposium,
President of the IUPHAR GI Section

Dr. Ferdinandy Péter
HUPHAR President




The 11th International Symposium on Cell/Tissue Injury and Cytoprotection/ Organoprotection (ISCTICO), joint meeting of the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (HUPHAR) and IUPHAR GI Section will be hosted by the University of Pécs, Hungary, between October 7-10, 2020 in the Episcopal Granary Visitor Center in Pécs, Hungary.


The Symposium follows a range of internationally acknowledged and highly successful series held in Heidelberg (1986), Boston (1989), Long Beach (2000, 2006), Yalta (2008), St. Petersburg (2011), Honolulu (2012), Budapest (2014), Krakow (2016), and recently in Kyoto (2018).

The history of ISCTICO originates from Andre Robert’s concept of ‘gastric cytoprotection’, which led to extensive investigations in the area of tissue/cytoprotprotection. The Symposia provided an international forum for discussing the most recent findings on mechanisms, pathogenesis, manifestations and prevention of gastric mucosal lesions.

For the first time in the history of ISCTICO it will be hosted together with the annual conference of the Experimental Section of the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (HUPHAR). Therefore, besides having an insight into the advancements in gastrointestinal mucosal injury and protection, we would like to include further topics on the mechanisms of cardioprotection, ischaemia/reperfusion injury, neuroprotection, with special focus on mediators such as neuropeptides, gas and purine mediators as well. It is our pleasure to welcome scientists in Pécs, the mediterranean capital of Hungary with a splendid historical city center that dates back over 2000 years. We hope that the conference will provide an excellent forum to present novel findings, exchange ideas in form of oral as well as poster presentations. We wish all participants a very pleasant stay, we hope that the exciting scientific as well as social program of the symposium will make your visit unforgettable in Pécs, Hungary.



Prof. Dr. Zsuzsanna Helyes Prof. Dr. Klára Gyires
Chair of the Symposium,
HUPHAR Secretary General
Co-Chair of the Symposium,
President of the IUPHAR GI Section