On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to Lübeck, the Queen of the Hanseatic League, to attend the 19th European Meeting on Complement in Human Diseases (EMCHD2024) from September 2-6, 2024. The first day of the scientific program will comprise a Teaching Day designed to provide first insights into the composition and basic functions of the complement system to those new to the field. The Teaching Day will be paralleled by a Satellite Meeting, where experts from academia and industry will discuss different aspects of the anaphylatoxins C3a and C5a as mediators and regulators of complement-driven inflammation. The Satellite Meeting is in line with the core EMCHD 2024 program focusing on recent developments in the complement field to translate basic scientific advancements into novel therapeutic approaches to combat human diseases. 

The scientific program will be complemented by a social program aimed at giving you a taste of Lübeck, the Nordic beauty with impressive red brick historical monuments, alleys and courtyards in its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, I am delighted to invite you to a Hanseatic Gala Dinner in Travemünde, the famous seaside resort of Lübeck located at the Baltic Sea.