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UCARE LevelUp webinars are held approximately every 8 weeks, covering topics such as guideline recommendations and updates, recent insights from publications, results from UCARE projects, a year in review webinar towards the end of 2021 and 2022, advances in the diagnostics of urticaria, the history of urticaria, advances in our understanding of chronic urticaria (CU) comorbidities, the UCARE and ACARE network interaction, the CU patient burden and how to assess it, biomarkers in CU and mast cell biology.

All webinars will be 1-hour programs with 45 minutes of presentations by one or more UCARE physician with 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Find recordings of our past webinars below:

Webinar 1: Solar Urticaria and its Differential Diagnoses

September 22, 2021

The overall aim of this webinar is to improve the management and awareness of solar urticaria and its differential diagnoses by learning about the clinical spectrum of UV-light induced skin diseases – taking into a special account the diagnostic work-up and treatment of solar urticaria and erythropoetic protoporphyria.


Introduction: Marcus Maurer

The Spectrum of UV-Light Induced Diseases: Lea Kiefer

Solar Urticaria and its Differentiation from other Photodermatoses: Lesley Rhodes

An Overview on Diagnosis and Therapy: Karsten Weller

Questions and Answer Session

Webinar 2: Chronic Urticaria Patient Burden of the Disease


Introduction: Ana Giménez-Arnau

The Global Burden of CU for Patients: How is it and how could we reduce it?

Margarida Gonçalo

The Global Burden of CU for Society: How is it and how could we reduce it?

Luis Ensina

The Burden of CU in Pediatric Patients: How is it and how could we reduce it?

Moshe Ben-Shoshan

Questions and Answer Session

November 25, 2021

The overall aim of this webinar is to define the most stressing points about the complete burden of the disease. The webinar will look at OPEN questions in Chronic Urticaria and will address the audience with said questions, stimulating their suggestions.

Webinar 3: Year-End Review 2021 UCARE Meeting

February 2, 2022

The UCARE 2021 Conference is one of the biggest and most important urticaria meetings of 2021, featuring sessions on new insights on the pathogenesis, the differential diagnosis, and the management approach to urticaria as well as on new results from basic scientific projects and epidemiological studies on chronic urticaria. New treatment approaches and the results of clinical studies in chronic urticaria will also play a big part in the conference.

This webinar will give a brief overview of the individual conference sessions. Moreover, speakers shall share their critical look on the topics that were featured during the conference.


Welcome: Désirée Larenas-Linneman

Summary of the Poster Session: Pavel Kolkhir

Summary of the Lectures: Mónica Rodrigues

Summary of the Workshops: Chuda Rujitharanawong

Summary of the Oral Communications: Isabel Ogueta

Questions and Answer Session

Webinar 4: Guideline recommendations and updates on CSU definitions


Welcome & Introduction: Iman Nasr

Diagnosis of CU, How to evaluate disease severity: Margarida Gonçalo

Treatment algorithm and treatment adjustment: What do the recent guidelines say?

Torsten Zuberbier

Treatment options for CSU and CIndU: What’s the best for each? – A brief overview of guidelines

Désirée Larenas-Linneman

Questions and Answer session

June 21, 2022

This webinar will give a brief overview on guideline recommendations and updates on CSU definitions and diagnosis, the different steps of treatments and what the updates are. In addition, how to use the Guideline in regard to CindU will be covered as well.

Webinar 5: How to do a scientific project through UCARE

November 25, 2022

With the GA²LEN Urticaria Centres of Reference and Excellence’s (UCARE’s) reach, spanning across 137 certified centers in 43 Countries, it is the worlds largest urticaria focussed network. This makes UCARE the perfect catalyst for scientific projects. This webinar explains the importance of scientific projects, how to do a scientific project through UCARE and will give valuable insight and key learnings from past project leaders. UCARE LevelUp bring free education to medical professionals.


Welcome: Marcus Maurer

The importance of UCARE projects: Hanna Bonnekoh

The 10-step UCARE project roadmap: Marcus Maurer

Key learnings from completing a UCARE project: Emek Kocatürk

How the UCARE office helps UCARE projects on their way to success: Julia Föll

Questions & Answer Session