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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.


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

Expert Round Table

Marcus Maurer, Lea Kiefer, Lesley Rhodes and Karsten Weller



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

Expert Round Table

Ana Giménez-Arnau, Margarida Gonçalo, Luis Ensina and Moshe Ben-Shoshan

Webinar 2

Chronic Urticaria Patient Burden of the Disease

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.


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



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

All Speakers

Webinar 4

Guideline recommendations and updates on CSU definitions

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.