From the mailbag:

Dear Colleague,

it is my pleasure to ask you to submit your abstract and registration to the 2007 World Conference of Stress (www.stress07.com), which will be organized in Budapest, Hungary between August 23 and 26 next year. The Conference will be a sequel of our very successful meeting with more than 800 participants in 1997. The announcement of this Conference made an enthusiastic response of the scientific community. We received more than 400 exciting symposium proposals, and have 2,200 pre-registrations from 85 countries. We will celebrate the centennial birth anniversary of Hans Selye, the founder of the stress concept with 7 plenary lectures and 38 symposia bringing you 160 top speakers from a variety of fields covering stress proteins to psychosocial stress. Please find the full scientific program at http://www.stress07.com/05programme.htm.

Please submit your registration here (http://www.stress07.com/reg.html) and submit your abstract at the special section of the on-line registration form. Abstracts will appear as a special on-line edition of Cell Stress and Chaperones. Each symposium will be extended by two additional oral presentations, which will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

The Congress will feature a special exhibition of paintings and other artworks on stress, specially designed congress bags, Pub Tours with the most famous speakers, and a number of Science is Fun programs to exercise your creativity and relieve your stress. Please do not leave the abstract submission to the last minutes and send it as soon as possible helping us to make a better planned service for you and for the other participants. On behalf of all the organizers, let me thank you for being our partner in this exciting endeavor,

sincerely yours,

Prof. Peter Csermely
chairman of the Organizing Committee
past-president of Cell Stress Society International
www.stress07.com

Even though they’re not offering free alcohol, if you’re going to be in Europe in late summer anyway, it might be worth a visit.