|The European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society (EMDS) has emerged from
the activities of the former European Macrophage Study Group (EMSG), a loose association of
scientists interested in basic and clinical aspects of monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells and
other myleoid cells in man and experimental animal models. The group was constituted in 1992 as a
result of a successful series of annual conferences called THE MACROPHAGE. The annual macrophage
conference originated from meetings in the Upper Rhine area organized by scientists from the
universities and research centres of Strasbourg, Freiburg and Basel, but rapidly grew up to a
On April 28, 1999, the European Macrophage Society (EMS) was founded in Regensburg.
At the end of year 2000, the members of the EMS decided to rename the society as European
Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society (EMDS) in order to better emphasize the two main
streams of research within the Society.