Dear Colleagues, 

On behalf of the J Project Steering Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate at the 3rd Congress of the J Project community to be held at Hilton Budapest, Hungary following the 1st and 2nd congresses in Antalya, Turkey. 

The mission of the J Project educational and clinical research collaboration program is to increase management and care of patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) in Eastern and Central Europe. Invited speakers from all over the world will present cutting edge data and novel discoveries in the field, and will give most advanced concepts on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention including newborn screening in J Project countries and elsewhere. In concert with the Antalya Declaration outlined  in 2014 during the 1st J Project Congress, the program will extensively cover PID education and awareness.


We look forward to welcoming you at another successful J Project Congress in the beautiful, historic city of Budapest.

László Maródi, MD, PhD
Chair, Scientific Organizing Committee
3rd J Project Congress

Important Dates

Early bird registrationNovember 05, 2017
Regular registrationJanuary 31, 2018
Abstract submissionTBA
Abstract confirmationTBA
3rd JProject CongressMarch 8-10, 2018

General Information

The Event

Name: 3rd J Project Congress
Congress dates: 8-10 March, 2018
Location: Budapest, Hungary

Congress venue

Hilton Budapest
Hess András tér 1-3., 1014 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36-1-889-6600
E-mail: info.budapest@hilton.com
Web: www.danubiushotels.com



1. Tadej Avcin, Ljubljana
2. Ewa Bernatowska, Warsaw
3. Kaan Boztug, Vienna
4. Stéphanie Boisson-Dupuis, New York
5. Peter Ciznar, Bratislava
6. Yanick Crow, Paris
7. Henriette Farkas, Budapest
8. Thomas Freiburger, Brno
9. Andrew Gennery, Newcastle
10. Mihály Józsi, Budapest
11. Isabelle Meyts, Leuven
12. László Maródi, Budapest
13. Elissaveta Naumova, Sofia
14. Anne Puel, Paris
15. Ismail Reisli, Konya
16. Nima Rezaei, Tehran
17. Charlotte-Cunningham Rundles, New York
18. Anna Sediva, Prague
19. Kathleen Sullivan, Philadelphia
20. Stuart Tangye, Sidney
21. Irina Tuzankina, Ekaterinburg
22. Lilian Varga, Budapest
23. Gábor Veres, Budapest
24. Alla Volokha, Kiev
25. Shen-Ying Zhang, New York

Selected Topics

1. T and B cell deficiencies
2. Primary neutropenia
3. Immune regulation defects
4. Autoinflammatory disorders
5. Complement deficiencies
6. Innate immune deficiencies
7. Transcriptional factor deficiencies
8. Immune replacement therapy
9. Immune reconstitution therapy
10. Newborn screening

Congress President

Prof. László Maródi
Faculty of Medicine
Semmelweis University 
E-mail: marodi.laszlo@med.semmelweis-univ.hu


Citizens of EU- and EEA-member states may travel to Hungary without a visa. Family members of citizens of EEA Member States may also travel to Hungary without a visa if they received a residence card issued for family members of EEA citizens or a residence permit issued by any Schengen Member State. For detailed information in English, please visit www.mfa.gov.hu.


The organizers do not accept any responsibility for injuries/damages or losses sustained by persons or personal belongings during the conference. Participants are strongly advised to carry appropriate travelling and health insurance

Name Badges

All registered delegates and accompanying persons are required to wear a conference name badge when attending sessions and social events.

Official Language

The official language of the Congress is English. No translation will be provided.

Coffee Breaks

Refreshments and coffee will be served during conference breaks.

Certification of Attendance

The Certificate of Attendance will be available at the registration desk on the last day of the Conference.

Scientific programme

Selected topics

1. T and B cell deficiencies
2. Primary neutropenia
3. Immune regulation defects
4. Autoinflammatory disorders

5. Complement deficiencies
6. Innate immune deficiencies
7. Transcriptional factor deficiencies

8. Immune replacement therapy
9. Immune reconstitution therapy
10. Newborn screening

Please visit later for the more information

Poster Information

  • Posters authors are expected to be available for questions during scheduled sessions or intervals.
  • Please follow the instructions below:
    • Each author is responsible for preparing his/her display. Tape will be provided by the secretariat.
    • Poster in Portrait Orientation
    • Recommended poster size is A1 (594 x 841 mm) alternative sizes :Example for Main title, author, affiliation:
      • 597 x 889 mm (Double Demy)
      • 559 x 864 mm (D portrait)
    • Font size and drawings / figures should be large enough to be easily read from a distance of 2 m

Example for Main Title, Author, Affliation

Differential in vitro responses in inflammatory and immune cytokine production elicited by enzyme replacement therapies for Gaucher disease
Martini P.1, Concino M.1, Tzianabos A.1, Onderdonk A.1, Robinson G.1
1Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Cambridge, MA, 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Registration and Accommodation

Registration fees per person ​(prices include 27% VAT)

Early bird
till 05.11.2017
06.11.2017 and
J Project Centre membersEUR 150EUR 200EUR 250
RegularEUR 300EUR 380EUR 450
Young fellow under 35EUR 135EUR 180EUR 230

Registration fees cover the following services: name badge, congress bag, access to all scientific programs of Congress, program and abstract book, lunchs on Friday, Saturday, coffee and soft drink.

Accommodation (Optional services, isn’t part of the package)


Venue of the meeting

Hilton Budapest
(Venue of the Congress)​
Hess András tér 1-3., H-1014 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 889 6600; www.danubiushotels.com/en/our-hotels-budapest/hilton-budapest

The booking is closed yet.
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The above prices are inclusive of buffet breakfast,  WiFi internet access throughout the hotel, unlimited use of the Danubius Premier Fitness Club (swimming pool, sauna, thermal baths, steam bath, whirlpool and fitness room), VAT (currently 18%), City Tax (currently 4%)


King and twin superior room
– with breakfast and all taxes
74 EUR /room/night
King and twin superior double room
– with breakfast and all taxes
80 EUR /room/night

King superior room with Danube river view
– with breakfast and all taxes

84 EUR /room/night
King superior double room with Danube river view
– with breakfast and all taxes
90 EUR /room/night

About Budapest

Budapest and its surroundings

Some fall in love with Budapest at first sight, others will only become devotees after a longer stay, but no-one denies that it is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. The wide stream of the Danube divides the metropolis of some two million inhabitants into two, the hilly Buda and the flat Pest. The panorama over the Danube and the radial avenue of Andrássy út are on the UNESCO world heritage list. Once you have seen them flood-lit, you will appreciate why.

Budapest - History of the City

The story starts on the Buda side when Celts settled on Gellért Hill well before the birth of Christ. This territory was later occupied by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. in their effort to expand the empire's frontiers north to the river Danube. The Roman settlement – Aquincum - grew into a town of 30,000 inhabitants and became the main city of Pannonia province. The Romans constructed paved roads, amphitheatres, bastions and fortified strongholds here, the ruins of which now increase Óbuda district's reputation.

Magyars settling in the territory in the 9th-10th century considered the river Danube the core of their new homeland rather than a natural borderline. The flat areas were populated first, including the large island that once stood where Pest City Centre stands today. The Tatar invasion in the 13th century quickly proved that defence is strategically difficult on a plain. King Béla IV therefore ordered the construction of reinforced stone walls around the towns and set his own royal palace on the top of the protecting hills of Buda.

The town's development was abruptly halted and took a new direction in the 16th century. Formerly rich settlements of Western civilization were gradually turned into vivid oriental "towns" and later abandoned, while the Christian cross was replaced by a new symbol: the crescent of the East. The Turkish occupation lasted for more than 140 years and left only very few marks but much destruction. All the values created by the occupants are linked to water - Turkish thermal baths are the best example. So after the Romans, we "owe a note of thanks" to the Turks for turning our city into a valuable spa resort capitalizing on its rich thermal resources. Some of the pools built in Budapest during the Turkish thraldom are still used today, like Rudas, Király, and another reminder of the Turkish times in Hungary.

The 18th century marked the slow awakening and recovery of the city. On the other hand the 19th century was the age of major changes and witnessed the birth of a completely new city almost from scratch. The hills of Buda and the city walls of Pest no longer provided protection and limited space was a barrier to real development. The core of the shaping metropolis thus moved down from the hill to the plains, making Pest the centre again. 1867 was the year of Reconciliation that brought about the birth of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy which significantly contributed to the blossoming of the country and its capital city.

In 1873 Buda and Pest were officially merged with the third part, Óbuda (Ancient Buda), thus creating the new metropolis of Budapest. The rapidly growing and flourishing city received new public offices, avenues, channels, public lighting, horse carriageways, a subway, green parks and bridges. By the turn of the century it was a genuine rival to Vienna. Dynamic Pest grew into the country's administrative, political, economic, trade and cultural hub.

The destruction of the Second World War could only be compared to the devastation wrought by the Turkish occupiers. After the war and until May 1990, when the first democratically elected government took power, the country was a victim of communist imperialism. The achievements of the political changes and the past decade, like democracy and a market economy, help to efface the dictatorship of the not so distant past.