Welcome to our Community

The Histiocyte Society, a nonprofit organization, is a group of more than 200 physicians and scientists from around the world committed to improving the lives of patients with histiocytic disorders by conducting clinical and laboratory research into the causes and treatment of this disease.


To advance knowledge about and improve outcomes for patients with histiocytic disorders through clinical and basic research and education.


To be the worldwide leaders in understanding histiocytic disorders and improving outcomes.

HISTORY of the society

An historical international workshop in Philadelphia, initiated by Dr. Giulio D’Angio from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, convened on May 16, 1985, and led to the foundation of the Histiocyte Society. Participants numbered 15 at this inaugural meeting; membership has subsequently grown to approximately 220 scientists, physicians, and nurses. This international society has provided a forum for the exchange of information and a framework for organized activities of fundamental importance.

News & Announcements

July 1, 2014
Dates and Location of 2015 Annual Meeting Announced - The 31st Annual Meeting of the Histiocyte Society will be held from September 28-30, 2015 in Athens, Greece. More information will be posted as it becomes available.  We hope you can join us! 

October 9, 2013
New Resource on LCH in Adults -
New article titled "Management of Adult Patients with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Recommendations from an Expert Panel on Behalf of Euro-Histio-Net" is now posted in Resources. Read the full article here.

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Histiocyte Society

332 North Broadway - Pitman, NJ 08071
Phone: +1 856.589.6606 | Fax: +1 856.589.6614

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