We are delighted to welcome you to our upcoming annual congress.
ASPCR 2018 will be held in collaboration with the Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists in the beautiful city of Colombo this August.
Dr Prasad Kumarasinghe and his team has put up an excellent scientific programme: Colours of Health & Disease.
Join us for an interactive congress that features not only basic pigment cell biology but its relevance in clinical medicine, tropical medicine and dermatology.
Travel grants will be awarded to 10 members (junior investigators/ resident trainees) on a competitive basis. Submit your abstracts early!
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The International Pigment Cell Conference (IPCC), 2014
The IPCC, 2014 saw the highest participation rate (825 delegates) in the history of IFPCS. We thank Dr Goh Boon Kee & his team in Singapore for making this event a great success!
A truly international delegation comprising expert and key opinion leaders, young dermatologists, researchers, dermatology residents and industry leaders enjoyed a truly international city.
The Shangri-la hotel, Singapore was a fitting venue for a meeting of this caliber. Keynote lectures, poster presentations and social and networking events were enjoyed by all.
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The ASPCR 2013 Conference was held in collaboration with the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research from 17-19 of May in 2013. Associate Prof Prasad Kumarasighe and Dr Pritinder kaur were the Co-Chairpersons of this meeting.
It was a huge success with delegates from 17 countries. Many pigment cell and melanoma experts from Australia and worldover delivered guest lectures. It was the very first time that the ASPCR held a conference in Australia. There were many free papers and posters as well.
We received excellent feedback from the participants. The IFPCS Council meeting was also held during this meeting in Sydney.
The 23rd International Pigment Cell Conference, IPCC-2017, will be held in Denver, CO, USA, on August 26-30, 2017,
organized by Prof. David Norris (PASPCR) and his team of collaborators.
Breakthroughs in Pigment Cell Research:
Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, Immune Modulation, Biologic and Targeted Therapies
For more information please visit http://www.ipcc2017.com/
The meeting will cover a variety of new strategies, innovations and clinical applications.
An outstanding panel of speakers and leaders in the field will be attending.
We hope you will share your work in a dynamic world congress and we look forward to meeting you in the Eternal City.
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For more information please visit http://www.vis2016.org/
16th World Congress on Cancers of the Skins
12th Congress of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology
The “World Congress on Cancers of the Skin” and the “Congress of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology” (EADO) have become major interdisciplinary meetings for clinicians and basic scientists working in the challenging fields of Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.
Both meetings will be held together as a Joint Meeting covering the entire spectrum of cutaneous malignancies.
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For more information please visit www.wccs2016.com
The next ASPCR annual meeting will take place in the vibrant city of Kaohsiung in collaboration with the Taiwanese Dermatological Association. Mark your calendar for what will be an exciting academic and social program. Registration details coming soon.
Venue : Kaohsiung, Taiwan Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City Taiwan 806.
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7th Annual Meeting of the ASPCR, 2015
Thank you for participating in the recent ASPCR meeting in Shanghai, which drew more than 200 participants! The beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Shanghai did not disappoint attendees who enjoyed a strong academic and social program, and cultural and culinary delights.
We had strong support from various dermatological institutions across China and from our members across Asia. A fantastic international line up of speakers provided scientific highlights. CXCL10 pathways in vitiligo and translation into novel targeted treatments, picosecond lasers for the management of hyperpigmentary disorders, fibrobasts involvement in the formation of melanophages, the role of oxidative stress in priming NBUVB response in stabilised vitiligo, current concepts in hair graying, & the role of traditional chinese medicine in the management of vitiligo and melasma were some of the topics discussed and debated.
8th Annual Meeting of the ASPCR, 2016
The ASPCR 2016 Conference was held in collaboration with the Taiwanese Dermatological Association (TDA) from 12 to 13 of November 2016. Prof Eric Lan and his team from TDA organised this wonderful event, with focus on Pigmentary Disorders and Photobiology/ Photomedicine. Participants enjoyed the very warm and sincere hospitality from our Taiwanese colleagues.
The congress was a great success, with delegates coming from over 17 countries. Many pigment cell and melanoma experts from Asia and around the world delivered the guest lectures. Invited speakers included Jean Bolognia, Alain Taieb, Henry Lim, David Fisher, Jin Ho Chung, Yoshiki Tokura & Akimichi Morita. Topics of interest included pigmentary disorders, latest update on the pathophysiology of vitiligo, lessons from xeroderma pigmentosus pertaining to cancer prevention and aging, the role of antioxidants in photoprotection, and the induction of regulatory T cells in phototherapy.
It was a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Congratulations Prof Eric Lan, and many thanks to TDA for this collaboration!
Ashy Dermatosis/Erythema Dyschromicum perstans/Lichen Planus Pigmentosus Global Consensus Forum
Conveners: Associate Prof Prasad Kumarasinghe and Prof Davinder Parsad
The recent meeting held during the American Academy of Dermatologists, in Washington DC on 6th March 2016 was sponsored by Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research.
Ashy dermatosis(AD), lichen planus pigmentosus(LPP) and erythema dyschromicum perstans(EDP) present as acquired small and large macules of hyperpigmentation. They are considered to be the same condition by some and they are considered as different entities by others. Furthermore a similar but smaller macules of acquired hyperpigmentation termed idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation and a further addition, idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation with papillomatosis appear to confuse the readers on acquired large and small macule hyperpigmentation of uncertain aetiology.
Many patients all over the world suffer from this condition/these conditions as there is no effective widely accepted treatment.
This Forum was initially established after the Panel Discussion on the same subject which was held during the International Pigment Cell conference(IPCC) held in Singapore in 2014. The second meeting was held during the World Congress of Dermatology held in 2015 in Vancouver Canada.
Experts from many countries world over participated in the deliberations in Washington DC. An interesting discussion ensued at this meeting . We are getting closer to a consensus on several crucial areas. The minutes will be circulated soon among the members. This forum has also led to planning g of a global prospective multicentre study on the condition. This study is spearheaded by Prof Amit Pandya.
A document will be compiled by the conveners and sent to the members of the global consensus forum with a view to publication.