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18th ESPCR meeting: 9-12 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
18th ESPCR meeting: 9-12 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

18th ESPCR meeting: 9-12 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

On behalf of the organizing committee of the ESPCR’2013 we would like to welcome you all. We put together a diverse programme that will touch on the most active areas of research in pigment cells and related diseases. Moreover, the programme includes sessions on the basic biology of pigment cells, as well as on clinical aspects and the cross-talk between Industry and Academia. We also invited distinguished researchers in the field as well as younger scientists that represent the future of the research in this field. The venue is the Medical School located in the historical centre of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, rich in history and traditions. We hope you enjoy what we prepared for you and we look forward to see you in Lisbon.

Miguel Seabra, Graça Raposo and Duarte Barral

ESPCR 2013 keynote speakers will include:

  • Meenhard Herlyn, Philadelphia, USA
  • Michael Marks, Philadelphia, USA

ESPCR2013 Fritz Anders Lecture by:

  • Miguel Godinho Ferreira, Lisbon, PT

ESPCR2013 meeting topics will include:

  • Developmental Biology of Pigment Cells
  • Melanocyte Stem Cells
  • Melanocyte and Melanoma Genomics
  • Molecular Regulation of Pigmentation
  • Melanosome Biogenesis and Transfer
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Eye Pigment Cells and Associated Diseases
  • Industrial-Academics Cross-talk in Pigment Cell Research

Here you can download the latest preliminary program for this ESPCR2013 meeting.

Visit the ESPCR2013 web site for registering your participation.

Important deadline: Early registration at reduced fees and submission of abstracts: 15 June 2013

New: register for hardcopy annual PCMR subscription from ESPCR any time during the year

Saturday, January 8th, 2011
New: register for printed annual PCMR subscription any time during the year!

New: register for printed annual PCMR subscription any time during the year!

New: now, starting in January 2011, it is still possible to register and request for hardcopy annual Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PCMR) subscription through ESPCR any time during the year, extending the previous announced deadline, established on December 31st. The IFPCS has extended this possibility thereby making possible to register, pay and receive printed issues of the PCMR journal throughout the year. Please visit the updated JOIN/RENEW web page and select your new registration/renewal with (+additional 70 Euros, on the top of the standard ESPCR annual membership fee) or without hardcopy subscription to PCMR. Please contact the ESPCR Treasurer  at in case of any doubt, comment or question.

Renewing your 2011 ESPCR Membership before December 31st, 2010

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Renewing your 2011 ESPCR Membership before December 31st, 2010

Renewing your 2011 ESPCR Membership before December 31st, 2010

All ESPCR Members are kindly requested to renew their current ESPCR Membership in 2011 before December 31st, 2010.  Here, you can read a 2011 welcome letter from the ESPCR President. As you know, we would need all current ESPCR members to renew and express their interest on printed copies of PCMR before December 31st, 2010. Prices and conditions are identical to 2010. Therefore in your annual membership fee (105 Euros for regular Members, 70 Euros for Students) it is already included the mandatory subscription to online PCMR contents, through the IFPCS web site. Those interested in purchasing 2011 hardcopy subscriptions of PCMR they will have to add extra 70 euros to their annual membership fees. 

If you have any question or comment, please contact us at:

Thanks for your collaboration and your continuous support to ESPCR,
Best regards

ESPCR President’s letter (welcome address for 2011)

Sunday, September 26th, 2010
ESPCR Presidents letter (welcome address for 2011)

ESPCR President's letter (welcome address for 2011)

2010 ESPCR Membership, new payment format

Friday, December 4th, 2009


The new ESPCR Society, “ESPCR AISBL“, has just established a brand new bank account where we will be processing all your membership payment requests. However, at the moment, unfortunately, we can’t accept payments by credit card. We will try to have this option operative as soon as possible. Therefore, currently, ESPCR AISBL can only accept payments by Bank Wire Transfer or by Cheque.

Payment through BANK WIRE TRANSFER using IBAN and BIC bank account codes is the preferred form of payment. Payment by Bank Wire Transfer is not surcharged. Payment by Cheque is surcharged with 15 Euros.

Deadline for receiving your application for 2010 ESPCR Membership is December 31st, 2009. We have established this early deadline to fulfill our compromises with the Publisher of PCMR, the scientitic journal associated to IFPCS, where ESPCR is part of the Federation. Please proceed to apply for 2010 ESPCR Membership following the provided indications in this web site.

If you have any question, please contact the ESPCR Treasurer by email:

2010 ESPCR membership, registration deadline: December 31st, 2009

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
2010 Welcome Letter from the ESPCR President (Lionel Larue)

2010 Welcome Letter from the ESPCR President (Lionel Larue)

The registration process for 2010 ESPCR Membership is ready. To become an ESPCR Member you have to pay the annual subscription, which presently is 105 EUR for regular members, or 70 EUR for PhD students, including mandatory on-line subscription to PCMR through the IFPCS website. In addition, if you would like to receive the printed version of the PCMR journal you should add 70 euros to these amounts, thus resulting in 175 EUR or 140 EUR, for regular or student members, respectively. DEADLINE for joining/renewing your 2010 ESPCR membership: December 31st, 2009. This early deadline is due to the link we have now with PCMR and the required and associated administrative agreements with the Publisher.
The annual membership fee can be paid by credit card, cheque or bank transfer. Since 2009, we accept payments of ESPCR Membership for up to 3 years in advance (up to 2012). Therefore, if you wish to pay for 3 years in a row and secure your 2010, 2011 and 2012 ESPCR Membership you are entitle to do so now. Simply select the appropriate field in the electronic registration form.
Should you have any question or problem, you might wish to ask the President, the Treasurer, or the Secretary or the ESPCR webmaster for additional help.

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (Call for Papers)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
PCMR September 2009 Call for Papers

PCMR September 2009 Call for Papers

ESPCR 2009 meeting: abstract deadline extended to June 10th

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
ESPCR 2009 meeting

ESPCR 2009 meeting

Dear colleagues, Dear friends,

Upon request from several members of our society, I am happy to inform you that the abstract deadline for the 15th Meeting of the ESPCR, to be held in Münster, Germany, September 20-23, 2009, will be extended to June 10th, 2009.

Until now we have received a very promising number of abstracts indicating that our ESPCR 2009 Meeting will become a stimulating and successful international meeting. By slightly extending the deadline, I hope that this will create more relaxation to all of us for preparation of an abstract. Please note that there
will be also an extra slot for “fresh from the bench abstracts”. These abstracts – although printed the ESPCR 2009 Meeting booklet – however, will be posters only, and they will not be printed in the October 2009 issue of PCMR.

I look forward for your special contribution to the ESPCR 2009 Meeting and to welcome in Münster, Germany, in September 2009!

Best wishes,
Markus Bohm, MD
-Organizer of the ESPCR 2009 Meeting-

Access to PCMR online contents through the IFPCS web site

Sunday, March 8th, 2009


PCMR access through IFPCS web site

PCMR access through IFPCS web site

Members-Only Area of IFPCS WEB SITE

Members-Only Area of IFPCS WEB SITE

Registered IFPCS Members are entitled to access full online contents of the scientific journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PCMR), through the MEMBERS-ONLY area of the IFPCS web site. Exclusive access requires unique (personal) username and password combinations, available for each registered IFPCS member. These parameters can be easily requested to the system, which will send an automatic reminder to the email address associated to the corresponding registered IFPCS Member.

If you are a registered IFPCS Member and fail to access the MEMBERS-ONLY area of the IFPCS web site, please contact the IFPCS webmaster who will fix the problem and inform you what to do.

ESPCR Membership Renewal and Registration for 2009

Monday, February 9th, 2009


The ESPCR Membership Renewal and Registration for 2009 has been initiated. We welcome all ESPCR Members to renew their 2009 Membership and all interested colleagues, not yet members of the ESPCR, to join our Society. Please , proceed to the JOIN-RENEW web page of the ESPCR web site and follow the indications provided therein. You can also read the Welcome Letter prepared by Prof. Mauro Picardo, current President of ESPCR.


Current Membership Annual Fee for 2009 will be the same as for 2008 (70 Euros for Ordinary Members, and 35 Euros for PhD Students). From 2009 onwards, the ESPCR registration will include, mandatory, subscription to PCMR online contents, through the members-area of the IFPCS web site. This year, 2009, exceptionally, the subscription costs will be waived to ESPCR Members and covered by the Society.