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Dear ESPCR members, dear colleagues interested in Pigment Cells, Pigment Cell Biology, Pigment Chemistry, Pigment Biophysics and Pigment Cell-related genetics, Pigment Cell-related pathology. The 2015 Joining/Renewal Campaign has just been launched. We expect that all of you, already ESPCR members, will renew in 2015 and those that are not yet members of the ESPCR Society will consider joining in 2015. In order to trigger the registration/renewal please visit the JOIN web page. You can also download a welcome letter prepared by our ESPCR President, Prof. Ian Jackson. Looking forward to receiving your membership application & renewal requests!.
NEW DEADLINE: APRIL 25th, 2014
- Brief CV of the candidate
- PDF copy of the submitted abstract, already registered in the IPCC-2014 abstract system
- Personal statement indicating why ESPCR should be supporting his/her attendance at the IPCC-2014 meeting in Singapore.
The European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) is pleased to announce the co-sponsorship of the 2nd European Days of Albinism (2EDA), a conference organized by, ALBA, the Spanish Association in support of people with albinism, together with a scientific committee of researchers and physicians interested in albinism: Benoît Arveiler (Bordeaux, France), Karen Grønskov (Coppenhagen, Denmark), Barbara Käsmann-Kellner (Homburg, Germany), Vittoria Schiaffino (Milan, Italy) and Lluís Montoliu (Madrid, Spain).
At the 2EDA conference researchers, interested in albinism, will gather with patients and their associations, in order to discuss, in parallel, both scientific and social aspects of albinism, exchanging ideas, projects and initiatives, at the European level, with the collaboration of a number of international experts in the field. This 2EDA meeting, organized by ALBA, the Spanish Association in support of people with albinism, follows a previous successful edition, 1EDA, organized by Genespoir, the French Association in support of people with albinism, in Paris in October 2012, also co-sponsored by the ESPCR. The 2EDA meeting is planned over a weekend, 5-6 April 2014, to allow the participation of patients and their families. On the first day (Saturday, 5 April) scientists and members of the associations will meet separately and discuss their own topics and agendas. On the second day (Sunday, 6 April), first half of the morning is devoted to continue the concurrent sessions and, eventually, both scientists and members of the associations will gather together and summarize the topics discussed and the conclusions/recommendations achieved before all delegates. The aim of this conference series is to promote awareness of albinism, to trigger collaborative research projects on albinism, and to facilitate collaborative efforts between the different associations in support of people with albinism existing in Europe and represented at this meeting.
At the 2EDA conference, the invited speakers that have kindly confirmed their attendance, a number of them also members of the IFPCS, include:
- Robert Aquaron (Marseille, France)
- Esteban Dell’Angelica (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
- Benoît Arveiler (Bordeaux, France)
- Murray Brilliant (Marshfield, WI, USA)
- José Carlos García-Borrón (Murcia, Spain)
- Maria van Genderen (Zeist, The Netherlands)
- Karen Grønskov (Coppenhagen, Denmark)
- Michael Hoffmann (Magdeburg, Germany)
- Barbara Käsmann-Kellner (Homburg, Germany)
- Herbert Kirchesch (Pulheim, Germany)
- Valeria Marigo (Modena, Italy)
- Lucia Mauri (Milan, Italy)
- Lluís Montoliu (Madrid, Spain)
- Fanny Morice-Picard (Bordeaux, France)
- Frank Proudlock (Leicester, UK)
- Alexandra Rebsam (Paris, France)
- Vittoria Schiaffino (Milan, Italy)
- Alain Taïeb (Bordeaux, France)
- Pedro de la Villa (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain)
Registration at reduced fees will be possible until 15 February, and thereafter, standard registration fees will apply, until 15 March: registration deadline.
For those of you with interest in any aspect related to albinism, thanks for registering and looking forward to meeting you all in the beautiful city of Valencia!
At the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR), it is our pleasure to launch the first announcement of the 18th ESPCR meeting (ESPCR2013), which will be held in Lisbon (Portugal) on 9-12 September 2013. The ESPCR2013 meeting is organized by Prof. Miguel Seabra (CEDOC, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), Dr. Graça Raposo (Institut Curie, Paris, France) and Dr. Duarte Barral (CEDOC, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal). The ESPCR2013 meeting venue will be at the Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas, historical central Lisbon, Portugal.
The Organizing Committee for the ESPCR2013 meeting includes the following scientists: Christine Baldeshi, Evry (FR); Dorothy C. Bennett, London (UK); Corine Bertolotto, Nice (FR); Anja Bosserhoff, Regensburg (DE); Véronique Delmas, Orsay (FR); Claire Futter, London (UK); Colin Goding, Oxford (UK); Valeria Marigo, Modena (IT); Lluis Montoliu, Madrid (ES); Liz Patton, Edinburgh (UK); Mauro Picardo, Rome (IT).
The main topics of the ESPCR2013 meeting will include:
- cell biology of pigment cells
- pigment cells in the eye and associated diseases
- regulation of the pigmentation at the molecular level
- melanocyte and melanoma stem cells.
Additional information will be published soon at the ESPCR2013 meeting official web page: http://www.espcr.org/ESPCR2013
Any question, comment, suggestion or request of information should be addressed to the ESPCR2013 meeting official email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A meeting flyer with the first announcement of the 18th ESPCR meeting can be downloaded from here.
The First European Days of Albinism will take place in Paris on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2012, organized by Genespoir, the French Association in support of persons with albinism. This conference will gather representatives of European organizations of people with albinism, doctors and physicians specializing in fields related to albinism and scientists conducting research on albinism. For the first time, these three major actors of the European world of albinism will have the opportunity to meet, exchange and discuss potential future collaborations. This conference should allow the development of a European plan of action to help people with albinism. It should lead to:
•Developing programs that explain albinism to the general public
•Building a scientific and medical state of the art of albinism
•Improving clinical and molecular diagnosis
•Supporting therapy development programs
Conference place: “Plateforme maladies rares“, Hôpital Broussais, 96 rue Didot, 75014 Paris.
Organizing commitee: Genespoir, French organization of albinism
Robert Aquaron, Marseille, France
Benoît Arveiler, Bordeaux, France
Glenn Jeffery, London, UK
Barbara Käsmann-Kelner, Homburg, Germany
Lluis Montoliu, Madrid, Spain
Maria-Vittoria Schiaffino, Milan, Italy
Alain Taïeb, Bordeaux, France
Contact address: email@example.com
In addition to the indicated researchers, from the scientific committee, it is confirmed the attendance as invited speakers of Enrico Surace (TIGEM, Naples, Italy) and Brian Brooks (NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA), responsible of the two pioneer experimental therapeutic attempts to potentially treat some types of albinism.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Paris to discuss about albinism!
ESPCR Travel/Registration Awards for student/junior ESPCR Members willing to attend the ESPCR-2012 meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) 11-13 Sep 2012Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
The European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) is most happy to announce the sponsorship of up to eight Travel/Registration Awards for student/junior scientists ESPCR members willing to attend the 17th ESPCR-2012 meeting, to be held in Geneva (Switzerland) on 11-13 September 2012. Deadline for submitting applications for these travel/registration awards is: 15 June 2012. This web page contains all information and instructions regarding the ESPCR Travel/Registration Awards. These ESPCR travel/registration awards will cover registration fee (150 euros, Student fee, paid directly from ESPCR to Meeting Organizer) and up to 225 Euros accommodation costs (reimbursed to the selected applicants upon presenting the corresponding invoice), usually sufficient for 2-nights standard accommodation in Geneva, following suggested hotels provided by the Geneva Tourist Office.
The 17th ESPCR meeting web site has been launched and registration is OPEN to attend the 2012 ESPCR meeting, which will be held in Geneva (Switzerland), on September 11-13, 2012. This meeting will be taking Place from Tuesday 11th September to Thursday 13th September 2012, at the: Centre Médical Universitaire, University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, organized by Dr. Bernhard Wehrle-Haller.
The theme for the 2012 ESPCR meeting is: The Melanocyte and its Environment
Meeting theme: Pigment cells come in different flavors and are located in diverse organs and places. Characterized by the production of melanin, one of the functions of melanocytes is to protect organisms from the harmful irradiation of the sun. As for melanocytes in the skin, which reside in the basal layer of the epidermis or within hair follicles, pigmented cells are always in contact with components of the extracellular matrix and with neighboring cells, such as keratinocytes. To survive and to thrive within their environmental niches, melanocytes are stimulated and instructed by paracrine signals providing tight cross-talk. Even in the case of pathological transformation of melanocytes into nevi and melanoma, these cells are still embedded within and interact with their microenvironment in specific ways.
During this upcoming 2012 ESPCR meeting, we do not only want to discuss critical signaling, morphogenetic and pathological mechanisms within melanocyte, but would also like to understand how the environment influences and modulates the behavior of melanocytes or melanoma cells.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 June 2012
Deadline for registering: 1 August 2012