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History of the ESPCR: Before the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) was founded, in Italy in 1985, a series of meetings were organized under the name of "European Workshops on Melanin Pigmentation" (EWMP):

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EWMP
year
Site
Organizer(s)
1st EWMP
1978
Lyon (France)
J.P. Ortonne and J. Thivolet
2nd EWMP
1979
London (UK)
A.S. Breathnach
3rd EWMP
1981
Prague (Czech Rep.)
J. Duchon
4th EWMP
1982
Edinburgh (UK)
J.A.A. Hunter
5th EWMP
1984
Marseille (France)
C. Aubert
6th EWMP
1985
Murcia (Spain)
J.A. Lozano

It was precisely at the Murcia meeting, in 1985, where it was decided the creation of the ESPCR. This was done almost immediately after in Naples (Italy) and the ESPCR was registered officially there on December 11th, 1985, by Professors Giuseppe Prota, Patrick Riley and Natale Cascinelli, the founders of ESPCR. The initial legal text mentioned an end of the legal entity in 2000. The first ESPCR meeting was held in Sorrento (Italy) on October 11-14th, 1987. Recently, on June 23, 2009, the ESPCR society was officially registered in Belgium, as an international not-for-profit association.

Last update: May 26, 2010
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