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8 AM-5 PM – Registration

 

9 AM-12 PM – IFSI board meeting


10 AM-12 PM – Introduction to Itch (overview for students, researchers new to itch)

1 PM-5 PM – IFSI Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


3 PM- 3:30 PM – PM Poster/Exhibition Space and Afternoon Tea


5:15- 8 PM – Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

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8 AM- 9:30 AM – Morning session: Hot off the bench: Latest news by young investigators

 

9:30 AM-10 AM – Bernhard Lecture: Elke Weisshaar

 

10-10:30 AM – Coffee break

 

10:30 AM- 11 AM – Neurobiology of Itch  

 

11:00 AM-12:00 – Concurrent Session 1: Skin inflammation and itch. Speakers TBD

 

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM – Concurrent Session 2: Psoriasis and itch

 

12- 12:45 PM – Lunch and poster viewing

12:45 PM-2:00 PM – Plenary session: New antipruritic treatments. Speakers TBD

 

2:00 PM- 2:30 PM – Coffee Break and poster Discussions

 

2:30 PM- 4 PM – Concurrent Session 1: methods in itch research (clinical) Speakers TBD

 

2:30 PM- 4 PM – Concurrent Session 2: methods in itch research (experimental) Speakers TBD

 

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM – General Assembly Meeting

 

5:15 PM-5:45 PM – IFSI Board Meeting

 

6:45 PM – Gala Dinner & Cruise, Sydney Harbour

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8 AM – 9:30 AM – Morning session: Hot off the bench: Latest news by young investigators. Speakers TBD


9:30 AM-10:00 AM – Kuraishi Lecture: Robert LaMotte


10:00 AM-10:30 AM – Coffee break and poster viewing


10:30 AM-11:00 AM – Atopic dermatitis and itch. Speakers TBD


11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Concurrent Session 1: Patient’s perspectives and patient reported outcomes. Speakers TBD


11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Concurrent Session 2: Itch and Pain. Speakers TBD


12- 12:45 PM – Lunch and poster viewing


12:45 PM-2:15 PM – Concurrent Session 1: Prurigo and other pruritic skin diseases. Speakers TBD


12:45 PM-2:15 PM – Concurrent Session 2: New receptors, channels and pathways for itch. Speakers TBD

2:15 PM- 2:45 PM – Coffee Break and poster Discussions


2:45 PM-3:45 PM – Concurrent Session 1: Epidemiology of itch and quality of life. Speakers TBD


2:45 PM-3:45 PM – Concurrent Session 2: New imaging techniques and other aspects of itch. Speakers TBD


3:50 PM-4:30 PM – Plenary Session: Future perspectives


3:50 PM-4:10 PM – Andrea Evers, Netherlands: Future perspectives in the treatment of itch


4:10 PM-4:30 PM – Martin Steinhoff, Qatar: Future perspectives in basic research of itch


4:30 PM-5 PM – Closing Ceremony
Handwerker Prize; Poster Prizes; Travel Grant winners
Closing remarks: Frank Brennan (Congress President), Earl Carstens (IFSI President)


6:00 PM – IFSI Board Dinner

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WELCOME TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The International Forum for the Study of ITCH (IFSI) will hold its 10th World Congress on Itch in Sydney, Australia. On behalf of the Organising Committee I would like to welcome all delegates. We look forward to delegates participating in and contributing to this Congress on all aspects of the experience, pathogenesis and management of itch from basic to applied sciences.

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IFSI President Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce the 10th World Congress on Itch (WCI), and I strongly urge you to consider attending this important meeting that will be held in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia, 17-19 November 2019.

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