Program

The 10th World Congress on ITCH

November 17- 19 2019. Sydney, Australia.

Sunday November 17 2019

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 – Poster/Exhibition Space and Afternoon Tea

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

Monday November 18 2019

8 AM- 9:30 AM – Morning session: Hot off the bench:
Latest news by young investigators
Chairs: Andreas Kremer, Germany, Leigh Nattkemper, USA

9:30 AM-10 AM – Bernhard Lecture: Elke Weisshaar
Chair: Earl Carstens

10-10:30 AM – Coffee break

10:30 AM- 11 AM – Neurobiology of Itch
Chairs: Dedee Murell, Australia; Matthias Ringkamp, USA

11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Concurrent Session 1: Skin inflammation and itch
Speakers TBD Chairs: Xinzhong Dong, USA; Roman Rukwied, Germany

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM – Concurrent Session 2: Psoriasis and itch
Speakers TBD Chairs: Jacek Szepietowski, Poland; Toshiya Ebata, Japan

12- 12:45 PM – Lunch and poster viewing

12:45 PM-2:00 PM – Plenary session: New antipruritic treatments
Speakers TBD Chairs: Sonja Ständer, Germany; Gil Yosipovitch, USA

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 Chairs: Alan Fleischer, USA; Christian Schuth, Germany

2:30 PM- 4 PM – Concurrent Session 2: methods in itch research (experimental)
Speakers TBD Chairs: Sarah Ross, USA; Hiroyuki Murota, Japan

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

Tuesday November 19 2019

8 AM – 9:30 AM – Morning session: Hot off the bench: Latest news by young investigators
Speakers TBD Chairs: Frank Brennan, Australia; Hjalte Holm Andersen, Denmark

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

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

10:30 AM-11:00 AM – Atopic dermatitis and itch
Speakers TBD Chairs: Ethan Lerner, USA;
Asit Mital, India

11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Concurrent Session 1: Patient’s perspectives and patient reported outcomes
Speakers TBD Chairs: Christian Apfelbacher, Germany; Andrea Evers, Netherlands

11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Concurrent Session 2: Itch and Pain
Speakers TBD Chairs: Diana Bautista, USA; Martin Schmelz, Germany

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 Chairs: Joanna Wallengren, Sweden, Kenji Takamori, Japan

12:45 PM-2:15 PM – Concurrent Session 2: New receptors, channels and pathways for itch
Speakers TBD Chairs: Ferda Cervikbas, USA; YanGang Sun, China

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 Chairs: Florence Dalgard, Norway; Suphey Chen, USA

2:45 PM-3:45 PM – Concurrent Session 2: New imaging techniques and other aspects of itch
Speakers TBD Chairs: Robert LaMotte, USA; Uli Zeilhofer, Switzerland

3:50 PM-4:30 PM – Plenary Session: Future perspectives
Chairs: Earl Carstens, USA; Elke Weisshaar, Germany

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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