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Program

The 10th World Congress on ITCH

November 17- 19 2019. Sydney, Australia.

Sunday November 17 2019

0800 – 1700 – Registration

0830 – 1000 – Poster Setup in Exhibition Space

0900 – 1200 – IFSI Board Meeting

1200 – 1300 – Board Lunch

1000 – 1200 – Introduction to Itch

A short introduction and overview aimed at students, researchers and clinicians new to the subject of pruritus.

1200 – 1300 – Lunch in precinct

1300 – 1700 – IFSI Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Session:

1300 – 1340 – SIG Sensitive Skin

1340 – 1420 – SIG Scoring Itch for Clinical Trials

1420 – 1500 – SIG Itch Questionnaires

1500 – 1530 – Poster/Exhibition Space and Afternoon Tea

1530 – 1610 – SIG Paraneoplastic Itch

1610 – 1650 – SIG Uremic Pruritus

DISCUSSION

1715 – 2000 – Opening Ceremony

and Welcome Reception

Monday November 18 2019

0800 – 0830 – Morning Session

Hot off the bench: latest news by young investigators

0830 – 1000 – Bernhard Plenary Session

Bernhard Lecture – Elke Weisshaar

Neurobiology of Itch

1000 – 1030 – Morning Tea

1030 – 1200 – Concurrent Session 1

Skin, inflammation and itch

1030 – 1200 – Concurrent Session 2

Clinical Trials that include itch as an outcome measure

1200 – 1245 Lunch and Poster Viewing 1

1245 – 1415 Plenary Session

New antipruritic treatments

1415 – 1430  Afternoon Tea 

1430 – 1600 – Concurrent Session 1

Methods in Itch Research (clinical)

1430 – 1600 – Concurrent Session 2

Methods in Itch Research (experimental)

1600 – 1700 – General Assembly Meeting

1715 – 1745 – IFSI Board Meeting

1845 Gala Dinner and Cruise on Sydney Harbour

Tuesday November 19 2019

0800 – 0830 – Morning Session

Hot off the bench: latest news by young investigators

0835 – 1000 – Karaishi Plenary Session

Kuraishi Lecture – Robert LaMotte

The wide range of clinical presentations of pruritus

1000 – 1030 – Morning Tea

1030 – 1200 – Concurrent Session 1

Patient’s perspectives and patient reported outcomes

1030 – 1200 – Concurrent Session 2

Itch and pain

1200 – 1245 – Lunch and Poster Viewing 2

1245 – 1415 – Concurrent Session 1

Prurigo and other pruritic skin diseases

1245 – 1415 – Concurrent Session 2

New receptors, channels and pathways for itch

1415 – 1430 – Afternoon Tea

1430 – 1545 – Concurrent Session 1

Epidemiology of itch and quality of life

1430 – 1545 – Concurrent Session 2

New imaging techniques and other aspects of pruritus

1545 – 1625 – Plenary Session

Future perspectives

1545 – 1605  Future perspectives in the treatment of itch – Andrea Evers

1605 – 1625  Future perspectives in basic research of itch

1625 – 1700 – Closing Ceremony

1625 – 1640 – Handwerkker Prize Poster Prizes

1640 – 1700 – Closing Remarks by President of the Congress and President of IFSI

1800 – Board Dinner

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