Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:4 (July 2015 issue)

June 17th, 2015
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:4 (July 2015)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:4 (July 2015)

13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day

June 13th, 2015
13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day

13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day

People with albinism are visually handicapped and show variable alterations in pigmentation. In our first world, people with albinism can protect their skin from the sun rays, with sun creams, hats and adequate clothes. Unfortunately, in Africa, where usually sunscreens and protective clothes are not universally available, people with albinism suffer from sunburns that often develop into skin tumours and eventually to death, if not treated and removed in time. This is terrible and absolutely unnecessary and could be easily prevented, as it already happens in the first world, where people with albinism can protect their skins from sunlight and can receive support for their visual impairment, which constitutes their most important problem in their everyday’s life.
Furthermore, in some countries in Africa, people with albinism are kidnapped, hunted, killed and cut into pieces, aberrantly and stupidly used in magic rituals associated to a profound ignorance and lack of humane culture, which should be banned, prosecuted, condemned and erradicated.
Today, as the International Albinism Awareness Day, from the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies, we would wholeheartedly appreciate if everyone of you could dedicate at least some minutes to think about the situation and problems affecting people with albinism all over the world. Joining or supporting any of the many campaigns launched today by the associations in support of people with albinism could be a fantastic first step!.
… and many more associations and initiatives in support of people with albinism!
The ESPCR supports a conference on oculocutaneous albinism in sub-saharian Africa, which will be held in Douala, Cameroon, on 24-25 July, promoted by Prof. Robert Aquaron (Honorary member of ESPCR) and Prof. Albert Mouelle (Cameroon), where a number of IFPCS members will be there presenting our research projects and scientific progress aiming to better understand albinism.
Thanks for joining and spreading the word!.

Ashy Dermatosis/Lichen Planus Pigmentosus Forum – Pre-congress Session at World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada, 8th June 2015. Sponsored by the ASPCR

May 10th, 2015
Ashy Dermatosis/Lichen Planus Pigmentosus Forum – Pre-congress Session at World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada, 8th June  2015
Sponsored by the ASPCR
A Precongress Meeting at  the  World Congress of Dermatology will be  held   to  discuss  about  terminology  of  Ashy Dermatosis, lichen planus pigmentosus, erythema dyschromicum  perstans and idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation. This Global Forum is convened  to  come to some consensus in terminology and work  on further  research  to  understand these  conditions better, with a view  to  improving  prevention and treatment. All pigmentary disorders experts interested in the  subject of acquired macular hyperpigmentation of uncertain aetiology(LPP,AD,EDP,IEMP) are welcome to participate. This forum is  supported by the Asian
Date  and Venue:  8th June 2015
Pre Congress Session at the World Congress of Dermatology ,  from 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM, at  the Boardroom, Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, Canada
Prior registration is required – a limited number of seats  are available – please contact the  conveners, regarding  your participation.
Prof Davinder Parsad (parsad@mac.com)  or Prasad Kumarasinghe (prasadkumrasinghe@yahoo.com)
Prasad Kumarasinghe (Australia) and Davinder Parsad (India)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:3 (May 2015 issue)

April 16th, 2015
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:3 (May 2015 issue)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:3 (May 2015 issue)

@ifpcs = the new twitter account for IFPCS

March 18th, 2015
@ifpcs = the new twitter account for the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS)

@ifpcs = the new twitter account for the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS)

We are pleased to inform all IFPCS Members and all people interested in pigment cell research that the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS) has a new twitter account: @ifpcs

Please, follow us, mention us, refer to us in your tweets! Thanks

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:2 (March 2015 issue)

February 22nd, 2015
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:2 (March 2015 issue)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:2 (March 2015 issue)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:1 (January 2015 issue)

January 21st, 2015
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:1 (January 2015 issue)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:1 (January 2015 issue)

7th Annual Meeting of ASPCR: Shanghai, China, 27-30 August 2015

October 26th, 2014
7th Annual Meeting of ASPCR: Shanghai, China, 27-30 August 2015

7th Annual Meeting of ASPCR: Shanghai, China, 27-30 August 2015

7th Annual Meeting of ASPCR: Shanghai, China, 27-30 August 2015

7th Annual Meeting of ASPCR: Shanghai, China, 27-30 August 2015

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27:5 (September 2014 issue)

September 3rd, 2014
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27:5 (September 2014 issue)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27:5 (September 2014 issue)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27:4 (July 2014 issue)

June 17th, 2014
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27:4 (July 2014 issue)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27:4 (July 2014 issue)


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