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IFPCS supports the 4EDA-Albinism meeting in Oslo with four registrations

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
IFPCS supports the 4EDA-Albinism meeting in Oslo with four (4) registrations

IFPCS supports the 4EDA-Albinism meeting in Oslo with four (4) registrations

The Board of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS) has approved to support the 4th European Days of Albinism (4EDA) meeting, to be held in Oslo (Norway) on 7-10 March 2018, with four (4) standard registrations for IFPCS members willing to attend this conference. Researchers and clinicians interested to attend this meeting who are current IFPCS members can submit their applications (brief CV and letter of intent are mandatory, abstract is optional) by January 15, 2018, to Lluis Montoliu (montoliu@cnb.csic.es), IFPCS Secretary and co-organizer of the 4EDA meeting, indicating in the subject of the message: application for 4EDA meeting.

WELCOME NOTE to 4EDA

Dear colleagues and friends,
Albinism is a rare genetic condition which primarily affects vision. The visual impairments of people with albinism can be associated with problems with pigmentation. For an adequate multidisciplinary approach to albinism, several professional are required, including dermatologists, ophthalmologists, hematologists, neurologists and geneticists. The same holds true for research in albinism, where geneticists, cellular biologists, molecular biologists, biochemists and neuroscientists have to investigate in a cooperative manner. The European Days of Albinism (EDA) are unique occasions for scientists and medical practitioners in charge of patients with albinism and involved in research on this condition to meet the European patients’ associations. The EDAs include scientific sessions, during which the latest advances in the field are presented and discussed, covering all aspects of the disease, from dermatology, to ophthalmology, genetics, cell biology and therapy. In parallel, the EDAs also hold a Meeting of the European Patients’ Associations. The EDAs traditionally end with a half day plenary session where delegates from the scientists and patients’ association groups share the summary of the topics that were discussed in their corresponding meetings.
After the first three extremely stimulating EDAs; held in Paris 2012, Valencia 2014 and Milan 2016, we are pleased to announce that the 4th EDA will take place at the Hurdal Vision and Activity Center, near Oslo, Norway, on March 8th-10th, 2018. The format has been extended to three days, which will leave two full days for the scientific meeting, thus allowing for more in-depth presentations and discussions of the new findings and developments in this complex field.
Another novelty is that the European patients’ associations have now formalized a Network of associations called Albinism Europe (www.albinism.eu). They rely on a scientific committee of thirteen members to both assist them with medical and scientific issues and to prepare the scientific program of the EDAs.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Norway for the 4th European Days of Albinism!
Lluis Montoliu and Benoît Arveiler, for the Scientific Committee of Albinism Europe

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 29:1 (January 2016 issue)

Friday, December 18th, 2015
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 29:1 (January 2016 issue)

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

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27:4 (July 2014 issue)

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

IFPCS Travel Awards to attend the IPCC-2014 in Singapore

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
IFPCS Travel Awards for attending the IPCC-2014 in Singapore

IFPCS Travel Awards for attending the IPCC-2014 in Singapore

The International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS) is pleased to announce the sponsorship of 20 TRAVEL AWARDS for IFPCS members willing to attend the XXII International Pigment Cell Conference (IPCC), to be held in Singapore, on 4-7 September 2014, organized by Dr. Boon Kee Goh.

Willing candidates must be IFPCS members at the time of submitting their applications for these TRAVEL AWARDS. In order to obtain IFPCS membership you should join any of the four regional pigment cell societies, namely: ASPCR, ESPCR, JSPCR, PASPCR. Upon becoming a member of any of them you will gain immediate IFPCS membership benefits.

Each of these 20 IFPCS Travel Awards will consist of a credit of $1000,oo USD to register at the IPCC-2014, and to be used to defray registration, accommodation and/or gala-dinner costs. The remaining outstanding balance will have to be paid directly by the selected candidate to the IPCC-2014 Organizers. The awarded credit will be paid directly from IFPCS to the IPCC-2014 Organizers on behalf of the selected candidate. There will be no direct payment made from IFPCS to selected candidates or their institutions. The selected candidates will have to organize and cover the corresponding flights to attend the IPCC-2014 meeting from their place of origin.

These 20 IFPCS Travel Awards have been possible thanks to the donation of late Prof. Masako Mizoguchi (JSPCR, 10 travel awards) to the IPCC and the IFPCS funds dedicated to travel awards for IFPCS members (10 travel awards).

IFPCS Travel Award applicants must fulfill the following conditions:

Interested IFPCS members are kindly requested to submit the following documents by April 25.  Applications should be sent to: ipcc2014@mci-group.com. All pplications received will be evaluated by the IFPCS Travel Awards Committee:

  • Mauro Picardo (IFPCS President, Chair)
  • Andrzej Slowinski (PASPCR)
  • Lionel Larue (ESPCR)
  • Takahiro Kunisada (JSPCR)
  • Prasad Kumarasinghe (ASPCR)

Documentation that should be submitted by IFPCS Travel Award Applicants:

  • Brief CV of the candidate
  • PDF copy of the submitted abstract, already registered in the IPCC-2014 abstract system
  • Personal statement indicating why IFPCS should be supporting his/her attendance at the IPCC-2014 meeting in Singapore
  • In addition, for student IFPCS members, a letter of support fromthe corresponding supervisor(s) is required

CRITERIA: IFPCS Travel Award Candidates will be evaluated according to their scientific merit and that of the work presented in the abstract. Applications from both regular and student IFPCS members are welcome. Applications from young members of the laboratories are encouraged, particularly senior PhD students and junior postdocs. Several applications can be presented from the same lab, but additional investigators from the same lab will be considered with lower priority score.

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

IFPCS TRAVEL AWARDS


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