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Platinum Sponsors

Galderma committed to the future of dermatology

Gold Sponsors

Biofrontera - Experts in dermatology

GlaxoSmithKline

Roche

Silver Sponsors

Almirall

Leo

MEDA

msd

Bronze Sponsors

Alliance Boots

LaRoche-Posay

Other Sponsors

Bioderma

Stiefel

Scientific Programme

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CME Accreditation

The XV World Congress on Cancers of the Skin has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 20 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

The code is 91103.

Attendees can claim CME credit through the Royal College of Physicians and then transfer to the own society. Please check with your own national society that the credits are transferable. 

WCCS 2014 Preliminary Scientific Programme Overview


WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER: Skin Cancer Burden & Prevention Day

      Affiliated Meetings 
09.00 - 10.30 Irish Association of Dermatology, Satellite Meeting
  Irish Association of Dermatology
   
  British Society for Dermatological Surgery - WCCS Affiliated Meeting
  British Society for Dermatological Surgery
   
  Lessons on Dermoscopy
  International Dermoscopy Society 
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   

Affiliated Meetings 
11:00 - 13:00 British Society for Dermatological Surgery - WCCS Affiliated Meeting
  British Society for Dermatological Surgery
   

Lessons on Dermoscopy
  International Dermoscopy Society
   
  British Dermatological Nursing Group Skin Cancer Competencies
  British Dermatological Nursing Group
   
  Psychological Aspects of Skin Cancer 
  European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry
   
  Local production of the optimal sunscreen for persons with albinism in Tanzania
  BASF
   
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Exhibition 
   
13:30 - 13:35 Welcome to the World Congress on Cancers of the Skin 2014
  Prof John Hawk
   
Chair: John Hawk (UK), Irene Leigh (UK), Rod Hay (UK)
   
13:35 - 14:00 Global State of Oncology 2014
  Peter Boyle (France)
14:00 - 14:25 Care and research in the informatics age
  Andrew Morris (UK)
14.25 - 14.30 The global picture of skin cancer - An Introduction
  Rod Hay (UK)
14:30 - 14:55 A global picture of skin cancer
  Adele Green (UK)
14:55 - 15:00 Concluding remarks 
  Irene Leigh (UK)
   
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   
Chair: Bill Hanke (US), Ana-Maria Forsea (Romania)
  Dagmar Whitaker (South Africa, Peter Foley (Australia)
15:30 - 15:45 The Skin Cancer Foundation : Leader for the fight against skin cancer 
  Perry Robins (USA) 
15:45 - 16:15 Efficacy of skin cancer prevention campaigns in Australasia and worldwide
  Craig Sinclair (Australia) 
16:15 - 16:30 Epidemiology of Skin Cancer 
  Darrel Rigel (USA)
16:30 - 16:45 Skin cancer prevention in the UK 
  Lesley Rhodes (UK)
16:45 - 16:55 Euromelanoma: The European Skin Cancer Campaign
  Véronique del Marmol (Belgium)
16:55 - 17:05 Skin cancer prevention in Brazil
  Marcus Maia (Brazil)
17:05 - 17:15 Epidemiology of skin cancers in India
  Sandra Albert (India)
17:15 - 17:30 The role of the media in skin cancer prevention campaigns - 
  distortion or promotion? 
  Christian Surber (Switzerland) 
   
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   
Chair:  John Hawk (UK), Chris Baker (Australia), Gilvan Alves (Brazil)
   
18:00 - 18:30 Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from artificial sources
  Harry Moseley (UK)
18:30 - 19:00 The Hierarchy of Strategies for Photoprotection
  Fernando Stengel (Argentina)
   
19:00 - 19:30 Opening Ceremony 
   
19.30 - 21:00 Welcome Reception 

 

THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Day

07:30 - 08:30 Sponsored Symposia 
   
08:30 - 10:00 Parallel Sessions
  Track 1 - Surgical 
  Track 2 - Molecular Science
  Track 3 - Clinical
  Track 4 - Mixed
   
Chair: David Norris (US)
   
10:00 - 10:30 Modelling Squamous cell carcinogenesis in mice
  Dennis Roop (USA)
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   
Chair: Erwin Tschachler (Austria), Tom Kupper (US)
 
11:00 - 11:30 Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses in skin cancer
  Mariet Feltkamp (The Netherlands)
11:30 - 12:00 Notch/CSL Signalling in Skin Field Cancerization and Cancer  
  Paolo Dotto (Switzerland)
   
Chair: Richard Barlow (UK)
 
12:00 - 12:30 Surgical management of difficult skin cancer and high risk patients
  Sarah Arron (USA)
   
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Exhibition
   
12:30 - 13:30 Platinum Sponsored Symposium - Galderma

Gold Sponsored Symposium - Biofrontera Pharma
   
Chair: David Lane (UK)
   
13:30 - 14:00 Interactions between epithelial cells and immune cells in skin cancer
  Fiona Watt (UK)
14:00 - 14:30 Basic signalling mechanisms of BRAF and NRAS
  Richard Marais (UK)
   
14:30 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions 
  Track 1 - Surgical
  Track 2 - Molecular Science
  Track 3 - Clinical
  Track 4 - Mixed
   
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   


Chair: Eugene Healy (UK) & Frank Nestle (UK)
   
16.00 - 16.20 Immunosuppression and skin cancer            
  Ed Geissler (Germany)
16.20 - 16.40 Signalling pathways in skin cancer
  Günter Hofbauer (Switzerland)
16.40 - 17.00 Dendritic cells in the SCC immune microenvironment
  John Carucci (USA)
17.00 - 17.20 T cells in skin cancer
  Rachael Clark (US)
   
 Chair: Irene Leigh (UK)
   
17:30 - 18:00 Hedgehog signalling & targeting therapies for Non melanoma skin
  cancer
  Ervin Epstein (US)
   
18:00 - 19:00 Silver Sponsored Symposium - LEO

 

FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER: Melanoma Skin Cancer Day

07:30 - 08:30 Sponsored Symposia 
   
08:30 - 10:00 Parallel Sessions
  Track 1 - Surgical 
  Track 2 - Molecular Science
  Track 3 - Clinical
  Track 4 - Mixed
   


Chair: Pippa Corrie (UK)
   
10:00 - 10:30 Drug targets in advanced melanoma
  Dirk Schadendork (Germany)
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   
Chair:  Hubert Pehamberger (Austria)
   
11:00 - 11:30 The biological signatures of stem cells, melanocytes and melanoma cells
  Meenhard Herlyn  (USA)
11:30 - 12:00 Photocarcinogenesis
  Thomas Schwarz (Germany)
12:00 - 12:30 TH1 Cytokines Drive Cancers into Senescence
  Martin Röcken (Germany)
   
Chair: Irene Leigh (UK)
   
12:30 - 13:00 Cyclatherapy for p53
  David Lane (US)
   
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break & Exhibition 
   
13:15 - 14:15 Gold Sponsored Symposium - Roche
  Gold Sponsored Symposium - GSK
   
14:30 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions 
  Track 1 - Surgical
  Track 2 - Molecular Science
  Track 3 - Clinical
  Track 4 - Mixed
   
Chair: Alex Anstey (UK)
   
15:30 - 16:00 Emergencies in advanced skin cancer
  Ilora Finlay (UK)
   
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   
Chair: Julia Newton-Bishop (UK), Claus Garbe (Germany)
   
16:30 - 17:00 Development of immunotherapy for melanoma
  Jürgen Becker (Austria)
17:00 - 17:30 Targeted treatment for melanoma - an update
  James Larkin (UK)
18:00 - 19:00 Silver Sponsored Symposium - MEDA Pharma

 

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER: Other Skin Cancers Day 

07:30 - 08:30 Sponsored Symposia 
   
08:30 - 10:00 Parallel Sessions 
  Track 1 - Surgical 
  Track 2 - Molecular Science 
  Track 3 - Clinical 
  Track 4 - Mixed 
   


Chair: Malcolm Greaves (UK)
   
10:00 - 10:30 The challenge of biomarker development for skin cancer
  Carolyn Compton (USA)
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition 
   
Chair: Lasse Braathen (Switzerland), John Hawk (UK), Irene Leigh (UK)
   
11:00 -11:30 Fundamental molecular interactions between lymphocytes and their
  target cells which are relevant to cancer
  Adrian Hayday (UK)
11:30 - 12:00 The immune biology of cutaneous lymphomas
  Antonio Cozzio (Switzerland)
12:00 - 12:30 Interactions between tumour cells and lymphatic endothelium in skin cancer progression
  Michael Detmar (Switzerland)
12:30 - 13:00 What is it we don't know or do: shining light into dark places
  Jonathan Rees (UK)
   
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break & Exhibition 
   
14:00- 16:00 Affiliated Meetings 
  British Society for Dermatopathology mini symposium on selected cancers of the skin 
  British Society for Dermatopathology
   
  Merkel Cell Carcinoma Symposium
 
  TBC
  British Dermatological Nursing Group
   
  Histology Symposium: Melanoma or not? Do the Path.
  Histology Symposium
Supporting organisations
SCF
British Association of Dermatologists
The University of Edinburgh

The Photomedicine Society

British Photodermatology Group European Society for Photodermatology

ILDS

St John's Institute of Dermatology

EADO

British Dermatological Nursing Group

EADV

Cancer Research UK

Edinburgh City