11TH WORLD CONGRESS ON ITCH (WCI)

 

VIRTUAL, 22.10.2021 - 23.10.2021

PROGRAM

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22
October
Friday
14:00
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
15:00–17:00
Young Investigator Council of IFSI
Leigh Nattkemper, USA
Radomir Reszke, Poland
15:00–15:10
Developing druggable in-vitro models to combat itch in atopic dermatitis
Hendrik Miessner, Ewan St. John Smith, Judith Seidel
15:10–15:20
D1R in the lateral shell of nucleus accumbens encodes the driving force for itch-evoked scratching behavior
Tongyu Liang, Hua Zhou, Yangang Sun
15:20–15:30
Neuroimmune mediators of pruritus in scalp psoriatic itch: an immunofluorescent analysis
Leigh Nattkemper, Zoe Lipman, Giuseppe Ingrasci, Enrique Loayza, Ahmed Hawash, Juan Carlos Garces, Gil Yosipovitch
15:30–15:40
The delta opioid receptor bidirectionally modulates itch
Kelly Smith, Eileen Nguyen, Sarah Ross
15:40–15:50
Cutaneous transcriptomics identifies fibroproliferative and neurovascular gene dysregulation in prurigo nodularis compared to psoriasis
Zachary A. Bordeaux, Nishadh Sutaria, Martin Prince Alphonse, Varsha Parthasarathy, Junwen Deng, Youkyung S. Roh, Justin Choi, Thomas Pritchard, Shawn G. Kwatra
15:50–16:00
Discussion
16:00–16:10
Chronic pruritus represents a major burden in hepatic disorders
Vanessa Karlen, Miriam M. Düll, Marcel Vetter, Peter Dietrich, Jörg P. Kupfer, Markus F. Neurath, Andreas E. Kremer
16:10–16:20
Peripheral signaling pathways of nonhistaminergic itch in humans
Andrea Fiebig, Victoria Leibl, Barbara Namer
16:20–16:30
p-Cresyl sulfate, a gut microbiota-derived metabolite, is associated with itch in psoriasis.
Mariusz Sikora
16:30–16:40
Alloknesis and hyperknesis differentiate chronic pruritus entities
Manuel Pereira, Henning Wiegmann, Lina Renkhold, Bettina Pfleiderer, Claudia Zeidler, Martin Schmelz, Konstantin Agelopoulos, Sonja Ständer
16:40–16:50
Experiencing itch via the rubber hand illusion
Antoinette van Laarhoven, Judy Veldhuijzen, Chris Dijkerman
16:50–17:00
Discussion
17:00–19:05
IFSI Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
2nd Global Day
17:00–17:10
Welcome
Sonja Ständer, Germany
Toshiya Ebata, Japan
 
SIG Itch Terminology, Guidelines and Assessment
17:10–17:25
What are good and weak instruments in itch assessment?
Christian Apfelbacher, Germany
17:25–17:40
ItchyQol – what is new?
Claudia Zeidler, Germany
17:40–17:55
Scratch assessment
Brian Kim, USA
 
SIG Itch in Systemic diseases
17:55–18:10
Pruritus in chronic kidney disease: What is new?
Thomas Mettang, Germany
18:10–18:25
Clinically meaningful itch change in chronic kidney disease associated pruritus
Sonja Ständer, Germany
 
SIG Sensitive Skin
18:25–18:45
Relationship between sensitive skin and environmental factors
Laurent Misery, France
 
SIG Psychological factors in itch
18:45–19:05
Experts’ opinions about psychological assessment, treatments and referral of patients with chronic itch
Andrea M. Evers, Netherland


23
October
Saturday
14:15–14:45
Q&A SPONSORED SESSIONS ← Click to watch the lectures
Elke Weisshaar, President IFSI
Jacek Szepietowski, local organizer
14:15–14:30
Q&A: The lectures sponsored by
Prurigo Nodularis - Decoding A Debilitating Disease
Speaker:
Dr. Shawn Kwatra, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

IL-31, The Critical Cytokine for Neuro-Immune Crosstakl in the Skin
Speaker:
Professor Martin Metz, Deputy head of the Dept. of Dermatology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Nemolizumab - The Investigational Product in Phase 3 for Prurigo Nodularis
Speaker:
Professor Sonja Ständer, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Münster, Germany
14:30–14:40
Q&A: The lecture sponsored by
CLE-400: A Novel Potential Topical Treatment for Chronic Neuropathic itch
Speaker:
Dr. Yael Rosen, Clexio Biosciences, Israel
14:40–14:45
Q&A: The lecture sponsored by
The engineering fabric utilizes the regulatory functions of sweating: Comfiknit
Speaker:
Andrea Chan, PhD, Chief Researcher of Wealthy Step International Limited
15:00–15:05
Welcome and opening
Elke Weisshaar, President IFSI
Jacek Szepietowski, local organizer
15:05–15:15
Bernhard Lecture
What I have learned from three decades of being a student of itch
Alan Fleischer, USA
15:15–15:30
Kuraishi Lecture
Pursuit of itch from an environmental perspective
Hiroyuki Murota, Japan
15:30–15:45
Animal models of itch: descending modulation
Earl Carstens, USA
15:45–16:00
Representation of itch perception in the primary somatosensory cortex
Yan-Gang Sun, China
16:00–16:15
Skin inflammation and itch, update 2021
Xinzhong Dong, USA
16:15–16:30
Opioid receptors and itch, update 2021
Sarah Ross, USA
16:30–16:45
Endogenous pruritogens and potentiators of chronic itch.
Mark Hoon, USA
16:45–17:00
Skin microbiome and itch
Hei Sung Kim, South Korea
17:00–17:15
3D Skin Imaging in Itch
Hong Liang Tey, Singapore
17:15–17:30
S1PR3 plays a key role in S1P-evoked itch
Diana Bautista, USA
17:30–17:45
New treatment for itch, update 2021
Gil Yosipovitch, USA
17:45–18:00
Prurigo update 2021
Sonja Ständer, Germany
18:00–18:30
Discussion
Elke Weisshaar, Germany
Jacek Szepietowski, Poland
18:30–18:45
Future perspectives in experimental itch research
Brian Kim, USA
18:45–19:00
Future perspectives in clinical itch research
Adam Reich, Poland
 
Final remarks
Elke Weisshaar, Jacek Szepietowski