SKIN & ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE
Skin reactions to goods and evils from outside
1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Russia
University of Advanced Medical Education, St. Petersburg, Russia
June 1-6, 2005
Cruising River Ship "Valerian Kuibeshev"
Moscow – St. Petersburg
Vladimir Yarigin and Franco Decaminada
Liudmila Korkina – Tatiana Korkol’kova – Mauro Paradisi
International Scientific Committee
Igor Afanas’ev (Russia)Yury Vladimirov (Russia)
Alexander Potapenko (Russia)
Valerian Kagan (USA)
Paolo Piazza (Italy)
Gerry Melino (Italy)
Maurizio Capogrossi (Italy)
Chiara De Luca (Italy)
Volker Ulrich (Germany)
Hans Nohl (Austria)
Takashi Okamoto (Japan)
Conference Secretariat Russia Irina Deeva – Anna Ivanova Russian State Medical University, Italy Flavia Sinatra Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata, Via Monti di Creta 104, I-00167 Rome, Italy, Tel. +39-06-6646.4458; Fax: +39-06-6646.4496, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Dept. Molecular Biology,
Ostrovityanova St. 1A, Moscow 117513, Russia.Tel/Fax: +7095 434.8740;Tel: +7095 434.8703;e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org_l@mail.ru
Irina Deeva – Anna Ivanova
Russian State Medical University,
Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata, Via Monti di Creta 104, I-00167 Rome, Italy, Tel. +39-06-6646.4458; Fax: +39-06-6646.4496, E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear colleagues and friends,
it is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 1st International Conference “Skin & Environment”, organized by two Russian Medical Universities and the most famous Italian Dermatological Institute. The 6 day long Conference will be held on a river ship cruising from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The Conference facilities on board consist of a main Conference Hall to host 150 participants and smaller outlets for poster session, workshops and exhibition.
The mysteries of skin reactions to sun irradiation, weather conditions, environment contamination, and cosmetology procedures revive old and give us new challenges. This Conference will especially focus on the cellular and molecular processes in the skin exposed to physical, chemical, and biological agents. This might contribute to the alarming increase in the frequency of environment-associated and iatrogenic skin defects. This might also give an impulse to the development of new means feasible for skin protection and treatment. Our best hope is that the Conference will facilitate mutual understanding and fruitful interconnections between basic researchers and medical doctors involved in the dermatology/cosmetology field.
In addition to the scientific program, you are invited to join numerous social events starting from Welcome reception on the ship floating along Moscow-river followed by sightseeing of ancient Russian towns, churches, and monasteries hidden in the immense forests, dancing and midnight entertainment. You will have a unique opportunity to see Byzantine frescoes dating back to the 11th century and entire village made of wood without any metal parts. Our trip will start from the ancient and ever-young Russian capital, will proceed along four rivers, channels, crossing three big lakes, and finishes in the gorgeous old Russian capital. The Farwell party will be arranged as a barbecue on the picturesque river bank.
We do hope that we will enjoy together inspiring and informal discussion, friendly atmosphere, delicate and romantic Russian landscape illuminated by sun light for 24 hours a day (“white nights”), peculiar architecture, warm Russian hospitality, and plenty of traditional food and beverages
Welcome – Benvenuti – Добро пожаловать!
The Organizing Committee
1.Mechanisms of cutaneous cell death and regeneration
2.Free radical-mediated processes in the skin. Endogenous & applied antioxidants
3.UV irradiation and carcinogenesis
4.Photoageing, and anti-age treatment
5.Photo-irradiation (UV, laser, IR, and fluorescence light) as a therapeutic tool
6.Burns: from experimental research to modern clinical protocols
7.Allergic reactions to metals, organic compounds, dust, and pollen
8.Skin and microorganisms
9.Skin reactions to acids and alkalis: from occupational/forensic toxicology to the rejuvenation peeling
10.Electromagnetic fields: hazards and physio-therapy
11.Biophysical methods in the cutaneous physiopathology
12.Cellular technologies in the skin treatment: pro and contra
13.Skin reactions to thermal conditions
Technical ExhibitionAn exhibition will be held on board during the Conference period. The latest pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products for skin protection and treatment, instruments and equipment for clinical/cosmetical management and basic research will be featured. The exhibition will be closely coordinated with the Conference Program to encourage interaction between the participants and exhibitors. Organizations and companies wishing to join the exhibition should contact the Conference Secretariat for detailed information.
June 1-6, 2005
Cruising River Ship "Valerian Kuibeshev", from Moscow– Uglich – Goritzi – Kiji – Mandrogi -St. Petersburg
Dr. Irina Deeva
Russian State Medical University, Dept. Molecular Biology, Ostrovityanova St. 1A, Moscow 117513, Russia.
Tel/Fax: +7095 434.8740; Tel: +7095 434.8703; E-mail: email@example.com;
English, Italian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.
Passport, Visa and Letter of Invitation
Practically all foreigners need to apply for Russian visa. The proper invitations will be provided by the Organizing Committee:
Please fax to the secretariat, Irina Deeva: + 7095 434.8740 THE CLEAR COPY OF THE FIRST PAGE OF THE VALID PASSPORT (including pass number, personal data, expiry date) of each potential attendee including children.
Please note that PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR NOT LESS THAN 6 MONTHS, on the day of crossing the border of Russian Federation.
For additional information about getting your visa, please refer either to website of Embassy of Russian Federation in your country, or to your travel agent.
It should be taken into consideration that such an invitation aims to help potential attendees for obtaining a visa and raising travel funds. It is not a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee to provide any financial support.
The Organizing Committee is not responsible for the insurance of participants against personal injuries, sickness, and theft, or property damage incurred during the Conference and exhibition. Concerned participants should obtain insurance coverage for protection.
Preliminary Program at glance
|Opening session 1||Scientific session 3||Scientific session 4||Scientific session 6||Arrival at St.Petersburg|
|Tea break||Tea break||Tea break||Tea break|
|Scientific session 1||Scientific session 3||Scientific session 4||Scientific session 6||Post-conference tour|
|Scientific session 2||Excursion to Kirillovo-BeloserskyMonastery||ScientificSession 5||Scientific session 7ClosingCeremonyAwardings|
|Tea break||Tea break|
|Excursion to Uglich||Scientific session 5||Farwell party|
|Gala-Dinner||Dinner||Excursion to Kiji|
Call for Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2005
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and those accepted will be published in the Conference Abstract Book. Selected abstracts will be published as full papers in Chronica Dermatologica (or Cosmetics & Medicine). Authors will be notified by May 10, 2005 at the latest. Payment of the Registration & Accommodation fee of the presenting author is required for abstract acceptance.
1.The abstract should be written in English or in Italian, using Microsoft Word for WINDOWS, typed or printed in Times New Roman of font size 11 and single-spaced. For greek letters use font Symbol, font size 11.
2.The title of the abstract should be concise (max one line) in bold and IN CAPITALS, and justified to the left.
3.The name of the presenting author must be mentioned first and underlined. Separate multiple authors with commas and place “and” before the last author. DO NOT include degrees or professional titles. Full postal address of affiliations is unnecessary.
4.The text of abstract (max 18 lines) should be in full justification.
5.Indicate your preference of presentation type. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to rearrange your presentation into any appropriate type.
6.If you choose oral presentation, please indicate the audio & video equipments needed for your presentation.
Abstracts should be sent as attachment to the Conference Secretariat e-mail:
Please, DO NOT FAX your abstract(s).
Participants are kindly requested to register in advance. Since the number of participants is limited by the capacity of a river ship (up to 300 people), the registration will be done on the basis “first applied – first accepted”.
Group of attendees
Invitation for Visa, Admission to sessions and exhibition, Tea breaks, Conference materials/bag, Gala / Welcome / Farwell dinner, Entertainment
Young participant (under 30 y)
Invitation for Visa, Tea breaks, Conference badge, Gala / Welcome / Farwell dinner, Entertainment
Special program for children is organized
How to register
By fax or e-mail: please fill up and send the enclosed Registration & Accomodation Form to the Conference Secretariat: Dr. Irina Deeva
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , fax: +7095 4348740, or Flavia Sinatra, e-mail:email@example.com, fax: +39-06-6646.4496.
Accommodation Fee includes accommodation in the river ship cabin (single, double, triple occupancy), all meals (beverages are not included), transportation from the airport to the river port (Moscow) and from the river port to the railway station/airport (St. Petersburg), and excursions. The average accommodation fee is EURO 660 (variable from 630 to 720 depending on the type of the cabin, difference payable at boarding).
Method of Payment
Payment must be accompanied with Registration & Accomodation Form. No reservation will be confirmed until payment is received. Payment in EURO can be made by bank draft payable to:
PROV. IT. CFIC. IDIBank name: BANCA DI ROMA, AG. 18. Account No. 5071/30, IBAN IT 26A0300205037000000507130, “CIN” A (within Italy: CAB 050.37.7 / ABI 3002.3)
It should be clearly stated that the payment is addressed to SEC2005, and the name of the person (s) should be clearly indicated.
For payment assistance please contact: Flavia Sinatra / Giuseppe Aleo, Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata, Via Monti di Creta 104, I-00167 Rome, Italy, Tel. +39-06-6646.4458; Fax: +39-06-6646.4496, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration cancellation deadline is May 15, 2005. The Conference will refund to those pre-registered participants who are unable to attend the meeting. The cancellation letter should be sent by fax or e-mail to Conference Secretariat, dr. Irina Deeva, e-mail: email@example.com, fax: +7095 4348.740, before the date indicated above. Please note that a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
Moscow is connected to many countries by rather well developed network of airlines. The Moscow International airport “Sheremet’evo2” is 30 min away from the river port, from which our cruising ship "Valerian Kuibeshev" will depart at 7:30p.m. on the 1st of June. The foreign participants will be picked up at Sheremet’evo 2 and brought to the port by the Conference buses at 11:00a.m.; 1:00p.m.; 3:00p.m.; and 5:00p.m. The buses of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. will bring the attendees for sightseeing tour of Moscow (minimum 10 persons).
Upon arrival at St. Petersburg, on June 6th, a post-conference tour will be available, including Peterghof gardens, Royal Summer Palace with its amber room in Puškin (90 EURO). Please book through Registration & Accomodation Form.
From St. Petersburg the participants could take a flight to their home destinations from the International airport “Pulkovo” or take a night train St. Petersburg-Moscow, which provides rather comfortable sleeping cars of double occupancy. The cost of train ticket is 65 EURO (breakfast snack, coffee, tea, and mineral water included), tickets available upon request. If the guests wish to extent their Russian trip, the Organizing Committee will be committed to arrange the hotel booking either in St. Petersburg or in Moscow upon request (See the Registration & Accomodation Form).
Climate and dress code
As everything in Russia, the climate is unpredictable. In the beginning of June, you could enjoy rather warm and pleasant weather (about 20-25oC) or be exposed to chilly North wind that, all of a sudden, brings the temperature down to 10oC. Therefore participants are advised to bring along warm waterproof jackets/coats, sweaters, and comfortable walking shoes. The whole atmosphere of the meeting including social events will not request any formal dresses or ties. Since we are planning to visit monasteries it is advisable for ladies to have a long skirt and a foulard to cover their heads.
The local currency is ruble (RUR). The current exchange rate is RUR 27:USD 1 and RUR 36:EURO 1 (March 2005). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at hotels, airports, and exchange counters. Credit cards of the main circuits are currently accepted.
Our ship does not have currency exchange points, so participants are advised to change at the airport upon arrival or in St Petersburg.
220 Volts A.C. – same as in Europe
Moscow - St. Petersburg are 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)