Skin Diseases – Immune Imaging team plays a major part in International Conference

Skin Diseases

The International Investigative Dermatology Conference was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, this year.

Skin diseases are a global problem. In order to gain a better understanding of skin cancer, eczema and skin infections, it requires international collaboration.

Earlier this month, several members of Centenary’s Immune Imaging laboratory attended the International Investigative Dermatology (IID) meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The IID is the premier international meeting for academic dermatologists and skin biologists around the world and showcases only the most innovative and cutting edge research in dermatological science, in order to tackle skin diseases. This meeting combines the three largest investigative dermatology societies around the world (US, Europe and Japan) and is held only once every 5 years.

Skin Diseases

From left to right; Dr Philip Tong, Professor Wolfgang Weninger and Dr Ben Roediger.

This year there were 2,300 attendees at IID. Our Immune Imaging laboratory submitted 5 abstracts, all of which were accepted for oral presentation, and one of which was selected for a plenary presentation.

It was remarkable that every one of our submitted abstracts got an oral (as opposed to a poster) presentation, as only 10% of abstracts were granted talks and only 3% granted plenary talks.

Our Group Head of Immune Imaging, Professor Wolfgang Weninger, was also an invited speaker at one of the preceding satellite symposiums.

Overall, Centenary’s combined presence at IID allowed us to showcase the team’s excellence in dermatological research and application to treating skin disease, as well as gaining a lot of exposure in an international arena.

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