The University of Lisbon, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lisboa, Portugal will host the 13th Annual Meeting on Skin Challenges 2022 this November

Skin challenges 2022The 13th Annual Meeting on Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022 will take place on November 17-18 at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lisboa, Portugal and Online. This meeting is endorsed by International Society of Microbiota (ISM), and headed by Prof. Jean Krutmann, IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Leibniz, Germany.

Among the topics that will be presented during the meeting:

  • Skin Ageing & Challenges – State of the Art
  • Skin Microbiota – Recent Scientific Advances
  • Skin Regeneration & Wound Healing
  • Extracellular Vesicles & Skin: The Points of View
  • Lifestyle, Diet and Skin Ageing: The Inside Beauty
  • Artificial Intelligence & Skin: Advances & Perspective
  • Skin Challenges 2022 Innovations

Artificial Intelligence & Skin: Advances & Perspective

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022 will introduce a new session on Artificial Intelligence & Skin. The aim of this session is to present the last advances and innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to Skin and skincare, and to connect all the key actors involved in skin assessment, analysis and algorithm: clinician, dermatologist, academic, start-up, industrial, mathematician, computer scientists, and bioinformatician, in order to initiate the discussions on the development and applications of novel AI technologies to skincare.

In this session, a representative from PerfectCorp, USA, will elaborate this topic and underline how artificial intelligence can be incorporated in the dermatology industry.

Oliver Schmidt, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, will also join the session to introduce a new concept of Electronic Skin that Anticipates and Perceives Touch from Different Directions.

More about the speakers and topics


Call for Innovations

The scientific committee invites all academics and industrials to present their recent innovations and research in the Artificial Intelligence field.


About the venue:

The Faculty of Pharmacy – University of Lisbon, Portugal, will welcome the 13th Annual Meeting on Skin Ageing & Challenges. More about the venue.

Extracellular Vesicles & Skin: The Points of View

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022 will dedicate a new session to “Extracellular Vesicles & Skin: The Points of View”. In this session, international experts in the field will present their latest research, and introduce the most recent advances and discoveries incorporating extracellular vesicles and exosomes in skin care.

Professional researchers will present their perspectives on Extracellular Vesicles as theranostic tools for skin diseases, ageing, and injuries:

Extracellular Vesicles: Potential Theranostic Platforms for Skin Diseases and Aging
Sun Hwa Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea  

Extracellular Vesicle Therapy for Skin Injuries 
Piul S. Rabbani, New York University School of Medicine, USA

Further, outlooks on the use of extracellular vesicles for skin will be discussed by specialists:

Exosome Technology: Pearls & Pitfalls for Skin Rejuvenation
Saranya Wyles, Mayo Clinic Department of Dermatology, USA

Extracellular Vesicles in Facial Aesthetics
Jia Xian Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 


Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022
November 17-18, 2022 – Lisbon, Portugal
www.skin-challenges.com

Submit your Best Image for the Contest

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022 invites you to submit your best skin image for a chance to win.

All microscopic and macroscopic images showing the in vivo & ex vivo skin cells and the effects of lifestyle, environment, and microbiota on skin and skin aging, will be accepted. The images related to regeneration and wound healing process will also be welcomed. 

Submit a memorable image you’ve taken this past year and enter the draw to win a free registration for next year’s meeting. Entries must be original and contestants should be registered to the Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022 Congress. Results will be announced during the 15th Annual meeting this November. 

Entries must be original. We also accept all the artwork and drawings.

By submitting your image and caption, you give the ISM and ISANH permission to communicate your image (with proper credit being given).


Image Submission Guidelines

To submit, please send us in one page:

  1. Your name
  2. Your complete affiliation
  3. A picture of you (optional)
  4. Your Skin Image with:
  • The description of the image
  • The context of the study

And send it to skin(at)skin-challenges.com 

 

Skin Ageing & Challenges  2022
November 16-18, 2022 – Lisbon, Portugal
www.skin-challenges.com

Call for Abstracts

 

To all the scientists, academics, and industrials in the skin field, this call is for you.

The Scientific Committee of Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022 are pleased to invite you to present your most recent findings on skin this November – during the 13th Annual Meeting on Skin Ageing & Challenges.

Abstract Submission Deadline:

  • Deadline for Short Oral Submission: October 26, 2022
  • Deadline for Poster Submission: October 31, 2022

More information about the abstract submission process.

Submit your Abstracts for in-person or online participation

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The Scientific Committee of Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022 invites you to present your most recent findings on skin ageing during the 13th International Conference on Skin Ageing & Challenges this November.

Abstract Submission Deadline:

  • Deadline for Short Oral Submission: November 3, 2022
  • Deadline for Poster Submission: November 5, 2022

You can submit your abstract and present either in-person, in Lisbon, or online as both  options are available.

Know more about the registration process.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2022
November 17-18, 2022 – Lisbon, Portugal & Online
www.skin-challenges.com

Best Scientific Contribution of 2021

 

The Scientific Committee rewarded Prof. Paul Matts, from Procter & Gambler (USA), the Best Scientific Contribution of Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021. 

Prof. Matts gave an excellent presentation about Ethnic Skin Ageing. The scientific committee congratulates him for his outstanding scientific achievement. 

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021
November 10-12, 2021 – Interactive Online Congress
www.skin-challenges.com

OneSkin Won the Innovation Award 2021

During the congress, Juliana Lott presented her studies, on behalf of OneSkin (Brazil), entitled “Reduction of the Skin Biological Age and Improvement in Skin Health Markers by a Senotherapeutic Peptide”. After seeing the results of this research, the scientific committee awarded OneSkin for their Innovation.

The work presented at Skin Ageing & Challenges Congress 2021 describes the path to screen and optimize the first senotherapeutic peptide shown to decrease the biological age of human skin samples. The work is a result of the effort of many collaborators from OneSkin, Inc. and the Catholic University of Brazilia, which should all be recognized in the award. 

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021
November 10-12, 2021 – Interactive Online Congress
www.skin-challenges.com

Evonik – Winner of the Innovation Award 2021

Evonik, represented by Jennifer Schild during the 12nd Conference on Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021, was discerned one of the Innovation Awards 2021. Ms. Schild presented “Daylight Defense with Innovative Bioactive Sphingolipid” on behalf of Evonik Operations GmbH, Germany.

Evonik is a sustainable specialties partner to companies who develop and market products for beauty and personal care. Customers leverage our broad portfolio of ingredients, technologies and services to generate superior sustainability and functionality outcomes that can enable and enhance their formulations.

Inspired by the diversity of ceramide structures, Evonik developed the bioactive sphingolipid Hydroxybutyroyl Phytospingosine which could be shown to protect human skin from UV-induced DNA damage leading to an accelerated skin regeneration and re-balanced skin tone after summer stress.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021
November 10-12, 2021 – Interactive Online Congress
www.skin-challenges.com

MitoTag Won the Innovation Award – 2021

MitoTag was discerned one of the Innovation Awards of Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021.

MitoTag is a Portuguese startup that develops targeting systems to deliver antioxidants and other bioactive molecules to mitochondria, our cellular energy sources, to protect them from multiple aggressors, including oxidative stress, in order to delay or reverse skin ageing.

In this particular study, demonstrated by Dr. José Feliciano Silveira Duarte, novel mitochondriotropic antioxidants derived from hydroxycinnamic and hydroxybenzoic acids were developed, their cytotoxicity and protection against oxidative stress-induced cytotoxicity on Normal Human Dermal Fibroblasts (NHDF) was assessed as well as the cytotoxic profile and effects on selected transcripts on the EpiDermFT 3D human skin model.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021
November 10-12, 2021 – Interactive Online Congress
www.skin-challenges.com

Short Oral & Poster Presentations Awards 2021

Winners of the Short Oral Presentation Awards – Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021

 

Keratin-Biphalin Scaffold Accelerate Skin Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice
Marek KonopMedical University of Warsaw, Poland

About the research: Impaired wound healing a special in diabetes is a major medical problem and new therapeutic options are needed.  Keratin-based materials have recently become an exciting solution due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and ability to support cell growth. We showed that keratin-biphalin scaffolds accelerate full-thickness skin wound healing in diabetic mice.

Cream for Skin Barrier Restoration
Eva Moreino, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

About the study: My colleagues at Riga Stradins University have since long ago been interested in preventative medicine, skin aging, and metabolic syndrome. We combined it into a study to find a solution against accelerated skin aging in metabolic syndrome patients and created a cream that would help restore the skin barrier function, which is often compromised in people with metabolic syndrome. We started with simpler ingredients and developed the formula into a combination of powerful natural components that help restore the epidermal barrier. Currently, our product is being tested on patients in a clinical setting, and so far we are getting very good reviews. 


 


Winners of the Poster Presentation Awards – Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021

 

Development of Portable Raman Spectroscopy as a Clinic Tool for Assessing Photodamage in Skin
Ira Mautner, University of Auckland, New Zealand

About the project: The objective of this project is to develop the use of Raman spectroscopy which is a non-invasive, non-destructive and painless technique in vivo to identify biochemical changes that are indicative of chronological aging and to compare them to those of actinic aging. This will be further developed into a set of tools that health care providers can use in their practices to be able to give patients ‘on-the-spot’ information about their current level of actinic damage in comparison to their chronological age, even before that damage has manifested itself clinically. The development of this tool will allow providers to help patients manage and potentially slow down the actinic aging of their skin because it will provide a powerful, patient personalised health message. It will reinforce the need for adequate sun protection habits thereby minimising the risk of skin cancers and associated actinic damage in later life.

 

Lipophilic Yeasts as Etiological Factors of Pityriasis Versicolor and Components of Typical Skin Mycobiome – Case Study
Mariusz Dylalg, University of Wroclaw, Poland

About this research: Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus are the main contributors of the human skin microbiome. These opportunistic pathogenic fungi can be simultaneously present on healthy areas of skin as well within skin lesions typical for pityriasis versicolor. Our study showed that Malassezia sympodialis and Malassezia furfur were isolated from the patient’s hyper- and hypopigmented skin lesions, respectively. At the same time Malassezia restricta was isolated only from healthy skin regions. In the studied clinical case localized topical treatment based on ciclopirox and terbinafine was sufficient and successful, and has allowed maintaining the physiological mycobiome. Our study also showed that the borderline between pathological outgrowth of Malassezia and commensal proliferation is blurred.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2021
November 10-12, 2021 – Interactive Online Congress
www.skin-challenges.com