The Skin Challenges 2020 Congress will be a Virtual and in-Person

In response to the critical situation and evolution of the COVID-19, the Organizing Committee of Skin Challenges 2020 decided to postpone the congress.

The Skin Challenges 2020 Congress will be held on November 5-6, 2020.

If you cannot attend in-person or virtual due to the restriction and time zone difference, you can access on-demand videos to this entire event, including synced audio/video and slides, access to the exhibit hall, and a poster session. All posters will be in PDF format.

You can visit them, upload and interact directly with the poster presenter. You can also exchange with speakers via direct or private exchange during the conference. We will keep you informed of any new decision. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information.

All our warm regards,

Prof. Jean Krutmann
President of Skin Ageing & Challenge 2020

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Artificial Intelligence & Future of Skin Science

The scientific committee is pleased to announce during Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020, a session dedicated to Artificial Intelligence & Skincare.

The aim of this session is to present the last advances and innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to Skincare, and to connect all the key actors involved in skin assessment and analysis: 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.

All scientists and industrials are invited to present their last innovations.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any complementary information.

To submit an abstract for the session, please find all modalities here.

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New insights into skin ageing

The scientific committee is pleased to announce that Prof. Christopher Griffiths, from University of Manchester, United Kingdom, will give a talk on the New insights into skin ageing“, during Porto Skin Ageing & Challenges Congress 2020, which will be held in Porto, on November 5-6, 2020.

Prof. Griffiths will highlight following topics during his talk:

– Skin ageing is recognized as a confluence of genetic predisposition and environmental influences such as sunlight, diet etc.

– Photoageing of the skin  – the combination of chronic exposure to sunlight and intrinsic ageing – manifests as either atrophic or hypertrophic with distinct clinical and histological characteristics.

– Future work on skin ageing will focus much more on lifestyle to enable a prolongation of healthspan and on a personalized approach to management.

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Call for Abstracts & Key dates

The Scientific Committee invites all scientists, academics, and industrials to present their researches in recent innovations, biotechnology products, and devices during the two days of the conference.

Deadline for Oral Presentation Submission: October 5, 2020
Deadline for Poster Presentation Submission: October 12, 2020

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Dialogue between the skin and the microbiota : The immune system is under control

The Scientific Committee of Skin Aging & Challenges is honored to welcome
Prof. Chantal Pichon, from French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, who will present her recent advances on the Dialogue between the skin and the microbiota and the consequences on the Immune System.

Prof. Chantal Pichon has received the Scientific contribution award 2019 during the International Conference of Targeting Microbiota 2019, which took place in Krakow, Poland on Oct 10-11, 2020.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Porto, Portugal

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The relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic aging of human skin

During the Skin Ageing & Challenges  2020 congress which will be held on June 4-5, 2020 in Porto, Portugal,  Prof. Jean Krutmann from Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany will give a presentation entitled “The relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic aging of human skin“.

Skin Ageing & Challenges  2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Porto, Portugal


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Submit your BEST IMAGE for selection and win…

International Microbiota Society (ISM) and the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health (ISANH) have launched a call for selecting YOUR BEST IMAGE.

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. Also, the images related to regeneration and wound healing process will be welcomed. 

Submit a memorable image you’ve taken this past year and be entered into a drawing for free registration at Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020 Meeting, which will be organized in Porto, Portugal, on November 5-6, 2020.

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

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

To submit, please send us your Image + Name and Affiliation to skin(at) 

Skin Aging & Challenges 2020 Team

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