Skin Challenges 2021 will be Virtual Congress

On behalf of the members of the scientific committee, we are pleased to welcome you to the 11th International Conference on Skin Ageing and Challenges which will be held on November 11-12, 2021, as Virtual Congress.

As always, we are very much looking forward to this first exciting virtual event.

Prof. Jean Krutmann
President of Skin Ageing & Challenge 2021
IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine,
Germany

The role of fatty acid synthase (FASN) in the initial stages of senescence and ageing

During the Skin Challenges 2020, Dr. Midusa Mahenthiran from Barts And The London Smd – Blizard Institute, United Kingdom will present a short oral presentation entitled “The role of fatty acid synthase (FASN) in the initial stages of senescence and ageing“.

Introduction: Senescence plays a major role in pathological processes such as ageing and cancer. It is characterised by a secretory state known as senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), which involves release of factors such as interleukin 1α (IL-1α), IL-1β and IL-6 and small extracellular vesicles (EVs). [1] This study explored the role of fatty acid synthase (FASN) in senescence and its potential as a therapeutic target for ageing.

 

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Virtual Congress
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Wayne Liu

How AI is re-shaping the consumer skin care journey

Mr. Wayne Liu, from Perfect Corp, USA, will join the Skin Challenges 2020 Congress and present a talk entitled “How AI is re-shaping the consumer skin care journey”.

Perfect Corp is realizing a unique vision at the intersection of tech and beauty. The suite of AR beauty apps featuring the award-winning YouCam Makeup and YouCam Perfect merges high-tech virtual and mobile platforms with a passion for makeup and beauty.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Porto, Portugal
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Dr. Thomas Haarmann-Stemmann

Interaction of different UV wavelengths present in natural sunlight

Dr. Thomas Haarmann-Stemmann, from Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany, will present his study on “Interaction of different UV wavelengths present in natural sunlight” during Porto Skin Ageing & Challenges Congress 2020 which will be held in Porto, on November 5-6, 2020.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Porto, Portugal
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Dr. Tamara Schikowsk

Skin aging in Indians living in highly polluted areas

Dr. Tamara Schikowsk, from Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany, will give a presentation entitled “Skin aging in Indians living in highly polluted areas” during  Porto Skin Ageing & Challenges Congress 2020 which will be held in Porto, on November 5-6, 2020.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Porto, Portugal
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Dr. Rainer Simmering

Chances & Challenges when investigating the skin microbiome

Dr. Rainer Simmering from Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany will join the Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020 Congress which will be organized on November 8-9 as virtual congress and will give a presentation entitled “Chances & Challenges when investigating the skin microbiome“.

Summary of the Talk: To understand the skin microbiome uses modern technologies are used and many hypotheses aim to understand the composition of the respective ecosystem. Even though the knowledge of the microbial composition is of great importance, it might not always be properly assessed and the results might get misinterpreted. On top the phylogenetic information might not explain always the functionalities observed in a microbial ecosystem. The talk aims to discuss the changes the knowledge of the skin microbiome will have in the future but also will pinpoint some pitfalls.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Virtual Congress
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The role of AI in skin cancer diagnosis

Dr. Ricardo Vardasca, from the University of Porto, Portugal, will join the Skin Challenges 2020 congress and give a talk entitled “The role of AI in skin cancer diagnosis“.

Summary of the Talk: The usage of different imaging modalities to assist in skin cancer diagnosis is a common daily practice, although the integration and understanding of the whole parameters given by the different images can be a challenging task for physicians, so artificial intelligence (AI) methods can be implemented to assist them in this process.

This talk will be focused on all the distinct imaging modalities used in dermatology for skin cancer diagnosis that has already been coupled with AI classification methods.

Some background, examples of applications and further directions of research will be proposed and disclosed in the topic.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Porto, Portugal
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Dr. Ardeshir Bayat

Novel state of the art topicals & regimens show statistically significant improvement in cutaneous photoaging

During the Skin Challenges 2020 congress, which will be held on November 5-6, 2020 in Porto, Portugal, Dr. Ardeshir Bayat, from the University of Manchester in England, will give a presentation entitled “Novel state of the art topicals & regimens show statistically significant improvement in cutaneous photoaging“.

Dr. Ardeshir Bayat trained as a clinician-scientist BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCS PhD. His research work is focused on the subject of skin repair, rejuvenation and regeneration. His laboratory is based at the University of Manchester in England as well as the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Summary of talk: Novel rotational combination regime with unique topical combinations show statistically significant improvement of facial skin photoaging as demonstrated by in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo double year-long, split-face, evaluator-blinded IRB-approved clinical trials. In addition, clinical efficacy and mechanism of action of novel non-natural, non-proteogenic amino acids in skin anti-aging will be presented.

Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020
November 5-6, 2020 – Porto, Portugal
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Prof. Shigefumi Okamoto

Distinct skin microbiome and skin physiological functions between bedridden older patients and healthy people: A single-center study in Japan

Prof. Shigefumi Okamoto from Kanazawa University Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Health Sciences, Japan will join the Skin Challenges 2020 Virtual Congress and present his research on Distinct skin microbiome and skin physiological functions between bedridden older patients and healthy people: A single-center study in Japan.

With the increase in the older populations, the number of bedridden older patients is becoming a matter of concern. Skin microbiome and skin physiological functions are known to change according to lifestyle and community; however, such changes in case of movement- and cleaning-restricted bedridden older patients have not yet been revealed. To address this issue, we analyzed skin microbiome and skin physiological functions, including pH, hydration, sebum level, and transepidermal water loss (TEWL), of bedridden older patients, compared with those of ambulatory older For this analysis, we enrolled 19 healthy young and 18 ambulatory older individuals from the community and 31 bedridden older patients from a single, long-term care hospital in Japan. The area of interest was set to the sacral (lower back ) skin, where pressure injuries (PIs) and subsequent infection frequently occurs in bedridden older patients. We observed a higher number of gut-related bacteria, fewer commensals, higher skin pH, and lower TEWL on the sacral skin of bedridden older patients than on that of young or ambulatory older individuals. In addition, we observed that 4 of the 31 bedridden older patients developed PIs during the research period; a higher abundance of pathogenic skin bacteria was also observed inside the PI wounds. These findings imply distinct skin microbiome and skin physiological functions in bedridden older patients in comparison with healthy individuals and may suggest the need for more stringent cleaning of the skin of bedridden older patients in light of the closeness of skin and wound microbiome.

Skin Ageing & Challenges  2020
November 5-6, 2020
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