5th INTERNATIONAL UV & SKIN CANCER PREVENTION CONFERENCE 2020

Lamot Conference and Heritage Centre, Mechelen, Belgium

Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th May 2020

On behalf of EUROSKIN and the organising committee, we kindly invite you to participate in the 5th International UV and Skin Cancer Prevention Conference, being held Tuesday 5-Friday 8 May 2020 in the historic city of Mechelen, Belgium. The Lamot Heritage and Conference Centre, a former brewery, will deliver an excellent background for a productive conference.

Together with our partners (German Bundesamt fur Strahlenschutz, European Cancer Leagues, The Danish Cancer Society, The Norwegian Cancer society, The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority and the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland…….) we have developed an attractive programme which brings together outstanding experts from the international scientific and skin cancer prevention community. Through inspiring keynote lectures and invited talks about new developments, discussions and presentations of field work, recommendations for better prevention in the next decades will be developed. It is our aim to foster discussions and summarise our knowledge into shared recommendations, which will help to improve future skin cancer prevention. This is an ambitious aim, but we’re sure that together with your input and help we’ll come to a good and useful result at the end.

The conference will start with a day of workshops dealing with interesting and new topics in the field, followed by 4 thematic sessions that will showcase important scientific advances, and a closing session on the last morning.

EUROSKIN, The European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention, has been dedicated to skin cancer prevention for many decades.

Skin cancer incidence is still increasing in most of the European countries, and worldwide, in the fair skinned population. This is still the result of changes in lifestyle, ongoing use of sunbeds and occupational UV. It is not trivial to predict how climate changes, along with increasing temperature, will change our behaviour in the future and affect our UV-exposure. Therefore, there is still a need to improve primary and secondary prevention of skin cancer by means of behavioral and environmental changes in order to reduce the impact of skin cancer. EUROSKIN, is convinced that only continuous preventive work, based on scientific evidence, will help to reduce number of skin cancer cases in the future.

Therefore, it will be a pleasure for us to welcome you in Mechelen, 5th – 8th May 2020. We thank the organising committee, Fuse staff, participants, workshop and session chairs, keynote and plenary speakers for helping us to build this very exciting conference program. The Organising and Scientific Committee will make a considerable effort to make sure that your participation will be scientifically rewarding and also a pleasurable experience.

Brigitta Boonen
Conference Co-chair
President,
EUROSKIN

Dr. Rüdiger Greinert
Conference Chair
Secretary General,
EUROSKIN

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