August 15, 2013
Abstract Submissions: August 15, 2013
National Organizing Committee
Greg Barsh, M.D., Ph.D.
Andrzej Slominski, M.D., Ph.D.
Caroline Le Poole, Ph.D.
Hasan Mukhtar, Ph.D.
Local Organizing Committee
Vijayasaradhi Setaluri, Ph.D.
Mark Albertini, M.D.
Nihal Ahmad, Ph.D.
Murray Brilliant, Ph.D.
B. Jack Longley, M.D.
Vladimir Spiegelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Advances in Melanocyte and Melanoma Biology
Conference Rate Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 8, 2013
Early Registration Rate Deadline: August 15, 2013
The Scientific Program
The meeting will be held Sunday, September 8 through Wednesday, September 11, 2013. This annual international meeting brings together physicians, scientists, and patients and promises to be a scientifically and medically valuable (and fun) event. The underlying theme of this year's conference is "Advances in Melanocyte and Melanoma Biology". A prestigious group of speakers and conference leaders have been assembled for the meeting.
The 18th annual PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research meeting will be held in the Fluno Center in Madison, Wisconsin and hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Dermatology with support of the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded in 1848, and has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. Located near the Wisconsin state capital building, its campus spans 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison was ranked 4th among all higher education institutions in the United States for research and development in 2011. The Fluno Center, which is centrally located on the UW-Madison campus, offers superb views of the surrounding university and city. The Fluno Center combines collaborative classroom technology with the ambiance of a comfortable, relaxed residential setting. The interior captures the simplicity and elegance of the Arts and Crafts era, featuring prairie style furnishings and original lithographs of designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect with strong roots in the Madison area, posthumously recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time." Please feel free to visit the Fluno Centerís website to view the numerous onsite amenities this conference site has to offer. The website also contains a list of attractions in, and around, the Madison area for visitors.
Information on area attractions and events in the Madison area can also be found on the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, Isthmus/The Daily Page, UW Visitor Center, UW Events Calendar and Wisconsin Department of Tourism websites.