International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI)

The International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) is a multidisciplinary international association of clinical practitioners, researchers and scientists dedicated to improve our understanding and treatment of itch.
Our main goal is to create an active society that contributes to the study of Itch.


IFSI announces that bidding is now open for the 2021 World Congress on Itch (WCI).
IFSI members are invited to submit a bid to host the World congress on Itch in 2021.

We expect around 250 participants from all over the world in the areas of clinical or basic science, including medical doctors and other clinical practitioners, neuroscientists and other basic science researchers.
If you are interested in hosting and organizing the meeting together with IFSI, please contact Earl Carstens, IFSI president: or Elke Weisshaar, IFSI vice-president,

The deadline for submission is August 31st 2017.

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