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12th World Congress on Itch (WCI)
Miami, Florida, USA
November 5-7, 2023
International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI)
Our mission is to advance itch-related research and education and to promote treatment and clinical efforts to help alleviate this debilitating symptom. Our main goal is to create an active society that will contribute to the study of Itch. IFSI also distributes recent information about pruritus research and developments by newsletters to its members, the international medical community and the public at large through various media. IFSI conducts international meetings every second year (World Congress of Itch, WCI) where researchers present the latest findings in the field. The official Journal of the IFSI is the Itch, an open-access journal. IFSI supports the publication of high quality papers in Itch, which is currently offering waivers of publication fees for submitted articles.
What is IFSI?
The International Society for the Study of Itch (IFSI) is a multidisciplinary international association of clinical practitioners, researchers and scientists dedicated to improving our understanding and treatment of pruritus for the benefit of suffering patients worldwide. The Society is a non-profit professional organization (registered in NC, USA). Membership is open to clinicians, researchers, scientists and other health professionals engaged in the research and treatment of itch.
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WCI 2023: Apply now for an IFSI travel grant!
IFSI (International Forum for the Study of Itch) offers young researchers (students, post-docs, MDs from basic science or clinical medicine) younger than 35 years old the opportunity to apply for a travel grant for the 12th World Congress on Itch, November 5-7, 2023, Miami (USA).
It covers 1500 US Dollars for applicants from USA / Canada and 2000 US Dollars for those from other continents /countries. The registration fee is free. Only those who are willing to actively participate in this meeting and present in person can apply for the IFSI travel grant.
How to apply: submit an abstract to WCI 2023 and email this abstract (pdf) with your CV including the application form, together with a copy of the page of your passport showing your name and birth date, to the IFSI president Elke Weisshaar, MD (email@example.com).
The application deadline is June 30, 2023.