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.
Global Education Day
Thursday, March 19th, 2020, prior to the start of the AAD Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA
Please note: Due to the cancellation of the AAD meeting 2020 the IFSI session at the Global Education Day on March 19th 2020 has to be cancelled, too.
Next WCI Meeting:
See you in Shanghai!
11th World Congress on Itch, Shanghai, China, 2021
Further information will follow soon...