I have the honor and privilege of inviting you to the 7th World Congress on Itch. It will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 21 – 23, 2013. Previous congresses have taken place in Singapore, Toyama, Heidelberg, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Brest.
The World Congress on Itch takes place every other year. It is the regular meeting of the International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI). IFSI was established as a multidisciplinary international association of clinicians, clinical researchers and scientists. We are in clinical practice, academics and industry. Itch, or pruritus, is an all too common and frustrating problem that is a challenge to treat. It impacts the quality of life of sufferers worldwide. We are dedicated to an improved understanding of itch and its treatment. IFSI is a young and growing organization at the forefront of an exciting area: Itch. You are welcome to join.
I look forward to seeing you in Boston in 2013.
With best wishes for a successful workshop,
Ethan A. Lerner, MD, PhD
Ethan A. Lerner
Jacek C. Szepietowski