PHOTO-IMMUNOLOGY WORKSHOP IN SARDINIA

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  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    PHOTO-IMMUNOLOGY WORKSHOP IN SARDINIA

    8-10 October 1993

    This workshop is embedded in the NATO Summer School on Photobiology

    Guest speakers:

    G. Sting1 (Austria) F. Noonan (USA) P. E. Bergstresser (USA) 8. J. Vermeer (The Netherlands) Th. Dubbelman (The Netherlands)

    Organizing Committee:

    B. J. Vermeer P. R. Bergstresser Th. Dubbelman

    Request more information from:

    Thomas M. A. R. Dubbelman Department o f Medical Biochemistry Rijks Universiteit Wassenaarseweg 72 P.O. Box 9503 2300 RA Leiden The Netherlands

    Phone +31 71-27 60 53 Fax +31 71-27 61 25

    In depth discussions concerning UV-light and immunity wil l take advantage of experts from both scientific areas.

    The following topics will be presented.

    b Immunosuppression, effects of UV light on antigen presenting cells (Langerhans cells and others), effects of UV light on the release of m e d i a t o r s a n d c y t o k i n e s , photoreceptors (including urocanic acid), and the relevance of photo- immunology t o health and disease.

    b The role of photo-immunology in the deve lopment o f sk in cancer (melanoma and non-melanoma) and in infectious diseases (viral and non- viral), immunological observations in extracorporeal photophoresis and photodynamic therapy, use of UV light in treating transplantation reactions.

    b Effects of sunscreens on photo- immunosuppression.