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14th International Sun Protection Conference

14th International Sun Protection Conference

Date : 06 - 07 Jun 2017
Location : London, United Kingdom
Category : Cosmetics

Discussions at the 2017 conference: Sun exposure vs protection: Getting the right balance?

For years sun protection and sun avoidance have been the strategies promoted by dermatologists, governments and industry, even though we knew that we all derived certain benefits from the sun. These strategies were based on the vast amount of data on the chronic and acute damage caused by overexposure to the sun, including sunburn, skin cancer and skin ageing.
In recent years we have been made increasingly aware that certain population groups suffer from deficiencies in vitamin D, possibly due to under exposure to the sun. Vitamin D, sometimes referred to as the 'sunshine vitamin', is important in the formation and maintenance of healthy bones and general good health. Other beneficial effects ascribed to sun exposure but not related to Vitamin D include reduction in blood pressure, suppression of autoimmune disease and a feeling of wellbeing. 
The main theme of the conference this year examines 'Sun exposure vs protection: Getting the right balance?' and will discuss sun protection strategies relating to the benefits of unprotected skin exposure and protection against short and long term skin damage by the sun.

Can we create sun protection products that give us exposure to the benefits of the sun while still providing the desired protection from UV damage?

We will continue explorations into the quality of protection, particulary the UVA/UVB balance and IR protection.Additionally, internationally renowned expert speakers will provide an update on sun care technologies, testing and worldwide regulations affecting the development, testing and promotion of sun products particularly longevity claims for sun protection products. 

The Sun Protection Conference will focus on sun protection strategies relating to the benefits of unprotected skin exposure and protection against short and long term skin damage by the sun. For years sun protection and avoidance have been the strategies promoted by dermatologists, governments and industry, even though we know that we all derive certain benefits from the sun. The benefits of sun exposure such as vitamin D synthesis, blood pressure reduction, suppression of autoimmune disease and a feeling of wellbeing have been secondary to protection but are important in the promotion of general good health. But can we create sun protection products that give us exposure to the sun while still providing the desired protection from UV damage?
International expert speakers will be exploring the concepts of products that give us exposure to the benefits sun whilst providing the protection from UV damage, the right balance of protection with UVA/UVB/IR and an update on sun care technologies, worldwide regulations and testing including longevity claims.


Conference session titles:
1) Sun Exposure: The benefits and detriment
2) Sun Protection: Selection of short talks
3) Regulations and international standardisation of sun product testing
4) Sun Protection technologies and techniques


Ticket Price:
Standard rate:
1 standard delegate place = GBP 1,050 (including UK VAT @ 20%)
Early booking discount period is over.
08:15Registration and welcome coffee 
09:10Opening addressDr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK
 Session 1: Sun exposure: The benefits and detrimentChairman: Dr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK
09:20Keynote: The Yin and Yang of sun exposure: achieving a balance for good healthProfessor Robyn Lucas, The Australian National University Canberra, Australia
10:00Can we maintain the benefits of sunlight exposure while retaining full protection from potential damaging deleterious effects?Dr Michael Finnen, RelaxSol Ltd, Edinburgh, UK
10:20TBC (NICE guidelines) 
10:45Networking coffee break 
11:15The need for broad protection in sun care: A focus on high energy visible and infra-red lightDr Amy Goddard, Croda UK
11:35Infra-red: Assessment of hazard and risk to the skinMr Benoit Cadars, Bioderma, France
11:55In-use SPF protection efficacy of daily skin care: A comparative studyDr Joshua Williams, Johnson & Johnson, USA
12:20Keynote: Who are we serving? The desperate need for impeccable public education in sun protection!Professor Paul Matts, Procter & Gamble, UK
12:50Discussion 
13:00Lunch 
 Session 2: The variability and improvements in sun protection measurement techniquesChairman: Dr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK
14:00Interlaboratory variability of in vivo SPFSébastien Miksa, Helioscreen, France
14:25

On the way for the SPF in vitro validation

Dr Marc Passavini, Coty, France
14:55In vivo SPF variability: The importance of erythema assessment in the reliability of SPFDr Caroline Tricaud, L’Oréal, Paris
15:15Networking coffee break 
15:45HDRS - Hybrid Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy
The future of non erythemal in vivo testing of SPF?
Dr Mathias Rohr, Institut Dr. Schrader, Germany
16:05Tolerability and efficacy of sunscreen products under conditions of sweating and physical activityDr Stephan Bielfeldt, proDerm, Germany
16:30Changes to SPF test ISO 24444 – Why and When?Mr John Staton, Dermatest Pty Ltd, Australia
16:50Discussion of current topics 
18:00Drinks reception sponsored by BASF 
19:15End of first day 

Conference Programme - Day Two - 7th June 2017

08:30Registration and welcome coffee 
09:00Opening addressDr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK
 Session 3: Current topics in Regulatory and safety of sunscreensChairman: Dr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK
09:05Are US FDA Safety Requirements for GRAS(E) Status of New UV Filters Unreasonable?Dr Jay Nash, Procter & Gamble USA
09:30Titanium Dioxide - A safe ingredient for cosmeticsDr Frank Pfluecker, Merck, Germany
09:50Nano - A challenge for industry!Mechtild Peterson-Thiery, BASF, Germany
10:10Networking coffee break 
 Session 4: New concepts in sun exposure and protectionDr Marc Pissavini, Coty, France
10:40Enhancing Skin UV Protection using the unique photochemical properties of the Endogenous Natural FolatesSteven Bailey, Department of Pharmacology, University of South Alabama
11:10Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimers, NADPH Oxidase and Peroxynitrite: How are they all interlinked?Dr Ratan K. Chaudhuri, Sytheon Ltd, USA
11:35NAD and sun damageDr John Oblong, Procter & Gamble, USA
12:00New approach to develop optimized sunscreens enabling dermal vitamin d formation with minimal erythema riskDr Bernd Herzog, BASF, Germany
12:25Cutaneous pigmentation effect of blue light. Are UVA and UVB tests enough for sun protection claim?Jessen Curpen, CIPD Mauritius
12:50Lunch 
 Session 5: Sun protection technologies and measures to improve product performanceChairman: Dr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK
13:50Marine mycosporine like amino acids (MAA) – biocompatible sunscreens from natureProfessor Antony Young, Kings College London, UK
14:15Segregation of individual sunscreen constituents related to application procedure and substrate probed by Raman confocal microscopyDr Jürgen Vollhardt, DSM, Switzerland
14:40Anti-infammatory activity of sun care productsDr Ludger Kolbe, Beiersdorf, Germany
15:10The SUN- Our shared primary reference light source for Sunscreen EfficacyMr John Staton, Dermatest PTY Ltd, Australia
15:30Concluding remarks and discussion 
15:45Conference closes 
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