Euroskin 2018

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WELCOME to the 9th EUROSKIN workshop in Brussels, Belgium, 16-17 April, 2018. 


„Use of Biomarkers in Primary and Secondary Prevention of Skin Cancer” in collaboration with the Belgian Cancer Foundation and the European Cancer Leagues.

Following tradition, EUROSKIN will again organize a workshop where international experts from basic sciences, epidemiology and dermatology will share scientific updates and discuss how to integrate new results in skin cancer prevention. This year’s workshop will deal with new knowledge about molecular markers in cells, tissues or body fluids (blood, urine, etc.) which might be indicative for certain risks to suffer from skin cancer.

As usual, in EUROSKIN workshops, results of our discussion will be published as recommendations, intended to help targeting preventive actions and formulating balanced messages in skin cancer prevention. 

We hope you find the agenda of our workshop interesting and we look forward to welcoming you to the charming city of Brussels.

Who can register?

The workshop is open for all scientists interested in skin cancer prevention, photobiology and photo medicine. 

How to register, what it covers

For Registration send an email with your address and institution to Registration will be confirmed after payment to EUROSKIN. Please mark “EUROSKIN Workshop 2018” and your name. 
Registration fee: 200 €

The registration fee covers attendance to the whole workshop, coffee breaks, lunches on Monday and Tuesday, as well as dinner on Monday the 16th of April. 

European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention – Euroskin e.V.
IBAN: DE02 2075 0000 0090 0469 96

Registration is binding and there will be no refunds. 

How to reserve a hotel room

A number of hotel rooms are reserved at Bedford Hotel & Conference Center for the participants, Special block booking rate will last until 1st of March.

Adress: Rue du Midi 135, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 (0)2 507 00 00
F: +32 (0)2 507 00 10

Rate 100 € per night for a single room, breakfast and taxes included.

If you want to reserve your room, please download the booking form and send it to the hotel. 

booking form


a.    Venue
The workshop will take place at Palais des Académies
Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

b.    Language
The official workshop language is English.

c.    Audio visual facilities
Projector and computer for PowerPoint presentation. 

d.    How to reach Brussels

By Air: 

Brussels Airport serves most of Europe and most carriers. A train from the airport departs every 15 minutes to the city’s three main stations. STIB – Bus  12 and 21 run about twice an hour to the Schuman Metro Station (line 1 and line 5) for a max price of EUR 6 (EUR 4 if bought at the vending machine next to the bus stop) and is valid for practically all public transports for up to an hour. De Lijn-bus 272 and 471 run every 30-60 minutes to Brussels' North Station for EUR 3. Taxis will cost you EUR 35 to the center. 

South Charleroi Airport served by a number of budget airlines. A EUR 14 shuttle bus runs from the airport to the Midi/Zuid Station. Journey takes an hour. Purchase tickets online. If going back to the airport, get into the bus queue at the station really early – about an hour before intended departure. Taxis will cost you EUR 90 to the city.

By Train: Brussels has 3 stations, Midi-Zuid, Central, and Nord. All high speed trains serve only Midi/Zuid except for ICE with also serves Nord.

Thalys:  Cologne (2 hours); Paris (1 hour 20 minutes); Amsterdam (2 hours); Intercity – no reservation needed; Connects to Luxemborg (3 hours); Eurostar – to Midi/Zuid; Lille (40 minutes); Ashford (1 hour 40 minutes); London (1 hour 50 minutes); ICE – connects to Frankfurt and cologne.

e.    How to get to the hotel

Bedford Hotel –Congress centre, Rue du Midi 135-137, 1000 Brussels

-    130 metres (2 minute walk) from metro station "Anneessens"
only 18 minutes to Schuman, EU district
-    850 metres (10 minute walk) from Gare Centrale Station
-    1200 metres (15 minute walk) from Gare du Midi Station

f.    How to reach Palais des Académies from the hotel

The easiest way to reach Palais des Académies is by metro or by foot :
By metro: between metro station Anneessens (150 meters far from the Bedford hotel ) and metro station “Trone” (line 3 or 4, up to metro station Midi, change to line 5 or 6 up to metro station Trone). The Palais des Académies is 150 meters far from the metro station.

By foot: a nice walk via Grand’Place, Mont des Arts and Palais Royal. Walking duration: 20 minutes.

g.    Tourist information is the Brussels tourist agency that wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the "world city" where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world. 
Adress: Rue Royale 2-4 - 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32(0)2.513.89.40

h.    About Brussels

Brussels is the Capital of Belgium and the European Union. A majority of the Brussels metropolitan area's 1.8 million inhabitants speak French, but Brussels is historically Dutch-speaking.
Although Brussels dates from the 19th Century, most of Brussels old town was destroyed for new construction between 1880 and 1980, so very little of the old city is preserved. The Grand Place-Grote Markt is the exception, and it's the tourist center of Brussels.

But potential tourists should not despair, Brussels has an extraordinary number of interesting museums, restaurants, and galleries to visit.
With the following link ,please discover the Top 20 most visited museums and attractions in the capital of Europe.


Contact information

Brigitte Boonen (
Jean-Claude Degreef (
David Ritchie ( (questions ECL workshop 17th)

EUROSKIN c/o Elbekliniken 
Am Krankenhaus 1 
21614 Buxtehude, Germany 
Phone: +49 (0) 4161 703 6991 

Complete program

Monday, April 16th, 2018 (Auditorium Albert II)

08:00 – 08:45        Registration
08:45 – 09:00        Welcome        President EUROSKIN/ Cancer Foundation

Session I        Introduction to biomarkers

09:00 – 09:45        Use of (epigenetic) Biomarkers            n.n.
09:45 – 10:30        Liquid biopsies                    Babayan, A. (G)

10:30 – 11:00            Coffee break

Session II        Different types of biomarkers in skin cancer

11:30 – 12:00        Risk-biomarkers                    Hemminki, K. (G)
12:00 – 12:30         Diagnostic, predictive and progression
biomarkers                        n.n
12:30 - 13:00        Therapy-(Resistance-) biomarkers            Neyns, B. (B)

13:00 – 14:00            Lunch

Session III        Validation and Epidemiology

14:00 – 14:45        Validation of Biomarkers                West, C. (UK)
14:45 – 15:15        Use of Biomarkers in molecular epidemiology    Gandini, S. (I) 

15:15 – 15:45            Coffee break

Session IV        How to communicate results of Biomarker use

15:45 – 16:15        Differences between primary and secondary 
Prevention                        n.n
16:15 – 16:45     Ethical aspects of communication of 
(asked and) expected (bad?) medical results        Dupuis, J. (B)

16:45 – 17:30            Discussion

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 (Auditorium Baudouin and Prirgine)

Session V        Examples of biomarker use in skin cancer

09:00 – 09:30        Liquid biopsies vs Histology                n.n
09:30 – 10:00        Circulating cf-DNA/cf-RNA                n.n
10:00 – 10:30        Circulating tumor cells                A. Babayan (G)

10:30 – 11:00            Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30        Methylation analysis as biomarker            Page, C. (NO)
11:30 – 12:00        Circulating miRNA                    Greinert, R. (G)
12:00 – 12:30        CirRNA and lncRNA                    Leucci, E. (B)

12:30 – 13:00            Formulation of recommendations

13:00 – 14:00            Lunch

Cancer Leagues Workshop
Revision of ECL Sun Safety Recommendations

13:30 – 13:45        Welcome & Introduction
13:45 – 14:15        What’s new?
Update of the scientific evidence since 2007    Euroskin
14:15 – 14:45        Update of cancer leagues’ activities in sun &
UV safety                        ECL

14:45 – 15:15            Coffee break

15:15– 16:30        Presentation and discussion of proposed updated recommendations
16:30 – 16:45        Adoption of the updated recommendations     
16:45 – 17:00        Concluding remarks

download  full program




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