Skin Forum - International Skin Science Network APV - Making Science Work
Tallinn, Estonia
Skin Forum 2018 Annual Meeting

Skin Health and Topical Formulation
New insights and Perspectives

20 - 21 June 2018
Original Sokos Hotel Viru, Tallinn, Estonia
Course No. 6727



We have prepared attractive sponsorship packages for you to spotlight your company and your products. We offer several options such as:

ᵒ  advertisements in the booklet
ᵒ  USB flash drive
ᵒ  lanyards
ᵒ  bags
ᵒ  coffee breaks, etc.

If you want to learn more about sponsoring opportunities, get in touch with Anna-Maria Pötzl We are also more than happy to discuss any other sponsoring options with you.


Course No. 6727
20 June to 21 June, 2018

Original Sokos Hotel Viru Viru väljak 4
10111 Tallinn Estonia
Phone: +372 680 9300

APV-Headquarters Kurfürstenstraße 59
55118 Mainz/Germany
phone: +49 6131 97 69 0

You will receive a confirmation of your registration with the invoice.

Registration Fees
900.00 € (until 15 March) or 1000.00 € (from 16 March)


450.00 € (until 15 March) or 550.00 € (from 16 March)

Students (full time):
120.00 € (until 15 March) or 140.00 € (from 16 March)

Networking Dinner (not included in the registration fee):
60.00 € (until 15 March) or 60.00 € (from 16 March)

As soon as you have found a seminar of your interest, it is very easy to register for it via fax, email or online. We will process your registration promptly and certainly are available for any questions that may arise.

Registration confirmation
After your registration was successfully processed, you will receive a confirmation.

Before the event
A few days before the event starts, you will receive important information about the seminar, such as time, date, addresses etc.

After the event
You will receive a certificate confirming your participation. Furthermore, we would like to ask you to fill-in our evaluation sheet to make sure we get better every time.

After the event, we are open to receive any suggestions and critique that might arise during the seminar and will certainly help you with further questions you may have.


We are offering table top exhibition spaces. One table top includes:

ᵒ  1 table
ᵒ  2 chairs
ᵒ  electricity

For only 990 Euro plus one mandatory full conference registration you will get the ability to display your company, products and services to a very focused and international target market.

Please get in touch with Anna-Maria Pötzl She will provide you with the current floor plan and any other helpful information about exhibiting at Skin Forum 2018 in Tallinn.



Registration Pack


Call for Papers

Submission: Please submit your abstracts by email to
Deadline for abstract submission extended to: 31 March 2018.

The abstract should be prepared using Microsoft Word as one A4 page typed in Times New Roman, font size 12.
Click here to download the word abstract template.

Acceptance of Papers
You will be notified of acceptance of your paper for oral or poster presentation by 15 April 2018.

Meeting Venue and Accommodation

Original Sokos Hotel Viru Viru väljak 4
10111 Tallinn

Phone: +372 680 9300

Special meeting rate (valid until 31. March 2018)
ᵒ   standard single - 86.00 € /night incl. breakfast
ᵒ   standard double - 96.00 € /night incl. breakfast
ᵒ   superior single - 106.00 € /night incl. breakfast
ᵒ   superior double - 116.00 € /night incl. breakfast

In order to make a hotel reservation, please contact directly the hotel.

In the very heart of Tallinn, at the gates of Tallinn’s main attraction, the medieval Old Town. The main concert halls, Estonia Opera House, shopping and entertainment centres are all within walking distance.

If you have any further question to the Skin Forum 2018, please do not hesitate to contact the APV headquarters:

Anna-Maria Pötzl
Congresses and Course Management
Phone: +49 61 31 97 69 10


Wednesday, 20 June - 08:00-18:00 h

Registration and Poster Set-up - starting at 8am

Welcome Address And Introduction

Skin Biology

Lipids And Skin Barrier Function
Joke Bouwstra, University of Leiden, Netherlands

Ageing Skin
Rachel Watson, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Progress In Skin Pigmentation Research -
Why Humans Are Not Big Mice

Des Tobin, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Coffee & Tea Break, Posters, Exhibition

Young Researchers Session

Lunch Break, Posters, Exhibition

Skin disease and skin cancer

Patient Centric Design Of Topical Formulations For Psoriasis
Karsten Petersson, Leo Laboratories, Denmark

Novel Therapies For Actinic Keratosis And Skin Cancer
David Thurston, Kings College London, United Kingdom

Biophysical and imaging techniques

Raman Spectroscopy On Skin - An Overview
Arne Boehling, Proderm, Germany

Electron Microscopy And The Skin Barrier
Stephan Dähnhardt-Pfeiffer, Microscopy Services, Germany

Panel Discussion With All Speakers
Moderated by Majella Lane

Coffee & tea break, posters, exhibition

Young Researchers Session

Welcome Reception For All Participants
You are invited to take part at the welcome reception.
Enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat in a relaxed atmosphere.
Social programme (can be separately booked)

ᵒ Guided walking tour in old town (approx. one hour)
ᵒ Networking dinner at Maikrahv Restaurant, located at Town Hall Square

Thursday, 21 June - 08:30-17:00 h

Unmet Needs In Formulations For Skin Disease

What Dermatologists Need To Learn From Formulation Scientists
Eugene Healy, University of Southamton, United Kingdom

The Development Of Topical Formulations For Sensitive And Dry Skin Based On Barrier Mimicry
David Moore, Glaxo Smith Kline, United Kingdom

Disposition And Impact of Excipients On Skin
Majella Lane, UCL School of Pharmacy, United Kingdom

Coffee & Tea Break, Posters, Exhibition

Natural Products And The Skin

New Formulations For Dry Skin And EC Zem
Michael Heinrich, University College London, United Kingdom

Velocity Of Wound Closure And The Accelerating Influence Of Betuline
Hans-Robert Metelmann, University of Greifswald, Germany

Lunch Break, Posters, Exhibition

Young Researchers Session

From Concept To Product

The Story Of Soolantra
Nathalie Wagner, Galderma International SAS, France

Anatomy Of Pharmaceutical Formulations:
How Formulations Really Work

Christian Surber, University of Basel, Switzerland

Coffee & tea break, posters, exhibition

Regulatory update – what will guide development of topical formulations in the future?

FDA Perspective On Topical Formulation Development And Assessment Using The Topical Development Guidance
Captain E. Dennis Bashaw, FDA, United States

Poster Awards And Conclusion

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