This international meeting brings together physicians, scientists, and patients and promises to be a scientifically and medically valuable (and fun) event. The underlying theme of the conference, "Genetics, pigmentation, and disease" emphasizes how the recent advances in genetics and genomics can be applied to biomedical questions centered around pigmentary variation, and will include sessions on developmental and cellular biology, natural selection, pathogenesis of melanoma, and new approaches to diagnosis and treatment. A prestigious group of speakers and conference leaders have been assembled for the meeting.
This year's Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research Meeting will be hosted by the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute at Deer Valley. Located in the majestic Wasatch Mountains of Park City, Utah, Deer Valley has been named the number one ski resort in North America for an astonishing 5 years in a row, more than any other resort in North America . Thanks to local sponsorship by the St. Regis Hotel, ranked by US News as one of the finest luxury resorts in the U.S.A., we will be able to focus our attention on the most interesting and difficult problems in pigment cell biology, in a secluded mountain retreat.