The mission of the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin is fourfold:

  • To thoroughly cover one aspect of dermatology and skin biology annually, identifying unsolved problems and long term goals
  • To allow the exchange and acquisition of new knowledge on a formal basis and provide a proving ground for new concepts, and to share these with the greater scientific and medical community
  • To integrate topics at the interfaces of disciplines, fostering new collaborations and developing and translating animal models to human benefit, and moving research into clinical practice.
  • To bring senior level clinicians and scientists in dermatology together with junior investigators, residents, fellows and trainees to build interactive, collaborative, and supportive relationships. Inspiring the next generation of clinicians and scientists.

Our Symposium has a long-standing relationship with the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID), which publishes an overview of the Symposium each year as well as inviting speakers to submit publications from their talks. Previous publications can be found here.