Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have POSTPONED the 69th Annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin until October 2021.



Registration income and our NIH conference grant together cover less than 70% of Symposium costs. The remaining ~30% must come from corporate, foundation, and individual contributions. Please consider supporting the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin today.


2020/2021 Support

69th Annual Meeting Support will be acknowledged for two years, now through 2021.

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin is supported by NIH Grant Number 2 R13 AR009431-54 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Institute on Aging.

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin gratefully acknowledges ongoing support from:

Major contributors are acknowledged in materials distributed to participants as:

  • Champion ($25,000+)
  • Sustainer ($10,000 – 24,999)
  • Benefactor ($5,000 – 9,999)
  • Patron ($2,500 – 4,999)
  • Associate ($1,000 – 2,499)

Why your support counts

Since its founding, over 5,000 researchers, clinicians, and young investigators from all over the world have attended the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin. With your help, the Symposium will continue to fulfill its mission to thoroughly cover one aspect of 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, as well as sharing information with the greater scientific and medical community; to integrate topics at the interfaces of disciplines, fostering new collaborations and developing and translating animal models, where necessary, to human benefit; and to encourage young investigators in pursuit of careers in academic and investigational dermatology by interacting with established scientists and physicians.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to this historic meeting, please contribute online or endorse your check to:

Oregon Health & Science University Foundation / Montagna Biology of Skin Education Fund (Taxpayer ID number 23-7083114)

and mail to:

Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
OHSU Department of Dermatology
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L468R
Portland, OR 97239

Learn more about the Biology of Skin Foundation!

Join us in support of the Biology of Skin Foundation Montagna Symposium 2021 Fund – opportunities to be acknowledged forever at the annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin.

  • Nancy P. Durr in memory of Norman Orentreich (1923-2019)
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Almirall LLC
  • Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
  • Jon Hanifin, M.D.
  • Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.
  • CTA Lab, Curtis T. Thompson, M.D.
  • Neil A. Swanson, M.D.
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
  • Xiao-Jing Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Carolyn I. Hale, M.D.
  • James T. Elder, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Mark R. Pittelkow, M.D. in honor of H. O. Perry, R. K. Winkelmann and R. B. Pittelkow
  • Bogi Andersen, M.D.
  • Dennis R. Roop, Ph.D.
  • Nicole Ward, Ph.D.
  • Diane Baker M.D., FAAD in honor of William Montaga
  • Gerald G. Krueger, M.D.
  • Barbara A. Gilchrest, M.D.
  • Christopher Bichakjian, M.D.
  • Yuangang Liu, Ph.D. and Zhiping Wang, Ph.D.
  • Johann Gudjonsson M.D., Ph.D.
  • Niroshana Anandasabapathy, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Jodi Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Clara Stemwedel, M.L.S.
  • Richard Spritz, M.D.
  • Li Zhu, Ph.D., M.B.A
  • Jeanett Segal, M.D.
  • Adam Gnall
  • Ken Kulesz

Past Montagna Symposium Supporters