About the Symposium

In association with the International Society of Investigative Dermatology 2023 in Tokyo, we are delighted to announce a satellite meeting, the International Epidermolysis Bullosa Symposium, which will be held in Osaka on May 8th and 9th. In this symposium, we will have a series of lectures by invited international EB experts who will share their knowledge and expertise on state-of-the-art therapies for EB, which are either available now or very soon. The symposium will be separated into two parts: an academic symposium on the 8th (Monday, all day), and a multi-stakeholder/company symposium on the 9th (Tuesday, morning). Both sessions will take place in the Osaka University Alumni Hall (Icho Kaikan) within the Campus of Osaka University. The entire proceedings will be open for both on-site and web participants without any charge, but pre-registration is necessary for on-site participation due to the limited seating available.

On this occasion of this EB symposium, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the late Professor Jouni Uitto for his great contributions to the world of EB. All of us know Jouni as the true pioneer of the molecular era of EB research and scientific discovery. His role in elucidating most of the genes responsible for EB, establishing molecular diagnostics for EB, and setting the agenda for EB therapies, has been immense. He has been a great mentor to all doctors and scientists in the field of EB, and a true advocate for patients. Many people from all around the world will have fond and wonderful memories of their interactions with Jouni. We would therefore like to devote this EB symposium to Professor Jouni Uitto and hope that you will join us in celebrating his life and times, as well as advancing our collective efforts to treat EB now.


International Committee

Katsuto Tamai (Japan)
John McGrath (UK)
Dedee Murrell (Australia)

Local host

Katsuto Tamai (Osaka)
Manabu Fujimoto (Osaka)
Akira Ishiko (Tokyo)
Akiharu Kubo (Kobe)
Ken Natsuga (Sapporo)
Satoru Shinkuma (Nara)
Takashi Shimbo (Osaka)
Shiho Mori (Osaka)