is seeking to develop a clearinghouse of opportunities for dermatologists to volunteer in clinics in developing countries for short periods of a few weeks to a month. If you know of such opportunities, please send them to Deborah Kroncke, American Academy of Dermatology, PO Box 4014, Schaumburg, IL 60168-4014; fax: (847) 330-1123 (e-mail: email@example.com).
will be held from April 27 through April 29, 2001, in Nice, France. The congress organizers are Prof J. P. Ortonne and Dr R. Ballotti (number of participants limited to 150). Topics covered will be the melanocyte system, transcriptional control of melanogenesis, the role of the cAMP and PKC signaling pathway in melanocyte differentiation, melanosome biogenesis and transport, effects and signaling of UV, UV and melanogenesis, photoprotection, and future strategies to modulate melanogenesis and melanin photoprotection. For further information, please contact M. Clappier, Dermatology Department, H|$$|Axopital Archet 2, BP 3079, 06202 Nice Cedex 3; phone: 33(0)4 92 03 61 19; Fax: 33 (0)4 92 03 65 32; e-mail: labate\@unice.fr
November 2000. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(11):1324-1352. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-136-11-dnn1100