By W. Bollag, J.-M. Geiger (auth.), W. J. Cunliffe, A. J. Miller (eds.)
The impression of the retinoids in scientific perform has essentially been in dermatology. while Dr Werner Bollag started his simple examine and screening programme within the early 1960's, the expectancy used to be that the retinoids may have an incredible effect on oncology. even though, the laboratory and medical studies of Bollag and his colleagues in Switzerland, Stuttgen and Orfanos in Germany, resulted in courses on either etretinates (Tigason) and isotretinoin (Roaccutane) within the years among 1972 and 1976 within the box of dermatology. in truth the 1st symposium on retinoid learn held in Berlin in 1981 was once virtually totally dermatological. A yr later a retinoid workshop in Iowa used to be designed to supply a discussion board for dermatolog ists from the us enthusiastic about particular protocols investigating oral retinoids. within the united kingdom, learn into the retinoids all started relatively later than in Continental Europe or within the united states, even supposing Tigason was once first advertised the following. It used to be felt in overdue 1982 that as many dermatologists had quite little adventure with those compounds it might be acceptable to carry a world Symposium on retinoid remedy within the united kingdom. therefore on 16-18 may well 1983 in London, 37 audio system from eleven nations addressed an viewers of three hundred, aminly united kingdom, dermatologists. The clinical organizing committee consisted of yet people Dr William Cunliffe of Leeds basic Infirmary, representing the eu Society of Dermatolo gical learn, and myself from Roche medical study. The Symposium was once held less than the auspices of the ESDR and of Roche items Limited.