17th Sun Protection Conference 2025

24-25 June 2025
Royal College of Physicians

A Decade of Challenge – The Uncertain Future of Sun Protection

It is extraordinary to think that the first Sun Protection Conference was held 30 years ago (in London, 1993)! In the intervening years, the Sun Conference has been both a thermometer and thermostat for the science and practice of photoprotection – capturing, biennially, the global zeitgeist in this space but, more importantly, also shaping progress in the proceeding months and years.

Since 1993, the Sun Conference stage has hosted world-class papers reporting the latest advances in the understanding of the mechanisms behind skin cancer and photo-ageing, the testing and labelling of SPF / UVA / water resistance / photostability, innovation towards true broad-spectrum photoprotection, increasingly elegant, aesthetically-pleasing technology and more.

We now face a decade of unprecedented challenge. Climate change, conflicts and migration will accelerate and continue to shape the pattern and dose of human exposure to solar UVR, globally. The palette of UVR filters we have relied on to date faces formidable headwinds, with a raft of questions around the human and environmental safety profiles of these molecules, demanding a staggering breadth and burden of data in a seemingly-impossible time-scale. The prospect of innovation to replenish this palette is beset with a host of practical and regulatory constraints. Consumer surveys continue to report lasting consumer confusion over the labelling and language we use to communicate the need for and level of protection. The digital / AI revolution will continue apace, allowing unprecedented dissemination of genuine scientific discovery and ‘fake news’ alike, but also revolutionising the diagnosis of skin disorders and re-defining the types of protection needed. Year-on-year rates of skin cancer continue to rise globally, despite all our efforts.

This landmark Sun Conference, therefore, will face the coming decade head-on, with a carefully-curated faculty and agenda that does not shirk these challenges but identifies, dissects and analyses both issues and solutions. We look forward to meeting again – in person – in London, June 2025.

- Professor Paul Matts, Conference Organiser -

See a detailed outline of topics that will be covered

About the conference

The Sun Protection conference has been running biennially since 1993 and is one of the leading events in the industry calendar. The 15th edition of the Sun Protection conference series took place in November 2021 and attracted 160 attendees. Delegates were professionals working in the sun protection and skin care product sector, interested in the current status of the scientific aspects of sun protection technology.

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2025 Delegate prices

Early Bird Discount Rate (valid until December 31st 2024) = £1250 (+UK VAT @ 20%)

Standard Rate = £1375 (+UK VAT @ 20%)

Why sponsor?

We have a number of exhibitor and sponsorship packages available to suit all budgets.

All of our conferences feature an intergral exhibition, which is an excellent opportunity for organisations to increase their profile and present their products to an international group of delegates. Located in the main conference suite, the stands are accessed by participants during coffee and lunch breaks, ensuring maximum visibility to conference participants. Spaces are limited so please contact us to discuss exhibitor and sponsorship packages.

For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact eventteam@summit-events.com.

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28-29 November 2023, Royal College of Physicians, London

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