Welcome from The ESPD President

Dear colleagues, friends and parents of affected children,
Welcome to our website, website of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD), which is destined not only for the ESPD members but for everyone, including industry companies, who is interested and working in the field of children with skin care problems.
In order to improve the care of children with skin diseases, we have adopted many innovations over the last few years. Thanks to my predecessor, some of them have been already implemented: new Statutes that set the base for yearly ESPD scientific meetings (coming up is the 17th ESPD Annual Meeting in Palma de Mallorca during 19–21 October 2017 and the 18th ESPD Annual Meeting in London during 7–9 June 2018), cooperation with C-IN – a professional association and congress management company with its headquarters in Prague and also the EURO-PEDRA Initiative (under the leadership of Prof. Daniel Hohl) whose first meeting has been already held in Munich on the 7th of September, 2016.
We would like to equally encourage you, our members, to explore the opportunities to work on the interesting clinical projects or even to initiate such projects yourself and recruit colleagues who might be interested in participating as well. Please consult the section Useful links\Shared clinical studies on our website.
Children are our future and we at ESPD want to contribute to the healing and prevention of skin diseases in childhood. Thus the essence of our involvement lies in cooperation within ESPD but also with other professional societies; support of young colleagues interested in the field; promotion of science, research and teaching; cooperation with public institutions (kindergartens and schools) and political bodies for a better education of the general population and last but not least awarding the outstanding work in research, practice and clinical sector of our young colleagues.
I truly believe that together we can make a difference. Will you join us in these efforts?
Yours sincerely,
Prof. Regina Fölster-Holst
President of the ESPD

XXXV Reunión Anual de Dermatólogos Latinoamericanos

Date: 26 May to 29 May, 2017
Bogotá, Colombia

13th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology (WCPD 2017)

Date: 6 July to 9 July, 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA

17th ESPD Annual Meeting

Date: 19 October to 21 October, 2017
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Latest news

Unique opportunity to join a pre-WCPD 2017 session on international research collaboration!
A pre-Congress session on Thursday, July 6, 2017, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
There have been worthy efforts around the globe to foster collaborative pediatric dermatology research but a formal international network is not yet a reality. In this pre-Congress session the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), a research network based in the United States, will introduce one successful model for collaborative research.

Dear colleagues,

With the New Year comes equally a new ESPD intitiative - establishing a list of Pediatric Dermatology training centres accross Europe. Such a list will help our young colleagues while looking for a facility where they can get proper training in order to exercise the specialisation they have chosen. Furthermore, we hope that such a list will give us a better grasp of the current situation and status of PD in Europe. This list will be eventually posted on the ESPD official website, so that everyone can make use of it.

We would like to inform you that the EADV is currently offering an opportunity to obtain funding for high quality projects or proposals and is equally offering an excellent opportunity of training for young colleagues through the EADV Research Fellowship. For detailed information please consult the respective links.

Just before Christmas, we are happy to share with you the new ILDS newsletter - the winter issue. Do not miss an article presenting the ERN-Skin project by our Secretary, Christine Bodemer, on page 9! View and download the newsletter directly from here.

It is with deep and profound sadness that we acknowledge that Professor Arnold P. Oranje, age 68, our valued colleague and also a friend, passed away abruptly on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife Carla and his children Marleen and Floris.
To say that Arnold dedicated his professional career to the pediatric dermatology is certainly not an exaggeration.

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