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

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

26th EADV Congress

Date: 13 September to 17 September, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

Latest news

Early Bird Registration deadline for the forthcoming 17th ESPD Annual Meeting is fast approaching! You only have until this Friday, 30 June to benefit from the reduced registration fees. Register now and come and join us for this state-of-the-art scientific meeting to be held during 19 - 21 October 2017 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ESPD members benefit from the substantial discount. Not a member yet, become one now! Further information to be found here.

The summer edition of the ILDS newsletter is now available for download. Make sure to have a look and feel free to share it with your colleagues.

SAMS as a non-profit, non-political humanitarian organization that provides medical education training and relief programs in Syria and the surrounding countries hosting refugees is dedicated to providing critical medical service to the refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. With the help and support of volunteer physicians from all over the world, it is possible to provide this kind of care. Unfortunately, dermatologists specialists are lacking in these regions where care is needed the most. We have an upcoming medical missions trip to Jordan scheduled for November and would gladly accept any dermatological support given.

Articles within the April 2017 issue of Karger Kompass Dermatologie journal with focus on Pediatric Dermatology are now available online for free (mainly for German speaking colleagues). Don't hesitate and have a look to consult the latest contributions.

We are happy to share with you the newest issue of the Community Dermatology Journal of The International Foundation for Dermatology. Access it online or download it directly here!


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