History

During the 3rd International Congress for Pediatric Dermatology on 30 April 1983, in Monte Carlo, a group of 40 doctors met on the initiative of Prof. Marc Larrègue to create the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Professors R. Happle and E. Grosshans were asked to create the statutes of the society and organize a founding meeting for this new scientific association.

The founding meeting took place 4 June 1983 in Brussels during the “XVIIe Congrès de l’Association des Dermatologistes et Syphiligraphes de Langue Française”, where the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology was officially created.

The members of the first Executive Board were: Prof. R. Happle as a President; Prof. E. Grosshans as a Secretary and Prof. J.-H. Saurat as a Treasurer.


Founding Members

E. Bonifazi (Italy) J. Maleville (France) R. Baran (France)
J. Chevrant-Breton (France) M.F. Mealha (Portugal) M. de la Brassine (Belgium)
G. Fabrizi (Italy) A. Oranje (The Netherlands) Yves de Prost (France)
R. Happle (Germany) M. Song (Belgium)  
J. Harper (UK) H. Traupe (Germany)  
M. Larrègue (France) D. Wallach (France)  



 

Former Executive Board Members

Former Executive Board 2014-2016

  • President : Prof. Daniel Hohl - Switzerland
  • Secretary: Prof. Regina Fölster-Holst - Germany
  • Treasurer: Dr. Stéphanie Christen-Zäch - Switzerland

Former Executive Board 2012-2014

  • President : Prof. Umit Uksal - Turkey
  • Secretary: Prof. Daniel Hohl - Switzerland
  • Treasurer: Prof. Regina Fölster-Holst - Germany

Former Executive Board 2010-2012

  • President : Talia Kakourou, MD - Greece
  • Secretary: Prof. Daniel Hohl - Switzerland
  • Treasurer: Dr. Dirk Van Gysel - Belgium

Former Executive Board 2008-2010

  • President: Dr. Zsuzsa Szalai - Hungary
  • Secretary: Dr. Talia Kakourou - Greece
  • Treasurer: Dr. Dirk Van Gysel - Belgium

Former Executive Board 2005-2008

  • President: Dr. Ramon Grimalt - Spain
  • Secretary: Dr. Zsuzsa Szalai - Hungary
  • Treasurer: Dr. Dirk Van Gysel - Belgium

Former Executive Board 2002-2005

  • President: Prof. Juan Ferrando - Spain
  • Secretary: Dr. Ramon Grimalt - Spain
  • Treasurers: Dr. Marc Lacour / Dr. Dirk Van Gysel - Switzerland / Belgium

Former Executive Board 1999-2002

  • President: Dr. Giuseppe Fabrizi - Italy
  • Secretary: Dr. Ramon Grimalt - Spain
  • Treasurer: Dr. Marc Lacour - Switzerland

Former Executive Board 1996-1999

  • President: Dr. Arnold Oranje - The Netherlands
  • Secretary: Dr. Giuseppe Fabrizi - Italy
  • Treasurer: Dr. Marc Lacour - Switzerland

Former Executive Board 1993-1996

  • President: Prof. John Harper - United Kingdom
  • Secretary: Dr. Arnold Oranje - The Netherlands
  • Treasurer: Dr. Jean-Hilaire Saurat - Switzerland

Former Executive Board 1990-1993

  • President: Prof. Marc Larrègue - France
  • Secretary: Dr. Arnold Oranje - The Netherlands
  • Treasurer: Dr. Jean-Hilaire Saurat - Switzerland

Former Executive Board 1987-1990

  • President: Prof. Ernesto Bonifazi - Italy
  • Secretary: Prof. John Harper - United Kingdom
  • Treasurer: Dr. Jean-Hilaire Saurat - Switzerland

Former Executive Board 1984-1987

  • President: Dr. Rudolf Happle - Germany
  • Secretary: Dr. Edouard Grosshans - France
  • Treasurer: Dr. Jean-Hilaire Saurat - Switzerland

 

ESPD events from 1984 until present

ESPD Congresses 2002: Barcelona, Spain ESPD Summer schools
1984: Munster, Germany    2005: Budapest, Hungary 2009: Istanbul, Turkey
1987: Bari, Italy 2008: Athens, Greece 2011: boat cruise around Greek islands
1990: Bordeaux, France 2010: Lausanne, Switzerland 2013: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1993: Bournemouth, UK 2012: Istanbul, Turkey 2015: Lausanne, Switzerland
1996: Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014: Kiel, Germany   
1999: Rome, Italy 2016: Paris, France  


As of 2017, the ESPD starts a new tradition of Annual Meetings, thus the 17th meeting in a row (after ESPD-organized 13 Congresses and 3 Summer schools) will be the 17th ESPD Annual Meeting in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, during 5 - 7 October 2017.


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