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

This fall, more precisely on Sunday, 13 November 2016, already the 34th Athens Marathon is taking place and this time ESPD is participating as well! Four brave ESPD members – Daniel Hohl, Dirk Van Gysel, Susan Pasmans and Gamze Can will challenge themselves to conquer the original marathon course in the length of 26,2 miles (42,195 km) and thus celebarte 120 years of Marathon history. Let’s wish the runners a lot of strength and light feet.

Final programme of the EURO-PEDRA Initiative (7 September 2016; 13:00 - 18:00) has been officially published and is now available at the official 46th Annual ESDR Meeting website. Don't hesitate to have a look! We would like to cordially invite all interested professionals to join us for this first edition of the ESPD initiative that should above all stimulate the attention of the non-pediatric dermatological community to encourage research in the field of pediatric dermatology. For all relevant details, including the online registration for the symposium, please consult the official Meeting website.

We are happy to announce the 17th ESPD Annual Meeting that will be held in the Meliá Palas Atenea hotel in Palma de Mallorca, Spain during 19 - 21 October 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to attend this event to meet with colleagues and other specialists in the field. Don't forget to mark you calendars for the end of October 2017!
We will keep you in the loop for any further information.

We are happy to share with you the first issue of this year’s ILDS newsletter. Moreover we would like to highlight page 10 of the newsletter that features the article concerning the new initiative of the ESPD – the EURO-PEDRA
Enjoy the reading…
For a more scientific focus of the ESPD’s activities in the field of pediatric dermatology, the EURO-PEDRA Initiative has been finally established. Main goal of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance on the European level (EURO-PEDRA) is to create long-term collaborative research network that would perform clinical trials and act as an access point for knowledge share in innovative therapeutics, biomedicals and medical devices.

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