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. Dr. Regina Fölster-Holst
ESPD President



4th Annual World Congress of Pediatrics-2018

Date: 30 July to 1 August, 2018
Fukuoka, Japan


Date: 15 August to 18 August, 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka

27th EADV Congress

Date: 12 September to 16 September, 2018
Paris, France

Latest news

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya is hiring a Pediatric Dermatologist, https://www.gerties.org/  Gertrude’s is the only pediatric hospital in all of East Africa (a population on half a billion people).  This is a wonderful opportunity because the person who takes this position will start the first pediatric dermatology fellowship in East Africa. 

Please see the job description here

The Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Venereology is pleased to invite you to the the annual ESDV Summer Meeting that takes place in Cairo, Egypt on 29th and 30th June 2018. In the same time, organizators are happy to receive the abstracts for the presentations from six ESPD members (subject in the field of pediatric dermatology). Deadline: Will be clarified, but the sooner the better. For ESPD speakers ESDV offers: Full conference registration, 2 nights accommodation in a 5 stars hotel, 500 dollars refund. City tour available upon request. For more information please contact ESPD Office

It is with deep and profound sadness that we acknowledge that J Henk Sillevis Smitt, age 64, our valued colleague and also a friend, succumbed to his previously diagnosed PSMA on Monday, 26 March 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Hilda and his children Josephine and Willem.
He started as a general dermatologist with special interest in pediatric dermatology back in 1983. He submitted his PhD thesis on ‘Dermatological and immunological aspects of congenital immune disorders’ in 1992. Lately he has been working as a senior consultant in pediatric dermatology and as head of the sub department of Pediatric Dermatology in the department of Dermatology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) Amsterdam and also as a senior consultant in pediatric dermatology of the Department of Dermatology in the Free University Medical Center (VUmc) Amsterdam.

L’Unité de dermatologie pédiatrique des services de Dermatologie et Pédiatrie du Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV) à Lausanne cherche, pour soutenir ses activités cliniques, de formation et de recherche:
  • Un/Une Chef/fe de Clinique en Dermatologie Pédiatrique (100%)
Pour plus d'information cliquez ici.

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are happy to share with you the first 2018 issue of the EADV News digital publication. This publication provides updates on ongoing projects, initiatives, research grants, campaigns supported by the EADV, and a variety of educational and fostering activities. The aim of our  newsletter is to create a sense of community, to stay in touch and exchange ideas with national and international societies, as well as with stakeholders who share the same goals.
Enjoy the reading! EADV News 1-2018


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