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Antonio Torrelo


Hospital Niño Jesús
Dept. of Dermatology
Menendez Pelayo 65
Madrid 28009

Dr. Antonio Torrelo graduated in Medicine at the Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, in 1987. He completed full training in residency program in Dermatology, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, in 1991. He obtained her PhD degree in 1993. He served as Staff Dermatologist in the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, Madrid, 1992-2007, and since 2007 he is the Head of the Department of Dermatology at the same hospital.

Dr. Torrelo's career in Pediatric Dermatology spans for 25 years, and throughout this time, he has published 225 articles indexed in PubMed and 125 articles in Spanish language journals. He has contributed with chapters to the most important textbooks in Pediatric Dermatology and has been Associate Editor of the Schachner & Hansen's Textbook Pediatric Dermatology 2010 4th Edition and the Bolognia's Textbook Dermatology, 2017 5th Edition. He is currently acting as Senior Editor for 5th edition of the Textbook Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Torrelo has served as Editor-In-Chief for the journal Actas Dermosifiliográficas 2004-2008 and and is currently Associate Editor of the journal Pediatric Dermatology.

Dr. Torrelo has also served as President of the Grupo Español de Dermatología Pediátrica and of the International Society of Pediatric Dermatology (2003-2017).

Regina Fölster-Holst

Past President

University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein; Campus Kiel
Dept. of Dermatology
Schittenhelmstr. 7
24105 Kiel

Dr. Regina Fölster-Holst is Professor at the Department for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Germany. She obtained her medical degree at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel and is board certified in dermatology and allergology. She is a member of the German Dermatology Association (DDG), where she leads the Society of Pediatric Dermatology. She is executive board member of the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD), a member of the Institute for Medical and Pharmaceutical Examination (IMPP) and engaged in the occupational union of the German Dermatologists e.V. (BVDD).

Her scientific focuses are paediatric dermatology, allergic diseases and parasitoses, whereas the main trust of her research is in atopic dermatitis, with special research expertise in immunological and biochemical activity markers, prognostic criteria, epidemiological researches and new therapeutical strategies.

Prof. Dr. Regina Fölster-Holst has received numerous awards, such as the Hans-Karrer-Förderpreis (medical brochure for children) in 1997, the “Preis der Hensel Stiftung” (1998), theTeaching Award of the Medical Faculty of Kiel (2003), the German scientific award for communication and the Perle-Award.

Veronica Kinsler


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Dept. of Peadiatric Dermatology
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N3JH
United Kingdom

Stephanie Christen-Zäch


Children’s Hospital - Lausanne University
Departments of Pediatrics and Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology Unit

Montétan 16
1000 Lausanne 7

Stephanie Christen-Zäch is Assistant Professor and head of the pediatric dermatology unit at the departments of dermatology and pediatrics at the University Hospital Lausanne. She received her medical degree from Basel University, followed by a residency in dermatology and venereology at the University of Basel and Lausanne.
She is a board certified dermatologist and performed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the Harvard Medical School with Philippe McKee. For three years she was a fellow in pediatric dermatology at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago with Amy Paller and Anthony Mancini and graduated at the Northwestern University in the field of Clinical and Translational Research.

She received diverse awards and numerous research grants. She is currently Treasurer of the ESPD, an active member of the European task force on atopic dermatitis, the Swiss Group for Vascular Anomalies in Children, the Northwestern University Clinical and the Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), as well as past President of the Swiss group for pediatric dermatology. Her translational research focus is on atopic dermatitis.






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