20th ESPD Annual Meeting in Vienna postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
New dates 12 – 14 May 2021

Message from the ESPD President

Dear friends,

We are living hard times in Europe because of the terrible spread of the Covid-19 and the decisions about lockdown. It is impossible to predict at this moment when the epidemics and the restrictions will be over. In this setting, and considering not only these uncertainties but also the protection of the health of our members, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 ESPD Congress in Vienna.

The date selected for the next ESPD Congress is the 12-14 May 2021. The venue will be also the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, as it was for this year.

All speakers and presenters of posters and oral communications will be contacted soon. It is our purpose to respect and maintain those accepted abstracts, so they can be presented in the meeting next year.

We do apologize for this decision, but we hope you can understand that it was the best solution for all the actors in the meeting. We are sad for this and of course we will miss you very much.

We look forward very much to seeing you next year in Vienna and celebrate together our magnificent and most friendly 2021 ESPD congress.

Best wishes,

Antonio Torrelo
ESPD President


Dear colleagues, 

on behalf of the ESPD and the Austrian Working Group of Pediatric Dermatology associated with the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venerology (OEGDV) it is a great pleasure for us to welcome you as the Meeting Presidents of the 20th ESPD Annual Meeting, which will be held on the 12-14 of May 2021 in Vienna, Austria. 

The excellent scientific programme with emphasis on recent advances in the field of pediatric dermatology is addressed to dermatologists, pediatricians as well as general practitioners.  Chairs and speakers are international well known experts in the field. The programme is organized in two parallel sections and has seven Plenary Lectures, in honour to famous masters of pediatric dermatology in Europe and one dedicated to the recently founded joint collaboration between ESPD and ESDR. Opportunities for presentation at this meeting are available to all participants. Selected papers can be presented as adjunct to parallel sessions, and posters at lunchtime and during breaks. Prices will be given to best posters and oral presentations. Young and rising stars will have the opportunity to present late-breaking news and we will also honour our teachers in pediatric dermatology. Please take a look at the programme section of this website for further details.

Vienna is located in the heart of Europe and well known for its numerous historical tourist attractions. The meeting will take place in the HOFBURG Convention Center, which fulfills the high standards of a modern convention site. It is part of the former imperial palace, which hosts also several museums. The Stephansdom, the State Opera House, the National Library and other sights are in walking distance. A welcome reception will take place on the first evening in the conference center, to which all delegates are cordially invited.

Please take care of the deadlines for abstract submission and registration. 

We look forward to welcome you in Vienna! 


Beatrix Volc-Platzer and Matthias Schmuth
20th ESPD Annual Meeting Presidents



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