Meetings & Courses

Meetings & Courses

EADV Symposium 2022

Ljubljana, Slovenia

12–14 May 2022

EADV have a face-to-face Symposium in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, from 12-14 May 2022.

The Symposium boasts a world-renowned faculty across a 3-day programme of CME-accredited learning opportunities for both young dermatologist-venereologists and experienced professionals alike.

Focussed on the latest breakthroughs in research, various session types (clinical updates and case discussions, breaking news, free communications), will cover developments in cutaneous oncologyinflammatory skin diseasesaesthetic dermatologysurgerydermoscopy and more, so that you can apply the newest research and innovations in your daily practice.

Register now for early bird rate.

WCD2023: 25th World Congress of Dermatology


3-8 July 2023

WCD2023 is more than just a Congress. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the global dermatology community, which will disseminate scientific knowledge prior to, during, and after the Congress.

Nowadays, social media attracts a large audience discussing a wide range of topics, including dermatology. So, what better place to do this than on the social media of one of the longest running dermatology congresses? The WCD network relies on a global international and intergenerational community and from now on, the 25th World Congress of Dermatology will cast a wide net: on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.

Follow our social media accounts, download resources on our dedicated page, join the conversation and share, share, share!

ICD-11 webinar for dermatology (ILDS and WHO)


25 January 2022

The ILDS has been working in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop, field test, and amend the dermatological content of both the ICD-11 MMS and the ICDD to ensure they meet the needs of health care professionals around the world in recording accurately the skin diseases of their patients.

In celebration of ICD-11 becoming the legally mandated global health data standard on 1 January 2022, the ILDS and the WHO would like to invite interested parties to join a webinar about ICD-11 on 25 January 2022 at 14:00 CET.

The webinar will be hosted by WHO. Dr. Robert Jakob, Team Leader for Classifications and Terminologies (ICD, ICF, ICHI) at the World Health Organization will give an introduction to ICD-11. Dr Robert Chalmers, Immediate Past Co-Chair of the WHO ICD-11 Dermatology Topic Advisory Group and Dermatology Representative of the WHO ICD Medical and Scientific Advisory will then talk in more detail about the ICD-11 Classification of Skin Diseases, with which he has been involved since the start of the ICD Revision Project in 2009. In the Q&A session which follows, we will be joined by Professor Jonathan White, who has taken over as Dermatology Representative of the WHO ICD Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee and external advisor on disease classification for the ILDS.

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ESCD Congress 2022

Amsterdam, Netherlands

8–10 June 2022

Next congress 8–10 June, 2022


For booking, registration, accommodation and submission of abstracts visit

Awards/Prizes for 2022

The Jan Wahlberg prize is €1,000 and judged by a panel of experts appointed by the Executive Committee. The prize is presented to a young researcher, under 45 years old, who provides work that has been published, or submitted for publication in the field of contact dermatitis. Applications including an introductory letter, all relevant papers and a CV should be made via e-mail to The closing date for applications will be determined by the ESCD. The winner is expected to give a 30min keynote presentation of their work during the Congress.

There are six travel grants available at €500 each for those who have had an abstract accepted to the Congress. If you plan to apply for one of these awards, then please wait until your abstract has been accepted and then forward this confirmation to including the abstract and a short CV. The closing date for the applications is 15 March 2020. All applications will be judged by the Executive Committee. All applicants will be informed of the decision before the Congress begins. The grants will be handed out at the Awards Ceremony on the last day of the Congress.

There will be 4 poster prizes awarded at €500 each. Judging will be performed by a panel of judges appointed by the Scientific Committee in the following four areas: Epidemiology/clinical; Occupational; Treatment/prevention/education; Immunology/chemistry/genetics. It is expected that presenters should be available for questions.

Visit the dedicated ESCD Congress 2022 website

EADV Spring Symposium 2022

Ljubljana, Slovenia

12-14 May 2022

You are invited to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s green capital, for EADV’s 17th Spring Symposium 2022, 12–14 May 2022.

This is your opportunity to catch up on a tailored programme of the very latest scientific updates in cutaneous oncology, inflammatory skin diseases, aesthetic dermatology, surgery, dermoscopy and more, and connect in person with colleagues from Europe and beyond.

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EADV’s 30th Congress


29 Sept - 2 Oct 2021

Registration is now open to EADV’s 30th Congress – Anniversary Edition.

The CME accredited Scientific Programme will feature over 550 world-renowned speakers, delivering over 140 sessions covering cutting edge research and scientific developments across critical topics. There will be 9 plenary lectures4 late-breaking news sessions, a dedicated Nurse Daypatient focussed and subspecialty society sessions and much more!

Your ticket gives you access to all educational content for 3 months to view lectures at your own pace.

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42nd Cours du GERDA

Nantes, France

23-24 September 2021

The 42nd Cours du GERDA will take place on the 2324 September 2021 in Nantes, France.

Meet 500 dermatology experts, 30 exhibitors, 10 scientifics sessions, 40 speakers and around 80 submitted abstracts

Visit the conference website for latest updates.

4th Asian Dermatology Congress 2021

Dubai, UAE

21–22 June 2021

A physical conference to explore the future advancements in dermatology & cosmetology in Dubai.

4th Asian Dermatology Congress will raise the most dynamic and latest issues in the field of Dermatology. The Congress will highlight the discussion around the theme “Explore the Future Advancements in Dermatology & Cosmetology” by bridging the gaps between the intellectuals from across the globe to enlighten their research and findings at Cosmetology Meetings 2020. The highlights of the conference includes Dermatology, Clinical Dermatology, Paediatric Dermatology, Dermatological Diseases, Psoriasis, Hyperpigmentation and Vitiligo, Leprosy, Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Dermatological Techniques, Alopecia and Scalp Problems and many more.

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ACDS 31st Annual Meeting online experience


The cancelled ACDS’s 31st Annual Meeting’s content is now available online until the end of the year. 

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Skin Allergy Meeting (SAM) 2021


12–13 March 2021


The EAACI-ESCD Skin Allergy Meeting (SAM) is the leading European meeting in 2021 devoted to skin allergy. The sixth edition of this biannual event will be a digital event taking place on 12 – 13 March 2021.

SAM is held in collaboration with the European Society for Contact Dermatitis (ESCD). The meeting provides up-to-date information for clinicians, covering basic, translational and clinical aspects on atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, mast cell driven diseases, cutaneous drug allergy, anaphylaxis, food allergy and the skin, hand eczema and occupational eczema, among others. We welcome acclaimed experts presenting keynote lectures.

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Moreover, to enhance the learning experience, the meeting will be a platform for “hot topics” discussions and case reports. We are looking forward to joining you at the first SAM Digital 2021!

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ESCD members benefit from a reduced registration rate!

“The SAM Digital 2021 Organizing Committee would like to warmly welcome you to the EAACI/ESCD Skin Allergy Meeting Digital 2021! We are dedicated to developing this virtual focused meeting according to the highest EAACI standards. Since the last SAM – held in Munich, 2019 – many new scientific studies in the field of skin allergy have been conducted and we are eager to share new developments and research with you through a scientific programme of excellence. Register now, submit your abstract and stay tuned for more information regarding the scientific programme!”

Charlotte Mortz – SAM Digital 2021 Chair
Thomas Rustemeyer – SAM Digital 2021 Chair
Lars Poulsen – SAM Digital 2021 Co-Chair
Barbara Ballmer-Weber – SAM Digital 2021 Secretary