News items

ILDS donation to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

9 June, 2021

The ILDS donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The donation is on behalf of the 195 ILDS member organisations (including ESCD) which collectively represent over 200,000 dermatologists from around the world.

This donation directly supports the work of WHO and partners to help countries prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially where needs are greatest.

Read the press release


Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) update

19 April, 2020

The EBS taskforce has produced 22 new allergen information leaflets, bringing the total to 32 PILs.

Well done to all involved! The Society gratefully thanks Mark Wilkinson and Margarida Gonçalo for leading the taskforce. The project was led by Olivier Aerts, Marléne Isaksson, Marie-Louise Schuttelaar and Radoslaw Spiewak who collectively wrote the leaflets and coordinated the response to initial feedback.

Dedicated support

19 May, 2020

ESCD now has a dedicated support email address for membership support.

If you have a question, please use the envelope button in the bottom right of the screen, or the form on the contact page.

Call for applications: Vichy Exposome Grant

21 July, 2020

The Vichy Exposome Grant, created & supported by VICHY Laboratoires, promotes and encourages research to characterize the skin exposome. 
Eligible applications may consist in research projects in the field of exposome and the human skin, including projects dealing with skin conditions and diseases, either fundamental or clinical, conducted in any hospital, university or other not-for-profit research institution.
Deadline for application is February 1st, 2021
The awardees will be announced in March 2021 during the 2021 AAD Annual Meeting.

Important new dates

12 November, 2020

General Assembly Meeting (GAM) 2020
Tuesday 15 December 2020
16:00–18:00 CET
Via Zoom link (to be provided)


The 2021 congress is now in June 2022, previously September 2021.

New Congress date:
8–10 June, 2022

The next Congress (2024) is in Dresden, Germany.


Candidate for president elect

12 November, 2020

The candidate for ESCD President Elect is Jeanne Duus Johansen. Vote at the online General Assembly Meeting on 15 December 2020 16:00–18:00 CET

Jeanne Duus Johansen
Professor, M.D.
National Allergy Research Centre,
Dep. of Dermatology and Allergy, Gentofte Hospital,
University of Copenhagen
Hellerup, Denmark

Jeanne Duus Johansen is 61 years and since 2002 Director of The National Allergy Research Centre and later professor at the Department of Dermatology, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, with responsibility for a research group in the field of contact dermatitis, a national database of contact allergy and Head of the Allergy Test Clinic at the Department of Dermato-allergology, Gentofte Hospital. Supervisor for 50 Ph.D.-students regarding allergy, hand eczema, epidemiology, occupational contact dermatitis, skin barrier, prevention and gene-environment interactions. Author of 470 peer-reviewed scientific papers mostly on contact dermatitis, many book chapters and editor of several international textbooks. Jeanne Duus Johansen has served as national representative in the ESCD in several rounds and has been chairing the ESCD working group for the guideline on patch testing.

New hosting

24 November, 2020

The website is now on faster hosting. We hope you notice the quicker page loading times.

Payment problems

24 November, 2020

We are working with Stripe to resolve the current payment problems. We will update you once this works again.