Mark writes: “I was appointed as a consultant dermatologist in the UK in 1995 to provide a clinical service for the investigation of contact dermatitis and occupational skin disease and have in excess of 200 peer reviewed publications and have written chapters on irritant, allergic and occupational dermatitis for major dermatology textbooks.
My association with the ESCD is longstanding having given the Niels Hjorth lecture at the first Congress of the society in Brussels, Belgium in 1992 and attended all of the meetings since. In 2016, I was chair of the group organising the meeting in Manchester, UK and hope that all of you that came had an enjoyable time.
I was a member of the executive committee from 2003–14, as variably treasurer and membership secretary. More recently I’ve been a board member of the European Surveillance System of Contact Allergy (ESSCA) and chair of the European Baseline Series Taskforce – both working parties of the society and am on the editorial advisory board of the journal Contact Dermatitis.
I believe that this gives me a good understanding of the workings of our society and if elected would promote the field of cutaneous allergy. I would specifically wish to explore ways of increasing the value of membership to individuals to develop a vibrant, inclusive and interactive society.”
Please note that all members can nominate other candidates. Nominations must be made to the Secretary at least 6 months before the General Assembly (ie 10 December 2021).