Merry Christmas from ESCD

The ESCD executive committee would like to thank you all for your active participation in the field of Contact Dermatitis, commitment to do excellent clinical work and research and for your contributions to the ESCD. It is needed and highly appreciated.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and are looking forward continuing working with you in 2023.

Renew your ESCD membership

We are moving into a new year, and we would like to encourage you to renew your ESCD membership today. Benefits are:

  • Free online access to Contact Dermatitis
  • Full voting rights and eligibility for election
  • Contribute to working parties
  • Up to 25% discount at ESCD Congresses
  • Free online access to a searchable version of Patch Testing 5th Ed by Anton De Groot
  • Free access to patient information leaflets
  • Updates on allergens and baseline series

Full membership: €100 and Junior (under 35 years) & retired: €50

The ESCD works for its members but is also an important and active player in society, working for improvements for contact dermatitis patients concerning diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The ESCD provides expert opinion to regulators and is currently working intensively to ensure the continued availability of allergens for patch testing following a change in their legal status in the EU. Please support this work by renewing your membership.

European Baseline Series (EBS) News

Since the last revision of the EBS in 2019 the ESCD taskforce has been auditing the frequency of reactions to the established allergens and recommended additions of the EBS. The work of the group has now been published in a further revision for 2023.

The article is available with free access: Update your baseline series now!

The group is currently considering its agenda for the next 2-3 years. If you wish to be involved please contact

Skin Allergy Meeting (SAM), Digital
24–25 March 2023

The Skin Allergy Meeting 2023 digital will be held on 24-25 March 2023 in a collaboration between EAACI and ESCD. At this event the latest developments in skin allergy and skin related disorders will be shared. We will explore new and emerging allergens in occupational allergy, cosmetic sensitizers, European baseline patch tests, cutaneous reactions to vaccines, etiology of chronic urticaria, and diagnosing and treating atopic dermatitis, among others.

If you are member of ESCD you can register at a reduced rate here

Next ESCD Congress
Dresden, 4–7 September 2024

Please save the dates of the next ESCD Congress in Dresden 2024. Preparations for the scientific program have just started and will cover the most recent research findings from basic research, clinical studies, occupational aspects, intervention and health care research.

The congress will take place at “DGUV Congress”, a new, modern congress center located next to “Dresdner Heide”, a beautiful woodland and is easily accessible from Dresden City Center and Dresden International Airport.

We are delighted to invite you to the 16. Congress of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) in Dresden, 04.-07 September 2024.