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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.

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.

ACDS new associate member rate

5 April, 2020

ACDS announced a lower associate membership rate for physicians located outside of North, South and Central America.

Associate Membership $150 ($35 one-time application fee)
Includes electronic access to the Dermatitis Journal (Excludes CAMP Access)

Associate Upgrade Option add $150 to access paper or online copy of the Dermatitis Journal and CAMP Access

Read more about the associate membership at ACDS

Save the date! The American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS)’s 32nd Annual Meeting takes place in San Francisco, CA on 18 March 2021.

Letter from President of the ESCD

2 April, 2020

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

With all the uncertainties created by the rapid spread of Covid-19 virus throughout the world and further tightening restrictions in many countries including the Netherlands, we had to conclude that it is impossible to hold our congress in Amsterdam in June this year.

With deep regret we had to announce the cancellation of that date of our congress. We are aware of the disappointments and potential consequences for many of us. However, we ask for your understanding in these difficult times.

We are very glad to have found a new date, December 14 to 16 2020. I hope all of you can come to Amsterdam and enjoy the friendly pre-Christmas atmosphere of the town. Together, we can do our best to have a good and hopefully safe ESCD congress later this year.

We will keep you updated with all relevant information on our website. The General Assembly is going to take place on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Until this date the current presidency and representatives continue with their work as usual.

Wishing all of you the very best and looking forward to seeing you in good health and to welcoming you in Amsterdam,

On behalf of the ESCD executive committee,

Thomas Rustemeyer
President of the ESCD

ESCD Congress 2020 postponed to 14-16 December 2020

13 March, 2020

Due to COVID-19 situation, the organising committee for the ESCD Congress 2020 has postponed to 14-16 December 2020

There is more information on the congress website.

Questions regarding cancellation, refunds, registration can only be answered by the Congress secretariat email: and not by the ESCD

ESCD travel grants – we will post new information within a few weeks.

Further details to follow.

President elect announcement soon

2 March, 2020

Until the formal nomination date we have received one candidate for the position of the President elect (President who starts his/her work in the Executive committee of the ESCD after election at the ESCD 2020 Amsterdam and will be current president after Kristiina Aalto-Korte).

A short summary on the candidate will be posted soon under Amsterdam 2020.

European Baseline series seeking comments

27 January, 2020

The group is seeking comments on proposed updated criteria for including allergens in the EBS building on previously published work. A bullet point summary can be downloaded below:

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Please send reasoned opinion to Mark Wilkinson  who is coordinating responses for the group by 1 March 2020.

Follow ESCD 2020 on social media

27 January, 2020

The ESCD 2020 organising committee is active on social media.

We hope this will create awareness with young researchers within this field to engage in ESCD activities, such as attending the congress and becoming a member of the ESCD.

Please follow along on any or all of the platforms below: