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24 November, 2020

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

Reminder: GAM tomorrow

14 December, 2020

General Assembly Meeting (GAM) 2020
Tuesday 15 December 2020
16:00–18:00 CET



Wiley unplanned maintenance

17 December, 2020

Access to the journal is unavailable due to technical issues. Wiley tell me their developers are working on this.

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

Vichy Exposome Grant deadline extended

1 March, 2021

The deadline for application for the Vichy Exposome Grant has been extended to 31 March 2021.

The Vichy Exposome Grant created & supported by VICHY Laboratoires is intended to promote and encourage research to characterize the skin exposome.

3 regional research grants of €15,000 each are awarded to projects originating from one of the following regions:

  • Asia / Oceania
  • Europe / North America
  • Latin America / Africa / Middle East

To learn more about the Vichy Exposome Grant and apply, please visit

EADV funding opportunities

3 March, 2021

Call for research fellowship

The EADV funds a Research Fellowship, to enable junior dermatologist-venereologists and junior scientists from across Europe, the opportunity to undertake research training in a high-quality academic centre abroad.

More details and apply
Application deadline: 1 April 2021


Call for project proposals

he EADV, through the Project Proposal Review Committee, supports excellence in research through its dedicated Project Proposal programme. Find out more about the 100,000 euro grant available to make your research idea a published reality.

More details and apply
Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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


Call for group leaders

6 July, 2021

The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center (SIC) will recruit 1-2 group leaders during 2021-22. We now welcome letters of interest from scientists with an outstanding track record and innovative vision for a new independent research group within the area of skin immunology.

Download letter for application details

SIC addresses fundamental research questions within modern immunology and aims to become a platform for world-leading studies in skin immunology and inflammation. The new group leaders will establish independent research programmes within the field of immunology and skin biology/disease. The primary criteria for future group leaders are excellence in fundamental research and/or translational research and a genuine interest in interacting with other researchers at the centre in order to develop it as a research centre of excellence.

Candidates’ background includes an MD, PhD or equivalent degree, postdoctoral training and a strong track record of publications and as corresponding author published in leading journals. International networks and experience, such as training in high-quality institutions and universities globally, are meriting. Applicants must qualify for a professorship or associate professorship at the University of Copenhagen.

They offer:

  • A generous package, including salary, support for other personnel and consumables.
  • Attractive modern laboratory and offices in the heart of Copenhagen.
  • Access to cutting-edge technologies through shared-resource platforms and staff expertise in flow cytometry, single-cell sequencing, genomics, imaging and data analytics.
  • A vibrant scientific community with a strong internal synergy suited for easy collaboration and exchange with other centres and departments at the University of Copenhagen and the greater Danish scientific community.

About the centre
The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center was founded in 2019 based on a ten-year grant. It is a vibrant, internationally diverse and ambitious research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies located at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The location on the twelfth floor of the Maersk Tower is ideal for collaboration and exchange with other centres and departments within the faculty and Copenhagen science community.

Download letter for application details