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New hosting

24 November, 2020

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

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.

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.


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.

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