Welcome to the website of the ESPD. Photodermatology is a major subspecialty of Dermatology and is of enormous relevance to all people on earth. The sun after all is the source of life on earth; the understanding of its effects on mankind is therefore very fundamental. Sunlight can have very serious adverse effects as well as beneficial effects and it behoves us to appreciate and utilise the good and minimise the bad. It is therefore really important for all dermatologists to have a thorough understanding of the area. Though many dermatologists have a good understanding of the basics of the subspecialty not all have in depth experience. The ESPD aims to improve knowledge in the area by running symposia highlighting new research and innovations and also runs a photodermatology course covering all aspects of photodermatology for those in training and also those wishing to update their knowledge.
To read the full welcome message by our president, please click here.
The committe members of the ESPD
At ESPD Photodermatology Day, Istanbul, October 2013
Membership includes clinical dermatologists, medical physicists, photochemists, photobiologists, and members of the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The ESPD encourages dialogue and collaboration between these groups.
The ESPD also organises workshops to explore particular aspects of photodermatology in detail. Information gathered at such workshops is disseminated in the form of reports published in appropriate journals.
ESPD members have recently voted for 3 new committee members Marjan Garmyn (Leuvan Belgium), Sally Ibbotson (Dundee Scotland) and Piergiacomo Calzavara Pinton (Brescia Italy) We welcome them to the committee and wish to thank outgoing committee members John Hawk, Pierre Thomas and Rik Roelandts for their outstanding commitment to the Society. Other Committee members include Jean Krutman (Dusseldorf Germany), Treasurer Giovanni Leone (Rome Italy) Secretary Marie Claude Marguery (Toulouse France) and President Gillian Murphy (Dublin Ireland). The ESPD welcomes new members and encourages those interested in Photodermatology to join the society.
15th Annual Photodermatology Day
Date: Wednesday, 8th October 2014
Time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Room G104, Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
See Scientific Programme for details.
April 21-27 2012
Professor John Hawk, ex-president of the ESPD, has been quoted in New Zealand Listener article about care in the sun and vitamin D deficiency. Please click here to view this article.
Professor John Hawk, ex-president of the ESPD, has been quoted in Stuff.co.nz Science section - 'Cancer fear rises as ozone hole grows'. Please click here to view this article.
Professor John Hawk, ex-president of the ESPD, has been quoted in a Daily Express article called 'Real truth behind EU con over energy-saving bulbs'. Please click here to view this article.
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Dr Gillian Murphy (President of ESPD) and Corinne Minmin (Bioderma) -
ESPD meeting at the EADV Istanbul, 1st October 2013