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.
JOB VACANCY - Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dermatology specialising in Photobiology
Full time permanent position in Manchester, UK
£75,249 - £101,451 per annum
You will have/be near to gaining a certificate of clinical training or its equivalent in Dermatology. You will have a higher research degree i.e. PhD/MD, or will soon acquire this. The appointee will join other members of the Photobiology team, to expand the Dermatology Centre's academic, research and clinical capacity in Photodermatology.
For more info, please download job ad and job description.
Close date: 2nd August 2016 midnight
ESPD Voting for new Committee Members
New Committee has to be elected in the summer of 2016. The following 4 candidates will be completing for the 2 vacancies:
- Lesley Rhodes, Manchester, UK
- Christophe Bedane, Limoges, France
- Yolanda Gilaberte, Huesca, Spain
- Ljubomir B Novakovic, London, UK
Voting will be opened to ESPD members between 1st Aug 2016 and 9th Sep 2016. Voting instruction will be sent out to members prior to the online voting.
Please note: Only members who paid their 2016 membership fee are eligible to vote.
17th Annual Photodermatology Day
Date: Wednesday, 28th September 2016
Time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Room M, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria
See Scientific Programme for details.
Third European Course in Photodermatology
The course is open to all dermatologists wishing to acquire a basic knowledge of photodermatology, including of phototherapy. All essential aspects of the subject will be discussed.
This course will be held in Italy in 2017, organised by Prof. Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton.
Dates, venue and programme will be available very soon on the ESPD website.
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