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.
Nomination as an ESPD Committee Member
A new Committee has to be elected as 3 current members will retire very soon. If you would like to be nominated as a Committee Member, please contact our secretary Marie-Claude Marguery in writing by letter or by e-mail before 12-Jul (Sat) and your name will be put on the voting list. The voting will then be organized online through our website. For more info, please read our latest newsletter.
International League of Dermatological Societies
The ESPD is now a member of the ILDS, and the latest ILDS Newsletter, published in the journal Dermatology, can be accessed through here.
World Congress on Cancers of the Skin (in conjunction with the Skin Cancer Foundation)
Date: 3rd to 6th September, 2014
Location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland
See www.wccs2014.org for details.
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