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ESPD2018 2018-05-09T13:03:26+00:00

18th Annual Meeting 7–9 JUNE 2018
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London, UK.

Dr Veronica Kinsler
18th ESPD Annual Meeting President


Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the ESPD and the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology it is a great pleasure for me to Chair the Organising Committee of the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD 2018), which will be held on the 7-9th of June 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

The scientific programme is very exciting, with worldwide expertise in both the chairs and speakers selected. The meeting will feature two parallel sessions breaking for six plenary Keynote Lectures. Further details can be found in the programme section of this website.

London is a vibrant, multicultural City.  The meeting will take place in The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, situated in the centre of London in the shadow of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. A welcome reception will take place on the first evening in the conference centre, to which all delegates are invited to network, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones.

ESPD 2018 will also see the launch of the ESPD mentorship scheme, in which all ESPD members will be eligible to sign up for a one hour one-to-one session of mentorship from a senior member of the society.  With this new scheme we hope to make it easier for everyone interested in a career in Paediatric Dermatology to get good career’s advice relevant to their stage of training.

Opportunities for presentation at this meeting are available to all participants, with submitted paper slots available within the main body of each meeting session, a dedicated case presentation session in the main auditorium chaired by the ESPD President Regina Folster-Holst, and structured poster presentations each lunchtime.

Please make a note of the registration deadline date. I look forward to seeing you in London!

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Keynote Speakers

Prof Raoul CM Hennekam MD PhD (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Professor of Pediatrics & Translational Genetics

Dr Sinead Langan (London, United Kingdom)
Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow and Associate Professor

Prof Eric Legius (Leuven, Belgium)
Head of the Clinical Department of Human Genetics

Prof Jemima Mellerio, MD (London, United Kingdom)
Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Keith Choate, MD PhD(New Haven, USA)
Professor of Dermatology, Genetics and Pathology at Yale School of Medicine

Dr Antonio Torrelo, MD (Madrid, Spain)
Consultant Dermatologist

Sessions to include:

Advances in Drug Therapy; Allergy; Atopic Dermatitis; Connective Tissue Diseases; Disorders of Keratinisation; Epidermolysis Bullosa/Skin Fragility; European Initiatives in Paediatric Dermatology; Genital Dermatology/Child Protection; Hair and Nail Disorders; Hot Topics; Naevi and Other Mosaics; Neonatal Dermatology; Papulosquamous; Pigmentary Disorders; Update on Laser and Surgical Therapies; Vascular Anomalies and Overgrowth; Best Cases of my Career

Led by expert International Chairs & Speaker

Local Organising Committee

Chair: Dr Veronica Kinsler (London, UK - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)

Dr David Atherton
(London, UK - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)

Dr Nigel Burrows
(Cambridge, UK - Addenbrooke’s Hospital)

Dr Mary Glover
(London, UK - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)

Dr Karolina Gholam
(London, UK – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)

Professor John Harper
(London, UK - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)

Professor Alan Irvine
(Dublin, Ireland - Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital)

Dr Debra Lomas
(London, UK - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)

Dr Anna Martinez
(London, UK - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)

Dr Jemima Mellerio
(London, UK - St Thomas’ Hospital)

Dr Lindsay Shaw
(Bristol, UK - Bristol Royal Infirmary)

Dr Samira Syed
(London, UK - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)