The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), founded in 1970, is a non-profit organization promoting basic and clinical science related to dermatology. The ESDR is the largest investigative dermatology society in Europe with a current membership of over 1200. The annual scientific meeting of the ESDR is held each September in Europe. The 2017 program can be found here:


The major goal of the ESDR is to enable the future of skin science through scientific exchange and education. The 2017 program strives to be particularly attractive to trainees of all levels and to early career skin scientists. The annual scientific meeting of the ESDR has a central role in this endeavor by providing a world leading platform for the presentation and discussion of state of the art science as it relates to skin biology.


The program includes named orations from outstanding globally recognized scientists, plenary educational events such as Frontiers in Skin Biology and Dermatology, workshops, symposia and free communications covering all aspects of skin science extending from genetic discovery through to clinical research. In all this, the ESDR aims to disseminate information about cutting edge technology and new approaches to scientific discovery. ESDR is committed to fostering a culture where scientists and clinicians can get together, exchange ideas and form new collaborations in a convivial and stimulating environment. We strongly encourage special interest groups to hold satellite meetings at ESDR so that the full breadth of essential expertise is present at the meeting. Recognizing the importance of the translational biomedical research agenda we bring together academia and biopharma and include dedicated sessions discussing many aspects of drug discovery and clinical validation. Finally, our social program is geared towards creating an environment allowing exchange of ideas and the meeting of old and new friends.