2020 ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology

Future Leaders

15-17 OCTOBER 2020, Madrid. The goal of this initiative is to encourage young gifted dermatologists to further pursue their academic careers through guidance and mentoring of established scientists in the field. Besides scientific sessions, there is a strong emphasis on encouraging young people to network and to exchange ideas. The Academy is an excellent opportunity for sponsoring companies to establish strong professional relationships with the next generation of leaders in dermatology.

APPLICATION FORM (PDF) or (WORD DOCUMENT
Deadline for applications, Friday 3 April 2020

 
General Information
The program is primarily open to European residents currently engaged in skin-related research (MD, PhD, Post-Doc, Resident etc). A LIMITED number of places will be made available for participants residing outside Europe.  Participants must be 40 years old or under by 1 November 2020. Exceptions may be made for career breaks, maternity/paternity leave etc. 
 
Applications are reviewed on scientific merit by the ESDR Future Leaders Committee.
 
ESDR covers accommodation costs for all participants and travel costs for ESDR members. If you are not a member you may apply prior to the Academy. Participants must commit to staying for the entire duration of the Academy and should travel alone. All participants give oral presentations of their work and be expected to attend mentoring events. Past participants are not eligble for consideration.
 
DRAFT PROGRAM
 
Title: “Back to the Future of Skin Science: 10th ESDR Future Leaders Academy”
15-17 October 2020, Madrid, Spain
 
Thursday 15 October 2020
 
11.00-12.30 Registration
13.30-14.00 Welcome
Hervé Bachelez (France), Marta Szell (Hungary)
14.00-14.30 Mentor 1 Presentation: Caterina Missero: recent insights on the regulation of epidermal cell junctions : implications in human skin diseases
14.30-16.00 Oral presentations by mentees /  6 mentees (names and titles TBI)
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break 
16.30-17.00 Mentor 2 Presentation: Alexander Enk: Title TBC
17.00-17.45 Oral presentations by mentees /  3 mentees (names and titles TBI)
17.45-19.15 Presentations of industry partners (TBI)
 
Friday 16 October 2020
 
08.00-08.30 Mentor 3 presentation: Eniko Sonkoly (Sweden): How and how much microRNAs contribute to skin health and diseases
08.30-09.00 Mentor 4 presentation: David Kelsell (UK): Beyond gene discovery in monogenic skin disorders
09.00-10.15 Oral presentations by mentees /  5 mentees (names and titles TBI)
10.15-11.15 Coffee break and Group Photo 
11.15-11.45 Mentor 5 presentation: Mei Li (France): Lessons from genetically engineered mouse models: how informative  for the human skin immune system in health and disease  
11.45-12.45 Oral presentations by mentees  /  4 mentees (names and titles TBI)
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.30 Mentor 6 presentation: Kiarash Khosrotehrani (Australia): the plasticity of endothelial stem cells: implications in skin malignancies and wound healing
14.30-15.30 Oral presentations by mentees  /   4 mentees (names and titles TBI)
15.30-16.00 Mentor 7 presentation: Leopold Eckhart (Austria): Autophagy at the skin gates
16.00-16.30 Coffee break 
16.30-20.30 Networking 
 
Saturday 17 October 2020
 
08.30-09.00 Rachel Watson (UK) : Revisiting human skin diversity at the molecular level 
09.00-09.45 Oral presentations by mentees  /  3 mentees (names and titles TBI)
09.45-10.15 Mentor 9 presentation: Christoph Schlapbach (Switzerland): New helper T-cell subsets in human skin
10.15-11.30 Break-out Session/ Coffee Break
11.30-12.15 Presentation of Break-out Sessions to Plenum
12.15-12.30 Meeting digest and Outlook
Hervé Bachelez (France), Marta Szell (Hungary)
 

About the ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology

The ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology is an annual educational event that was launched in 2011. It brings together highly gifted young scientists and renowned senior scientists from dermatological departments all over Europe and beyond for a 2.5 day meeting. Applicants are invited to apply to join the Academy by 31 March of the year in which the Academy is held. Applications are reviewed on scientific merit by the ESDR Scientific Program Committee. ESDR committees are also responsible for inviting senior faculty.

All attendees give oral presentations their work and there are lectures from senior scientists as well as breakout and mentoring sessions.

The goal of this initiative is to encourage excellent young dermatologists to further pursue their academic careers through guidance and mentoring of established scientists in the field. Besides scientific sessions, there is a strong emphasis on encouraging attendees to network and to exchange ideas with their peers amd mentors.

Alumni of the Academy organise a highly successful Future Leaders Symposium which takes place at the annual ESDR meeting.

APPLICATION FORM (PDF) or (WORD DOCUMENT