2018 ESDR Future Leaders Academy

Title: “Entrepreneurship in Dermatology”

3-5 October 2018, Budapest, Hungary

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

Supported by


The ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology has been held annually since 2011 and brings together around 25 of the most promising young skin scientists with established leaders in the field for a 3-day event. Mixing scientific exchange, career advice and mentoring, the Academy provides an essential platform for young, motivated scientists to move forward in their careers. In 2018, accepted participants will also join the inuguaral ESDR Masterclass on Next-Generation Healthcare, which will take place at the conclusion of the Academy.


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.

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 2018. 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.

Please contact Caroline Blondel Baldassarre (caroline@esdr.org), Corporate Relations Manager, for sponsorship opportunities