Honorary Membership is the highest honour awarded by the ESDR. Such an awards are bestowed on any individual who has particularly distinguished themselves in dermatological research and/or has made significant direct or indirect contributions to the society. Honorary membership has been awarded to the following:
|2011||Paul Bergstresser (USA)
Koji Hashimoto (Japan)
Anders Vahlquist (Sweden)
|2010||Alberto Giannetti (Italy)
Shinji Shimada (Japan)
|2009||Ervin Epstein (USA)
Peter Friedmann (UK)
|2008||William Cunliffe (UK)
Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen (Denmark)
|2007||Thomas Krieg (Germany)
John Stanley (USA)
|2006||Rona MacKie (UK)
Rein Willemze (Netherlands)
|2003||Georg Stingl (Austria)
Jouni Uitto (USA)
|2000||Malcolm Greaves (UK)
Egon Macher (Germany)
|1999||Stefania Jablonska (Poland)
Hiroaki Ueki (Japan)
|1998||Takeji Nishikawa (Japan)
John Voorhees (USA)
|1996||Enno Christophers (Germany)
Sadao Imamura (Japan)
Steve Katz (USA)
Willem van Vloten (Netherlands)
|Previous||Otto Braun-Falco (Germany)
Robert Brun (Switzerland)
Rudi Cormane (Netherlands)
André Kint (Belgium)
Charles Lapière (Belgium)
Kimmo Mustakallio (Finland)
Michel Prunieras (France)
Hans Rorsman (Sweden)
Ferdinando Serri (Italy)
Sam Shuster (UK)
Klaus Wolff (Austria)
The Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID) is the official journal of the ESDR and SID. JID publishes papers describing original research on all aspects of cutaneous biology and skin disease. Topics include biochemistry, biophysics, cell regulation, development, carcinogenesis, skin structure, extracellular matrix, genetics, immunology, melanocyte biology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, photobiology, percutaneous absorption, clinical research, epidemiology and other population-based research. Original Articles, Communications, Review Articles, and Letters to the Editor are standard features. Perspectives and Commentaries are invited by the Editorial Board.
Impact Factor: 6.314*
Rank: 1/58 Dermatology
*2011 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters, 2012)
International Investigative Dermatology (IID) is a five-yearly meeting of the ESDR, SID and JSID and will be hosted by the ESDR in Edinburgh, Scotland from 8-11 May 2013.
|2013||International Investigative Dermatology
8-11 May 2013
|2014||44th Annual ESDR Meeting
10-13 September 2014
45th Annual ESDR Meeting
The 42nd Annual ESDR Meeting was held in Venice from 19-22 September 2012. Further information can be found on the meeting website (http://www.esdr2012.org).
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 1000.
By supporting investigative dermatology, the ESDR contributes towards improving the health of patients suffering from skin and venereal disease. Applications of recent scientific advances have produced diagnostic and therapeutic innovations in dermatological practice, particularly in genetics, skin cancer, allergic skin disease, infectious disease and autoimmune diseases.
The ESDR facilitates exchange of information relevant to investigative dermatology between clinicians and scientists worldwide. One of the most important activities of our Society is to promote the presentation of new research data and ideas at our annual scientific meeting and clinically oriented symposia.
Dermatologic research is at the frontier of biomedical research. Examples of diseases that benefit from ongoing dermatological research include:
- Disease Genetics. Analysis of structural biology of skin has led to identification of target genes for many hereditary genodermatoses including mechanobullous diseases, ichthyoses and diseases that are associated with other medical problems such as keratoderma and deafness, or heart disease.
- Skin Cancer. Understanding the role of ultraviolet radiation and molecular genetics in both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer has led to widespread public education campaigns. New treatments for melanoma including dendritic cell vaccination are currently under development.
- Immunological and inflammatory disease. Common skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic eczema and contact dermatitis have been extensively studied in Europe, particularly roles of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators, and cell mediated immunity.
- Infectious disease. A wide range of infections from the common wart virus to the uncommon (such as Lyme disease) provide important subjects for research. New and emerging infections, including cutaneous manifestations of HIV disease are actively studied.
- Cutaneous biology. All aspects including epidermal growth and differentiation, cell signalling pathways in inflammation, the immune system, angiogenesis, pigment cell biology and extracellular matrix/mesenchymal cells are widely studied in Europe. These provide not only the platform for understanding skin disease, but also a model for other organ systems in the fields of transplantation immunology, gene therapy, and transdermal drug delivery.