| EDF Newsletter November 2018
Dear EDF member,
Thank you for being part of the European Dermatology Forum. The EDF, by involving you as key opinion leaders and Professors from all over Europe, aims to strengthen the position of Dermato-Venereology and to improve healthcare needs of patients across the continent. To achieve these goals, and with your support, we will keep interacting with industry, academia, government, patients’ organizations and society. We will be promoting our specialty through the following activities:
| EDF Guidelines
The EDF is proud to announce the launch of the European Centre for Guidelines Development in collaboration with Prof. Alexander Nast from the Division of Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Charité University, Berlin. The Centre will also be advised and supported by renowned experts in the field. The project aims to foster high-quality guidelines through harmonized methodologies that ensure alignment with current gold standards, under a systemized structure and with a continuous update process. The governance will include a Board of Directors, with EDF having a majority status.
In order to maintain and promote high quality education and training, the EDF has been working to integrate undergraduate teaching activities with an electronic platform; Cyberderm-DOIT (Dermatology Online with Interactive Technology, www.cyberderm.net) developed by Prof. Günter Burg and now run by Prof. Alexander Navarini. The educational chapters have been updated, with more than 1000 images, and are now available in German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese, with Lithuanian version currently being reviewed. There will also be an updated 5th version of the website launched soon. A Web Book (WEBBOOK), as a supplement to the interactive e-learning platform DOIT, is also available to support the multistep learning process.
| Euroderm Excellence
The 15th edition of the Euroderm Excellence course for residents in Dermato-Venereology will be supported by Lilly, as new exclusive pharma partner for this event. The Course will be held in Nice at the Radisson Blu Hotel (November 20th-23rd, 2018) under the presidency of Prof. Veli-Matti Kahari. The EDF is honoured to organize and offer this unique event to the best residents in Dermatology and Venereology throughout Europe.
| White Book
In 2017, the Fifth Edition of the White Book was published under the direction of Prof. Harald Gollnick (chief ed.) with the collaboration of Profs J. Barker, M. Bagot and L. Naldi. The EDF White Book contains critical information about the whole spectrum of Dermato-Venereology that is instrumental to informing healthcare providers, politicians and stakeholders about the scope of our profession.
| EDF Annual Meeting
The next EDF Annual Meeting will take place from January 24th to 26th 2019 at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, in Montreux, Switzerland. Hotel details are as follows: Avenue des Alpes 45, CH-1820 Montreux. (www.hotel-majestic-montreux.com).
The official EDF website (www.euroderm.org) has also been renovated and we hope you will find it clear, informative and user-friendly. From January 2019, a protected and interactive area will be available for members. Any suggestion to further improve it is very welcome.
Finally, you can follow us on Twitter (@EDFDermatology).
One of the most important objective of EDF will be, as from its foundation, a special interaction with industry to exchange information and to collaborate with the scope of improving the drug armamentarium in Dermato-Venereology to the benefit of patients. In this respect, we would like to especially thank our Corporate supporting members.
Since its foundation, the EDF has been always very successful in promoting and improving our specialty in Europe. Yet, this would not be possible without the contribution of members. This is why we invite you to actively participate in the EDF with suggestions and comments.
We look forward to seeing you in Montreux in January 2019.
Prof. Carlo Pincelli