EDF Executive Committee, Summer Board Meeting, Zurich June 2019, from left to right:
Prof Veli-Matti Kähäri, EDF Treasurer
Prof Carlo Pincelli, EDF President 
Prof Alexander Enk, EwDF Secretary-General
Prof John McGrath, EDF Past President.

| EDF Newsletter September 2019

Dear EDF member,

This is the “new version” of our yearly newsletter. Besides established contents we have tried to modernize the design and make it more “readable” for our members. We would appreciate your feedback whether you like.


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 Annual Meeting

The next EDF Annual Meeting will take place from January 23rd to 25th 2020 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 program starts at 17.00 on Thursday January 23rd with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

| Euroderm Excellence

The 16th edition of the Euroderm Excellence course of the EDF for residents in DermatoVenereology will be supported by Lilly, as new exclusive pharma partner for this event. The Course will be held in Rome at the A. Roma Lifestyle Hotel (November 19-22, 2019) under the presidency of Prof Antonio Costanzo. The EDF is honoured to organize and offer this unique event to the best residents in Dermatology and Venereology throughout Europe. 

| White Book

In 2019, the Sixth Edition of the White Book is going to be published under the direction of Prof Harald Gollnick (chief ed.) with the collaboration of Profs M. Bagot, L. Naldi & N. Reynolds. 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 Guidelines

The EDF is proud to promote the activities of the European Centre for Guidelines Development (EuroGuiDerm of the EDF) 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 includes a Board of Directors, with EDF having a majority status. 

| Cyberderm

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 Gunter Burg and now run by Prof Peter Itin. The educational chapters have been updated, with more than 1000 images, and are now available in German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese. A Web Book (WEBBOOK), as a supplement to the interactive e-learning platform DOIT, is also available to support the multi-step learning process. 

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 is available for members. Any suggestion to further improve it is very welcome. The following new members were accepted during the past year:

One of the most important objective of EDF will be, as from its foundation, a specialinteraction with industry to exchange information and to collaborate 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.

Finally, 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 2020.

Warm regards,

Prof. Dr. A. Enk
Secretary-General EDF

September 2019

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