European Society of Contact Dermatitis
European Society of
Contact Dermatitis

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Aims of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis

The purpose of the ESCD is to promote interest, stimulate research, and disseminate information on all aspects of contact dermatitis and other environmental and occupational skin diseases.

To this end the ESCD arranges congresses covering its entire field every other year and supports symposia or conferences confined to themes of special interest.

"Contact Dermatitis" is the main journal of the ESCD for publication of clinical and scientific reports. The society also issues a periodic Newsletter for the benefit of the members.

Address: Thibautstr 3, Heidelberg 69115, Germany

Registration number: VR3405

Recent updates

ESCD Guideline on patch testing.

A final draft is now available for comment. Please click the education; guidelines tabs to see the final draft and information on how to feedback.

Contact Dermatitis: A Worldwide Challenge for Patients & Dermatologists 

A joint meeting of the ....
• American Contact Dermatitis Society
• European Society of Contact Dermatitis
• International Contact Dermatitis Research Group

23rd World Congress of Dermatology 
Monday, June 8 – 2015 - 08.00 to 17.00h 
Vancouver, Canada

To view the program and register for the meeting click here 


ACDS 26th Annual meeting

The 26th Annual Meeting of the ACDS will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Westin San Francisco Market Street.
The American Society has kindly agreed that ESCD members can register at the member rate during the registration process. To register, click here.

ESCD Congress 2016 September 14-17: Manchester, UK


European Photopatch test baseline series

Details in the working parties tab for the photopatch test group



The ESCD has written to the EU about the increasing incidence of contact allergy to this preservative and the reply can be found in the members only area.


Patch testing - test concentrations and vehicles for 4350 chemicals

3rd ed 2008 AC de Groot Publishing
an update to the book 2008-12 is available and gives details of testing a limited number of additional allergens. It also serves to give a taster to the content of the whole volume. Information under the education tab.



ESCD Sponsored website

Career advice for those with skin disease is available from sponsored by the ESCD and the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.


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