task forces

A Task Force is a small group that brings together a specific set of skills and ideas to accomplish distinct projects of scientific, clinical or educational relevance in the speciality of dermato-venereology.

All Task Forces work under the umbrella of the EADV and report to the Task Force Facilitator who guides and oversees the Task Forces, mediates with the chairs, helps to develop your strategy in line with the EADV mission, reviews outcomes, and prepares the annual report on performed activities.

Aims and duties

The Board implemented Task Forces in 2005 to perform the following main duties

  • make speaker suggestions to the Scientific Programming Committee for Congresses and Symposia
  • develop educational materials
  • allow the EADV to influence and keep updated information on matters related to special fields within dermato-venereology

Moreover, they may

  • be involved in preparation of guidelines or JEADV review articles
  • serve as contact to other committees when necessary
  • build a platform for common research projects (e.g. EU projects, multicenter trials etc.);
  • organise small meetings (with maximum 20 participants) during the annual Congress


Furthermore, the following rules for the Task Force activities were given:

“The work of the EADV Task Forces is voluntary, their size is flexible. The Task Forces are principally open to all members interested. There is no inherent financial support connected with the work of Task Forces. However, they can ask for support regarding specific projects.”

Task Force leaders initial term of office will last four years (extended by 4 years by consensus decision or by the Board). Task Forces can be dismissed when there is no apparent activity.

*There is only one exception: the “European Task Force Atopic dermatitis” (ETFAD) was an already exisiting Subspecialty Society with own rules which put itself under the patronage of EADV as “Eczema Task Force”; the EADV TF coordinators were the same as the chairpersons of the ETFAD, namely Ulf Darsow and Alain Taïeb. Therefore ETFAD had a right to propose their own Subspecialty meeting on Wednesday at our congresses. This right was not automatically granted to the other Task Forces.

Task Force Bylaws

Please click here to read the official Task Force Bylaws and refer to them for guidance to Task Force practices and principles.

Bylaws were first approved by the Board in 2015, and have been updated in 2020.

Please note that the Task Force roster is being updated.

Acne/Rosacea/Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Christos Zouboulis

Gregor Jemec

Artificial Intelligence in Dermatology

Josep Malvehy

Harald Kittler

Giovanni Pellacani

Autoimmune Blistering Diseases

Enno Schmidt

Patsatsi Katerina

Contact Dermatitis

Ana M Giménez-Arnau

Ana Balato

Cosmetic Dermatology

Christopher Rowland Payne

Ljiljana Medenica

Pierre Andre

Dermatology for Cancer Patients

Vincent Sibaud

Azael Freites Martinez

Gabriella Fabbrocini


Franco Rongioletti

Maria Teresa Fernandez-Figueras

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Mette Deleuran

Andreas Wollenberg

Sebastien Barbarot


Marlies Wakke

Emilie Sbidian


Johann Bauer

Christine Bodemer

May El-Hachem

History of Dermatology

Chukwudi Nwabudike

Michael Geiges

HPV Infection

Mihael Skerlev

Gerd Gross

Arne Vikström

Laser Dermatology and Energy Based Devices (EDB)

Leonardo Marini

Hans-Joachim Laubach

Ashraf Badawi


Monika Arenbergerova

Ketty Peris


Ditte Marie Saunte

Roderick Hay

Carmen Rodriguez – Cerdeira

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Mahtab Samimi

Ettore Minutilli

Myrto Trakatelli

Nurses in dermatology

Sheila Ryan

Elfie Deprez

Occupational Skin Disease

Swen Malte John

Thomas Rustemeyer

Office Management

Monica Gniadecka

Georges Reuter

Rolf Ostendorf

Paediatric Dermatology

Ramon Grimalt

Zsuzsanna Szalai

Patient Advocacy

Catherine van Montfrans

Aleksandra Lesiak


Felizitas Pannier

George Sorin Tiplica

Catherine Van Montfrans


Sonja Ständer

Adam Reich

Jon Anders Halvorsen


Jo Lambert

Luis Puig


Laurent Misery

Anthony Bewley

Flora Balieva

Quality of Life and Patient Oriented Outcomes

Pavel Chernyshov

Lucia Tomas-Aragones

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

George Sorin Tiplica

Derek Freedman

Angela Robinson

Skin Ageing

Gürkan Kaya

Joachim Fluhr

Skin Diseases in Pregnancy

Christina Ambros-Rudolph

Robert  Muellegger

Julia-Tatjana Maul

Skin in Organ Transplant Recipients (OTRs)

Alexandra Geusau

Carla Ferrandiz-Pulido

Mirjam Nägeli

Tattoos and Body Art

Nicolas Kluger

Hugues Cartier


Linda Tognetti

Elvira Moscarella

Paola Pasquali

Tropical Dermatology

Federica Dassoni

Andreas Montag

Rosemarie Moser

Urticaria / Angioedema

Torsten Zuberbier

Vasculitis and Vasculopathy

Cord Sunderkötter

Erkan Alpsoy

Marzia Caproni


Nanja Van Geel

Julien Seneschal


Wound Healing

Marco Romanelli

Jürg Hafner

Anne Dompmartin-Blanchere

Contact us

For further information, please contact the Task Force Office at taskforces@eadv.org.

If you are an EADV Member and wish to contact directly one of the Task Force leaders, you may also go to the members’ search option “Find a member”, in your myEADV section

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