A Task Force is a small group that brings together a specific set of skills and ideas to accomplish distinct projects of scientific 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.
Dr. Christa De Cuyper
EADV Task Force Facilitator
The Board implemented Task Forces in 2005 to perform the following main duties:
Moreover, they may
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 officially making a request to the Board). Task Forces can be dismissed at any time 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 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.
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 then been updated in 2020.
For further information, please contact the Task Force Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a 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 the section "My corner".
Christopher Rowland Payne
Swen Malte John
George Sorin Tiplica
Colette van Hees