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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 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.

 

Ljiljana MEDENICA 
EADV Task Force Facilitator

 

Aims and Duties

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

  • allow the EADV to influence and keep updated information on matters related to special fields within dermato-venereology
  • build a bridge/liaison with existing Subspecialty Societies in Europe
  • propose and elaborate position statements and try to be involved in preparation of guidelines
  • serve as PR contact when necessary
  • build a platform for common research projects (e.g. EU projects, multicenter trials etc.);
  • develop educational materials
  • make speaker suggestions to the Scientific Programming Committee for Congresses and Symposia
  • organise small workshops or meetings (with maximum 20 participants) on selected topics in the EADV House in Brussels or during the annual Congress.
  • develop other ideas

 

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

"The work of 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. When Task Forces organise an activity in the EADV House in Brussels, EADV will support catering and one overnight stay (no travel costs).

Task Force coordinators initial term of office will last four years (extended by 2 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.

 

EADV Task Force Guidelines

Please click here to read the official Task Force Guidelines, approved by the EADV Board in Copenhagen 2015 and refere to them for guidance to Task Force practices and principles.

For further information, please contact marina@eadv.org

If you are a member and wish to contact directly one of the coordinators, you may also go to the members' search option "Find a member", in the section "My corner".

 

Acne/Rosacea/Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Christos Zouboulis
Gregor Jemec
Frank Powell

Contact Dermatitis

Fabio Ayala
Ana Giménez-Arnau

Dermatopathology

Franco Rongioletti
Josette André

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Andreas Wollenberg
Christian Vestergaard

Epidemiology

Sinead Langan
Tamar Nijsten

Genodermatoses

Johann Bauer
Christine Bodemer
May El-Hachem

History of Dermatology

Michael Geiges
Nick Levell
Rafal Bialynicki-Birula

HPV Infection

Mihael Skerlev
Gerd Gross
Arne Vikström

Laser Dermatology and Energy Based Devices (EDB)

Leonardo Marini
Hans Laubach
Ashraf Badawi

Melanoma

Monika Arenbergerova
Ketty Peris

Mycology

Roderick Hay
Ditte Saunte

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Lawrence Scerri
Ettore Minutilli

Occupational Skin Disease

Swen Malte John
Margarida Gonçalo

Office Management

Monica Gniadecka
Georges Reuter
Mihaela Leventer

Paediatric Dermatology

Carlo Gelmetti
Zsuzsanna Szalai

Phlebology

Felizitas Pannier
George Sorin Tiplica
Martino Neumann

Pruritus

Sonja Ständer
Jacek Szepietowski
Franz Legat

Psoriasis

Jo Lambert
Luis Puig

Psychodermatology

Françoise Poot
Uwe Gieler

Quality of Life and Patient Oriented Outcomes

Pavel Chernyshov
Lucia Tomas-Aragones

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Henry de Vries
Angela Robinson
Derek Freedman

Skin Ageing

Gürkan Kaya
Joachim Fluhr

Skin Diseases in Pregnancy

Samantha Vaughan-Jones
Sarolta Karpati
Christina Ambros-Rudolph

Skin in Organ Transplant Recipients (OTRs)

Günther Hofbauer
Jana Hercogova
Deniz Seckin

Teledermatology

Pietro Rubegni
Elisa Cinotti
Elvira Moscarella

Tropical Dermatology

Colette van Hees
Claire Fuller
Isaak Effendy

Urticaria/Angioedema

Torsten Zuberbier
Carsten Bindslev‐Jensen

Vasculitis

Cord Sunderkötter
Elisabeth Aberer

Vitiligo

Mauro Picardo
Alain Taieb

Wound Healing

Marco Romanelli
Jürg Hafner
Robert Strohal