Please click here to download the Abstract book.Last updated: 20 July 2018
Skin Allergy Club 2018
Description of the Task force
The Skin Allergy Club (SAC) is organized by the EAACI Dermatology Section and aimed to promote the communication and exchange of experience among young clinicians and researchers working in the field of skin allergy. The SAC is held in Zurich, usually starting on Friday afternoon at the EAACI Headquarters (first session) and finishing midday Saturday at the University Hospital for Dermatology and Allergy (second session).
Participation is competitive: Although the Call for applications is sent out to all EAACI Junior Members of the Dermatology Section, only ten JMs are selected based on the quality of their submitted abstract, CV and motivation letters. Each participant has an opportunity to make a short presentation (10-15 min) about the topic of their interest followed by a group discussion moderated by invited professors. Selected topics include urticaria, angioedema, immediate hypersensitivity reactions in the skin, autoinflammatory skin diseases, mastocytosis, vasculitis, autoimmune skin diseases, infectious skin diseases, contact dermatitis and atopic eczema. The guided walk through the Department of Dermatology of University Hospital, Zurich is organized after the second session.
For the first time from 2018 on the abstracts of successful applicants will be published in the SAC abstract book and uploaded to the EAACI website and a Certificate for the best presentation will be awarded to the one Junior Member. Each accepted participant will get 300 EUR for travel expenses plus overnight accommodation and dinner in Zurich. Drinks and finger food are provided during the sessions.
Report of the SAC 2018
The SAC reached its fifth anniversary on 8-9 June 2018 in the relaxing and friendly atmosphere of the EAACI Headquarters and hospitable and academic environment of the University Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Zurich by kind invitation of Prof. Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier and Dr Martin Glatz.
A wide spectrum of cutaneous allergy was covered: from atopic dermatitis and eczema to urticaria, contact dermatitis and use of confocal microscopy in the dermatologic allergy. The main focus of this SAC was on mastocytosis with 4 of 5 mastocytosis-related abstracts accepted.
Ten selected delegates came from different countries throughout the world including the Netherlands, Canada, Russia, Turkey, India and Italy. The discussions were moderated by Prof. Knut Brockow (Chairperson of the EAACI Dermatology Section, Germany), Prof. Charlotte Gotthard Mørtz (Secretary of the EAACI Dermatology Section, Denmark) and Dr Martin Glatz (Board member of the EAACI Dermatology Section, Switzerland), well-known experts in the field. During the first session, Prof. Brockow presented an interesting lecture about allergic reactions in mastocytosis, whereas Prof. Mørtz gave important hints on differential diagnosis between atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis in children.
Participants had dinner in a typical Swiss restaurant (Riedbach) and stayed overnight at the Ibis Zurich Messe Airport Hotel. Dr Glatz finished the second session on Saturday with an interactive lecture on atopic dermatitis and then guided participants through the Department of Dermatology of the University Hospital. The Certificate for the best presentation was awarded to Dr Chen Hu (the Netherlands). Dr Hu shared her experience about the SAC:
“The Skin Allergy Club is an unique opportunity to discuss and interpret your results in detail with fellow junior and senior scientists, and clinicians from all over the world in the beautiful city of Zürich. Constructive suggestions were given in an open and safe environment. Meeting all the participants and learning about their research inspired and motivated me, both academically and personally. I am grateful to the EAACI for organizing this meeting and providing a fruitful ground for junior members to grow in our role as future leaders in the field of Dermatology and Allergy research.”
JM Representative of EAACI Dermatology Section
Board member of EAACI Dermatology Section
Charlotte Gotthard Mørtz
Secretary of EAACI Dermatology Section
Chairperson of EAACI Dermatology Section
Last updated: 20 July 2018
The Dermatology section BM started traditionally with a lecture, now given by Prof. Vera Mahler on patch testing with patients’ own materials. Afterwards we had an update from the section chair Prof. Bindslev-Jensen on the preparation of the Skin allergy meeting 2014 in Krakow, Poland.
A report from the active task forces to the section was presented, namely the task forces on hereditary angioedema, autoinflammatory syndromes, and patch testing in children.
Updating the web site section information and the organization of the Skin allergy club projects were also discussed during the BM.Last updated: 12 December 2014
Present: 44 members
SUMMARY of MEETING
1. Introductory lecture by An Goosens: Corticosteroid Allergy
2. Report “Year in Review” by past chair Antii Lauerma
Currently 478 members
Outgoing Board: Grattan (chair), Lauerma (secretary), Raap, Ferrer, Worm, Spiewak, Weidinger, Hovhannisyan (JMA)an effect on Ps risk
New board: Bindslev-Jensen (chair), Weidinger (secretary), Worm, Spiewak, White, Gimenez-Arnau, Darlenski (JMA)
Review on 2012 congress: 4 symposia, 2 workshops, 2 Meet-the-Experts, 1 Pro&Con
Other meetings 2012/2013: SAM Berlin, Skin Allergy Club
Currently 4 task forces: Allergic contact dermatitis in children; Hereditary angioedema; Mastocytosis 1; Mastocytosis 2
Future activities already planned: ESPD Summer School Rotterdam 2012, Summer Allergy School Erlangen 2012, Winter Allergy School 2013, SAM Krakow 2014
Report “Year in Review” by past chair Antii Lauerma
3. Introduction new chair and secretary
Carsten Bindslev-Jensen thanks the outgoing chair and secretary for their tremendous work as well as the outgoing board, and presents the new board (see above, all present except for Jonathan White/apologies)
Radoslaw Spiewak states that there is a need to work out thoughts of the section about the status of allergen patch and prick test preparations Clinical Trials Directive 2001/20/EC. It is agreed that a questionnaire will be sent out to all section members and the results will be evaluated on the board level before a decision is made on if and how to act
Thorsten Zuberbier gives a short overview on the status of the new urticarial guidelines to be published soon
Stephan Weidinger asks all members to check if they are listed in the dermatology section membership registry, since there appears to be some confusion. Carsten Bindslev-Jensen will suggest the EAACI to ask members to sign up for sections and IGs during the renewal of their membership
Carsten Bindslev-Jensen reports about the status of the scientific programme for the 2013 congress in Copenhagen. There is still a chance to make proposals for some additional speakers/topics, in particular for Meet-the-Expert and Pro&Con sessions. He asks the section members to send proposals to him or Stephan Weidinger
4. Any other business: nilLast updated: 12 December 2014
Krakow welcomed the Skin allergy meeting (SAM) from 18 to 20 September 2014. More than 190 attendees from 39 countries and 26 speakers contributed to the success of this international event. Specialists in dermatology, allergy and clinical immunology, pediatrics and basic sciences had the chance to get acquainted with the novel findings in the field of cutaneous allergic diseases.
For the first time the three day program was structured on disease-based sessions, topics included atopic and contact dermatitis, skin drug adverse reactions, urticaria, anaphylaxis, mastocytosis, food allergy and the skin and others. The highlight in each session were the pro- and con- debate on the selected topics such as the role of patch testing in children with eczema and the importance of skin testing in drug allergy. Last but not least practical demonstrations on different topics were carried out, e.g. patch testing, and the use of autoinjectors, which were highly valued by the delegates.
The poster session as well as the oral communications gave the chance to youngsters to present rare and intriguing clinical studies and results from their studies.
The warm an friendly atmosphere created by the organizers in the face of the SAM chairs, Radoslaw Spiewak and Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, the Polish Society of Allergology, the EAACI dermatology section, and the EAACI officers, contributed to the success of the meeting. The delegates enjoyed nice weather in the great city of Krakow- rich in historical and cultural activities.
EAACI offered an unique opportunity to all delegates as each registered participant could get a free registration for one intern. In addition to the travel grants, this gave the chance to lots of young colleagues to meet face to face with the most designated researchers in the field of skin allergy.
Last updated: 12 December 2014
The Skin Allergy Club celebrated its second meeting on 20-21 April 2013 in the hospitable and academic environment of the University Department of Dermatology, Zurich by kind invitation of Professor Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier. Delegates attended from Armenia, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. They each presented topics of their choice followed by a round-table discussion covering a wide spectrum of cutaneous allergy including preventative strategies in atopic dermatitis, the potential application of microarray to diagnostic testing and specific immunotherapy, autoinflammatory syndromes, solar urticaria, autoimmune progesterone dermatitis and vasculitis. The discussions were moderated by Professor Antti Lauerma and Dr Clive Grattan, Secretary and Chair of the Dermatology section. Delegates stayed overnight at the Zurcherhof hotel in downtown Niederdorf and dined at the Crazy Cow restaurant. Feedback on this EAACI funded learning initiative was excellent. It was agreed that this model of small group learning could be extended to other clinical areas within EAACI, offering a personal and interactive alternative to other EAACI educational opportunities, such as Allergy Schools and Focused meetings.
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Find out about the current progress of the EAACI Task Force on Autoflammatory syndromes here.Last updated: 13 December 2014