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