About the Future Leaders Academy

The 2022 ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology will be held from 27 to 29 October 2022, 

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The ESDR Future Leaders Academy in Dermatology is an annual educational event launched in 2011. It brings together highly gifted young scientists and renowned senior scientists from dermatological departments all over Europe and beyond for a 2.5 days meeting.

The goal of this initiative is to encourage excellent young dermatologists to further pursue their academic careers through guidance and mentoring of established scientists in the field.

All attendees give oral presentations of their work, attend lectures from senior scientists. Besides scientific sessions, there is a strong emphasis on encouraging attendees to network and to exchange ideas with their peers and mentors.

Alumni of the Academy organise a successful Future Leaders Symposium which takes place at the annual ESDR meeting in September.

General Information

  • The program is primarily open to European residents currently engaged in skin-related research (MD, PhD, Post-Doc, Resident etc).
  • A LIMITED number of places will be made available for participants residing outside Europe. 
  • Participants must be 40 years old or under by 1 November of the year the FLA takes place. Exceptions may be made for career breaks, maternity/paternity leave etc. 
  • Applications are reviewed on scientific merit by the ESDR Scientific Program Committee.
  • ESDR committees are also responsible for inviting senior faculty.
  • ESDR covers accommodation costs for all participants and travel costs for ESDR members. If you are not a member you may apply prior to the Academy.
  • Participants must commit to staying for the entire duration of the Academy and should travel alone.
  • All participants give oral presentations of their work and be expected to attend mentoring events.
  • Past participants are not eligible for consideration.

Applications for 2022 have now closed

ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology: A Modern Success Story to Foster Young Academic Dermatologists and Skin Scientists
Read the JID article here

Alexander H. Enk and Hervé Bachelez

Looking Back to the Future: ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology, 2011
Read the JID article here

Enikö Sonkoly

ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology: A Springboard for Career Achievement

Read the JID article here

Julien Seneschal

 

PREVIOUS FUTURE LEADERS ACADEMY

BUILDING CONNECTIONS WITHIN AND BEYOND DERMATOLOGY

27-29 October 2022, Valencia, Spain

Mentees:

Florence Assan, Chris Callewaert, Clarisse Ganier, Cristina Gómez Casado, Louise Injarabian, Daniel Johnston, Evelyn Kelemen, Nikolai Loft, Mari Løset, Roberto Maglie, Christina Martins, Alessia Paganelli, Elisabetta Palazzo, Levgenia Pastushenko, Marta Palomo Irigoyen, Alon Peled, Sam Polesie, Maanasa Polubothu, Jasper Pruessmann, Mariusz Sikora, Ankit Srivastava, Johanna Strobl, Georgios Theocharidis

Mentors:

Muzlifah Haniffa (Newcastle, UK),  Michel Gilliet (Lausanne, Switzerland), Bernhard Homey (Düsseldorf, Germany), Edel O’Toole (London, UK), Knut Schäkel (Heidelberg, Germany), Christoph Schlapbach (Bern, Switzerland), Ines Sequeira (London, UK), Zoltan Szekanecz (Debrecen, Hungary)


 

Back to the Future of Skin Science: 10th ESDR Future Leaders Academy

28-29 October 2021, Virtual Event

Mentees:

Wisam  Alwan, Asli Bilgic, Liisa Blowes, Renata Bozó, Esteban Chacón-Solano, Linde de Wijs, Lucia Di Nardo, Dario Didona, Léa Dousset, Lukas Freund, Laura Huilaja, Lajos Kemény, Verena Lorenz, Julia-Tatjana Maul, Verena Moosbrugger-Martinz, Alexandros Onoufriadis, Manoj Pawar, Evgeniya Petrova, Jos Smits, Kelsey van Straalen

Mentors:

Hervé Bachelez, Leopold Eckhardt, Sabine Eming, Leopold Eckhardt David Kelsell, Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Caterina Missero, Enikö Sonkoly, Marta Szell, Rachel Watson


 

Inflammation at the gates

24-26 October 2019, Porto, Portugal

Mentees:

Malin Ahlström, Hanna  Bonnekoh, Charles Cassius, Zsolt Dajnoki, Gabor Dobos, Ruben Ferrer, Irène Gallais Sérézal, Nathan Hawkshaw, Isabelle Hoorens, Christian Hünefeld, Norbert Kiss, Dimitra Koumaki, Kif Liakath-Ali, Irmina Michalek, Vijay Patra, Antonia Reimer, Daniela Robles-Espinoza, Emanuel Rognoni, Farzan Solimani , Anna Stochmal, Darryl Tio, Teresa Tsakok, Seçil Vural

Mentors: 

Björn Andersson, Darren Ashcroft, Hervé Bachelez, Francesca Capon, Menno de Rie, Liv Eidsmo, Sabine Eming, Michel Gilliet, Alain Hovnanian, Andrea Szegedi, Marta Szell

FLA 2019

Entrepreneurship in Dermatology

3-5 October 2018, Budapest, Hungary

Mentees:

Yuki Andersen, Stefan Blunder, Andrea  Braun, Ioana Cosgarea, Judit Danis, Louise Gerbens, Lynda Grine, Serena Grossi, Christina Guttmann-Gruber, Zarif    Jabbar-Lopez, Jihee Kim, Antonios, Kolios, Felix Lauffer, Dongqing  Li, Janny Lommerts, Saeko Nakajima, Benedicte Oules, Patricia Peking, Cristina Pellegrini, Katrin Rietscher, Ines  Sequeira, Morteza Seyed Jafari, Stephen Smith, Pierre Sohier, Eszter Szlavicz, Juul Van den Reek

Mentors:

Hervé Bachelez, Menno  de Rie, Peter Florian, Chris Griffiths, Lajos Kemeny, Cath O’Neill, Carlo Pincelli, Marta Szell

ESDR

Bringing the Best of Investigative Dermatology Together

9-11 November 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Mentees:

Deepak Balak, Katia Boniface, Tjinta Brinkhuizen, Jeremy Di Domizio, Beatrice Dyring-Andersen, Sarah Hedtrich, Snehlata Kumari, Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach, Chester Lai, Su Lwin, Mate Manczinger ,Tiago Matos, Yumi Matsuoka-Nakamura, Mark Mellett, Johanna Mihaly, Jan Nicolay, Hanna Niehues, Armanda Onderdijk, Olesya Pavlova, Ellie Rashidghamat, Fanny Rencz, Tiffany Scharschmidt, Attila Szollosi, Iana Turcan, Nina Van Beek, Mariena Van Der Plas, Zenas Yiu

Mentors:

Hervé Bachelez, Anna Balato, Frédéric Caux, Menno De Rie, Kamram Ghoreschi, Sue Gibbs, Chris Griffiths, Sirkku      Peltonen, Luis Santamaria Babi, Marta Szell

ESDR

Go for it – the many flavors of investigative dermatology

10-12 November 2016, in Madrid, Spain

Mentees:

Marta Bertolini, Marieke C. Bolling, Hanna Brauner, Alexander   Egeberg, Martina Elias, Luise Erpenbeck, Laurence Feldmeyer, Johannes Griss, Joanna Jackow, Serena Lembo, Magnus Lynch, Andrei     Mardaryev, Barbara Meier, Melba Munoz Roldan, Alexander Nyström, Florina Olaru, Florian Rambow, Pilvi        Riihila, Lennart M. Roesner, Thomas Schmidt, Yuliya Skabytska, Peter C. Van Den Akker, Igor Vujic, Thomas Wiesner, Richard Woolf

 

Mentors:

Menno  De Rie, Mario Fabri, Michael Hertl, Caterina Missero, Alexander  Navarini, Thierry Passeron, Mona Stahle, Peter M Steijlen, Kerstin Steinbrink, Thomas Tueting

FLA 2016

Pioneering Skin Research

5-7 November 2015, in Rome, Italy

Mentees:

Lise Boussemart, Nicolò Brembilla, Matthew Brooke, Emmilia Dowlatshahi, Maria Feoktistova, Amy Foulkes, Laetitia Furio, Natalie Garzorz, Peter Arne Gerber, Gergely Groma, Sherief Janmohamed, Jennifer Kloepper, Jana Knuever, Josefin Lysell, Audrey Nosbaum, Attila Oláh, Manuela Pigors, Suzanne Pilkington, David Rafei-Shamsabadi, Reinhart Speeckaert, Keith Wu

Mentors:

Zsuzsanna Bata-Csorgo, Marcel Jonkman, Lionel Larue, Ralf Paus, Mauro Picardo, Matthias Schmuth, Alain Taieb, Giovanna Zambruno

FLA 2015

6-8 November 2014 in Madrid, Spain

Mentees:

Emiliano Antiga, Anna Balato, Melika Behzad, Marie-Charlotte Brüggen, Timo Buhl, Matthew Caley, Liliana Cifuentes Gutierrez, Zsanett Csoma, Adèle De Masson, Moritz Felcht, Antoni Gostyński, Johan Jäderstad, Agnes Kinyó, Mary Laing, Jennifer Landsberg, Diana Panayotova-Dimitrova, Davide Pennino, Gabriela Petrof, Christian Posch, Christian Sadik, Christina Schellenbacher, Christoph Schlapbach, Hanna Siiskonen, Jacob Thyssen, Hessel van der Zee

Mentors:

Luca Borradori, Andrea Cavani, Pascal Joly, Sarolta Karpati, Branka Marinovic, Carien Niessen, Mauro Picardo, Jonathan Rees, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Erwin Tschachler

FLA 2014

Challenges in Skin Biology

17-19 October 2013 in Florence, Italy

Mentees:

Ewout Baerveldt, Caroline Bosch-Voskens, Andrea Chiricozzi, Thomas Döbel, Franziska Eberle, Mehdi Farshchian, Sophie Flohil, Maria Gaiser, Robert Gruber, Sebastian Haferkamp, Christoph Hammers, David Hill, Sadaf Kasraie, Johannes Kern, Beda Mühleisen, Eva Muraurer, Marjon Pasmooij, Marta Polak, Mathieu Rodero, Julien Seneschal, Ellen van den Bogaard, Verena Wally, Ning Xu

Mentors:

Salvador Aznar-Benitah, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Michel Gilliet, Eugene Healy, Alain Hovnanian, Veli-Matti Kahari, Mauro Picardo, Nicholas Reynolds, Martin Roecken, Maarten Vermeer

ABOUT THE FUTURE LEADERS ACADEMY

 25-27 October 2012, in Barcelona, Spain

 

Mentees:

Mohammad Alimohammadi, Sara Brown, Patrick Brunner, Anissa Chikh, Heleen de Koning, Piotr Dziunycz, Mario Fabri, Vincent Flacher, Lukas Flatz, Emmanuella Guenova, Juan Guinea, Jessica Hassel, Wolfram Hoetzenecker, Jochen   Hoffmann, Dimitra Kiritsi, Christian Möbs, Emõke Racz, Yuval Ramot, Christopher Schuster, Tanya Shaw, Georg Stary, Thomas Volz

FLA 2012

Psoriasis and beyond

10-12 November 2011, in Cascais, Portugal

Mentees:

Elisabetta Botti, Jean-David Bouaziz, Kilian Eyerich, Tobias Goerge, Eva Hadaschik, John Ingram, Joey Lai-Cheong, Anke Lonsdorf, Sonja Molin, Nikoletta Nagy, Alexander Navarini, Andrew Pink, Neil Rajan, Eniko Sonkoly, Daniel Torocsik, Sinia Vergou, Marlies Wakkee, Florian Woelbing, Amir Yazdi, Christina Zielinski

2011 FLA