Date(s) - 09/11/2017 - 11/11/2017
All Day



Title: “Bringing the Best of Investigative Dermatology Together”
9-11 November 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Supported by educational grants from:

Applications for 2017 have closed.


The ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology has been held annually since 2011 and brings together 25 of the most promising young skin scientists with established leaders in the field for a 2.5 day event. Mixing scientific exchange, career advice and mentoring, the Academy provides an essential platform for young, motivated scientists to move forward in their careers.


The goal of this initiative is to encourage young gifted dermatologists to further pursue their academic careers through guidance and mentoring of established scientists in the field. Besides scientific sessions, there is a strong emphasis on encouraging young people to network and to exchange ideas. The Academy is an excellent opportunity for sponsoring companies to establish strong professional relationships with the next generation of leaders in dermatology.

Applications are reviewed on scientific merit by the ESDR Scientific Program Committee.

General Information

  • The program is open to those residing in Europe or those with a European passport currently studying/working outside Europe who have the intention to relocate to Europe within 6 months of the end of the Academy
  • Participants must be 40 years old or under by 1 November 2017. Exceptions may be made for career breaks, maternity/paternity leave etc
  • 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 committ 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 eligble for consideration

Provisional Program

Thursday 9 November 2017
10.00-12.30 Registration
12.30-13.30 Lunch (seated – mentors/mentees matched)
13.30-14.30 Welcome
Menno de Rie (The Netherlands), Hervé Bachelez (France)
14.30-15.00 Mentor Presentation: Mentor 1
15.00-16.30 Oral presentations by mentees
6 mentees (names and titles TBI)
16.30-17.00 Coffee Break
17.00-17.30 Mentor presentation: Mentor 2
17.30-18.20 Presentations of industry partners (TBI)
18.20-19.05 Oral presentations by mentees
3 mentees (names and titles TBI)
19.05-19.45 Break
19.45 – Dinner
Friday 10 November 2017
07.00-08.00 Breakfast
08.00-08.30 Mentor presentation: Mentor 3
08.30-09.00 Mentor presentation: Mentor 4
09.00-10.15 Oral presentations by mentees
5 mentees (names and titles TBI)
10.15-11.15 Coffee break and Group Photo
11.15-11.45 Mentor presentation: Mentor 5
11.45-12.45 Oral presentations by mentees
4 mentees (names and titles TBI)
12.45-13.15 Mentor presentation: Mentor 6
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.15 Oral presentations by mentees
4 mentees (names and titles TBI)
15.15-16.05 Presentations of industry partners (TBI)
16.05-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-20.30 Networking
20.30- Dinner in Barcelona, return to hotel
Saturday 11 November 2017
07.00-08.30 Breakfast
08.30-09.00 Mentor presentation: Mentor 7
09.00-09.45 Oral presentations by mentees
3 mentees (names and titles TBI)
09.45-10.15 Mentor presentation: Mentor 8
10.15-10.45 Mentor presentation: Mentor 9
10.45-12.05 Break-out Session/ Coffee Break
12.05-12.50 Presentation of Break-out Sessions to Plenum
12.50-13.00 Meeting digest and Outlook
Menno de Rie (The Netherlands), Hervé Bachelez (France)