Wednesday, September 4th, 24

17:00 – 21:00 
Opening Ceremony
Jeanne Duus Johansen (President of the ESCD)
Andrea Bauer (Congress president), Dresden

17:15 – 18:30
Jadassohn lecture, Wahlberg lecture

Thursday, September 5th, 24

09:00 – 10:00
Plenary 1:
What is new in contact allergy?
Chairs: Mark Wilkinson, Leeds /Jonathan White, London / Richard Brans, Osnabrück
Diagnostic tools – Jonathan White, London
Prevention – Richard Brans, Osnabrück
Allergens – Mark Wilkinson, Leeds

14:00 – 15:00
Plenary 2:
Skin barrier, immunology and genetics of allergic contact dermatitis: an update
Chair: Charlotte Menne Bonefeld, Copenhagen / Sheila M McSweeney, London / Sanja Kezic, Amsterdam
Skin Barrier – Sanja Kezic, Amsterdam
Regulation, function and maintenance of local memory T cell responses to contact allergens – Charlotte Menne Bonefeld, Copenhagen
Genetics – Sheila M McSweeney, London

Friday, September 6th, 24

09:00 – 10:00
Plenary 3:
New perspectives in eczema treatment: Biologicals, small molecules and patient related outcomes
Chair: Andrea Bauer, Dresden / Annice Heratizadeh, Hannover / Christian Apfelbacher, Magdeburg
Hand eczema – Andrea Bauer, Dresden
Atopic eczema – Annice Heratizadeh, Hannover
Patient related outcomes – Christian Apfelbacher, Magdeburg

14:00 – 15:00
Plenary 4:
Patch test: legal aspects, labelling regulation and availability of patch test materials
Chair: Vera Mahler, Langen / Jeanne Duus Johansen, Copenhagen / Swen Malte John, Osnabrück
Legal aspects – Vera Mahler, Langen
Availability of patch test materials – Swen Malte John, Osnabrück
Labelling regulations – Jeanne Duus Johansen, Copenhagen

Saturday, September 5th, 24

09:00 – 10:00
Plenary 5:
Contact allergy in different age groups and special localisations
Chair: Ian White, London / Marie-Louise Schuttelaar, Groningen
Contact allergy across the human lifespan – Ian White, London
Facial cintact dermatitis – Marie-Louise Schuttelaar, Groningen
Occupational allergic contact dermatitis – affected age groups and body sites – Richard Brans, Osnabrück

13:10 – 13:25
Closing Ceremony and Preview ESCD 2026
Poster awards, travel grants and lecture awards