NDA Research Grantees for 2021 announced

For the second consecutive year, the Nordic Dermatology Association (NDA) research grant was announced and open for application between Aug 1 and Oct 10, 2021, exclusively for residents or recently approved specialists in dermatology and venereology.

NDA research committee received 11 applications concerning interesting research projects from Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, but none from Norway and Iceland.  All applications were evaluated by the research committee based on their clinical and scientific relevance and feasibility.  

The research projects involved a broad spectrum of topics, but few included Nordic collaboration. Based on the evaluations, the board decided to split the 60,000 SEK research grant between two applicants, who were given 30,000 SEK each:

  • Laura Krogh Herlin, Denmark: Ectodermal dysplasia in Denmark
  • Sinja Kristiansen, Sweden: HPV in invasive penile cancer and risk factors and treatment for penile intraepithelial neoplasia

All applicants have been given feedback from the committee concerning their research projects and applications.

The NDA board and research committee congratulate the grantees!

Teea Salmi, NDA research committee chair

John Paoli, NDA president

Update you skills in Venereology

Find an updated e-learning course in Venereology made by Usha Hartgill from Norway.

6th Nordic Dermoscopy Course – May 5, 2022 – Registration is open now!

It is now possible to register for the 6th Nordic Dermoscopy Course including pre-recorded sessions and quizzes followed by a live full-day course in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 5, 2022. Registered participants will be sent more detailed information about the course once we get closer to the date. We look forward to seeing you at the course!

Information from the Board

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Nordic Dermatology Association (NDA) has been able to move forward in enhancing Nordic cooperation in dermatology and venereology.

The NDA board held a constructive meeting on Zoom on Tuesday October 12, 2021 with board members from all five Nordic countries.

The planning of the 35th Nordic congress in Copenhagen on April 19-22, 2022 is on track, the Nordic courses are back, and we have competent candidates for a new NDA leadership for 2022-25. Also, we are all pleased that our Icelandic colleagues are prepared to host the 2025 Nordic congress! 

The minutes of the NDA board meeting in October can be found on the NDA website

John Paoli, NDA President

Petter Gjersvik, NDA Secretary General

Nordic Dermatology Association Research Grant 2021

Open for application August 1 – October 10!

For the second consecutive year, the Nordic Dermatology Association (NDA) will offer our NDA Research Grant 2021 (60,000 SEK). Applications will be admitted starting on August 1, 2021. The grant will be given to one resident in dermatology and venereology or a recently approved specialist dermatologist (or split between two), working in a Nordic country and who has not yet defended their doctoral thesis but is either a PhD student or a clinician involved in a research project.

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35th Nordic Congress of Dermatology & Venereology

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 35th Nordic Congress of Dermatology & Venereology, NCDV 2022.

In April 2022, the NCDV 2022 will be held in Copenhagen. The design-savvy Danish capital offers a wide variety of architecture; from 17th-century buildings to modern architectural landmarks. Experience a maritime and culinary destination with a great atmosphere of cozyness. 

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in April 2022!

Kind regards, On behalf of the Local Organising Committee
Gregor Jemec, Congress President
Ditte Marie Saunte, Congress Secretary
Tover Agner, Scientific Program Chair

For more information, use this link: 

Nordic Course on Laser Dermatology

Nordic Course on Laser Dermatology (NDA course) is postponed due to the pandemic. Information on new dates will be given as soon as they are settled. 

NDA Research grant 2020

NDA Research grant 2020 was open for application until Oct. 30th, 2020.

Residents in dermatology and venereology and recently approved specialist dermatologists working in Nordic countries were eligible to apply, and research projects investigating dermatological diseases with few funding possibilities and planned Nordic collaboration were considered advantageous.

NDA research committee evaluated the applications according to their clinical and scientific importance and feasibility. The research committee received several applications from Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, and the proposed research projects were found to be in general of high quality and research objectives were considered clinically and scientifically relevant. A few projects included Nordic collaboration.

The following two Nordic applicants and PhD-research projects were selected as grant recipients Dec. 8th, 2020:

Kristina Viiklepp (Finland): Classical pathway of complement system in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Philip Curman (Sweden): Development of novel treatments for a rare severe skin condition: Darier disease.

Both grant receivers received 30,000 SEK, and will present an update and preliminary results of their research projects to the NDA board for publication on the NDA website and in Forum for Nordic Dermato-Venereology within one year.

NDA board and NDA research committee congratulates the grant receivers and wishes all the applicants success with their research projects!

7th Nordic Course on Skin Surgery – Postponed until further notice

Due to the current travel and meeting restrictions, course organizers Robert Gniadecki, Gregor Jemec and John Paoli have been forced to postpone the 7th Nordic Course on Skin Surgery until it is viable to hold the meeting live in Copenhagen again as in past years. For more info, please visit:

5th Nordic Dermoscopy Course – VIRTUAL – January 15, 2021

Due to the uncertainties induced by the COVID-19 situation where many participants are unable to travel, we have decided to make the 5th Nordic Dermoscopy Course virtual including pre-recorded sessions and quizzes followed by a live full-day webinar on January 15, 2021. Registered participants will be sent more detailed information about the course once we get closer to the date. We hope for your understanding regarding the difficult decision of changing the course to a virtual meeting.

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