Report from the first European Dermato-Epidemiology Network forum

A. Ascott iD ,1 S.M. Langan,1 I. Garcıa-Doval iD ,2,3 M.A. Descalzo iD ,2 S.A.J. Schmidt,1,4 T. Nijsten iD
5 and
L.M. Hollestein iD
1Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K.
2Research Unit, Fundacion Piel Sana Academia Espa~nola de Dermatologıa y Venereologıa, Madrid, Spain
3Department of Dermatology, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo (CHUVI), Vigo, Spain
4Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
5Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
6Department of Research, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Center (IKNL), Utrecht, the Netherlands

British Journal of Dermatology (2017) DOI 10.1111/bjd.15874

The first European Dermato-Epidemiology Network (EDEN) forum was held on
30–31 March 2017 in Madrid, Spain. Dermatoepidemiology describes the study
of causes, prevention, health services research and evaluation of interventions of
skin diseases. EDEN aims to promote high-quality research, share expertise and
facilitate collaboration. These aims were achieved during the EDEN forum by
including a preconference course on skin cancer epidemiology; having excellent
world-leading guest speakers on causality, quality of care, pharmacoepidemiology
and missing data analysis; and including delegates who presented and discussed
innovative research findings. The meeting brought together delegates from 11
different countries. We welcome everyone with an interest in clinical research
and epidemiology related to skin disease to attend next year’s meeting in March
2018 in Berlin.