Board of Directors


Robert Bissonnette, MD, FRCPC, MSc
CEO and Medical Director, Innovaderm
Montreal, QC, Canada


President Elect

Alan Irvine, MD, DSc
Professor of Dermatology
Trinity College Dublin, Children’s Health 
Dublin, Ireland

Immediate Past-President and Co-Founder

Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Waldman Professor and System Chair, Dermatology and Immunology
Director, Center of Excellence for Eczema and the Occupational Dermatitis Clinic
Director, Laboratory for Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA


Kevin Cooper, MD
Professor and Chair, Director, Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis
Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, UH Seidman Cancer Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Kenji Kabashima,MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto, Japan


Katrina Abuabara, MD, MA MSCE
Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco
Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco, CA, USA

valeria aoki


Valeria Aoki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of the Cutaneous Immunopathology Laboratory,
Coordinator of the Dermatology Graduate Program, Department of Dermatology, Vice-President of the International Relations Office
University of Sao Paulo Medical School
São Paulo, Brazil


Bernd Arents
Patient advocate
Dutch Association for People with Atopic Eczema
Nijkerk, The Netherlands


Thomas Bieber



Thomas Bieber, MD, PhD, MDRA
Professor of Dermatology and Allergy
Chair, Department of Dermatology and Allergy
University Hospital of Bonn, Bonn, Germany and
Christine Kühne-Center for Allergy Research and Education, Davos, Switzerland


Carsten Flohr, MA, MSc, PhD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Head, Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Guy's and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London
London, UK




Melinda Gooderham, MD FRCPC
Dermatologist and Medical Director
SKiN Centre for Dermatology
Peterborough, ON, Canada


Director, Past-President and Co-Founder

Amy Paller, MD, MS
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA