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IEC at EADV 2023 - Berlin, Germany
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Category: IEC Events (for everyone)

Pruritus in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis

At EADV 2023 | October 14, 2023 | 2:15 - 5:30 PM CEST (local Berlin time) | Room: Hall A1

Messe Berlin Congress CenterBerlin, Germany   

The IEC symposium will take place at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) meeting. Learn more about the EADV 32nd Congress

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                     Sonja Ständer, MD                           Gil Yosipovitch, MD, FAAD


Join the IEC for a special symposium addressing pruritus in patients with AD. Pruritus is the dominant symptom in atopic dermatitis and the highest therapy priority for patients. The complex pathophysiology of pruritus has been intensely studied in recent years. Modern therapies specifically interfere with the pathophysiology of pruritus in AD patients to rapidly control itch and associated symptoms. 


1. Examine the role of interleukins and nerve fibers in atopic pruritus.
2. Analyze how the brain and the psyche modify atopic pruritus.
3. Discuss the topical and systemic management of atopic pruritus.



2:15 – 2:25 PM CEST | Welcome from the IEC

Robert Bissonnette, MD, FRCPC; MSc | IEC President


2:25 – 2:30 PM CEST | Program introduction 

Sonja Ständer, MD | IEC Councilor | Münster, Germany


2:30 – 3 PM CEST | How interleukins start the game: Pathophysiology of atopic inflammation 

Mette Deleuran, MD, DMSc | IEC Councilor | Aarhus, Denmark


3 – 3:30 PM CEST | Itch and scratch: A tap dance on nerve fibers 

Sonja Ständer, MD | Münster, Germany


3:30 – 3:45PM CEST | Break 


3:45 – 4:15PM CEST | From skin to brain and back: How the central nervous system modifies atopic itch 

Gil Yosipovitch, MD, FAAD | IEC Councilor | Miami, Florida, USA


4:15 – 4:45 PM CEST | Antipruritic effects of biologics, small molecules and topical treatments in AD 

Robert Bissonnette, MD, FRCPC; MSc | Montréal, PQ, Canada


4:45 – 5:15 PM CEST | Influence of itch on quality of life and happiness in atopic dermatitis

Alexander Zink, MD, MPH, PhD | Munich, Germany


5:15 – 5:30 PM CEST | Remaining questions & session wrap-up  

Sonja Ständer, MD & Gil Yosipovitch, MD, FAAD


This educational symposium presented by the IEC is offered at no cost to attendees.



IEC will comply with local mandates at the time of the in-person meeting.