8th Georg Rajka International Symposium on Atopic Dermatitis


The 2014 ISAD was a special meeting with an emphasis on more collaborative working through the newly founded International Society of Atopic Dermatitis. Hosted by the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology in Nottingham, it was the first time an ISAD meeting had been held in the UK. 

Hosted by Professor Hywel Williams, the three-day meeting was well attended with almost 250 delegates from across the world including Korea, Japan, China, USA, Europe, Brazil, Equador and Australia. 

Over 120 abstracts were submitted, resulting in 85 poster presentations and 32 oral presentations, in addition to 10 plenary invited speakers. Many speakers have kindly made their presentations available on this website, please see the presentations page.

If you are interested in atopic dermatitis research, the next ISAD meeting will take place in Brazil in 2016.


21 May 2014 - 23 May 2014


9.30am - 4.30pm


East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park,


  • Delegate standard rate £250
  • Industry £500
  • Late delegate £300

This event was approved by the Royal College of Physicians of the UK for 15 CPD credits.



9th Georg Rajka ISAD 2016 will be held in Brazil!






Keynote speakers were:

  • Lisa Beck (US)
  • Eric Simpson (US)
  • Bob Boyle (UK)
  • Alan Irvine (Ireland)
  • Roberto Takaoka (Brazil) 
  • Jochen Schmitt (Germany)
  • Alain Taieb (France)
  • Michael Cork (UK)
  • Jonathan Silverberg (US)
  • Kim Thomas (UK)

Is this for you?

You will enjoy this conference if you have an interest in:

  • Atopic dermatitis research


Conference essentials

Georg Rajka Medal

New for 2014 was the Georg Rajka Medal - young investigator award. Find out more.





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