Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Childhood skin conditions play a pivotal role in primary healthcare and are a common occurrence in the daily practice of pediatricians and dermatologists. Accurate and timely diagnosis necessitates the ability to recognize specific patterns and distinctive features of pediatric skin.

This SSDV training course is a biennial event, dedicated to provide paediatric dermatology knowledge to dermatology residents in training as well as fully qualified dermatologists and pediatricians. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of topics, from prevalent childhood skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, to rare dermatological disease like DNA repair disorders.

We are proud to bring together a panel of experts in the field of paediatric dermatology from all corners of Switzerland, France and Canada to ensure a rich learning experience. These renowned speakers will share their vast knowledge, experiences, and insights, providing a truly global perspective on paediatric dermatology.

We look forward to sharing this educational journey with you!

Organizing committe HUG

PD Dr Emmanuel Laffitte

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève HUG, Médecin Adjoint Agréé, Service de Dermatologie et Vénéréologie, responsable de l’Unité de policlinique dermatologique

Dre Yassaman Götti-Alipour

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève HUG, Service de Dermatologie et Vénéréologie, Cheffe de clinique


Thursday, March 14th, 2024


Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève HUG, Auditoire Marcel Jenny, Main Building, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1205 Genève


Costs and registration

Terms of cancellation

Registration for the course is considered binding. In the event of cancellation up to 30 days before the course, the registration fee will be refunded minus a CHF 50 administration fee. For cancellations up to 20 days before the course, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. In the event of later cancellation or no-show, the entire registration fee will be due.

Confirmation of participation

Participants will automatically receive a confirmation of participation by e-mail after the course, provided that payment of the participation fees has been received.



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08.15Registration and welcome coffee
09.00Welcome address E. Laffitte and Y. Götti, HUG
09.05Viral exanthemsA.-M. Calza, Skin Pulse, Geneva
09.30Atopic dermatitis in childrenS. Christen-Zaech, CHUV
10.00Skin and mucous membrane disorders in children: when to consider primary immune deficiency?C. Blanchard Rohner, HUG
10.30Coffee break
11.00Facial dermatosisY. Götti, HUG
11.30Oral pathologies in childrenDr JC Fricain, CHU Bordeaux
12.00Pigmantary mosaicismeM. Theiler-Pang, Children’s Hospital Zurich
13.30Psoriasis in childrenA. Jalili, Buochs
14.00Neonatal dermatoses: easy or risky?L. Weibel, Children’s Hospital Zurich
14.30DNA repair disordersM.-A. Morren, CHUV
15.00MastocytosisC. Bodmer, Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades, Paris
15.30Coffee break
16.00Lymphoedema : why, investigations, and treatmentsC. McCuaig, CHU Sainte Justine, Montréal, Canada
16.30Management of complex infantile hemangiomasJ. Powell, CHU Sainte Justine, Montréal, Canada
17.00What’s new in paediatric dermatologyA. Cozzio, Hospital St. Gallen
17.30QuizC. Bürgler, cabinet de dermatologie à Berne
18.00Wrap upE. Laffitte

We thank the following companies for generously supporting this course