February 2024 digest

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

Our first newsletter of 2024 focuses on our upcoming One Health event, the RAJKA Medal 2024 and a selection of the latest publications on PubMed that are worth reading.

President ISAD

Examining Atopic Dermatitis through the One Health concept

­Spring Live Global Virtual Symposium via Zoom
Wednesday April 17th 2024

Our new event will cover a rather novel field: One Health, a concept at the crossroad of human, animal, and environmental health.

This concept is instrumental in the field of infectious diseases, especially to limit the dissemination of existing diseases and to prevent emerging pandemics. Changes in temperature and precipitation alter the distribution and behavior of disease vectors, leading to the spread of malaria, dengue fever and viral infections such as Zika. Food and water insecurity linked to climate change leads to malnutrition, food, and water-borne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhea.

For allergic diseases, there is some indication that the concept is applicable, e.g. the increase in carbon dioxide levels stimulates the growth of allergenic plants, which exacerbates allergies and asthma.


2024 is a RAJKA medal year!

DEADLINE July 1st 2024

The Medal is attributed to a young researcher in the field of AD every two years. From 2024, an accompanying prize of 15.000 EUR will be given to the awardee to contribute to further research at his/her institution.

Please have a look to the criteria to apply and/or communicate the information to potential candidates. The medal and prize will be given by Ms Susanne RAJKA at the Doha meeting.

Read more: criteria and practical information


Explore the Latest in AD Research!

News on PubMed:

Dive into our curated selection of cutting-edge studies from PubMed, offering valuable insights into various aspects of Atopic Dermatitis: