Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the “5th Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit: The Translational Revolution”, a unique and dynamic symposium, being held in Vienna, Austria, at the “Aula der Wissenschaften” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, on November 15-18, 2023.

Over the last few decades, biomedical research has unraveled a plethora of pathophysiological steps putatively important for human disease development. But it was only in the last few years that a broader translation from basic research efforts to clinical medicine has indeed occurred. This was largely made possible by the close cooperation of basic researchers and clinical investigators, aiming at the development of truly effective therapeutics. Inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata and vitiligo serve as an example of this successful bench-to-bedside approach. Currently, more and more therapies are approved as a result of this scientific approach, and many more are on their way.

Nevertheless, a stand-alone meeting in which inflammatory skin diseases and the translational revolution that we are currently experiencing take center stage has been lacking. After four very successful meetings in Vienna and in New York City in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2021, we have again taken upon the task of organizing such an important in-person meeting, in order to continue this path of therapeutic revolution and extend to other inflammatory skin diseases. We want to discuss new concepts and new developments in the field of inflammatory skin diseases and to devise and explore new therapeutic strategies. For the last meetings, we had been able to attract true leaders in their fields, with more than 600 participants from all over the world at the last meetings in New York (2021) and Vienna (2018). We have now established this conference on an every two-year basis, with the next meeting taking place in Vienna in 2023.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to ISDS 2023!

Emma Guttman
James G. Krueger
Patrick M. Brunner
Georg Stingl