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An early enrolment for both events is appreciated. Application documents can shortly be downloaded from the internet or requested from the GD offices.
The GD's public relation work has become a remarkable quality characteristic of the society. Thus for example more than ten million interested parties have been reached by the GD's public relation work by announcements and reports in broadcasting and television transmissions, specialized magazines and other print media on the occasion of the annual meeting in Freiburg this year.
A frequently used source for dermopharmaceutical information is the GD homepage available in German and English language. Ever since the homepage has been subject to analysis by international search machines on a regular basis, a rapid development relating to the flood of callers and information inquiries has been initiated. More than 3000 callers have looked up the GD homepage and retrieved more than 15.000 pages in the last six months. The websides containing press texts and abstracts of the annual meeting 2000 as well as scientific original reports published by GD members have been of particular interest. This very satisfactory development encourages the GD to further extend its webside as a portal for dermopharmaceutic subjects.
The linkage of the GD homepage with the online versions of specialized magazines equally belongs to this objective. This concept has already been implemented for the expert magazine Skin Care Forum in the beginning of this year and recently also for the GD own scientific journal DermoTopics. The first edition of the print version of DermoTopics has been published end of October and has been very well received by its target group the dermatologists. Starting next year DermoTopics will come out four times a year.
Dr. Joachim Kresken, President of the GD (December 2000)
Pharmaco-economy in the Dermatotherapy
An essential objective of the Gesellschaft für Dermopharmazie (Society for Dermopharmacy) is the spreading of latest dermopharmaceutic findings for the benefit of the expert public and the general public. In order to achieve this objective, the GD intends to also make more intense use of the Internet. Its homepage (www.gd-online.de) is to become the portal to a network of dermopharmaceutic information. Furthermore, the GD will publish an own dermopharmaceutic scientific journal before long. The managing committee informed about this and other projects at this year’s ordinary general meeting in Freiburg on 23 May 2000.
The general meeting entrusted the managing committee in Berlin in June last year with the task to set up a GD-own business enterprise in the legal form of a private limited company. It was founded on 12 December 1999 and a registration into the commercial register under the company name ”ID-Institute for Dermopharmacy GmbH” has been made. Its task is to promote the concept of dermopharmaceutic subjects in the general public and among experts in the sense of the GD society statutes.
The GD managing committee members Dr. Siegfried Wallat and Dr. Joachim Kresken have been appointed managing directors of the private limited company. Members of the executive committee are represented in the advisory board. The first specific projects assigned to the private limited company are the organisation of the annual meeting in Freiburg, the fostering and further development of the GD’s Internet performance as well as the publishing function for the edition of a dermopharmaceutic scientific journal.
Scientific journal ”DermoTopics”
Until today there is no professional journal dealing with dermopharmaceutic topics as main point of emphasis. The GD will fill this gap by publishing an individual scientific journal specifically tailored to the interests of dermatologists as completion to its present information bulletins, Pharmaceutical Journal and Eurocosmetics.
The titel of this journal will be ”DermoTopics”. An application for the title as a make has been filed. DermoTopics will be published four times a year both as print version and as online-version in the Internet. For the print version in German a circulation of 4.000 issues is planned and will be sent to all dermatologists working at clinics and practices in Germany as well as to GD members on a regular basis. The first issue will be published in the beginning of October of this year and inform as main stress about the lecture subjects of the GD’s 4th annual meeting in Freiburg.
The online-version of DermoTopics is to be understood as a supplement to the print version and will have extensive search- and archive-functions. It will be published in German and English language as well. The Internet access will be possible by using its own domain name (www.dermotopics.de) and in addition by the GD homepage.
Further development of the GD homepage
The GD homepage existing since the middle of last year is to become the portal in the medium-term to a network of dermopharmaceutic information. Up to now more than 1.000 DIN A4-pages with GD-own information have been placed in the GD homepage. This includes the lecture summaries, press releases and press photos regarding the 4th annual meeting in Freiburg.
At the beginning of this year, the GD homepage was published in a new outlook. Furthermore, the provider has been exchanged due to technical difficulties. In compliance with the GD’s international demands extensive information is available in German and besides in English. Within these two languages all terms can be found in the respective language by using the search function. The page titles found are indicated which contain the term searched for. Then on these pages the terms searched for can be found in the context by making use of the browsers (Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator).
The GD equally intends to generate direct access possibilities to online publications of other institutions by means of the GD homepage for a further expansion of its information network. In the meantime the GD has found a first sponsor for this concept via its business enterprise. On behalf of Cognis Deutschland GmbH, a sponsoring member of the GD, an online-version has been established for the journal Skin Care Forum and following a link of their homepage to the GD homepage has been generated. Similar cooperations are aimed at with other supporting members.
Reports from the departments
The department reports presented at the ordinary general meeting have been inserted to the GD homepage. Following the departments Dermocosmetics, Extemporaneous Preparations and Dermatopharmacology, the newly founded department Dermatotherapy has now been constituted in Freiburg. We will report in short about the department’s working priorities.
The outstanding working result of the department Extemporaneous Preparations was the publication of hygiene guidelines for the preparation of non-sterile pharmaceutic products in pharmacies last year. The department Dermocosmetics has adopted the revised version of guidelines already published last year under the title ”Dermocosmetics for the dry skin care”. In addition, the preparations for the guidelines ”Dermocosmetics for the cleansing of dry skin” have been started. It is planned to publish these guidelines in automn of this year. The department Dermatopharmacology continues the establishing of a catalogue of dermatopharmacological methods as first priority.
Dr. Joachim Kresken, chairman of the GD
4th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Dermopharmazie (GD) on 23 and 24 May 2000GD-sounds at the Konzerthaus, Freiburg
The Konzerthaus Freiburg is an attractive event locality to house the GD's 4th annual meeting. The conference program (in German) consists of three workshops, a basic lecture, 13 lectures held by experts and a satellite symposium. The subjects dealt with reflect the GD’s entire field of activity. The conference is organized by the Institute for Dermopharmacy GmbH (ID), the GD’s recently founded business enterprise.
schedule on 23 May will be arranged by the GD departments. A workshop organized
by the department Extemporaneous Preparations about dermatological ”niche medicaments”
and prescriptions at the limit of the freedom in therapy from 13.00 to 14.30 hours
will start the conference. The department Dermocosmetics will organize a workshop
about current cosmetical active substances for the protection against skin ageing
from 14.45 to 16.15 hours. An additional workshop will take place parallel from
13.00 to 14.30 hours.This workshop treats pharma-economical questions within the
field of dermatotherapy. Following this workshop, the constituent assembly of
the new department Dermatotherapy will be held. The first day will be completed
by the GD’s ordinary general meeting at 16.30 hours and an evening event at the
Restaurant Greiffengg-Schlössle located at the Freiburg Schlossberg.
Widespread series of lectures
The lecture program offered on 24 May lasts from 10.00 to 16.45 hours. It begins with a basic lecture by professor Dr. Erich Schöpf, the president of the Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft (German Dermatological Society) concerning the significance of dermopharmacy for the dermatologist in clinic and practice. The following specialist lectures by speakers from universities, the industry and the Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medicinal Products) treat the following subject-matters:
Computer-Aided Drug Design in Dermatology
Concluding the annual meeting, the firm Galderma Laboratorium GmbH will arrange a satellite symposium giving a portrait of the tanning agent Tamol used in the field of dermatotherapy from 17.00 to 18.30 hours.
In addition, Galderma will organize a guided sight-seeing tour of Freiburg for escorts in the afternoon of 24 May 2000.
The complete program of the annual meeting as well as an application form have been placed in the Internet and can be retrieved under the reshaped GD hompepage. Alternatively, the conference records can be asked for at the GD offices in Eschborn. The organization of the annual meeting has been supported by several promoting members of the GD (please refer to large box). The organizers express their sincere thanks to the sponsors for their generous commitment.
Joachim Kresken, chairman of the Society for Dermopharmacy
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