Prof. Uwe Gieler

Dermatologist and Venereologist
Allergology – Environmental Medicine
Physician of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

Current position

Vitos-Clinic Giessen and Marburg; Retired (05/2018)
Professor of Dermatology and Vice-Chair of the Department of Dermatology.
Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy;
Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany

08/2018 – 08/2019 Senior Consultant at Dept. of Dermatology; Rumailah Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation; Doha, Qatar
Visiting Professor at St. Cyril University Clinic Skopje/North-Macedonia

Hospital address and telephone number :

Department.of Dermatology at University Clinic Giessen, Germany; Ph: +49-641-985-43220 and
Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Gaffkystrasse 14; 35392 Giessen;
Justus- Liebig- University Giessen, Germany; Tel: +49-(0)641-99-45650 Fax: ++49-(0)641-99-45659;


University of Giessen, Germany (1971-1978) Residence training, Philipps University Dept. of Dermatology Marburg, Germany (1981 – 1987) MD thesis (1980) Board certified in Dermatology and Venerology, 1987 Board certified in Psychosomatic Medicine 1997 Board certified in Allergology 1990 Board certified in Environmental Medicine 1997


Junior Hospital Resident, Dept. Dermatology Univ. Marburg (1981 – 1986) Senior Hospital Resident, Dept. Dermatology Univ. Marburg (1986 – 1995) Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy; University Giessen, Germany (1995 – present; Head of the Dept. 2005 - 2007) Vice-Chair of the Department (Chair: Prof. Dr. Johannes Kruse) Head of Dept. of Dermatology 10/2011 – 11/2015 after that until retirement 05/2018 Vice-Chair (Chair: Prof. Dr. Thilo Jakob) 08/2018 – 08/2019 Senior Consultant at Dept. of Dermatology; Rumailah Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation; Doha, Qatar Since 04/2020 Head of Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychodermatology, Vitos-Clinic Giessen-Marburg


Pr. Francoise Anne POOT

Nationality: Belgium
Address: Route De Lennik 808, Brussels, B-1070, Belgium
Former President of the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry Co-director of the IFTS Rue de la Flaniere 44–6043 Charleroi, Belgium

Current position

Head of the Psychodermatology consultation
Universite Libre de Bruxelles ULB -Hopital Erasme
Professor in Psychodermatology and Communication skills at IFTS


University: UCL University of Louvain Belgium
Graduation Medical Doctor 09/07/1975
Dermato-Venereology 1975-1979

Post-graduate training

UCL University of Louvain Belgium
Medical and Veterinary Mycology 1976- 1977 Institut de Medecine Tropicale – Antwerpen - Belgium
Psychotherapist in Systemic Analysis (Family Therapy)1989-1991 Institut Etude des Organisations des Systèmes Vivants et Pensants – Enghien - Belgium
Couple psychotherapist 1992 Centre Etudes de la Famille et des Systèmes – Brussels - Belgium

Teaching appointment & Experiences

1979- 2014: Head of the dermatology department - CNDG Clinic Gosselies, Belgium
1992-1999 Consultant in Psychodermatology at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc UCL – Dermatology department
1996-1999 Clinical Professor of Dermatology University of Louvain UCL 1997 Founder and Co-director of the IFTS (Institut de Formation et de Therapie pour Soignant)
1999-until now Consultant in Dermato-Psychiatry at the ULB- Erasme Hospital – Dermatology department
2000-2014 Clinical Professor in Dermatology 2000-until now Clinical Professor in Dermatology, ULB, post-graduate level
2007-2009-2010-2011-2012-2018: Chair of the Fostering courses in Psychodermatology -European Academy for Dermatology and Venereology
Secretary General 2002-2011, President 2011-2013, 2013 until now Treasurer of the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry (ESDaP)


Herman Musaph Award for Psychodermatology 2011

CURRICULUM VITAE: Francesca Sampogna

Dr. Francesca Sampogna

Nationality: Italian

Current position

Epidemiologist, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Dermatological hospital IDI-IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
Consultant in dermatoepidemiology and psychodermatology.

Main activities

Activities of design, conduct and analysis of descriptive and analytical clinical and epidemiological studies on skin diseases. Main areas of interest: quality of life, psychosocial and psychosomatic aspects of disease, methodology of measurements in outcome research, patient satisfaction, and patient-provider relationship. Medical writing in dermatology and other medical specialties.

Work experience and training

2001 - present: Researcher in epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI-IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
2013 – present: Consultant in dermatoepidemiology and psychodermatology
1995 -1996 and 1998 - 1999: Research assistant in Epidemiology, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.
1996 – 1998: Trainee in Genetic Epidemiology, INSERM U155, Laboratory of Genetic Epidemiology, Paris, France.
1992 – 1994: Trainee in Population Genetics, Population Genetics Department, University ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy


1988 – 1993: University degree in Biological Sciences, University «La Sapienza», Rome, Italy.
1996 – 1997: Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies de Santé Publique, option Génétique Epidémiologique (Master in Publich Health), University Paris Sud, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France.
2005 – 2010: PhD in Oral Public Health, University of Malmö, Sweden.
2008 – 2012: License in Psychology, University of Paris St Denis, France.

Other information

Author or co-author of 131 papers on international peer-reviewed journals.
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Dermatology and Psychiatry (ESDaP).
Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) quality of life taskforce.
Member of the steering committee of the European Dermatoepidemiology Network (EDEN).
Member of the Editorial Board of the Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia.
Evaluator of European projects in the framework of the Horizon 2020 program.
Reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals.
Participation to more than 100 International Conferences, in more than a half of whom as a speaker or a co-chair.
Participation to the European project on HPV and non-melanoma skin cancer, and to two multicenter ESDaP projects on depression and anxiety, and stigmatization and body image in dermatological patients.



Nationality: Spanish

Current position

President of Association of Psychologists in Aragon, Spain
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Health psychologist in private practice
Past-President of ESDaP


Degree in Psychology PhD in Psychology Post-graduate training in psychotherapy, health psychology, psychodermatology, bioethics, public health

Professional Experience

Associate professor in the department of Psychology, University of Zaragoza, Spain (since 2008)
Post graduate researcher in the Aragon Health Sciences Institute (2008 – 2018)
Psychodermatology work in various hospitals in Aragon, Spain (2000 – 2019)
Clinical and health psychology in private practice (since 1999)


Herman Musaph Award for Psychodermatology 2019

Major Interest

Teaching and research in Psychodermatology, Health Psychology, Quality of live and Developmental Psychology