European Research Group on Experimental Contact Dermatitis

ERGECD 2017 Meeting

Kemptthal, Switzerland, 17 – 19th May 2017

Dear Colleagues,
A warm welcome to the 27th meeting of the European Research Group on Experimental Contact Dermatitis (ERGECD). Over the years, ERGECD meetings have provided a forum in which participants from various sectors including industry and academia can meet to present and discuss cutting edge research related to contact dermatitis.
The meeting will take place from May 17th to 19th , 2017 at the Givaudan, Kemptthal site - one of the largest historical industrial sites in Switzerland, and where originally the Maggi soups were invented and produced…..
We invite you to register and look forward to meeting you and hearing about your newest research in Kemptthal!
The organizing committee

Overall program:

Wednesday19:00Get together at Winterthur
Thursday09:00 – 17:00Scientific program
Thursday17:00 – 23:00Congress Dinner ‘at the Top of a Swiss mountain…’
Friday09:00 – 13:30Scientific program

Givaudan Schweiz AG

CH-8310 Kemptthal
+41 52 354 01 11

How to get there

By Public transport:

Givaudan Kemptthal is within easy reach (~30 min) by public transportation:
Kemptthal railway station is just at the entry of the site.

By Taxi:

18.7 km from airport, about 15 min, about CHF 85 - 100


It is recommended to use Hotels in Winterthur (4 minutes by public transport from Kemptthal; 20 min from Zürich).
A limited number of rooms is pre-booked in the following Hotel at the railways station:

Best Western Hotel Wartmann
Address:Rudolfstrasse 15, 8400 Winterthur
Phone:+41 52 260 07 07
Please book by phone or e-mail (no web booking) and give the code ’ERGECD’ to receive a reduced fee (139 -149 CHF).
Limited number of rooms! First come first served – book before April 1!

A reduced fee is also available at
Sorell Hotel Krone
Address:Marktgasse 49, 8400 Winterthur
Phone:+41 52 208 18 18
Indicate that you are entitled to Givaudan reduced fee.

Organizing committee and Sponsors

Organizing committee

Andreas Natsch, Givaudan Schweiz AG (
Annette Mehling, BASF (


Scientific program

As it is tradition at ERGECD, every participant is entitled to give an oral presentation.
Presentations are limited to 12 min, with 3 min for discussions.
Presenters should submit a title along with their registration, no abstract is needed!
The Scientific program will be composed based on the submissions and will be posted here after April 15th.
Presentations will reflect areas of interest in the field of contact dermatitis including:
  1. Chemical aspects of skin sensitization
  2. Immunology
  3. In vitro testing and new methods
  4. Metabolism, pre- and prohaptens
  5. Other aspects and new developments

Registration and presentation submission

Thank you

Thank you, Saadia KERDINE-RÖMER

Your data have been submitted successfully to the organizing committee.
Thank you very much for your input!
The submission will also be confirmed by e-mail to if it is a valid e-mail address.