Study Leadership

STUDY TASK FORCE

  • GIUSEPPE ARGENZIANO,
  • ANA-MARIA FORSEA (STUDY COORDINATOR)
  • ALAN C GELLER
  • VERONIQUE DEL MARMOL
  • PETER H. SOYER
  • IRIS ZALAUDEK

 NATIONAL COORDINATING TEAMS

 Austria                                                             

  • RAINER HOFMANN-WELLENHOF (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Belgium                                                           

  • VERONIQUE DEL MARMOL (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Belarus                                                            

  • OLEG PANKRATOV (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • ULADZIMIR KRUMKACHOU
  • DZMITRY KHVORYK
  • DRAHUN HENADZI
  • VICTOR SALAREV

Bosnia-Herzegovina                                   

  • HANA HELPIKANGAS (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • DUBRAVKA SIMIC
  • NERMINA HADZIGRAHIC
  • ASJA PROHIC
  • ZORAN VRUCINIC
  • ALMA KOVACEVIC-TUCEK
  • SAMIRA DAJIC-HRVANOVIC
  • ALMIRA SELMANAGIC

Bulgaria                                                           

  • HRISTO DOBREV (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Croatia                                                             

  • LEO CABIRIJIAN (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • ANĐELINOVIĆ ĐENI
  • BATINAC TANJA
  • BULJAN MARIJA
  • CVITANOVIĆ HRVOJE
  • ČARIJA ANTOANELA
  • ČEOVIĆ ROMANA
  • IVANIŠEVIĆ RANKA
  • JUKIĆ ZLATICA
  • JURAKIĆ TONČIĆ RUŽICA
  • KOSOR OLGA
  • LEDIĆ DRVAR DANIELA
  • MARINOVIĆ BRANKA
  • PALLE MATKO
  • PAŠTAR ZRINJKA
  • PODUJE SANJA
  • PRPIĆ-MASSARI LARISA
  • PUIZINA-IVIĆ NEIRA
  • RADOŠ JAKA
  • ŠITUM MIRNA
  • ŠTULHOFER BUZINA DAŠKA
  • VUKADIN RENATA
  • VUKŠIĆ POLIĆ MELITA
  • ZAMOLO GORDANA

Czech Republic                                             

  • MONIKA ARENBERGEROVA (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • PETR ARENBERGER
  • SPYRIDON GKALPAKIOTIS
  • MARTINA LIBERDOVA

Estonia                                                             

  • AVE VAHLBERG (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • KARIN HUSSAR

Finland                                                            

  • NINA HARJU (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

France                                                              

  • LUC THOMAS (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Germany                                                         

  • ANDREAS BLUM (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Georgia                                                           

  • LALI MEKOKISHVILI (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Greece                                                             

  • ALEXANDER STRATIGOS (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Hungary                                                          

  • JUDITH OLAH (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • ESZTER BALTAS
  • GABRIELLA EMRI
  • DANIELLA KUZMANOVSZKI
  • ZSUZSANNA LENGYEL
  • HENRIETTE OCSAI
  • GITTA PANCZEL
  • BEATA SOMLAI
  • CECILIA ZUBONYAI

Ireland                                                             

  • IONA MCCORMACK (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • DAVID ALDERDICE
  • OLIVIA DOLAN

Israel                                                                

  • NIR NATHANSOHN (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Italy                                                                   

  • PIETRO RUBEGNI (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • PAOLO BROGANELLI
  • ALESSANDRO DI STEFANI
  • CATERINA LONGO
  • EMILIA MOSCARELLA
  • NICCOLÒ NAMI
  • IGNAZIO STANGANELLI

Latvia                                                                

  • RAIMOND KARLS (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • JANA JANOVSKA
  • JĀNIS ĶĪSIS
  • KRISTĪNE ZABLUDOVSKA

Lithuania                                                         

  • MATILDA BYLAITE (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • JOLANTA CESIENE
  • NADEZDA JARUSINA
  • DAILE MALINAUSKAITE
  • RAIMUNDAS RAZUKEVICIUS
  • VIKTORAS SIDOROVAS

FYRO Macedonia                                         

  • ZORICA ZAFIROVIK (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • GJORGI GOCEV

Montenegro                                                  

  • DANICA TIODOROVIC-ZIVKOVIC (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Netherlands                                                  

  • NICOLE KUKUTSCH (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • WILMA BERGMAN

Norway                                                            

  • THOMAS SCHOPF (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
    SONALI RATHOUR HANSEN
    ELLEN CATHRINE PRITZIER

Poland                                                             

  • LIDIA RUDNICKA (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Portugal                                                          

  • ÂNGELO ACÍLIO MOREIRA DA SILVA AZENHA (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • ALBERTO JOAQUIM VIEIRA MOTA
  • RICARDO JOSÉ DAVID COSTA VIEIRA
  • CECÍLIA SILVA NUNES DE MOURA DIONÍSIO

Romania                                                          

  • ANA-MARIA FORSEA (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • CALIN GIURCANEANU
  • ALIN NICOLESCU

Russia                                                               

  • VASILY SERGEEV (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • VLADIMIR E. DOBROVOLSKIY
  • ALENA S. MAKSIMOVA
  • IRINA G. SERGEEVA
  • TAMERLAN S. SHAIPOV
  • MIKHAIL V. USTINOV

Serbia                                                               

  • TIODOROVIC-ZIVKOVIC DANICA (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • PETAR BOJANIC
  • DANIJELA DOBROSAVLJEVIC VUKOJEVIC
  • BRANISLAVA GAJIC
  • MILANA IVKOV-SIMIC
  • LIDIJA KANDOLF SEKULOVIC
  • ZELJKO MIJUSKOVIC
  • LJILJANA MEDENICA
  • MILOS NIKOLIC
  • OLGA OSIPOV VUCICEVIC
  • MILIJANA RELIC
  • TATJANA ROS
  • NADA TRAILOVIC
  • RADOS ZECEVIC

Slovenia                                                          

  • TANJA PLANINŠEK RUČIGAJ (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • ALEKSANDRA DUGONIK
  • LARISA STOJANOVIČ
  • BLANKA ZAGORIČNIK

Slovak Republic                                           

  • JURAJ HEGY (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • ANDREA KOVACIKOVA CURKOVA
  • VLADIMIR HEGYI

Spain                                                                

  • SUSANA PUIG (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • JOSEP MALVEHY
  • PEDRO ZABALLOS

Sweden                                                           

  • KARI NIELSEN (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • INGELA AHNLIDE
  • GUSTAV CHRISTENSEN
  • JOHAN HEILBORN
  • JOHN PAOLI
  • MARIA PALMETUN-EKBÄCK
  • OLIVER SEIFERT

Switzerland                                                   

  • RALPH BRAUN (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • ROBERT HUNGER
  • OLIVIER GAIDE

Turkey                                                              

  • OZDEMIR FEZAL (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)
  • IŞIL KILINÇ KARAARSLAN
  • ÖZLEM ÖZBAHÇIVAN
  • KIYMET HANDAN KELEKÇI
  • MUSTAFA TURHAN ŞAHIN
  • MELTEM USLU
  • NIDA KAÇAR
  • NAHIDE ONSUN
  • SEDEF ŞAHIN
  • OYA OĞUZ
  • İKBAL ESEN AYDINGÖZ
  • KURTULUŞ DIDEM YAZGANOĞLU
  • AYŞE SERAP KARADAĞ
  • HAYRIYE SARICAOĞLU
  • NILGÜN BILEN
  • RANA YAVUZER ANADOLU
  • MURAT ÖZTAŞ
  • ERCAN ARCA
  • TÜLIN GÜLEÇ
  • BENGÜ NISA AKAY
  • GÜNEŞ GÜR
  • MURAT BORLU
  • AYŞE ANIL KARABULUT
  • ERTAN YILMAZ
  • AYÇA CORDAN YAZICI
  • AYDIN YÜCEL
  • ALI MURAT CEYHAN
  • EMINE NUR RIFAIOĞLU
  • MUALLA POLAT
  • NILGÜN SOLAK TEKIN
  • SAVAŞ YAYLI
  • NILGÜN ŞENTÜRK
  • AKIN AKTAŞ
  • SERAP GÜNEŞ BILGILI
  • İBRAHIM KÖKÇAM
  • ORHAN ÖZGÖZTAŞI
  • SEDAT AKDENIZ

UK                                                                      

  • JONATHAN BOWLING (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Ukraine                                                           

  • OLGA BOLGOMOLETS (NATIONAL COORDINATOR)

Publications

Eurodermoscopy results are published:

 

The status of dermoscopy in Germany – results of the cross-sectional Pan-Euro-Dermoscopy Study. Blum A, Kreusch J, Stolz W, Argenziano G, Forsea AM, Marmol V D, Zalaudek I, Soyer HP, Haenssle HA.J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2018 Feb;16(2):174-181. doi: 10.1111/ddg.13431. Epub 2018 Jan 31.PMID:29384261

The impact of dermoscopy on melanoma detection in the practice of dermatologists in Europe: results of a pan-European survey.Forsea AM, Tschandl P, Zalaudek I, Del Marmol V, Soyer HP; Eurodermoscopy Working Group, Argenziano G, Geller AC.J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Jul;31(7):1148-1156. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14129. Epub 2017 Feb 21.PMID:28109068

Factors driving the use of dermoscopy in Europe: a pan-European survey. Forsea AM, Tschandl P, Del Marmol V, Zalaudek I, Soyer HP; Eurodermoscopy Working Group, Geller AC, Argenziano G.Br J Dermatol. 2016 Dec;175(6):1329-1337. doi: 10.1111/bjd.14895. Epub 2016 Nov 15. Erratum in: Br J Dermatol. 2017 May;176(5):1416. PMID:27469990

Synopsis

EURODERMOSCOPY: PAN-EUROPEAN STUDY OF DERMOSCOPY USE

Background

Dermoscopy has become an essential tool for the early diagnosis of skin cancers and monitoring of high-risk patients. It is considered to be widely used in Europe, however very few recent reports4 exist on dermoscopy use by European dermatologists, compared with Australia1-3 or the US.
Important differences in skin cancer burden and early detection have been reported across Europe5, with late diagnosis, underdiagnosis, and poorer prognosis reported in many Central and Eastern European countries5, 6. In this context there is no available data on the differences in use of dermoscopy across Europe for dermatologists in daily practice.

Objective

1. To describe and compare the use of, training for and attitudes towards dermoscopy among dermatologists in different European countries.

2. To identify obstacles and opportunities for the use of dermoscopy and the necessities of training in dermoscopy, towards enhancing the use of dermoscopy for the diagnosis of skin diseases and the early detection of skin cancers in European countries.

Methodology

1. Study design: Survey of European dermatologists through questionnaires

2. Countries participating: European countries

3. Study Coordination:
3.1. Steering Task Force
3.1.1. Steering Task Force Members (alphabetically):
 Giuseppe Argenziano,
 Ana-Maria Forsea,
 Alan C Geller
 Veronique del Marmol
 Peter H Soyer
 Iris Zalaudek
3.1.2. Steering Task Force roles
 draft the core questionnaire
 select the National Coordinators/Coordinating Teams
 draft the time-line, budget and potential funding applications for the study.
 ensure the communication with the National Coordinating Teams,
 motivate and support the activity of National Coordinating Teams
 supervise the centralized dissemination and collection of data
 supervise the analysis of final data and the publication of results
3.2. National Coordinating Teams: Responsibilities include:
 have access to the national database of dermatologists
 provide the translation of the survey questionnaire in the national language;
 obtain the necessary approvals at national level for conducting the survey;
 ensure the dissemination of the survey to dermatologists nationwide
 actively encourage and motivate dermatologists participation nationwide;
 collect the results (for the responses that are not online)
 supervise the analysis and publication of data for the respective country;
 participate at the elaboration and publication of the final report of the study.
Each National Coordinating Team will be led by a National Coordinator, who will be in charge with the communication with the Steering Task Force of the study

4. Survey: One common questionnaire, translated in each participating language. The questionnaire would contain a common core set of multiple-choice questions. Between 1 and 3 extra questions may be added by each country, depending on each specific context,

5. Survey subjects: nationwide survey of all dermatologists registered in each participating country (source: national physician register, national dermatologic society etc.)

6. Survey dissemination and results collection: online survey, using the IDS platform. Additionally, in each participating country, other methods may be used (post mail, e-mail, fax, phone interview etc.), at the choice of the national coordinator, taking into account the specific of the survey subjects in each country.

Expected results

1. Obtain an overview of the profile, training, practice and attitudes of the dermatologists practicing dermoscopy in European countries

2. Identify the patterns of dermoscopy use in the countries with reported difficulties of early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers

3. Identify the obstacles in the use of dermoscopy in different countries/regions.
4. Identify the necessities of dermoscopy training.

5. Identify the most effective strategies to enhance the use of dermoscopy towards the improvement of skin cancer early detection in the countries with low survival.

References

1. Venugopal SS, Soyer HP, Menzies SW. Results of a nationwide dermoscopy survey investigating the prevalence, advantages and disadvantages of dermoscopy use among Australian dermatologists. Australas J Dermatol. Feb;52(1):14-18.
2. Engasser HC, Warshaw EM. Dermatoscopy use by US dermatologists: a cross-sectional survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. Sep;63(3):412-419, 419 e411-412.
3. Terushkin V, Oliveria SA, Marghoob AA, Halpern AC. Use of and beliefs about total body photography and dermatoscopy among US dermatology training programs: an update. J Am Acad Dermatol. May;62(5):794-803.
4. Moulin C, Poulalhon N, Duru G, Debarbieux S, Dalle S, Thomas L. Dermoscopy use by French private practice dermatologists: a nationwide survey. Br J Dermatol. Jan;168(1):74-79.
5. Forsea AM, Del Marmol V, de Vries E, Bailey EE, Geller AC. Melanoma incidence and mortality in Europe: new estimates, persistent disparities. Br J Dermatol. Nov;167(5):1124-1130.
6. de Vries E, Coebergh JW. Cutaneous malignant melanoma in Europe. Eur J Cancer. Nov 2004;40(16):2355-2366.
Contact: Ana-Maria Forsea, study coordinator, aforsea@yahoo.com