Scientific Committees

Informal Brainstorming meeting on skin allergies and research needs, Brussels, 9 February 2011

In light of the upcoming 'Health call for research projects under the 7th Framework Programme of research of the EU' and the work of the SCCS subgroup on fragrance skin allergies, the European Commission organised a one day informal workshop in order to identify research priorities in the area of skin allergy. About 30 experts from academia, member states, the SCCS and the Commission participated. The presentations and the discussions demonstrated both the magnitude of the public health issue (millions of European affected), the efficacy of risk management measures (e.g. Nickel in jewellery, Chromium in cement) in reducing the incidence of skin allergy and the need for basic and epidemiological research.