Alain Taieb

Congress Co-President
Professor of Dermatology and Head of the Department of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology at Bordeaux University Hospitals, Director of the National Reference Centre for Rare Skin Disorders established in 2005

Professor of Dermatology and Head of the Department of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology at Bordeaux University Hospitals, Director of the National Reference Centre for Rare Skin Disorders established in 2005. Studied paediatric dermatology under Prof J Maleville at Bordeaux Children’s Hospital and is a former research fellow from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He serves or has served on the board of several national (Société Française de Dermatologie, Société de Recherche Dermatologique) and international societies (ESPD, ESPCR, EAACI).


Former president of the Société Française de Dermatologie Pédiatrique, and coordinator of the Inserm- Dermatological Learned Societies committee. Serves as associate editor, British Journal of Dermatology, Pigment Cell Melanoma Research, Melanoma Research, Experimental Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. Has created and managed the European Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis from 1990 to 2000, and created of the Vitiligo European Task Force on Vitiligo with Dr M Picardo in 2003; Chair of the special interest group on Vitiligo of the international federation of pigment cell societies (IFPCS). Organiser of the annual course of Paediatric Dermatology, Arcachon since 1992; Organiser or co-organiser of several international meetings (European Soc Ped Dermatol, Bordeaux, 1990; European Soc Pigment Cell Res, Bordeaux, 1997, World Congress of Dermatology, Paris, 2002; International Symposium on Atopic Dermatitis, Arcachon 2005; International Pigment Cell Conference, Bordeaux 2011). Has authored more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 40 chapters in multiauthored books.


Co-author of “History of Atopic Dermatitis” with Drs Wallach and Tilles, Masson, 2004, “Neonatal Dermatology” Maloine, 2009, with Drs Enjolras, Vabres and Wallach, and “Vitiligo” (Springer, 2010, with Dr Picardo). His major topics of interest are paediatric dermatology, genodermatoses, atopic dermatitis, pigment cell disorders and the ex-vivo study of the epidermal melanin unit (physiology and pathophysiology). He has received the Certificate of appreciation of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) in 2009 for several achievements made during his career and the American Skin Association award for his work on pigment cell disorders in 2012.