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Fisher Lectureship Award

The Alexander Fisher Lectureship is awarded in honor of Alexander Fisher, MD honoring his contributions to the field of contact dermatitis. The lecturer is selected based on his or her contributions to contact dermatitis, reflection of the spirit of Dr. Fisher's enthusiasm for the subject of contact dermatitis, and for sharing knowledge and experience in evaluating patients.


2022 Fisher Lecturer

Jacob Thyssen, MD PhD DmSci
My Observations On Allergic Contact Dermatitis Over The Years

Dr. Jacob P. Thyssen has been associated with the University of Copenhagen since 2000, receiving his education there and serving on the academic faculty. He was appointed Professor in 2017, and tenure professor in 2021, and is a chief consultant at the Bispebjerg Hospital. Dr. Thyssen earned his PhD in epidemiology in 2009 and his doctorate DmSci in 2011, both from the University of Copenhagen. During this time, he studied under research sabbaticals in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and at the University of California San Francisco, where he focused on atopic dermatitis and the complexity of the skin barrier. Dr. Thyssen is active in the clinical development of new treatments targeting atopic dermatitis and chronic hand eczema and does clinical translational as well as epidemiological research.

Dr. Thyssen has received numerous prizes and awards, including the LEO Pharma Research Foundation Gold Award for best European researcher under 45y, the Fischer Gold Award from the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the Wahlberg prize by the European Society of Contact Dermatitis, promising young research by the ESDR, and the Leadership development program in the EADV, as well as the prestigious Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship and NOVO Nordisk Tandem Research Grant. With his strong clinical and research background, Dr. Thyssen is a highly regarded member of several societies and working groups, including the International Eczema Council where he serves as a Director, the European Task Force of Atopic Dermatitis, the European Society of Contact Dermatitis, and the European Dermato-Epidemiology Network. Dr. Thyssen is heading the Danish Atopic Dermatitis Register for Systemic Treatment (SCRATCH). He has published >550 articles in international peer-reviewed journals incl. the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet and Nature Genetics, 17 book chapters edited 3 textbooks.

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