EWMA Conference 2018


Severin Läuchli, EWMA President
Zürich, Switzerland

Present position:
Privatdozent (Assistant Professor), Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Lars French)
Chief of Dermatologic Surgery/Mohs Surgery and Wound Care

Academic education:

  • 1988-1995: Medical studies at the University of Zurich
  • 1995: Graduation and doctoral thesis, University of Zurich
  • 1995-2002: Residencies in Internal medicine, Angiology and Dermatology
  • 2002: Swiss Board Certification in Dermatology

Honorary offices, memberships and activities in Wound Care:

2015 – present: EWMA President
2009-2011 and 2013-2015: EWMA Council member, member of the scientific committee
2010: Congress co-president of the EWMA Conference in Geneva, Switzerland
2006 - 2014: President of the Swiss Association for Woundcare
Establishment of an educational program for Wound care experts in collaboration with the Swiss association of hospitals (H+), collaboration with the Swiss authorities to establish guidelines for the use and reimbursement of skin equivalents, institution of a fund to support scientific projects
2005 – present: lecturer in wound care for wound experts (SAfW / Swiss association of hospitals H+)
2011-present: Vice president and general secretary of Wund-DACH (association of the Austrian, German and Swiss associations for Woundcare (AWA, ICW, SAfW)

Editorial board Journal  “Wundmanagement”
Reviewer for International Journal of Woundcare, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology,  “Dermatology”, International Journal of Dermatology
Treasurer and president-elect of ESMS (European Society of Micrographic Surgery)
President-elect, Swiss working group of dermatosurgery
Member American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Dermatochirurgie (DGDC)