We were very pleased to welcome sixty participants from four continents: Asia, America, Australia and Europe to the 2nd Symposium on Corneotherapy and affiliated events (10-17 May, 2013) in Langenfeld and Leichlingen. We were particularly pleased to meet again with longstanding friends and partners who spared no expense in joining us from all parts of the world to discuss and reflect on the future of Kligman's corneotherapy.
Corneotherapy is a rather new field of activity and borderline between dermatology and skin care. Prof. Dr. Albert Kligman, the pioneer of corneotherapy who died in the USA in early 2010, certainly would have appreciated today's rapid development of corneotherapy which proceeded at a considerably slower pace at its early beginnings.
We were honoured that renowned speakers had responded to our invitation to lecture at the 2nd International Symposium and presented a high level scientific program followed by the internal dermaviduals® Workshop with twenty-two lectures, the Stockist's and the Pastiche® Seminar.
Today's high standard of corneotherapy is based on the continuous development and practical implementation of Kligman's theories. The 2nd International Symposium on Corneotherapy 2013 with its affiliated sessions and events indicated the high potential of this particular field of dermatological cosmetics. In other words, to borrow an apt term from ecology: corneotherapy stands for the "sustainability" in cosmetic prevention and treatment. Consequently, it can be assumed that corneotherapy will establish on a long-term base in contrast to the short-lived fads we frequently experience in cosmetics.
On occasion of the symposium a 60-page textbook (hard cover) has been issued.
Concluding, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all those involved, for their ideas, incentives and their active support which contributed to the great success of the symposium.
Dr. Hans Lautenschläger