Skip to main content

Hamburg / Germany

In the process of developing raw materials and final topical products, it is crucial to conduct studies directly on human subjects' living skin. Without advanced in vivo methods, reliable and trusted claims regarding skin compatibility and efficacy are often unattainable.

The SGS proderm Academy has invited international experts to provide an extensive overview of this field's methods and technology. Participants will gain current insights into skin research, methods, and devices. What sets this seminar apart is that experts will bring their devices for live demonstrations, allowing hands-on experience for participants, which is not only allowed but encouraged.


09:00 am Registration
09:30 am Welcome and Introduction

Session 1, Keynote Lecture on Skin Science, Part I

09:45 am Structure and function of skin, including epidermis, dermis, DEJ, SC barrier including lipids, NMF, antimicrobial barrier, papillary and reticular dermis, appendages (hair follicles, sweat glands)
10:45 am Coffee break

Session 2, Short Lectures on Measurements

11:00 am Introduction into Upcoming Measurement Technologies
11:15 am Standard instruments (skin hydration, pH, sebum, skin mechanics)
11:35 am In Vivo Confocal Raman Spectroscopy
11:55 am Transepidermal Waterloss (Aquaflux), 2D Capacitance (Epsilon)
12:15 pm Photographic Techniques
12:35 pm Lunch

Session 3, Hands on

2:00 pm Practical Demonstration of Standard Instruments 
2:30 pm Practical Demonstration of In Vivo Confocal Raman Spectroscopy
3:00 pm Coffee break

Session 4, Hands on

3:15 pm Practical Demonstration of Aquaflux TEWL, Epsilon
3:45 pm Practical Demonstration of Photographic Techniques
4:15 pm Discussion Time
4:30 pm End of Day 1


6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Workshop Dinner

Session 5, Keynote Lecture on Skin Science, Part II

09:00 am Healthy skin, Aging skin (incl. photoaging), pigmentation, ethnic skin, dry skin, compromised skin conditions
10:00 am Coffee break

Session 6, Short Lectures on Measurements

10:25 am Introduction into Upcoming Measurement Technologies
10:40 am Line-field Confocal Optical Coherence Tomography (LC-OCT)
11:00 am Skin Profilometry (AEVA-HE)
11:20 am Alternative Sun Protection Measurement (LED-HDRS)
11:40 am Image Evaluation and Analysis 
12:00 pm Lunch

Session 7, Hands on

1:00 pm Practical Demonstration of LC-OCT
1:30 pm Practical Demonstration of AEVA-HE
2:00 pm Coffee break

Session 8, Hands on 

2:15 pm Practical Demonstration of LED-HDRS
2:45 pm Practical Demonstration of Image Evaluation
3:15 pm Discussion Time
3:30 pm End of Seminar

Faculty (alphabetical order)

Stephan Bielfeldt

Senior Expert Science & Innovation | SGS proderm

Lori Ciortea

Biox Systems

Gabriel Koeller

Application Engineer | Eotech

Colombe Lopez

Application Engineer | Damae Medical

Edouard Macé

CEO | Eotech

Martina Meinke

Group Leader Experimental Skin Physiology | Charité Berlin

Ehrhardt Proksch

Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

Gerwin Puppels

Managing Director | River D

Matthias Seise

Group Leader Development and Technical Services | SGS proderm

Christiane Uhl

Head Sales | Courage & Khazaka

Who should attend?

  • Dermatology professionals and scientists
  • Individuals involved in researching and producing cosmetics, medical devices, and aesthetic medicine products
  • Those working in raw material or final formulation development and sales

Why attend?

  • Stay updated on the latest test methods and measurement devices
  • Gain firsthand experience with a wide range of methods through self-practice
  • Suitable for both newcomers and specialists in the field


Schaarsteinweg 4
20459 Hamburg

  • Rooms are available at a company rate until Dec. 20, 2023.
  • The rate for a single room is EUR 160.00 and EUR 180.00 for a double room per night.
  • Please mention the code "SGS proderm" when booking directly at the hotel using info(at) 

Please take into account that the rooms booked with the company rate can only be cancelled free of charge until 7 weeks prior to arrival.



€ 990,-


29.02. – 01.03.2024


Advances in Skin Evaluation, Measurement Techniques, and Claims

Personal information (1/5)

Fields marked with * are required.

Personal information
proderm is now part of SGS proderm is now part of SGS