History of the Deutschen Dermatologischen Lasergesellschaft DDL e.V.

The Deutsche Dermatologische Lasergesellschaft (DDL) was founded in Sigmaringen 1992 and is an association of dermatologists who have specialised in dermatology laser applications and at the same time are representatives of laser safety. An important aim of our society is to create quality standards for the users and safety of use for the patients. The DDL is entered in the register of societies in Munich as a non-profit association and currently has 142 members in Germany and neighbouring countries.

1992 May: Founding of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Dermatologische Lasertherapie DGLT (German Society of Laser Dermatology) in Sigmaringen
Conference director: Dr. Voll

Elections of Executive Board
President: Dr. Voll
1st Vice-president: Dr. Hoffmann
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Alpers
1993 May: 2nd Annual Congress in Sigmaringen
Conference director: Dr. Voll
1994 May: 3rd Annual Congress in Frankfurt

Elections of Executive Board
President: Dr. Voll
1st Vice-president: Dr. Drosner
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Alpers
1995 Feb.: DGLT renamed as DDL
April: 4th Annual Congress in Berlin
Conference director: Dr. Voll
1996 May: Members’ General meeting in Würzburg

Elections of Executive Board
President: Prof. Drosner
1st Vice-president: Dr. Schmoll
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Kimmig

Nov: 5th Annual Congress in Hamburg
Conference director: Dr. Kimmig
1997 April: General meeting of members in Karlsruhe
Nov: 6th Annual Congress in Oldenburg
Conference director: Dr. Schmoll
1998 June: 7th Annual Congress in Frankfurt
Conference director: Dr. Jüstel

Elections of Executive Board
President: Dr. Drosner
1st Vice-president: Dr. Schmoll
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Kimmig
1999 May: 8th Annual Congress in Hamburg
Conference director: Dr. Kimmig
Joint conference with the 40th Annual Congress of the Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft DDG (German Society of Dermatology)
2000 May: 9th Annual Congress DDL 2000 in Munich
Conference director: Dr. Drosner

Elections of Executive Board
President: Dr. Drosner
1st Vice-president: Dr. Schmoll
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Kimmig
2001 May: 10th Annual Congress in Berlin
Conference director: Dr. Drosner
Joint conference with the 41st Annual Congress of the Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft DDG
2002 May: Laser 2002 - 11th Annual Congress in Dresden
Conference director: Dr. Kimmig, Prof. Meurer, Dept. of Dermatology Dresden University Medical Hospital

Elections of Executive Board
President: Dr. Kimmig
1st Vice-president: Dr. Schmoll
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2003 May: 12th Annual Congress in Hamburg
Conference director: Dr. Kimmig
2004 May: 13th Annual Congress in Königstein / Taunus
Conference director: Dr. Kimmig

Elections of Executive Board
President: Dr. Kimmig
1st Vice-president: Dr. Kautz
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2005 April: 14th Annual Congress in Greifswald
Conference director: Dr. Kimmig
Joint conference with the D.A.L.M., Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Medicine, University of Greifswald
2006 May: 15th Annual Congress in Recklinghausen
Conference director: Prof. Zabel, Dr. Rietschel

Elections of Executive Board
President: Dr. Kimmig
1st Vice-president: Dr. Kautz
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2007 June: 16th Annual Congress in Karlsruhe
Conference director: Prof. Dr. med. Christian Raulin und Dr. med. Dipl. Inform. Stefan Hammes
„Advances in Laser and Aesthetic Medicine - Meet the Experts“
2008 November: 17th Annual Conference in Berlin
Conference Board: Dr. Wolfgang Kimmig, Dr. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber, Dr. Marco Fuchs

Elections to the board 2008
President: Dr. Kimmig
1st Vice-president: Dr. Kautz
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2009 September: 18th Annual Conference in Nice within the scope of the 5-Continent-Congres
Conference Board: Dr. Klaus Fritz, Dr. Wolfgang Kimmig, Dr. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber
2010 May: 19th Annual Conference in Trier within the scope of the Laser Trier Congress
Conference Board: Dr. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Wolfgang Kimmig, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber

Elections to the board 2010
President: Dr. Kimmig
1st Vice-president: Dr. Kautz
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2011 September / October: 20. Annual Conference in Karlsruhe within the scope of the Congress "Laser and Aesthetic Medicine – Meet the experts"
Conference Board: Prof. Dr. med. Christian Raulin (Karlsruhe) und Dr. med. Stefan Hammes (Karlsruhe), Dr. Wolfgang Kimmig, Dr. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber
2012 21.-23.09.2012: 21. Annual Conference, Essen in cooperation with the 3. German Body Congress
Conference Board: Reinhard W. Gansel, Dr. Wolfgang Kimmig, Dr. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber

Elections to the board 2012
President: Dr. Kimmig
1st Vice-president: Dr. Kautz
2nd Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2013 14.-16.06.2013: 22. Annual Conference, Potsdam in cooperation with the German Body Congress and the DGAuF
Conference Board: Dr. Tanja Fischer, Dr. Wolfgang Kimmig, Dr. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber
2014 16.-18.05.2014: 23. Annual Conference, Bonn in cooperation with the German Body Congress and the DGAuF
Conference Board: Dr.-medic (RO) Alina Fratila, Dr. Wolfgang Kimmig, Dr. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber

Elections to the board 2014
President: Dr. Kautz
1st Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2nd Vice-president: Prof. Dr. Paasch
2015 12.-14.06.2015: 24. Annual Conference, Trier in cooperation with Laser Trier 2015, the German Body Congress and the DGAuF
Conference Board: Dr. med. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber, Prof. Dr. Uwe Paasch
2016 20.-22.05.2016: 25. Annual Conference, Düsseldorf in cooperation with the DGAuF
Conference Board: PD Dr. med. Peter Arne Gerber, Dr. med. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber, Prof. Dr. Uwe Paasch

Elections to the board 2016
President: Dr. Kautz
1st Vice-president: Dr. Seeber
2nd Vice-president: Prof. Dr. Paasch
2017 05.-07.05.2017: 26. Annual Conference, Hamburg in cooperation with the German Body Congress and the DGAuF
Conference Board: Dr. Nikolaus Seeber, Dr. med. Gerd Kautz, Prof. Dr. Uwe Paasch
2018 15.-17.06.2018: 27. Annual Conference, Schwerin
Conference Board: Prof. Dr. med. Michael Drosner, Dr. med. Gerd Kautz, Dr. Nikolaus Seeber, Prof. Dr. Uwe Paasch

Elections to the board 2018
President: Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Paasch
1st Vice-president: Dr. med. Nikolaus Seeber
2nd Vice-president: Prof. Dr. med. Arne Gerber



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