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Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences - 2018 -

Monday, 17 September, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 21 September, 2018 - 15:00
Campus: Brussels Health Campus
Gebouw A
Auditorium Vanden Driessche
Training course

Key questions to be tackled by the course

  • How to realise daily skin care and how to deal with the delicate napkin zone?
  • The microbiome of human skin: a hype or a key factor for maintaining a healthy skin?
  • How important is the barrier function of the skin?
  • What is "sensitive skin”?
  • What are the newest findings concerning skin aging?
  • How can one efficiently protect the skin from premature aging?
  • Efficacy testing of cosmetics is a part of the new Regulation N°1223/2009/EC: what to expect and how to deal with it?
  • How effective are skin care products? Can their efficacy be objectively evaluated by the use of non-invasive methods on humans? Are there new techniques available?
  • How important is dermal absorption for the safety of dermato-cosmetics?
  • How safe are dermato-cosmetics today?
  • Is the application of in vitro methods for safety evaluation of cosmetics possible today? How can we test safety and efficacy of cosmetics without experimental animals?

Date and location

The Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences will be held from Monday, 17 September to Friday, 21September 2018 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Medical Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.


The official language of the course is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Course Notes

Complete course notes will be available for all the participants.

Course Fee

The registration rate for the Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences is 1.980 euro.

The course fee, payable via credit card, together with the online registration, covers all lessons, examination costs, course notes, welcome reception, coffee breaks, daily shuttle bus between hotel BLOOM! and the university and the guided excursion in Mechelen on Wednesday 19 September 2018 with get-together and dinner. Lunches are served at the university and are also included in the course fee.


Hotel NH Brussels BLOOM! ****, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 (0)2 220 66 11 • F: +32 (0)2 217 84 44Hotel NH Brussels BLOOM! invited 287 creative young artists from different European countries to paint the rooms of the hotel and make it something unique for the guests. Now guests have the luxury to choose their own favorite room with a hand painted fresco on the wall by their own interpretation of the word ‘bloom’.The hotel is located near the botanical gardens. With lots of flowers, plants, trees and herbs blossom the whole year. “To bloom” means “to open”, “to grow or to flourish” what totally echoes the building of the hotel.Overall, at BLOOM! You’ll find no stuck up rules. Forget dress codes or bell boys. We attract people that have an open mind. Because we do things differently!305 rooms in 7 different types • SmoodS - Living Room, Kitchen and Music (see www.smoods.net) • 12 colourful meeting rooms • OO! Restaurant for our WOOW Breakfast Buffet and group meals • Free state-of-the-art fitness on the top floor • We offer 2 bottles of mineral water per room, feel free to fill the mini bar with your own favorite drinks. The hotel does not provide room service but you can always order lunch or dinner from the Smoods (restaurant) • Free WIFI in the entire hotel • Botanique concert halls just next door. Discounts on concerts, exhibitions as a hotel BLOOM! guest. • Our interactive TV system allows you to listen to your own music, play Angry Birds, read our dining suggestions, and lots more! You can also use features of the system on your iPad, iPhone and laptop • Enjoy our state-of-the art fitness on the 8th floor of the hotel, with a great view on Brussels. Everything for your cardio or muscular workout is present as well as free towels, fruit and water.

A free shuttle bus service will operate on a daily basis between Hotel BLOOM! and the university.


During the course you can stay at Hotel NH Brussels Bloom! at very special, well-negotiated rates.
 The rates are 89,00 euro/night from Friday till Sunday and 149,00 euro/night from Monday till Thursday (breakfast, internet, fitness… included).
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