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YDIN, Young Dermatologist Italian Network

What we do

YDINYDIN (Young Dermatologists Italian Network) was born as a group of young researchers in dermatology wishing to confront each other and put their knowledge together. We are betting on a young team because the research is made of new ideas, comparison, and above all dreams. This team aims to help, support and enhance young researchers in dermatology with ideas and desire to do. On December 10, 2016, we got together and accepted the challenge!

The Members

Giovanni Damiani

Giovanni Damiani

M.D. specializing in Dermatology. I entered with the national competition and I am now operating at the Policlinics of Milan. Always fascinated by the idea of a team and sure that medicine is heritage of all and for this reason it must be uphold, improved and enriched. Research and clinical practice are the two key aspects that should not be lacking in the professional life of a doctor. I am focusing my clinical and scientific efforts on the study/treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa; the evaluation of big data with artificial intelligence technologies like Artificial Neural Network is another of my interests. From December 2016 I manage the Young Dermatologists Italian Network with other researchers who, like me, share these ideas.

Ilaria Coati

Ilaria Coati

As young specialist in Dermatology and Venereology, I have always been interested in the emotional involvement of dermatological patients. I participate in the psoriasis patients' psychotherapy group of the regional center where I work. Although I still remain fascinated by the complexity of the link between skin and psyche, I am also passionate regarding the therapy possibilities offered by biotechnological drugs and targeted therapies. I'm betting on forming a solid network with other colleagues.

Nicola Milanesi

Nicola Milanesi

Young specialist in Dermatology and Venereology in force at the University of Florence. My main interests are concentrated in the intricate world of Allergology and Professional Dermatology that I have been following and deepening for many years. Teamwork remains the foundation of my approach both with colleagues and patients.

Simone Ribero

Simone Ribero

Young specialist in Dermatology and Venereology with a PhD in Oncology. Currently research fellow at the University of Turin. I concentrate my energies on the study of cutaneous melanoma, deepening prognostic factors and genetics. The idea of a young and motivated team pushed me to accept the YDIN challenge.

News and ongoing projects

YDIN in the front row for Telemedicine. The partnership in the 1st International Conference on eHealth and Tele-health - ICEHAT 2018 is now official. The Conference will be held in Nepal from 1 to 3 November 2018. The Director Giovanni Damiani has been invited as Italian delegate to talk about the use of artificial intelligence in dermatology.


Published articles

Asa'ad F, Fiore M, Alfieri A, et al. Saliva as a Future Field in Psoriasis Research. Biomed Res Int. 2018; 2018:7290913.

Damiani G, Franchi C, Pigatto P, et al. Outcomes assessment of hepatitis C virus-positive psoriatic patients treated using pegylated interferon in combination with ribavirin compared to new Direct-Acting Antiviral agents. World J Hepatol. 2018;10:329-336.

Fiore M, Leone S, Maraolo et al. Liver Illness and Psoriatic Patients. Biomed Res Int. 2018;2018:3140983.

Damiani G, Conic RRZ, de Vita V, Costanzo A, Regazzini R, Pigatto PDM, Bragazzi NL, Pacifico A, Malagoli P. When IL-17 inhibitors fail: Real-life evidence to switch from secukinumab to adalimumab or ustekinumab. Dermatol Ther. 2018 Dec 5:e12793. doi: 10.1111/dth.12793. [Epub ahead of print]

Pacifico A, Iacovelli P, Damiani G, Ferraro C, Cazzaniga S, Conic RRZ, Leone G, Morrone A. 'High dose' vs. 'medium dose' UVA1 phototherapy in italian patients with severe atopic dermatitis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Nov 23. doi: 10.1111/jdv.15362. [Epub ahead of print]

Santus P, Rizzi M, Radovanovic D, Airoldi A, Cristiano A, Conic R, Petrou S, Pigatto PDM, Bragazzi N, Colombo D, Goldust M, Damiani G. Psoriasis and Respiratory Comorbidities: The Added Value of Fraction of Exhaled Nitric Oxide as a New Method to Detect, Evaluate, and Monitor Psoriatic Systemic Involvement and Therapeutic Efficacy. Biomed Res Int. 2018 Sep 23;2018:3140682. doi: 10.1155/2018/3140682. eCollection 2018. Review.

Cazzaniga S, Naldi L, Damiani G, Atzori L, Patta F, Guidarelli G, Bettoli V. Validation of a visual-aided questionnaire for the self-assessment of hidradenitits suppurativa. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Nov;32(11):1993-1998.


Prizes and Awards



  • First prize at the Skinnovation award 2017 online contest with a study entitled "Evaluation of responder profiles / non-responders in psoriatic patients treated with secukinumab through the method of artificial neural networks (ANNs)." Damiani Giovanni, Enzo Grossi, Milan.


  • Sedona Award for a poster titled "preputial biopsy in patients with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus: a new minimally invasive surgical technique" XXXII SIDCO (Italian Society of Surgical Dermatology and Oncology) 2017. Damiani Giovanni, Della Valle Valentina, Ghislanzoni Massimo, Siena.


  • Prize in memory of "Prof. Giuseppe Lembo" for a poster entitled: "Multiparametric evaluation of patients with solar urticaria in the 2016-2017 biennium". XVI SIDAPA (Italian Society of Occupational, Environmental, and Allergologic Dermatology). Milanese Nicola, Molinu Antonietta, Damiani Giovanni, Ricci Laura, Gola Massimo, Francalanci Stefano, Florence.


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