Johannes Ring

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1985 …2024

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Professor Ring (b. 1945) has been director of the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Biederstein, Munich, since 1995. His major area of expertise is allergic and inflammatory skin disease. Together with Professor Heidrun Behrendt he founded ZAUM – Centre for Allergy and the Environment. In his role as dean of studies, he has formatively shaped medical training and education. He has also set up successful education program for patients suffering from neurodermitis and anaphylaxis and organized various large international conferences in Munich, including the Eur Derma Congr 2001 (6,000 participants) and World Allergy Congress 2005 (7,000 participants).

Having worked for seven years in the field of experimental immunology (W. Brendel) and allergology, in 1978 Professor Ring changed his focus to dermatology (O.Braun-Falco). Between 1990 and 1995 he was director of the Department of Dermatology and Allergy at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf. Professor Ring is on the board of several major professional associations. He is president of the German Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI), the European Academy Dermatology and Venerology (EADV) and the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum (CIA). He is vice president of the World Allergy Organization (WAO).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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