Founding EventISDE was founded on 25 November 1990 and has now national and regional member organisations in over 25 countries. Physicians from these countries are invited to join their national organisations; physicians from other countries are invited to join as direct members.
Linking Human Health and the
Who we are
ISDE was founded in 1990 by Werner Nussbaumer from
Switzerland who convinced friends from Italy, Germany,
Austria and Sweden to form an international association. He
served as president until 2001 when the board decided a
rotating presidency would better reflect the by then truly
international scope. The transition was chaired (2001-2003)
by Peter van den Hazel
(Netherlands), followed by Oral Antanyasova (03-05,
Uzbekistan), Vyvyan Howard (05-07, UK), Lilian Corra (07-09,
Argentina), Hanns Moshammer (09-11,
Austria), Cathey Falvo (11-13, USA),
and Roberto Romizi (13-15, Italy).
Then came Mahmood Khwaja (15-17
Pakistan) and then again Lilian Corra (7-19, Argentina). At
the Assembly in 2019 Ferdinando Laghi
(19-21 Italy) was confirmed and Peter
van den Hazel (Netherlands) was elected to follow
again after 2021.At the virtual Assembly 2021/12/11 Peter
van den Hazel was confirmed as president for the coming 2
years and Oral Ataniyasova elected to follow in 2023.
The details and the letters
ISDE is an environmental NGO of medical doctors as an independent, non-governmental non-profit organisation. The statutes were last updated in 2009.
The Executive Office of ISDE is located in Switzerland. ISDE also has a Scientific Office, which coordinates research, information and training activities. Roberto Romizi is the current president of the Scientific Office. The SO also offers a Quality Seal.