EADV Scientific Programming Committee Chair

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Scientific Programming Committee (SPC), it is my privilege to invite you to the annual EADV meeting 2019, which will take place in Madrid. The handsome Capital of Spain, which offers a unique combination of a glorious past with a lively present. Here beats the young heart of a sparkling city full of culture which makes it the perfect location for our meeting.

This year will be my first programme as Scientific Programming Committee (SPC) chair and I’m proud to present to our distinguished guests an utterly outstanding scientific content. In accordance with our vision of promoting education in dermatology and venerology, experts, trainees and stakeholders, as well as healthcare professionals from different fields, speakers and delegates, will be offered a unique opportunity to be informed on the latest developments and updates, innovative treatment modalities and new areas of clinical research and development, allowing physicians to deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.

The intensive 4-day program will include approximately 150 stimulating sessions held by contributors originating from more than 50 different countries worldwide and arranged once again in the acknowledged track system. More than 700 speakers with established publication records and high presentation scores over the past years have been strategically included in the programme.

Eminent global top-speakers and well-known guests from other disciplines will broaden our views and inspire us with their extensive knowledge and experience:
• How the dermatologist can influence the availability of new treatments
• Rosacea: From the new spectrum to the new therapies
• Comeback of the great imitator
• ESDR Plenary Lecture: Combing through the genetics of hair disorders

The opening plenary lecture will focus on “Artificial intelligence and medicine: The secrets for a good marriage”.

This year’s “hot topic” will focus on skin imaging and cover areas such as confocal microscopy, sonography in dermatology, optical coherence tomography and computer vision (machine and deep learning). Challenges, state-of-the art advances, future opportunities and the age-old question “can computer do it better than the dermatologist?” will all be addressed and discussed.

New this year in Madrid is the introduction of controversy sessions in the Expert Forum tracks.

On Saturday 12th of October, we will host the first EADV Nurse Day, a full-day dedicated to nurses who truly are the heart of healthcare and we all appreciate their hard work and commitment every day. We have prepared a track with a mixed faculty of dermatologists and nurses, ideally to bring together both parties and learn about the respective fields of interest. The two major topics will be hand dermatitis and wound healing, as well as an update on biologics.

Another high quality, motivating programme will be waiting for you at EADV’s Aesthetic Sunday, covering items from the basics to advanced and hot topics in “Energy-based devices”, “fillers”, “botulinum toxin”, “peels”, “scars”, “practice management” and much more in 4 parallel tracks. Mention must also go to our strong relationship with our sister societies and partners. We are thrilled to welcome our American colleagues back to Europe for a joint EADV/AAD Symposium, as well as our European researchers from the ESDR, who will host a stimulating session in the programme. We look forward to a great meeting with stimulating lectures and inspiring discussions.