EADV–China EADV initiated collaborations in China in 2008–2009 through its International Exchange Initiative (IEI). The provider and organiser of this programme was the Chinese Dermatological Association (CDA), with the EMD Scientific Communications group. The joint meetings included EADV members who were invited as speakers, 30–50 Chinese key opinion leaders (including Prof Jianzhong Zhang, Prof Xuejun Zhang, Prof Jie Zheng, Prof Ruoyu Li and Flora Xiang) and the dermatology departments of 100 top Chinese hospitals. Scientific events were organised through on-site meetings and 5–6 teleconferences per year, which involved EADV members, experts in various fields of Dermatology, presenting lectures to a China- wide audience. For the on-site meeting in November 2008 the invited EADV speakers were Prof Andreas Katsambas and Prof Alberto Giannetti. The IEI also included video conferences throughout each year.
Topics & Speakers • Genodermatoses – Gianluca Tadini • Fungal infections – Martin Schaller • Mycotic skin disease – Rod Hay • Psoriasis – Andreas Katsambas • Dermatopathology – Lorenzo Cerroni • Allergic diseases – Andreas Wollenberg • Skin infection – Erwin Tschachler
• Fungal infections – Rod Hay • Phototherapy – John Hawk • Atopic dermatitis – Johnannes Ring In the framework of EADV–China collaborations, the first hospital visits were also conducted in 2009 for Chinese dermatologists. 21 July 2009 – Greece: Andreas Sygros Hospital, Athens (visit hosted by Andreas Katsambas) 22 July 2009 – Austria: Medical University of Vienna (Erwin Tschachler) 23 July 2009 – Austria: Medical University of Graz (Lorenzo Cerroni) In 2010, 71 new applications for membership were received and since then the number of Chinese dermatologists who are EADV members has continued to grow.