s Nicholas Parisis was born in Athens in 1928 into a family with great social and financial standing where he developed a deep respect for family values and traditions. He travelled to the USA where he studied Biology before graduating in Medicine from the University of Indianapolis. Following his graduation, he completed his training in Dermato-Venereology at Bochum, Germany. Having returned to Greece he began working at the Andreas Sygros Hospital in Athens, later beco- ming President of the Hellenic Society of Dermatology and Venereology. In 1977, Nicholas left the Andreas Sygros Hospital to work at the Public Hospital of Infectious Diseases in Agia Varvara, Athens where he developed an excellent department. He was a founding member of EADV and in 1988 offered to organise as Congress President the 2 nd EADV Congress which was to be held in Athens. Sadly, in 1989, and just one month after taking over as EADV President, Nicholas Parisis died suddenly. He was succeeded as EADV President by Philippe Lauret and by John Stratigos, who became Congress President for the 2 nd EADV Congress in Athens in 1991.
3 rd EADV President: 1989–1990
s Philippe Lauret was born in May 1938 in Rouen, France and completed his Doctorate in Medicine in Paris (1968). Subsequently he became Professor of Dermatology-Allergology and Head of the Dermatology Department of the Charles Nicolle Hospital in Rouen, France where he remained for 20 years. Under his direction his department published widely. He served as President of the French Society of Dermatology before becoming Dean of the Medicine and Pharmacy Department at the University of Rouen; later becoming first Vice-President of Rouen University and serving as President of the French University Council for 10 years. Philippe Lauret was a French delegate to UEMS at the time that EADV was formed. Consequently, he became a founder member of the new European Academy. After the sudden death of the 2 nd EADV President Nicholas Parisis in October 1989, Philippe Lauret was appointed EADV President for the remainder of his term (1989–1990).