s Jana Hercogová was born in Zatec, Czech Republic in January 1959, and graduated with honours in Medicine from Charles University, Prague in 1984. Between 1984–1989 she became a Research Fellow at the 1 st and 2 nd Departments of Dermatology, Charles University in Prague which included study periods at the 1 st Department of Dermatology in Vienna and the Institute for Dermatopathology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, USA. In 1995 she became Chairwoman of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at the 2 nd Medical School, Charles University, Prague before becoming a full Professor in 2004, a position she still holds. She served as Vice-Dean of the Second Medical Faculty of Charles University (2001–2004). Since 2012 she also became Chairwoman, Dermatology Department of Experimental Medicine in Prague. Jana Hercogová was the founding President of the Czech Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (since 2003) and Co-ordinator for Euromelanoma Day in the Czech Republic since 2001. In 2002 she served as Congress President for the 11 th EADV Congress in Prague at which she encouraged many younger Eastern European dermatologists to attend and join EADV. She was President of EADV from 2012–2014. During her time in office she decreased the annual EADV fee for residents and began the residents’ Master Classes programmes. She has lectured and has been published widely abroad. One of her principal research interests is in the field of Lyme Borreliosis but she has also extensive clinical trial experience in onychomycosis, acne, atopic eczema, psoriasis, chronic urticaria, wound healing and vitiligo. Jana Hercogová has won several awards and has become an honorary member of numerous over- seas dermatology societies, including the American Dermatological Association (ADA) and Professor Honoris Causa, Shenyang, China (2001).
17 th EADV President: 2014–2016
s Erwin Tschachler was born in Villach, Austria in January 1954. He graduated in Medicine from the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna in 1978. He completed his dermatological training at the First University Dermatology Clinic in Vienna (1979– 1983) before embarking on a postgraduate fellowship at the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology at the National Cancer Institute, Bethseda, USA (1983–1986). On returning to Vienna, he was appointed as Senior Physician caring for HIVpatients (1989–1992). In 1996 hewas appointed Professor of Dermatology