and Venereology at the University of Vienna, a position he still holds. In addition, he has served as Head of the Laboratory for the diagnosis of fungal infections, sexually transmitted infections and HIV Immunology; and Head of the Department of Biology and Pathobiology of the Skin at the University of Vienna (since 2004). Erwin Tschachler has made frequent contributions in the field of cutaneous research in the fields of HIV, pathogenesis of Kaposi’s sarcoma, keratinocyte biology and the elucidation of the mechanism of nuclear breakdown of corneocytes and skin barrier function. He has served as President of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (2001–2004) and President of the Austrian AIDS Society (1999–2004). For EADV, Erwin Tschachler served as Congress President for the 16 th Congress in Vienna, before becoming EADV Secretary General (2010–2012) and President (2014–2016). During this time he took an active role in modifying the Statutes of the Academy. Erwin Tschachler has received a number of awards including the Max Kade Fellowship (1986–1988), Ferdinand von Hebra Award of the Austrian Society of Dermatology (1995) and AIDS Research Award from the Austrian Society of Immunology and Allergy (1986).
18 th EADV President: 2016–2018
s Luca Borradori was born in Gordola, Switzerland in July 1961. He graduated from the University of Bern, Switzerland and completed his dermato-venereologic training at the Hôpital St Louis, Paris and at the University Hospitals in both Lausanne and Geneva. Following this he worked as a post-docto- ral Fellow in Dermatology at the National Institute of Health, Bethseda, USA and at the Cell Biology Division of the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Between 1997 and 2007 he headed the outpatient clinics in Geneva. Luca Borrardori became Professor andChairman of theDermatologyDepartment inBern, Switzerland in 2008, a position he still holds. He is a Past-Chair of the Committee of the Swiss Society of Dermatology and Venereology, responsible for Board Examinations. He has had many research interests which have been supported by the Swiss National Foundation of Research and other European Framework Programmes. These include studies on epidermal basement membranes; hemidesmosomes, cytoarchi- tecture and spectra plakins and intermediate filaments. His clinical research focuses on autoimmune bullous diseases and the cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases. He served as President of EADV from 2016–2018 during which time he oversaw the introduction of a new electronic database for preparing scientific programmes, and produced a definition of vision, mis- sion and strategy developments for EADV, which led to a critical review and assessment of the overall organisation of the Academy. Luca Borradori is an Honorary member of the Société Française de Dermatologie, the American Dermatological Association (ADA) and has received a presidential citation from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).