® “More than skin deep” was the motto of the 11 th EADV Congress that took place in the amazing and incredibly beautiful city of Prague. For that week Prague was at the heart of European - and global - Dermatology as more than 6000 delegates from 87 countries gathe- red for the 11 th Congress. It was also a historical moment when EADV crossed boundaries into the former ‘Eastern Europe’ for the first time and built a common Europe in Dermatology. EADV grants enabled more than 1000 dermato-venereologists from eastern European countries to attend the congress, many of them for the first time. The participants were able to choose from 119 sessions (including 14 satellite symposia) and 618 lectures. Unfortunately, the Aesthetic Dermatology course had to be cancelled due to transportation restric- tions caused by the devastating floods just a few weeks before. For the first time in the history of EADV, the 11 th Congress was given accreditation of 18 credited hours by the European Union. The Congress President Jana Hercogová, Vice-President Jeroslav Strejcek, and the Honorary President Vladimir Resl, created a most hospitable atmosphere that was evident in all congress events, both scientific and social. The Czechs’ love of music orchestrated the congress from the ope- ning ceremony, by Jana Hercogová and EADV President Martin Black, through to its closure. Delegates were welcomed into the Amphitheatre by renderings of Mozart and were entertained by exceptional displays of dance and acrobatics. During the official opening, a special Awards Ceremony took place in the heart of Charles University where three international colleagues and nine prominent women dermatologists received awards.
Spanish Hall of Prague Castle
Stephania Jablonska and Diane Roseeuw during the awards ceremony