® Twenty-two years after the 3 rd EADV Congress, European der- matologists (and colleagues from around the world) met again in Copenhagen. The 24 th EADV Congress venue in Copenhagen was the ultra-modern state-of-the-art Bella Center. For the opening ceremony a unique programme had been selected reflecting on the spirit of dermato-venereology inDenmark. Attendees enjoyed the singing of a large choir “The Voice of Copenhagen” which was followed by a wonderful dance show, “The Tales of Copenhagen” - a modern hip-hop interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. The EADV Scientific Programming Committee, under the leadership of Martin Röcken, created a programme that was structured into three levels to cover the needs of all participants: training and educational sessions, mainly for residents; review and updates for specialists; and masterclasses for experts. Excellent speakers from all over the world, together with a number of new “talents” shared their views to provide a bridge towards the future. The 24 th Congress featured the first ever ‘Patient Society Village’, a dedicated space in the congress venue that offered a new platform for 10 patient groups and patient societies to interact with practitioners. One of the highlights was the launch of the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (IADPO) which supports more than 60 dermatology patients’ organisations worldwide that aim to officially work together. During the President’s Dinner, the EADV Awards for Scientific Achievement, Clinical Care, and Distinguished Service were pre- sented to Kristian Thestrup Pedersen, Oliver Chosidow and Wolfram Sterry respectively by the EADV President, Erwin Tschachler.