® The historic city of Vienna played host for the second time to the EADV annual conference, welcoming participants to the 25 th EADV Congress in 2016. The opening ceremony took place in the modern Austrian Congress Center, where after the welcome speech by the enthusiastic EADV President Prof Erwin Tschachler, the Director of National Institutes of Health, Dr Stephen Katz (USA), who had been supporting EADV from the very beginning, offered an intriguing insight into Dermatology with his lecture “ Dermatology 2016: If Past is prologue ” followed by a spectacular movie from Prof Alfred Vendl, projecting the fascinating micro life in and on our skin. Finally, the Ambassade Orchestra of Vienna gave a wonderful performance. The scientific programme was outstanding and was prepared carefully by the Scientific Programme Committee. It covered all major areas of our specialty: the fast-moving fields of oncodermatology, psoria- sis, inflammatory and allergic diseases, the successful surgery class, and finally, Aesthetic Sunday were all presented by more than 700 renowned experts in these fields. Another important moment was that the first networking event, orga- nised by the EADV Fostering Trainee Education Committee, to bring together the participants and faculty from all the Fostering courses in 2016. In total, more than 10,000 people attended the 25 th EADV Congress. The President’s Dinner welcomed more than 200 leading dermatolo- gists worldwide and their spouses in a warm and friendly atmosphere, strengthening the bonds of friendship and co-operation.