The medium-term objectives of the EADV are focused on securing efficient policies that will support the practice of dermatologists/venereologists, provide the best possible care to their patients, and increase public awareness of the main risks and challenges in dermatology healthcare. As such, we are actively involved in the European Cancer Plan with an emphasis on prevention, raising awareness for example of occupational skin cancer, and also on important public health matters such as the expansion of HPV vaccination programmes. With the support of the Communication Committee (chaired by Prof. Marie- Aleth Richard), the EADV is currently working to launch a general population survey in different European countries: • to identify dermatological key issues and the priorities in skin diseases in the different European countries; • to show the heterogeneity on health care systems in Europe and budgetary constraints; • to understand the public perception of dermatology practice. With its broad membership and educational and scientific involvement, the EADV is shaping a strategy aimed at engaging public authorities and key decision makers to establish partnerships with stakeholders, NGOs and patient/nurse organisations. This engagement is focused on securing funding or other means of support for
skin health at all levels (e.g. EU, national health systems, research etc.), and to reinforce relationships and synergies with national societies. The EADV leadership is committed to continuing to serve you at the best of our abilities. We will work together to ensure that we, as physicians, researchers, nurses, educators, EADV employees and investors, strive to establish a better world for patients with skin diseases. Warm Regards,
and personal development of young colleagues is an important mission of the EADV. This mission is supported by the various fellowships that will be expanded further in 2020 and by the opportunity to fund research through the Project Proposal Review Committee. To support personal development and to promote the personal growth of young colleagues we have launched the Leadership Development Initiative . This dedicated programme, which will be repeated annually, included 30 European dermatologists who aspire to become charismatic leaders. The applicants are currently undergoing a 6-month training course to attain a certification in emotional intelligence leadership. Emotional intelligence skills are trained capacities that have proven to be the key elements that distinguish successful leaders. These skills are important for patient care and effective teamwork. EADV's success are a direct result of excellent teamwork and we are extremely grateful to the outstanding achievements by the EADV team under the leadership of our new CEO Martine de Sutter. The expertise and dedication of her team should be acknowledged and commended. In a rapidly changing healthcare environment in Europe, the EADV is leading the public and scientific discourse in dermatology and venereology at a European level, keeping it high on the political agenda and visible to the public. So, what are our strategic objectives for 2020 ?
Carle Paul EADV President 2018-2020 Alexander Stratigos EADV President 2020-2022