This year’s “hot topic” will focus on skin imaging and cover areas such as confocal microscopy, sonography in dermatology, optical coherence tomography and computer vision (machine and deep learning). Challenges, state-of-the art advances, future opportunities and the age-old question “can computer do it better than the dermatologist?” will all be addressed and discussed. New this year in Madrid is the introduction of controversy sessions in the Expert Forum tracks. On Saturday 12 th of October, we will host the first EADV Nurse Day , a full-day dedicated to nurses who truly are the heart of healthcare and we all appreciate their hard work and commitment every day. We have prepared a track with a mixed faculty of dermatologists and nurses, ideally to bring together both parties and learn about the respective fields of interest. The two major topics will be hand dermatitis and wound healing, as well as an update on biologics. Another high quality, motivating programme will be waiting for you at EADV’s Aesthetic Sunday, covering items from the basics to advanced and hot topics in “Energy-based devices”, “fillers”, “botulinum toxin”, “peels”, “scars”, “practice management” and much more in 4 parallel tracks. Mention must also go to our strong relationship with our sister societies and partners. We are thrilled to welcome our American colleagues back to Europe for a joint EADV/AAD Symposium, as well as our European researchers from the ESDR, who will host a stimulating session in the programme. We look forward to a great meeting with stimulating lectures and inspiring discussions.
Prof. BRIGITTE DRÉNO EADV Scientific Programming Committee Chair