EADV News 69 -Winter2018

Membership Update

HowEADV helped my career

finish their training and, what is even more important, a more complete and satisfactory practice in their professional future. EADV, with its Resident courses and different meetings, is one of the best allies to learn from and improve these techniques and dermatological knowledge. As a Madrileño myself, I am very much looking forward to the 28 th EADV Congress that will take place in Madrid from 9-13 October 2019. It is going to be a great opportunity to catch up on the most recent advances in our speciality, listen to great lectures on various topics and meet old friends. Also, I am completely sure that you will enjoy all the things that Madrid has to offer and that make it a unique city: friendly people, great gastronomy, great weather, fascinating sightseeing and history. See you all in Madrid. Un saludo! l Adrian Alegre MD Dermatology Department Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal Madrid, Spain

this topic. In fact, I completed my training in laser therapy with a Research Fellowship at the Beckman Laser Institute attached to the University of California in Irvine (California, USA). I am still working as a specialist at the Ramon y Cajal Hospital in which I practise general dermatology and perform skin surgery, including Mohs surgery and laser therapy. I also work at the dermatology clinic Grupo Pedro Jaén in which I perform different laser treatments for skin diseases, photoaging and scars. Learn, learn, learn If I had to give just one piece of advice to our youngest colleagues who are now initiating their careers in dermatology, I would tell them to learn as many different techniques as they canduring their training, such as surgery, laser therapy, ultrasound, confocal microscopy, photodynamic therapy, aesthetic and cosmetic. I consider that all these abilities will allow them to have more job opportunities once they


Dr Adrian Alegre

A few years ago, when I was a first- year resident in dermatology a more experienced colleague gave me some of the best professional advice that I have ever received: “You should join EADV”. Now, as a member of EADV for a number of years, I can say that I have experienced the many learning opportunities that this prestigious organisation can provide. In my opinion, being an EADV member can be especially useful during our first steps in becoming a dermatologist. I had the chance to attend different Resident courses during my training, in which I improvedmy skills and knowledge in varied areas such as paediatric dermatology, cryotherapy and virology, among others. I can say that I have applied all this knowledge in my daily practice since then. Also, being part of EADV and participating in the courses and meetings gives you the chance to meet colleagues from different countries all around Europe which I think is a very enriching experience. Regarding my career, I finished my residency programme in Madrid at Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal. It has one of the biggest laser units in Spain, led by Dr Pablo Boixeda, in which hundreds of patients with different vascular anomalies are treated each year. I became interested in this field very early on, and during my training I had the chance to collaborate in different studies and contribute scientific publications on


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