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EADV Scholarship programme A message from our winners >

News The leading European professional organisation for Dermatology and Venereology

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29 th EADV Virtual Congress 2020 A report back on a great success >

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic EADV’s Communication’s Committee designed a bespoke survey >

Introducing EADV’s newPresident

16 th EADV Spring Symposium 6–7 May 2021

It is an honour to start my mandate as President of EADV, one of the most prestigious and influential academies in the field of dermato- venereology. During my two-year term, my principal objective is to continue the work of the previous leadership; strengthening the role of the academy as the leading educational provider of dermato- venereology in Europe and advancing its influence as an advocate for members, colleagues and patients. I embark on this journey with full appreciation for both the challenges and opportunities that the so-called “new normal” will bring. Stronger together The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taken a shattering toll on human lives and has had a devastating effect on our healthcare systems and societies. Healthcare professionals, including dermato-venereologists, face unprecedented challenges as they strive to deliver patient care during this crisis. And, in many cases, fight the emergency on the frontlines.

emergencies and under lockdown restrictions. Facing these unique challenges has brought us closer, and we’ve learned to collaborate in new ways. An excellent example The 29 th EADV Virtual Congress was held from 29–31 October 2020 and was an absolute success. EADV organised a spectacular scientific

It is encouraging to see that, despite the crisis, our community has come together to share experiences and exchange opinions. We have been holding virtual meetings and webinars, and have enhanced our online communication and e-learning programmes. With the help of teledermatology, we are able to treat patients remotely. We have also gained wider knowledge about the management of patients with chronic skin conditions during public health

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