EADV News Issue 80

EADV

Over 30 years of Europe’s leading dermatological society

E EADV celebrated its 30th birthday as an established Academy in 2017 . From somewhat humble beginnings, over three decades, it has grown into the largest organisation in Europe that focuses on the specialties of dermatology and venereology. On a global scale, it is also one of the biggest in the world after the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). President Prof Alexander Stratigos

President-Elect Prof Martin Röcken

Immediate Past-President Prof Carle Paul

role in the sharing of news, information and best practices. It will shortly be joined by a sister publication JEADV Clinical Practice, a new publication that is set to become the go-to open access resource for everyone looking to stay up to date with the management of skin and/or venereal diseases. With our myriad of activities, EADV brings together specialists from throughout the diverse countries and cultures of Europe (and even further afield) for a specific purpose: to actively encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences and projects to help all dermato- venereologists improve care for their patients. EADV gives a voice to all dermatologists and venereologists to highlight issues, many of them common to several countries, that impinge on their ability to deliver high-quality care to patients. This is supported by our increasingly

active advocacy work that sees us trying to enhance our network of alliances among healthcare organisations and key stakeholders, in particular EU health policymakers. Close working relationships within EADV and with third parties have forged firm friendships with like-minded professionals from other countries that underlie much of the positive force generated by our Academy. With our congresses now reaching the same 30-year milestone, we look forward to continuing to encourage and support the professional development of dermato-venereologists worldwide. l

Events like EADV’s 30th Congress are the reason that the Academy is considered to be one of the most prominent educators in the field of dermato-venereology. Such larger learning opportunities, which also include the smaller spring symposia, are complemented by regular focused training courses on specific areas of the specialty in different centres of Europe. These courses supplement the training of residents and update the skills of training dermatologists. The highly respected Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (JEADV), also plays a pivotal

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