Scientific Information

Official Language
English will be the official language of the Congress. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Oral Presentations
Computer projection facilities (for PowerPoint presentations) will be available in the meeting rooms. Presenting authors will receive all technical information and instructions prior to the Congress in order to ensure the smooth running of sessions.

Session types
Sessions of different formats will cover all fields of dermatology and venereology. Subjects will be treated with different approaches and from different perspectives.

The following sessions will be scheduled throughout the Congress:

  • Courses
  • Plenary Lectures
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Focus Sessions
  • Spotlights
  • Controversies
  • Test Yourself
  • Masters of Dermatology
  • Free Communications (short presentations of selected abstracts in thematic sessions)
  • What’s New

Plenary Lectures, Symposia, Workshops, Controversies, Spotlights, Test Yourself, Masters of Dermatology, Free Communications and What’s New sessions are available to all registered participants.

The courses will have a maximum number of participants depending on the hall capacity. Participants are encouraged to arrive early as places are limited and acceptance will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Communications
Authors of the most highly ranked abstracts by the Scientific Committee may be invited to provide a short oral presentation during the appropriate thematic sessions. The authors will have 7 minutes for presentation + 2 minutes for discussion. A short PowerPoint presentation with a maximum of 5 slides may be used. Presenting authors will receive all technical information and details prior to the Congress.

Registration Note: At least one author (the first or the presenting author) must register for the Congress within one month of having received notification of acceptance. The abstract will otherwise be withdrawn from the programme.

Abstracts selected for posters will be presented as e-Posters during the Congress and will be available for viewing in the e-Poster area. Approximately 60 computers will be provided and exclusively reserved for e-Poster presentations. Posters can be viewed sequentially by number, submission topic or searched individually by title, key word or author.

All e-Posters must be submitted electronically through the M-Events website. Authors will receive an e-mail from M-Events with all technical information and details prior to the event.

Instructions for e-Poster Presenters

  • Your e-Poster should not contain more than 6 slides (landscape format).
  • Please do not loop your slideshow.
  • Only material in the form of MS-PowerPoint (*.ppt and *.pptx) with a screen ration of 4:3 and a minimum resolution of 1024x768 can be accepted.
  • Hyperlinks and animated images are not permitted and will be non-functioning.


Media Check/Speaker Preview Area
All session rooms are equipped with computer projection facilities. Speakers are asked to hand in their presentations to the media check area at least 3 hours before their presentation. Speakers with a presentation during the first time slot in the morning are asked to hand in their slides the day before.

Sub Specialty Societies
Sub Specialty Society Meetings will be held on Wednesday (full day). Societies are kindly requested to contact the SPC ( for further arrangements. Delegates and speakers will need to register for the Congress with at least a day pass.

CME Accreditation
The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology will apply for European Accreditation through the EACCME. Following confirmation of accreditation, a maximum of 6 European CME Credits (ECMEC) for a full day attendance and 3 for half day will be given.

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she has actually spent in the educational activity.

EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACMME credits to AMA PRA category 1 credits, please contact the AMA.

You are encouraged to pass by the CME-CPD Checkpoint located near the Speaker Preview room if you have any questions.

The EADV offers individual CME-CPD participation through the scanning of the bar code on the registration badge. Hostesses will scan the badge as participants pass through the entrance of each session hall. Several seconds will be required to ensure the badges are scanned correctly.

A minimum attendance for half of the session is required to qualify for CME-CPD accreditation of that session and each participant will be accredited only with the actual hours spent in sessions as recorded by the scanning process.
Participants will be logged out of the session as they scan their badge when leaving the session hall. 

A speaker/session evaluation form will be available as you enter each session hall and should be completed and deposited with the hostesses when you leave. The form is only available at the time of the session.

Evaluation data is essential to our statistics and is of considerable help in the choice of future topics and speakers. Your feedback and comments are greatly appreciated.

Certification and Personal Speaker Evaluation Data
CME certificates will be available to download for a period of one year from for processing with the national authority in your country of practice.

It will be possible to change and modify your address if desired. The remainder of the certificate is write-protected.

For the download you will need to enter your registration number (which appears on your badge) as well as your family name. Certificates will not be mailed and copies will not be available after the one-year cutoff.