Keynote Speakers in Vienna

Distinguished US scientist, Dr. Steve Katz (US) will open the Congress with a captivating lecture on “Dermatology 2016: If past is prologue”, followed by a spectacular movie, “Extracts from Planet You”, from the EMMY award winner Prof. Alfred Vendl (AT), projecting the fascinating micro-life in and on our skin.

Other leading expert plenary lecturers include Prof. Martine Bagot (FR) with her talk on “New therapeutic perspectives in CTCL”, a stimulating lecture on “Skin barrier homeostasis and its failure in atopic dermatitis” from Dr. Masayuki Amagai (JP), Dr. Tim Johnson (US) focusing on “Melanoma sentinal mode biopsy: Past, present and future in the new era of systemic therapies”, Prof. Tom Quinn (US) tackling “The new threats of HIV and STIs” and Dr. Caroline Robert (FR) giving her expert views on “The advancing field of melanoma immunotherapy”. The programme will also include the René Touraine Foundation guest speaker, Prof. Martin Steinhoff (IE) providing the latest on “Neuroinflammation: Contradiction or reality?” as well as ESDR Plenary Lecturer Prof. Georg Stingl (AT) speaking on “Langerhans cells in health and disease”.

View the biographies of the Keynote Speakers at the following link: http://eadvvienna2016.org/scientific-information/keynote-plenary-speakers/

Regulations related to Industry Activities

Promotion of Medicinal Products 
According to the European Union Directive 2001/83/EC (and amended version 2010/84/EU) the promotion of prescription only medicines should be directed solely at Healthcare Professionals or any person who is authorised to prescribe, use or handle them.

As a multidisciplinary audience will be attending the 25th EADV Congress in Vienna, the EADV will assign different badges to Healthcare Professionals (HCP) and NON-Healthcare Professionals (NON-HCP) to ensure compliancy with these above regulations.

The Austrian Pharmig Code of Conduct, which is based on the above EU directive, defines Healthcare
Professionals as: “Persons authorised to apply, administer or prescribe such as physicians, dentists, veterinary surgeons, dental practioners, midwives, members of the nursing profession, medical laboratory services and paramedic and any other medical facilities, provided they require medicinal products to fulfil their tasks.”

In order for the EADV to be compliant with the prevailing EU directive (2001/83/EC, article 86) and the Austrian Pharmig Code of Conduct and Code of Procedure of COC Committees of Experts of the 1st and 2nd instance and its amended version from 24/04/2015, the following rules apply to all participants, regarding access into the Exhibition area, advertising and applicable industry sessions.

Exhibition Area
Access to the Exhibition area will be strictly restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry staff only. Only delegates with an HCP badge will be permitted entry into the restricted Exhibition area and will be required to display their badge at the entrance. NON-HCPs will have no have access to the exhibition area under any circumstances.

Industry Sessions and Advertising
Satellite Symposia and Meet-the-Expert sessions presenting data on the development, research or other issues related to prescription medicine will be restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry staff only. Delegate badges will be controlled before entry into these sessions. All promotional flyers and marketing aids related to these industry sessions should be strictly limited to HCPs only.

Other categories
STUDENTS, PRESS and PATIENT ORGANISATION REPRESENTATIVES are NOT considered as Healthcare Professionals under the current guidelines and will be automatically classified as NON-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.

The full EADV Scientific Programme, e-Poster area and Industry sessions organised by companies producing over-the-counter (OTC) products and similar will be open to all participants.

New to Vienna

This year’s HOT TOPIC focuses on genetics – two days of stimulating lectures from 32 of Europe’s best clinician-geneticists. These brilliant orators will teach us what clinicians should know about genetics of skin diseases, starting with basic questions on what, when and how, followed by lectures on diseases with classical genetics, complex diseases in daily practice such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, and the consequences of the genetics for the treatment of our patients in daily practice.


EADV is proud to offer workshops chaired by experienced specialists in the fields of: STI Treatment, Laser Treatment, Phlebology, Allergology, Botulinum Toxin, Basic Surgery and Advanced Surgery at our Congress in Vienna.  These small “class-like” courses promote interaction between the chairs and course attendants and offer a more hands-on approach to learning. Enrollees will receive CME credits upon attendance.

Basic Surgery Workshop

Advanced Surgery Workshop 

Laser Treatment Workshop

Botulinum Toxin Workshop

STI Diagnosis and Treatment Workshop

Allergology Workshop

Phlebology Workshop

Congress VENUE

Austria Center Vienna

Internationales Amtssitz und Konferenzzentrum Wien, AG
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
A-1220 Wien

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