Welcome by the President, Prof. Andreas Katsambas.
In 1996 the 5th EADV
Annual Congress was held in Lisbon – Portugal. Some 15 years later, the EADV
and its expanded family of dermatologist, returns with greater strength and enthusiasm for yet another
The EADV has come a long way since 1996 when it last visited Lisbon and its congresses have also developed
with time – always for the better. Hence, with the collaborative support of the EADV Scientific
Committee, Congress President Antonio Picoto and his Local Organising
Committee have established a
scientific program which will attract an audience in all areas of interest and expertise.
In bringing together the old with the new, the ‘Palacio dos Congressos’ will be the main meeting point
during four days of scientific happenings and events. Aside from the educational aspect of the
Congress is also the social feature, which I am sure all who attend
will enjoy a unique experience.
Situated on the southwestern coast of Portugal, Lisbon is an ideal destination, which will captivate its
visitors with its diverse attractions, history and rich culture that is has to offer. Getting lost is the narrow
streets is a good way see and learn about this historic city and the large variety of gastronomical tastes
is not to be missed!
I invite you to join me and the officers of the EADV for the 20th
Annual Congress and I look forward to welcoming you there.
With warmest regards,
Professor Andreas Katsambas