From 29 September to 2 October 2021, international experts from the fields of dermatology and venereology will come together for the 30th time at the virtual EADV 2021 Congress to exchange the latest scientific findings. A special feature: In addition to specialist lectures, the focus will also be on the needs and experiences of patients and nurses with "Patient Sessions" and the "Nurse Day".
Under the motto "Celebrating Outstanding Science", the congress of the European Association for Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) will be held for the 30th time in 2021. The organisers promise an "outstanding training and learning experience" in virtual form for dermatologists and venereologists from all over the world, at which the latest research results, scientific findings and innovations from both disciplines will be presented. According to the organisers, this will be ensured by an extensive CME-accredited scientific programme with more than 550 world-renowned speakers delivering over 160 sessions "simulive" - i.e. "simulated live".
Keynote speakers at the 2021 EADV Congress include Prof. Dr. Richard Gallo, founding chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Manuel Serrano, known for identifying and characterising the p16 gene and Professor Thomas Bieber, chair of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University of Bonn. Other keynote speakers at the 30th Congress of the European Association for Dermatology and Venereology are Marta Szell, Vice-Rector of the University of Szeged and Head of the Department of Medical Genetics at the Medical Faculty, Michael Musalek, Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna and specialist in psychiatry, neurology and psychotherapeutic medicine and Professor Lars French, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
The programme diversity at EADV 2021 is high: From new priorities in microbiome research (Gallo) or the role of senescence in health and disease (Serrano) to the use of biologics against atopic dermatitis (Bieber) and the "power of touch" (Musalek) to the identification and functional characterisation of phenotype-modifying genetic variants in cutaneous CYLD syndrome (Szell) as well as autoinflammatory skin diseases (French), these keynote speakers' lectures represent only a fraction of the EADV Congress programme.
The EADV Congress 2021 will also focus on the perspectives of patients and nurses. Under the title "Patient Focussed Session", two hours of the congress programme on 2 October will be entirely dedicated to improving patient care. From a patient perspective, the session will look at the physical and emotional pain of dermatological conditions. It will explore what dermatologists and venereologists can do in their daily practice beyond medical treatments and discuss new approaches to treatment, such as music, virtual reality, gloveless touch and alternative approaches.
The “Nurse Day" on 01 October 2021, on the other hand, will focus the EADV Congress programme for 5 hours on the work and needs of nurses. The aim of the programme, which is open to all health professionals, is to promote interprofessional collaboration in dermatology and venereology, broaden the range of treatments and improve effective communication between specialties.