Founded in 1987, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) is the largest professional association of Dermatovenereologists in Europe.
The society organises congresses throughout Europe twice a year but also pursues the following aims:
• Improving the quality of patient care,
• Continuing medical education (CME) for all Dermato-Venereologists in Europe
• Advocating on behalf of the specialty and patients
The concept of membership (over 4000 individual members) has been widened to include all areas of Europe and elsewhere, and to develop alliances and affiliations with other organisations.
The association has its headquarters in Lugano (Switzerland) and an office in Brussels (Belgium).