WELCOMING ADDRESS BY THE EDF PRESIDENT

 

Dear EDF Members
Dear Corporate supporting Members
Dear Guests

 

On behalf of the EDF Board, I am delighted to welcome you to the 26th EDF Annual Meeting. We are looking forward to spending 3 days in a convival atmosphere supporting education, scientific exchange and collaboration.

 

This EDF Annual Meeting takes place each January in Switzerland and is designed to address several of the significant issues impacting dermato-venereology and ranging from clinical, scientific to political matters. In January 2023, after some unforeseen but necessary delays, we will again meet in Montreux, a traditional spa town nestled among steep hills on the shores of Lake Geneva. The town is known for its mild microclimate and the Montreux Jazz Festival in July. Magnifi cent Belle Époque buildings line the waterfront surrounded by sculptures and Mediterranean trees. The medieval Chillon Castle is located on an island offshore. The moated castle includes ramparts, reception halls and a chapel with 14th-century murals.

 

The 2023 EDF Annual Meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, a 4-star hotel in the style of the Belle Époque situated at the heart of Montreux, directly on the banks of Lake Geneva. At the main meeting we will discuss and debate a wide range of current dermatology and venereology topics. The EDF Board has put together an exceptional program based on scientific and medical excellence, whilst at the same time being mindful of diversity, gender and geographical balance. Our plenary lectures this year cover cutting-edge science and medicine in the fields of: Microbiome in health and disease; Mosaic abnormalities of the skin; Spatial transcriptomics; Big data and implications to dermatology. Our interactive forums in 2023 will be focused on Teledermatology and Ageing. Kindly refer to the full list of activities in the program.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in person at the 26th EDF Annual Meeting in Montreux in January 2023.

 

Also, do feel free to contact our PCO, conventionTEAM AG, if you have any further questions or suggestions.

 

With best wishes

Nick J. Reynolds
EDF President