Welcoming address by the EDF President
Dear Corporate supporting Members
This annual meeting takes place each January in Switzerland and is designed to address several of the significant issues impacting on dermato-venereology, ranging from clinical to political matters.
For January 2020, we will meet again in Montreux, a wonderful venue located on the Lake Geneva shoreline at the foot of the Alps. This small city hosts many international private schools, historic hotels and famous music festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival. The English rock band “Deep Purple” came to Montreux in December 1971 to record Machine Head. The band's famous song "Smoke on the Water" tells of the events of December 1971 when a Frank Zappa fan with a flare gun set the Montreux Casino on fire, destroying the casino where they had originally planned to record the album. Thanks to Claude Nobs, the former Music Director of the Festival who found an alternative location for the band to record, the Grand Hotel was where the album was finally created, apart from “Smoke on the Water” which was recorded at Le Petit Palais (Montreux Palace Hotel). Deep Purple again returned in 1973 to record Burn. The Montreux Casino was reopened in 1975 and later a monument commemorating Deep Purple and their famous song can be found next to the casino.
The 2020 EDF Meeting will be held at the charming Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic**** located on the lake promenade and immediately opposite the train station. The dinner on Friday evening will be a wonderful occasion, being held at AQUATIS Lausanne, the largest freshwater aquarium-vivarium in Europe. Before the dinner, a visit of the aquarium with Apéro, will be organized for our members and guests.
For the main meeting, as usual we will discuss and debate a wide range of current dermatology and dermatovenereology topics. A full list of activities can be seen in the preliminary program.
Please come and join us from Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th January 2020 and ensure the success of the meeting.
To participate in the 23rd EDF Meeting you will need to register; online registrations can be received at any time up to and including 31st October 2019.
Please visit our general information section of the EDF website for a summary of the main points about the 23rd EDF Meeting. This year credit cards will be accepted for the payment of social activities linked to the meeting.
Also, do feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or suggestions.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Montreux.