Should I apply for a Resident course or a Specialist course?

Resident courses are open to all residents/trainees in Dermatology who are members of the EADV. If you have obtained a Specialist diploma in Dermatology and are still training as a PhD student or are currently doing a residency in another country, you cannot apply to Resident courses.
Specialist courses are open to Specialists in Dermatology only; Residents cannot apply (even if you have an interest in the topic of a Specialist course). In addition to Resident and Specialist courses, the EADV offers a number of combined courses that are open to both Residents and Specialists. Doctors who wish to register for these types of courses must do so in the dedicated sections corresponding to their status.

I am currently a Resident but I will likely obtain my specialist diploma just before the Resident course(s) that I would like to attend. What can I do?

Considering the delay between the application deadline and the course itself, you are allowed to apply for that course as long as you are not a Specialist when you are sending us your application and documents.

May I apply for a Resident or a Specialist course if I am not from/working in a European country?


May I apply for several courses?


I am not an EADV member; may I apply for a course?

Resident courses accept EADV members, only.
If you are not an EADV member, you can only apply to Specialist courses. The advantage to be an EADV member is that you will benefit from a reduced registration fee (e.g., 400 EUR instead of 650 EUR for a non-member).

I am currently in process to become an EADV member, should I inform you about it?

In case you are applying for a Specialist course while applying for membership, please write it as a comment in your application. Applicants to Resident courses need to be active members at the time of the application.

Do I need to pay to attend to a course?

Resident courses are free of charge: the EADV will provide free accommodation (in a shared, twin room with a person of the same gender), an Educational Grant to help covering your travel expenses, material for practical sessions (when needed), a certificate of attendance, catering service during the whole course and an invitation to one social event.
Participants of our Specialist courses will receive CME-CPD credits for their attendance, material for practical sessions (when needed), a certificate of attendance, catering service during the whole course and the invitation to one social event. Specialists are not entitled to the Educational Grant, and must arrange and pay for their own accommodation. The registration fees for most courses are 400 EUR for EADV members and 650 EUR for non-members. However, the fees may change depending on the type and materials needed for course (e.g., aesthetics, surgery, nurses).

What happens if I wish to cancel my participation to a Specialist course?

In case of cancellation by the participant, the EADV will automatically deduct 50 EUR of administrative fee from the refund. Cancellations by the EADV will be exempt of any charges.

The EADV will apply the following cancellation policy:

  • 100% of the registration course fee will be refunded before 6 weeks from the beginning of the course;
  • 75% of the registration course fee will be refunded from 6 weeks up to 2 weeks from the beginning of the course;
  • no refund of the registration course fee will be provided within 15 days from the beginning of the course.

Payment transfers from one course to another are not possible.
A written cancellation request should be officially sent to education@eadv.org.

May I upload documents (such as my CV or my proof of status) in another language than English?

No, all submitted documents should be in English.

Should I send you a clinical case when I am applying?

No, only selected participants for the Resident courses should provide us with a clinical case. For Specialist courses, clinical cases may be requested, however this is not a standard requirement.

How are the participants selected for a course?

For a Resident courses: After the application deadline, course chairs will execute the selection. It will be based on numerous variables including but not limited to: CV, experience, year of residency, number of courses already attended, and geographical representation of attendees. The selection is definitive: any complaint will not be taken into consideration.
For a Specialist courses, no selection is done as these courses are based on a "first-come, first-served" policy, so we kindly suggest you to settle your registration fee as soon as possible to formally confirm your participation.

Is the EADV taking care of my travel arrangements?

No. For both Resident and Specialist courses you are responsible for making and paying for your own travel arrangements.

Would you be able to help me ease my visa application process?

If you are selected for a Resident course or fully confirmed for a Specialist course, contact us to obtain an official invitation letter to help you for that purpose.

I really would like to apply for a Resident course but I don't like the idea of sharing my bedroom with another participant. What can I do?

If you are selected to participate, you will always have the possibility to renounce to the accommodation offered by the EADV and book yourself a single room at your own expense. You may also contact the hotel should you wish to extend your stay before or after the course.

How could I be sure to be eligible to receive the Educational Grant during a Resident course?

Your membership dues should be fully settled for the year in which the course is taking place. Remember that you must attend the whole course to obtain your grant and/or your certificate of participation.