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

Resident courses are open to all residents/trainees in Dermatology. 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 should obtain my Specialist diploma just before the Resident course(s) I wish to apply for. 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?

Yes. Please note however that for Resident courses, you will increase your chances of being selected if you are a member. For Specialist courses, you will benefit from a reduced registration fee (400 EUR for an EADV member instead of 650 EUR for a non-member).

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

Yes. Please write it as comment in your application(s) regardless of whether you are applying for a Resident or a Specialist course.

Do I need to pay to attend to a course?

Resident courses are free of charge: the EADV will provide you with free accommodation (in a shared, twin room with a person of the same gender), catering during the whole course, one social event, a certificate of attendance, material for practical sessions (if needed), educational material in digital format, and, if you are an EADV member, an Educational Grant help you cover your traveling expenses. Participants of our Specialist courses will receive catering during the whole course, one social event, a certificate of attendance, material for practical sessions (if needed), educational material on a USB stick. Specialists will not receive the Educational Grant but instead will receive CME points. Specialists must arrange and pay for their own accommodation. The registration fees are 400 EUR for EADV members and 650 EUR for non-members.

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

In case of any cancellation, the EADV will automatically deduct 50 euros from the refund. If participation is cancelled less than 6 weeks before the first day of the course, the EADV will provide a refund of 75% of the registration fee. If participation is cancelled less than 15 days before the first day of the course, the EADV will not provide any refund of the registration course fee. Payment transfers from one course to another are not possible.

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

No, all submitted document 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 and a member of the EADV Educational Committee. The selection is based on numerous variables including but not limited to: your CV, experience, year of residency, EADV membership status, number of courses already participated, 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?

Please note that you should be an EADV member in good standing to receive a check at the end of the course, which means that your membership dues should be fully settled forthe 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 The check will only be valid for 6 months after the course, we recommend you to go to your own bank and cash it as soon as possible. Any issues encountered after 6 months will not be taken into consideration by the EADV.

Is the learning platform restricted to EADV members?

Yes, the platform can only be accessed by EADV members. In order to provide non-members with an experience of our digital learning, a selection of EADV webcasts may be streamed live on social media (Facebook or YouTube), allowing the public to view.

I am an EADV member but I still cannot access the learning platform and all the online learning offer.

The credentials to the learning platform are different from the membership area. If you are accessing it for the first time, set a new password at and follow the instructions.

I attended a live webcast but the respective course does not show as completed.

In order to track your attendance, you will need to open the link of the webcast via the learning portal and sign-in to the conference tool using the same e-mail address. In case you have not followed this process or you have not attended the whole session, the system will not change the course status to ‘Completed’. You can request a "Change of Completion Status" by contacting us at

I have completed a webcast/course but I cannot find my certificate of participation/completion.

You can download your certificate by logging in to, accessing your ‘Completed Courses’ under ‘Dashboard’ > ‘My Courses’ and clicking the button ‘Certificate’ next to the course thumbnail.

I could not attend a live webcast. Will the recording be made available?

Most live EADV webcasts are recorded and made available in the learning platform within 2 weeks time. However, the learners will not get a certificate of attendance as they would if they attend the live session. The video recording from past webcasts can be watched by clicking on 'Resources' under the drop-down menu.

What is the purpose of the Forum?

The Forum is a space that allows learners to share their experiences, opinion and provide with suggestions for content to be added. It can be accessed by clicking on 'Forum' under the drop-down menu.

I cannot find an answer to my question.

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