16-18 MAY 2024



The Scientific Programming Committee has prepared a captivating and inspiring 3-day agenda that caters to the expectations of both young dermatologists-venereologists and seasoned professionals.

The EADV Symposium 2024 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14.5 European CME credits(ECMEC®s)

Letter from the Chair of the EADV Scientific Programming Committee

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you for the 2024 EADV Spring Symposium, set against the picturesque backdrop of the enchanting island of Malta.

We are excited to present a compelling programme designed to provide you with enriching opportunities to connect and stay abreast of the latest developments in dermatology across a diverse range of clinical topics. With over 25 educational sessions featuring more than 100 talks, the symposium is structured into three distinct tracks to cater to your specific interests.

Track one will feature our “focus on” sessions, offering a full day of immersion and in-depth coverage of a hot topic in our discipline. The first topic will be “dermatology of migrants”, a subject of great relevance not only in Malta but also throughout Europe. The second topic will be atopic dermatitis, a disease that has witnessed significant advancements in recent years thanks to the development of new therapeutics.

Track two will feature our popular “what’s new” sessions, covering a range of compelling topics, including acne, hair disorders, surgery, and paediatric dermatology, among others.

Track three will be dedicated to interactive sessions, a new favourite of our Spring Symposium. You can engage in case presentations featuring clinical and dermoscopy images presented as quizzes, allowing you to test and enhance your skills. For the first time, we will showcase presentations of challenging cases from residents to faculty, providing a unique opportunity to learn and refresh clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills for your daily practice.

Finally, on Saturday morning, we will end our meeting with the traditional “breaking news” session featuring the latest novelties from the past six months across all fields of our specialty.

We eagerly anticipate your presence in Malta, where together, we will explore, learn, and advance the frontiers of dermatology.

Prof. Michel Gilliet
Chair of the SPC

Scientific Programming Committee: Michel Gilliet (Chair of the SPC),  Jo Lambert, Paola Pasquali, Lidia Rudnicka, Eli Sprecher, Thrasyvoulos Tzellos

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Carefully read the below description to make sure you/your delegates are compliant with Malta’s regulations.

EADV Members are not designated as Healthcare Professionals by default

Please, define the correct status (HCP or Non-HCP) during the registration process.


According to the European Union Directive 2001/83 /EC (and amended version 2010/84/EU), the promotion of prescription only medicines should be directed solely at Healthcare Professionals or any person who is authorised to prescribe or handle them.

As a multidisciplinary audience will be attending the EADV Symposium, the delegates must  indicate if they are Healthcare Professionals (HCP) or Non-Healthcare Professionals (Non-HCP) to ensure compliance with these regulations.

Access to the different areas and sessions of the Symposium depends on the status as Healthcare Professional or as Non-Healthcare Professional. 

The Pharmaceutical Research Based Industry Malta Association (2014) defines HCP as:

Any member of the medical, dental, pharmacy or nursing professions or any other person who in the course of his or her professional activities may prescribe, purchase, supply or administer a medicinal product. “

Industry sessions and advertising

Sections of the code also relevant to a congress held in Malta:

Any such promotional material (excluding promotional aids) is accompanied by a suitable statement indicating countries in which the product is registered and makes clear that the product or use is not registered locally, and any such promotional material which refers to the prescribing information (indications, warnings etc.) authorized in a country or countries where the medicinal product is registered should be accompanied by an explanatory statement indicating that registration conditions differ internationally.

Satellite Symposia presenting data on the development, research or other issues related to prescription medicine can be restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry Participants only upon indication provided by the Industry Session Organizer. All promotional materials and marketing aids related to these industry sessions should be strictly limited to HCPs only.

Industry Session organisers could limit participation to certain representative groups independently from the EADV recommendations if deemed imperative to the achievement of the intended purpose of the Industry session. The organising company reserves the right to refuse single categories, in particular if not adequately related to the objective and purpose of the session.

The industry session organizer is responsible for the compliance of the session.

Other categories

STUDENTS are NOT considered as Healthcare Professionals under the current guidelines and will be automatically classified as NON-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.

PATIENT ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES must indicate whether they are Healthcare Professionals or not at registration.