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2023 EADV meeting in Seville

Dr Bower and Dr Downs both attended the Spring EADV meeting in Seville last week. This popular pan-European conference provides a platform to view current Dermatology clinical practice and Dermatology scientific research from different countries, including the UK.

Post-Brexit, it is important that UK Dermatologists increase their involvement in European institutes such as the European Academy of Dermatology in order to continue to influence the development and direction of this organisation.

EADV Conference 2023 in Seville presentation

This annual meeting offers important continuous professional development for our skin experts and ensures our Consultant Dermatologist stay up to date and also share best practice, innovation, embrace evolving technology and keep abreast of medical industry developments.

Attendance helps to re-assure that South West Dermatology's clinical practice is consistent with offering the very best available patient care.

29th European Academy of DermatoVenereology Congress was hosted virtually this year 29th-31st October 2020.

About EADV

Founded in 1987, EADV is the leading community to further the knowledge of health professionals and advocates in the field of dermatology and venereology. It is a non-profit organisation with over 7,000 members, across 113 different countries in the world, providing a valuable service for every type of dermato-venereologist professional.

The EADV is committed to improving the quality of patient care, continuing medical education for all dermato-venereologists in Europe and beyond, and advocacy on behalf of the speciality and patients.

This year's congress was titled: EADV Virtual - New Frontiers in Dermatology and Venereology and provided an exceptional opportunity for colleagues from around the world to explore the latest developments in science and patient care that are at the heart of the academy’s mission. There were over 11,000 attendees from 112 countries.

Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist presented two clinical studies:

Incorporating a pre-consultation on-line isotretinoin video adds value to acne patient management

Incorporating a pre-consultation on-line isotretinoin video adds value to acne patient management

The provision of a YouTube acne videos to patient's prior to their acne consultation. This helps inform patients to make difficult choices about strong treatments prior choosing that treatment, also in a format teenagers and young adults can more easily relate to.

Walk-in mole/skin check - What are the perceived health values?

Walk-in mole skin check - What are the perceived health values

The health value of a charitable and free walk-in mole check with a specialist for people concerned about skin cancer.

9-13 October 2019

Dr. Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, attended the EADV Congress from 9-13 October 2019 in Madrid.

It was the second largest annual global dermatology education event. A chance to catch up with colleagues from across Europe, learn about emerging therapies and exchange ideas and trends about patient care.

Dr. Downs listened and was able to exchange ideas with a wealth of speakers and engage with sessions covering the most up-to-date research and developments in Dermatology and Venereology. The speakers and audience represented more than 70 countries worldwide.

Highlights were the Controversy Sessions - These covered a range of topics from topical corticosteroids, to biologics in skin disease, drugs in acne, inflammatory diseases, long term antibiotics and many others. Different opinions are new things to learn, and we were all stimulated by the healthy debate that will be sparked.