Both the EADV and their Congresses have been continuously developing, both in scale and scope. Our vision is to foster progress in clinical care and promote scientific excellence related to dermato-venereology for the benefit of patients with skin diseases. We anticipate that the numbers of participants will further increase and that we will reach to new audiences and regions. At the Congress in Copenhagen our Scientific Programming Committee with its chairman Prof. Martin Röcken, will be introducing a new programme format, with sessions of different levels of teaching to enable participants to optimise their session selection to best meet their professional needs and to maximise their learning outcome. We expect participants to return home with new insights and skills, new ideas and inspirations as well as pleasant memories shared with friends and colleagues.