Scientific Information

Official Language

English will be the official language of the Symposium. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Oral Presentations

Computer projection facilities (for PowerPoint presentations) will be available in the meeting rooms. Presenting authors will receive all technical information and instructions prior to the Symposium in order to ensure the smooth running of sessions.

Session types

Sessions of different formats will cover 4 main fields in dermatology and venereology. Subjects will be treated with different approaches and from different perspectives depending on the level and structure of the session.

Training and Educational Forum aimed at residents and trainees in dermatology and venereology. These teaching sessions will focus on clinic reviews, basic diagnosis and day-to-day treatments.

Reviews and Updates aimed at board certified dermato-venereologists who are not exposed to the latest developments or hot topics. These sessions will focus on clinical manifestations, histopathology, pathophysiology and treatment at a higher, more complex level.

The following sessions will be scheduled throughout the duration of the Symposium:

  • Plenary Lectures
  • Review and Updates
  • Trainng and Educational Forum
  • Free Communications
  • What’s New

All sessions are available to all registered participants and entry will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Communications

Authors of the most highly ranked abstracts assessed by a selected panel of abstract reviewers may be invited to provide a short oral presentation during the appropriate thematic sessions. The authors will have 7 minutes for presentation + 2 minutes for discussion. A short PowerPoint presentation with a maximum of 5 slides may be used. Presenting authors will receive all technical information and details prior to the Symposium.

Registration Note: At least one author (the first or the presenting author) must register for the Symposium within one month of having received notification of acceptance. The abstract will otherwise be withdrawn from the programme.


Abstracts selected for posters will be presented as e-Posters during the Symposium and will be available for viewing in the e-Poster area. Approximately 20 computers will be provided and exclusively reserved for e-Poster presentations. Posters can be viewed sequentially by number, submission topic or searched individually by title, key word or author.

All e-Posters must be submitted electronically through the M-Events website. Authors will receive an e-mail from M-Events with all technical information and details prior to the event.

Instructions for e-Poster Presenters

  • Your e-Poster should not contain more than 6 slides (landscape format).
  • Please do not loop your slideshow.
  • Only material in the form of PowerPoint® (*.ppt and *.pptx) with a screen ration of 4:3 and a minimum resolution of 1024×768 can be accepted.
  • Hyperlinks and animated images are not permitted and will be non-functioning.
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