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All Abstracts should be submitted online in English through the official Symposium website. Further details regarding the Call for Abstracts will be published in the 2nd Announcement. For information and questions, please refer to the Call for Abstracts page or contact the EADV at

Access to the Exhibition area, SAT and MTE sessions

Regulations Related to Industry Activities

The Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies’ (SFEE)  Code of Practice , which covers the promotion of prescription only medicinal products in Greece in the form of activity, promotion, supply, sale , administration or consumption is based on a Ministerial Decision (Government Gazette 2374/B/24.8.2012) which integrated in the Greek legal order the EU Directive 2001/83/EK, as amended by Directive 2010/84/EU.

The SFEE Code of Practice states that  advertising medicinal products that are available only on prescription to the general public shall not be allowed .  Advertising  of prescription only medicinal products to healthcare professionals is permitted.

SFEE Code of Practice order on advertising of medicinal products defines Healthcare Professionals as members of the medical, dental or nursing profession as well as all other persons authorized to prescribe, supply or administer medicinal products in the course of their professional activities. Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, veterenerians,  medical laboratory technicians, clinical dietitians, radiographers, medical students, pharmaconomists, pharmaceutical industry employees, medical journalists are considered healthcare professionals according to the SFEE Code of Practice.

Marketing or promotional activities are only allowed for products with a granted marketing authorization and approval.

Further information about the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies’ (SFEE) Code of Practice on promotion of prescription only medicinal products of 8/3/2013 can be found from  Further inquiries should be addressed to

Access to the session rooms

Seating is regulated on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you go to the session room well in advance of the session. Due to safety regulations, the organisers will close the access to the session if all seats are occupied. Delegates are not permitted to stand in the aisles of the session rooms.

IMPORTANT: Children under the age of 18 are not authorised inside the Congress centre (exhibition hall, sessions, etc.)


Please check the accommodation section for complete information about accommodation facilities.

Certificate of Attendance

All registered attendees will be able to print a Certificate of Attendance upon their arrival at the Symposium venue or download it from the Symposium website.


You are encouraged to pass by the CME-CPD booth located near the Speaker Preview room if you have any questions.

Please check the Continuing Medical Education section for complete information about CME-CPD.


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2016
  • Abstract evaluation deadline: 10 March 2016
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 13 January 2016
  • Late Registration Deadline: 16 March 2016
  • Opening of the Symposium: 19 May 2016


The organisers do not accept responsibility for any personal damage. Participants are strongly recommended to arrange their own personal insurance.


All presentations during the Symposium will be conducted in English, the official language of the EADV. There will be no translation provided.

Media Policy

Recording, photography and filming during the sessions is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from an EADV Officer.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones must be switched off during all sessions.

Official Carrier

Star Alliance is the official carrier for the Symposium in Athens. Please click here for more information.


Please check the registration section for complete information about registration.

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will cover 4 main fields in dermatology and venereology.

The programme will include plenary lectures, training and educational forums (focused towards residents/trainees), review and updates sessions (directed at specialist dermato-venereologists), what’s new and free communications of selected abstracts.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited inside the congress centre and the exhibition areas.

Symposium Material

Each delegate will receive a voucher to collect the Symposium material.

Symposium Policy

As applied to previous EADV symposia, all EADV members will receive special registration rates, provided their membership fees have been paid. The 13th Spring Symposium will offer fellowships with reduced registration fees and special scholarships for dermatologists facing financial difficulties.

Symposium Venue & Access

The Symposium will take place at:

MEGARON Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC)
Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias & Kokkali 1,
GR-115 21 Athens

At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Athens is a city that is easily accessible from virtually any point of departure.

Travelling by Plane

The new award-winning Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, has been serving Greece’s capital since its opening to the public on March 28th, 2001. Its stellar design has -according to surveys- made it one of the world’s leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction for the last four years and Europe’s fastest growing airport.

Located 33 km (20 miles) southeast of Athens, it is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a major highway constituting the Athens City Ring Road. Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by the new metro, express airport bus connections, taxi and high-speed rail.

For more information about how to get to and from the airport, please visit the official Athens International Airport website.

Travelling by train

The main railway network of Greece currently provides links between Athens and Northern and Southern Greece and the rest of Europe through the Western Balkan countries and Bulgaria.

Travelling by road

Athens can be reached by road via Western Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey.

Travelling by sea

There are daily ferryboat connections from Italy (Ancona, Bari and Brindisi, Venice and Trieste) to Patras the second largest port of entry to Greece; approximately 220 km (135 miles) from Athens. The Middle East is accessible via the port of Volos.

Trade Exhibition

A large exhibition area will be available, providing ample opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to present their products, technologies and services.

Interested companies may contact :

Visa & Invitation Letters

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