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EADV President’s Symposium

The do’s and don’ts in clinical practice

Discover what’s hot and what’s not, in this year’s EADV President’s Symposium entitled “The do’s and don’ts in clinical practice”.

Current President Prof. Luca Borradori, together with Prof. Carle Paul (President Elect) and Prof. Erwin Tschachler (Past President), will introduce and lead these stimulating lectures.

Eminent experts Dr. Maurice Adatto, Prof. Giuseppe Argenziano, Dr. Alison Layton and Prof. Michel Janier will treat you with four provoking arguments.


  • Do’s and don’ts: Lasers
    Maurice Adatto (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Do’s and don’ts: Pigmented skin lesions
    Giuseppe Argenziano (Naples, Italy)
  • Do’s and don’ts: Acne
    Alison Layton (Harrogate, United Kingdom)
  • Do’s and don’ts: Syphilis and STIs
    Michel Janier (Paris, France)


Maurice Adatto (Geneva, Switzerland)

Born in Geneva Switzerland in 1957, Dr Maurice A. ADATTO is a Board certified Dermatologist (FMH), since 1994. He was a visiting dermatologic and laser surgeon at Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin, USA, in 1992-1994. He was initiator and responsible for Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Switzerland at the Dermatology Clinic of Geneva University Hospital in 1993 (Prof. J-H. Saurat). Currently he is the Founder and Medical Director of SKINPULSE DERMATOLOGY & BEAUTY CENTREs, Dermatology, Laser and Cutaneous Surgery Clinic in Geneva, which opened in 1994. In 2008 he became Konziliarartz (Consultant) und Lehrbeauftragter (Teacher) for Lasers at Dermatology Department Inselspital, University Hospital Bern (Switzerland).

He is Past President and Honorary Member of the European Society for Laser Dermatology (ESLD), as well as Past President, Vice President and Board Member of the 5-Continent Congress – Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, Barcelona, Spain.

In addition, he is also Co-Founding Member and Member of various national and international dermatology, laser and dermatologic surgery societies, chairman and speaker at various national and international congresses, and author of more than 50 scientific articles / books chapters on the topic of dermatologic surgery and dermatological lasers.



Giuseppe Argenziano (Naples, Italy)

Giuseppe Argenziano is Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit at the University of Campania, Naples, Italy. His main research field is dermato-oncology, being author of numerous scientific articles and books concerning dermoscopy, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. As coordinator of a Skin Cancer Unit, he has established a successful tertiary, multidisciplinary, referral centre particularly devoted to the diagnosis and management of patients with skin tumours.

Over the past 20 years he has supervised over 100 foreign students and 50 residents in Dermatology, established scientific collaborations with more than 200 colleagues from more than 30 nations, and organised more than 50 national and international scientific activities, courses and conferences. He is co-founder and past president of the International Dermoscopy Society; Editor-in-Chief of “Dermatology Practical and Conceptual”; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Professor Argenziano has authored more than 500 full scientific articles and produced landmark primary publications and books in in the field of melanoma and dermoscopy. Over the past 20 years he has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 500 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. His combined publications have received a sum total of 10.000+ citations with an h-index value of 52 (Scopus, Jan 2018).


Michel Janier (Paris, France)

Prof. Michel Janier was born in Neuilly, France in 1953. He carried out his internship at the Hôpitaux de Paris in 1977 and the Visa Qualifying Examination in the USA in 1983. From 1983-1987 Prof. Janier worked as Dermatology Clinic Assistant in Hôpital Saint-Louis. In 1992 he became Head of Dermato-venereology and the STD clinic at Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris. He carried out his Habilitation for Research Direction in Paris VII in 1993. Prof. Janier became Vice-Chair of French Society of History of Dermatology and Venereology in 1999 and continues until today.

From 2001-2011 he undertook the role of President of the STD section of the French Society of Dermatology and venereology and has acted as past President since then. He has been the French representative to the council of IUSTI (International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections) in Europe since 2001 and to the Executive Committee IUSTI (World) from 2005-2013.

Since 2003 he has been Head of the Dermatology department at Hôpital Saint-Joseph, Paris and Professor of Dermato-Venereology at the College de Médecine des Hôpitaux de Paris (2005). He is also the French representative for the UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes)  in Dermatology and Veneorology since 2010. In addition, Prof. Janier is a member of the Board of the National Union of Dermatology-Venereology  since 2008 and member of the EDF (European Dermatology Forum) since 2014.



Alison Layton (Harrogate, United Kingdom)

Dr. Layton is a Consultant Dermatologist and Associate Medical Director for Research and Development at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation. She also holds an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Post at Hull York Medical School and is a Clinical Affiliate for the Centre of Immunology and Infection (CII) at the School of Biology at York University. She is NIHR Specialty Lead for Dermatology within Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network.

Over the years she has acted as Chief or Principal Investigator for Phase I-IV clinical trials. Studies have examined the efficacy of treatment in a number of common inflammatory dermatoses including acne as well as novel products and devices aligned to dermato-oncology and wound care. She has maintained close links with Departments of Microbiology at Leeds and Bradford University and collaborated on basic science research projects with CII at the School of Biology, York University.

Dr Layton’s primary research interest lies within the field of androgen mediated skin disorders particularly acne vulgaris. She currently leads a tertiary referral service for acne and over the last 15 years has developed a comprehensive ethically approved acne database which has informed epidemiological research. She is co-applicant on a National Institutes for Health grant examining core outcome measures for use in clinical trials of acne. Through this an international network has been developed ACORN (Acne Core Outcome Research Network) and this is informing the development of standardised outcome measures for use in clinical trials.

She is collaborating with an SME who have secured a Horizon 2020 grant to support digital imaging for skin disease and is co-lead on an HTA funded grant examining spironolactone in the treatment of adult female acne. She represents the UK as a member of European and International Global Acne Panels and is a member of the European Dermatology Forum. She has published widely and acted as clinical lead for Evidence Based Guidelines and Cochrane Systematic Reviews.

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