General Information

About Geneva

Located in the heart of Europe, Geneva is the second most populous city of Switzerland (population of 490 578 in 2015) after Zürich. This cosmopolitan city hosts globalized companies with over 140 multinationals, 250 NGO’s and with established headquarters of several agencies such as the United Nations and the Red Cross.

Geneva is not only a financial centre. The city is also a symbol of fine watchmaking. Follow the footsteps of the watchmakers over the centuries and take a look at the beautiful Flower Clock. Moreover, Geneva enjoys an outstanding quality of living with the Lake Léman surrounded by mountains. Indeed, you will have a wonderful view of the Mont Blanc peak and the Alps.


All Abstracts should be submitted online in English through the official Congress 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 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.)


Click here to access the Accommodation information for the 26th EADV Congress in Geneva.

Certificate of Attendance

The Certificate of Attendance will be available for online download via the EADV website by simply entering your email and password used during the registration process, or your EADV credentials. Otherwise, Certificates of Attendance may also be printed directly on-site from the Self Printing machines located in the Registration area.

CME accreditation

You are encouraged to pass by the CME-CPD booth during the event if you have any questions. CME-CPD certificates will be available to download directly from the EADV website by simply entering your email and password used during the registration process, or your EADV credentials.


Congress Material

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

Congress policy

As applied to previous EADV congresses, all EADV members will receive special registration rates, provided their membership fees have been paid. The 25th EADV Congress will offer fellowships with reduced registration fees and special scholarships for dermatologists facing financial difficulties.

Congress Venue & Access

Congress Venue

The 26th EADV Congress will take place at the Palexpo
Route François-Peyrot 30

The Palexpo site is located at a railway and road traffic hub in the very heart of Europe, just a 10-minute walk from Geneva Airport and its railway station and a 15-minute bus ride from the city centre. Trains operating at regular intervals take only 10 minutes to run between the airport and the centre.

Map of Palexpo

By car

To reach the Palexpo, take highway exit No 7 (Highway exit No 6 is closed)

Parking possibilities are available directly at the Palexpo (P12). More than 2,800 parking spaces are available to visitors and exhibitors directly on the Palexpo site.

The P12 car park also has designated disabled parking.

By bus

Efficient ground transfers are available from Geneva Palexpo to the city centre and the main train station.

N° 5 bus (Hôpital – Palexpo – Aéroport) links Geneva Palexpo with the City Centre in 20 minutes and runs frequently from early morning to late in the evening.

By train

The train is an easy and hassle-free way of getting to Palexpo, allowing you to avoid the Geneva traffic jams. Geneva Airport Station is a 15-minute walk from Palexpo Exhibition Hall 1.

Transport Card

Visitors staying in a hotel in the Canton of Geneva will benefit from the “Geneva Transport Card”, at no additional cost. This personal and non-transferable pass is established upon the visitor’s check-in at the hotel of choice, enabling its holder the use of the public transportation network without restriction (bus, train and boat). This card is valid for the entire duration of their stay including, the departure day.

Travelling by Plane to Geneva

Geneva lies at the heart of Europe. Geneva airport is located outside the city limits and offers ideal connections to the rest of the world.           

From Geneva airport to the city centre

The airport is located at nearly 4 km from Geneva city centre. It is easily reachable by train or by bus using the united network of public transport Unireso.

The airport railway station has direct access to the airport Check-in and Arrival levels. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station (city centre).

The Geneva International Airport offers every passenger arriving in Geneva a UNIRESO ticket free of charge, valid for 80 minutes in Geneva public transportation (trains, buses, trams, and boat). The ticket may be obtained from the machine in the baggage collection area at the Arrival level. A valid air transportation document (Boarding Pass or Plane Ticket) must be presented in the event of ticket inspection on the network.

Geneva Tourist Information
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
Box 1602
1211 Geneva

Opening hours :
Monday : 10am – 6pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10al to 4pm

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 16 March 2017
  • Abstract evaluation deadline: 24 May 2017
  • Opening of the Congress: 13 September 2017


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


All presentations during the Congress 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 at all times during all sessions.

Official Carrier

Star Alliance is the official carrier for the Congress in Vienna. Please click here for more information.


Please check the registration section for complete information about registration.


Scientific Programme

Sessions of different formats will cover the important fields in dermatology and venereology. Subjects will be treated with different approaches and from different perspectives.

The programme will include plenary lectures, educational classes (focused towards registrars/residents/trainees), review and update sessions (directed at specialist dermato-venereologists), expert council and discussions (for expert groups) what’s new, spotlights, clinical cases from around Europe, free communications of selected abstracts and much more.

The deadline for submission of abstracts will be 16 March 2017. For further information please contact:

Smoking Policy

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

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

Click here to create your letter of invitation.

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