14 - 17 Apr 2011
Dear friends and colleagues
It is my pleasure and honour to invite you, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee and Local Scientific Committee, to attend the 8th EADV Spring Symposium which will be held in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad in English or Karlsbad in German), Czech Republic, from April 14-17, 2011.
The biggest Czech spa city of Carlsbad is located approx. 1 hr. drive from the Prague airport or 1 hr. drive from the German border and was founded more than 600 years ago by the well-known Charles IV who was not only the Czech king but also the Roman emperor. At that time his empire represented significant parts of Europe and the organization of our Symposium in this city has, therefore, a historical symbolical European unifying value. The eventful history of the city which has been living from its atmosphere and a number of historical sights up to these days is today combined with modern time and its achievements without disturbing the unique genius loci of this place.
The place where curative springs have been restoring people to health since time is memorial where prominent personalities have had their rendezvous for six centuries. The 8th EADV Spring Symposium will run under the logo «Caring for Skin and Well-being» because it will bring together a rich scientific programme emphasising the profound and complex influence of skin health on all the aspects of human life.
Karlovy Vary offers a unique combination of balneology and relaxation stays with possibilities of different events from corporate meetings up to congresses of world importance. The unique atmosphere hand in hand with the highly developed infrastructure and first-rate services are predestined to fulfill and surpass all expectations of visitors of various meetings.
Looking forward to greeting you in Karlovy Vary/Carlsbad - the biggest spa city of the Czech Republic.
Professor Petr Arenberger, MD, PhD, DSc, MBA, Symposium Chairman