More than 700 star speakers with high presentation scores and established publication records have been strategically placed in the programme. We have endeavoured to include eminent speakers from the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western regions of European, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America and Africa. Distinguished guests from other disciplines will also be invited, to broaden our views and knowledge with their extensive experience and expertise. Internationally recognised experts will complement the scientific programme with their thought-provoking plenary lectures and relevant take-home messages.Due to high demand, we have included the ever-popular Spotlights sessions, Late-breaking News and successful EADV President’s Symposium, to stimulate you with the latest developments on a wide spectrum of areas in dermatology and venereology, and to update you on the latest and most important studies published to date. New to the 28th EADV Congress in Madrid is the introduction of controversy sessions in the Expert Forum tracks which will cover a range of topics from topical corticosteroids, to biologics in skin disease, drugs in acne, inflammatory diseases, as well as long-term antibiotics and anti-TNFs in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. In these same tracks we have also incorporated some novel sessions on the multidisciplinary approach of various therapeutic areas including metastatic melanoma, lupus erythematosus, childhood exanthema, obesity, acne and sarcoidosis.We are also delighted to announce that another outstanding programme is currently being created for the Madrid edition of the EADV Aesthetic Sunday programme. Our top specialists in cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology are once again combining their knowledge and experience to satisfy your requests for excellence and training in aesthetics and cosmetic dermatology.