Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists (EAAD) is a society uniting dermatologists, venerologists and other specialists involved in dermatological health care from Europe, Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Caucasus, Central Asia, Israel, Middle East, Baltic countries and many other parts of the World. From 2011 EAAD has organized four highly successful congresses in Kiev, Moscow, Odessa and Jerusalem. Now we are looking forward to the 5th EAAD Congress in Riga, Latvia from September 18-20, 2015.
Latvia will be the presiding country of the European Union (EU) in the first half of 2015. Understanding the high political and professional responsibility of our delegates, we have selected the conference centre of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) as the congress venue. This brand-new, state-of-art building with a water-front view in the centre of Riga was designed by the famous Latvian-American architect Gunnar Birkerts and opened in 2014. NLL will serve as the central place of EU Presidency of Latvia.
Congress organizers are working hard to make a truly memorable scientific programme both for practical and academic professionals. We are expecting many prominent international and regional experts to share their experience. We are sure that our industry partners will find it highly attractive to be part of the 5th EAAD.
In a divided world and despite wars, religious and culture differences – let us all be –
UNITED FOR DERMATOLOGY!
Welcome to Riga!
Andris Rubins, MD,PhD , Professor and Chairman
Department of Dermatovenerology University of Latvia
President of the 5th EAAD Congress
On behalf of the Ministry of Health of Latvia, I wish to extend the warmest welcome to all participants of the 5th Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists Congress that will take place on 18th to 20th of September 2015, at the National Library of Latvia.
This Congress provides an opportunity to explore a wide scientific program, important for dermatologists, venerologists and other specialists involved in dermatological health care. It is important that you – professionals from Europe, Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Caucasus, Central Asia, Israel, Middle East, Baltic countries and many other parts of the World – meet up to interact, network and exchange ideas and concepts. Only by sharing experience and ideas we can develop new ones that catalyze advancement.
At the same time the fact that the Congress is taking place in Riga proves that Latvia can be proud of its high achievements in the field of medicine, as well as of our internationally recognized specialists ensuring the best quality.
We would like to encourage all foreign participants to take time off from their busy schedule to experience our beautiful capital city Riga and its rich cultural heritage to indeed make your visit truly memorable.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Latvia!
Minister for Health of the Republic of Latvia