The Austrian Society for Dermatology and Venereology (OGDV) has set itself the goal of scientific development and practical implementation of the subject areaderive from skin and venereal diseases including special disciplines. The OGDV organizes annual scientific and training congresses for this purpose and operates its own working group for dermatological further education (OADF). The OGDV advises individuals, other medical societies and authorities. She looks after the health and social consequences of skin diseases and their prevention. The OGDV is aware of its own interests in matters of state policy and creates quality standards and guidelines. The OGDV participates in national and international committees within the European Union and is involved in the international league of Dermatological Societies.