Visa Regulations

Who does not need a visa

Citizens of all countries of the European Union, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, most of the countries of North and South America and some other countries do not need a visa, only a valid passport is required to enter Austria. In case of doubt please contact the Austrian Consulate or Embassy well in advance before departure.
Visa-free travel is allowed with a biometric passport for citizens from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.


Who needs a visa

Travellers requiring a visa can travel freely throughout the Schengen zone for three months with a Schengen visa issued by any Schengen country. Obtaining a visa entitling you to visit one Schengen country automatically entitles you to travel to and from all the other Schengen countries too.
Further information about visa regulations and Schengen visas can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
Current member countries of the Schengen treaty are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

For further information please visit the website of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

General Information

Over the last few decades, biomedical research has unraveled a plethora of pathophysiological steps putatively important for human disease development. But it was only in the last few years that a broader translation from basic research efforts to clinical medicine has indeed occurred. This was largely made possible by the close cooperation of basic researchers and clinical investigators, aiming at the development of truly effective therapeutics. Inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis serve as an example of this successful bench-to-bedside approach. Currently, more and more therapies are approved as a result of this scientific approach, and many more are on their way.


Nevertheless, a stand-alone meeting in which inflammatory skin diseases and the translational revolution that we are currently experiencing take center stage has been lacking. After two very successful meetings in Vienna in 2014 and in New York City in 2016, we have again taken upon the task of organizing such an important meeting in order to continue this path of therapeutic revolution and extend to other inflammatory skin diseases. We want to discuss new concepts and new developments in the field of inflammatory skin diseases and to devise and explore new therapeutic strategies. For the last two meetings, we had been able to attract true leaders in their fields, and we had approximately 500 participants from all over the world at the 2016 meeting in New York. We have now established this conference on an every two-year basis, with the next meeting taking place in Vienna, Austria, from December 12-15, 2018.

Organizing Committee

James G. Krueger, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Milstein Medical Research Program
Senior Attending Physician
D. Martin Carter Professor in Clinical Investigation
Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology
The Rockefeller University, New York City, USA

Emma Guttman-Yassky, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA

Georg Stingl, M.D.
Dpt. of Dermatology
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Patrick M. Brunner, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor
Dpt. of Dermatology
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

About Vienna

Whether this is your first visit to Vienna or you have been here before – this city always finds ways to surprise and delight you. Just take in its atmosphere, which is rich in history and tradition, yet also fresh and upbeat.

The city centre is a small universe in itself: discover historical palaces face to face with modern facades, elegant boutiques next to popular fashion stores, and antique shops lining up across from stylish designer hotspots.

Art permeates Vienna’s very essence – get a feel of it during a city walking tour, or while visiting one of Vienna’s many museums. Must-sees include the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Albertina and the museums located in the trendy Museumsquartier (MQ). Sights not to be missed are St. Stephen’s Cathedral right in the heart of the city, Schönbrunn palace, and the Giant Ferris Wheel at the “Prater” fairground.

Fans of classical music and opera lovers may jump at a chance to spend an evening at the Staatsoper or the Musikverein. More modern fare can be found at Vienna’s jazz bars, world music pubs and dance clubs.

When it comes to food, you should definitely try famous Austrian dishes such as “Wiener Schnitzel” (breaded escalope of veal) or “Tafelspitz” (prime boiled beef). Your stay isn’t complete without treating yourself to coffee and a slice of cake at one of Vienna’s coffeehouses, or trying some organic ice cream.

If you are interested in sightseeing tours or more touristic information about Vienna, please visit the Tour & Concert Counter in the registration area. Useful information on Vienna as well as an event calendar to be found online at


Weather Conditions in Vienna

Vienna, the largest city of Austria, lies between a transition of humid continental and oceanic climate. The average temperature is Vienna is 15.2 degrees Celsius.

Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Temperature °C 0.1 1.6 5.7 10.0 15.2 18.1 20.1 19.6 15.3 9.9 4.5 1.5
Temperature °F 32.2 34.9 42.3 50.0 59.4 64.6 68.2 67.3 59.6 49.8 40.1 34.7
Sunshine hours 61 90 132 174 228 231 248 244 168 131 64 52
Precipitation (mm) 27,9 34,8 36,8 36,9 56,3 60,8 68,0 63,2 49,2 33,0 39,2 29,4
Precipitation (inch) 1.10 1.37 1.45 1.45 2.22 2.39 2.68 2.49 1.94 1.30 1.54 1.16


Electricity & Time

The main voltage in Austria is 220V.

Vienna is in the Central European Time Zone, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1hour.



Shops are usually open from 10:00 – 19:00 from Monday to Friday and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturday.

On Sunday shops are usually closed except in the old town. Grocery stores already open around 8:00 during weekdays.



Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10%.


Banks & Local Currency

Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 15:00, Thursday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:30. ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners

are accepted.


Useful Telephone Numbers

Ambulance: 144
Police: 133
Fire Brigade: 122


Public Transportation in Vienna

The closest underground stations are U3 Stubentor, U1/U3 Stephansplatz.

Operating hours of public transportation in Vienna are daily from approx. 5.00 a.m. to 0.30 a.m. and for night buses from approx. 0.30 a.m. to 5.00 a.m


  • Single Trip Ticket € 2.20
  • 24 Hours € 7.60
  • 48 Hours € 13.30
  • 72 Hours € 16.50

How to get there



73 international airlines offer scheduled services to Vienna. There are several daily flights between Vienna and the main European capitals and business centres. Austrian Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, connects 116 cities worldwide with Vienna and offers modern aircrafts and excellent service. Vienna International Airport at Schwechat, 19 km (12 miles) from the city centre, is state-of-the-art in every respect.

From the Airport to the City Centre and Vice Versa

Bus: At 20-minute intervals, the Vienna Airport Lines depart between 05:30 and 24:00 daily.
Cost: approx. € 8.–. Duration: approx. 20–30 min.

Train: The urban railway leaves at 10–30 min. intervals between 05:00 and 22:00 daily.
Cost: approx. € 4.–. Duration: approx. 30–40 min.

CAT: The City Airport Train runs at 30-minute intervals from 06:05 to 23:00 daily from the airport to train station “Landstrasse/Wien Mitte”.
Cost: approx. € 10.–. Duration: approx. 16min.

Car: Take Autobahn A4 from the Airport to Vienna. The city centre is signposted



Austria’s expressway network reaches right into Vienna, allowing a comfortable and convenient trip to Vienna by car or coach from any point on the European continent.



Vienna occupies a hub position in Europe’s international railway network. Intercity and international express trains are connecting cities of all parts of Austria and all major European destinations with Vienna.