Professor Artur Schmidtchen has recently made a decision to step down as the Editor-in-Chief of ActaDV at the end of 2018, due to other challenging commitments. However, he will still continue to work with ActaDV as a Section Editor. The Board of the Society for publishing Acta Dermato-Venereologica regrets but also understands his decision and would like to thank him for many years of devoted and much appreciated service for the journal both as Co-editor 2010–2017 and as Editor-in-Chief 2018. As his replacement the Board has now appointed Professor Olle Larkö, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Olle Larkö is a prominent dermatologist and key-opinion-leader in Sweden and Europe as well as a distinguished member of many national and international boards of dermatology and venereology. He graduated from Gothenburg University in 1971 and became a professor of dermato-venereology at the same university in 1999. He was the dean at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University between 2006 and 2016. His primary scientific interests are in dermato-oncology, skin surgery, psoriasis and photo-dermatology, and his publication list includes 104 papers in these as well as other areas. He was the president of the EADV meeting in Gothenburg in 2010 and chairman of the Society for publishing ActaDV between 2011 and 2018.
The Board warm-heartedly welcomes Professor Olle Larkö as our new Editor-in-Chief from 2019 and onwards.