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| ILDS World Skin Summit Report

We are delighted to share with you this report on the 2nd ILDS World Skin Summit, held 10-12 June 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

We were pleased to welcome the leadership of so many ILDS Members to what was a truly global event. The 113 participants were from 40 countries. Almost 70% of the delegates were from the Asia Pacific; Latin America; and South Asia, the Middle East and African regions. 

The programme included five plenary sessions and four workshop sessions. Through the Summit members shared information on dermatological issues relevant to them and provided useful insights and shared learning on how challenges could be addressed. 

This report shares highlights of the Summit and a summary of the themes and topics addressed during the event along with some delegate reflections on the Summit. Delegates had many recommendations to take ILDS’ work forwards which are being considered and which will inform the development of our future plans. 

We extend our sincere thanks to ILDS Members who gave generously of their time and expertise to chair and present during the event. And last, but certainly not least, our thanks to all the delegates for sharing your experiences, expertise and perspectives. We would like to thank each and every one of you for your enthusiasm and commitment to our collective vision of skin health for the world.

| World Skin Health Day 2018

This year societies from all over the world have been planning World Skin Health Day activities; from social media campaigns to providing treatment to rural communities. There's still time to take part and join the list below.

| ILDS DermLink 2018

We were pleased to see an increase in the number of ILDS DermLink applications submitted this year, more than double the number received in 2017. There were so many interesting projects submitted this year that we are looking to grow the programme in the future.

Applications were made under three categories; materials and equipment, individual training, and field or community projects. 2018's successful projects are listed below.

Materials and Equipment

Individual Training

Field or Community Projects

| Meet the ILDS Board

| Jean Bolognia

Jean Bolognia joined the ILDS Board in 2011 as an International Director. She is the Secretary-General of the ILDS and is Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee.
Gain a better understanding of how she supports the ILDS as well as why she is one of our staunch advocates.

| WCD Milan 2019

WCD 2019 is nearer than ever and we are delighted to share the details of the Distinguished Lectureship Speakers, who are global experts in important medical and scientific issues relevant to dermatology. You can also read about the Keynote Lectureships which will be from leading dermatologists who will be presenting state-of-the-art lectures on topics in dermatology. 

| WCD 2019 Scientific Programme Announced

The full Scientific Programme for the 2019 World Congress of Dermatology is available now. See all the sessions and start planning your schedule. There are 43 topics to explore, from; acne, rosacea, and related disorders to LGBT Health. We look forward to welcoming you to Milan next year.

| David Pariser

David Pariser joined the ILDS Board in 2011 as a USA & Canada Regional Director and has served on the Executive Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Finance and Fundraising Committee.
Learn why he is passionate about the work of the ILDS and how you can make a difference too.

| WCD 2023

As we approach the 24th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Milan next year we are already preparing for WCD 2023. Each of the 6 Candidate Cities has written a Letter to ILDS Members, all of which will be shared on the ILDS website. You will find them in the 'News' section.
They will be published every fortnight over the next 2 months. 

| New Members

The ILDS warmly welcomes the following societies to the ILDS community.

ILDS November 2018 Links