A new ERA for global Dermatology

10 - 15 June 2019

remain to congress inauguration


The 24th World Congress of Dermatology takes place 10-15 June 2019 in Milan, Italy.
The World Congress of Dermatology is one of the most widely recognised international dermatology meetings.

Held every four years, under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS), the Congress has a 130 year history of bringing together the dermatological community to share clinical experiences and scientific advances.

The first Congress was held in 1889 in Paris and in 2019 the Italian Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (SIDeMaST) brings the Congress to Milan. The Congress welcomes over 14,000 delegates to partake in over 150 sessions covering 43 topic areas.

This is a truly global meeting, with delegates coming from more than 140 countries. In addition to which 1,200 scholarships were provided to support international representation within the Congress Programme, with 80% provided for individuals from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Together we will make 2019 a new era for global dermatology.

Previous World Congresses of Dermatology

1889 Paris Alfred Hardy Henry Feulard
1892 Vienna Moritz Kaposi Gustav Riehl
1896 London Jonathan Hutchinson James J. Pringle
1900 Paris Ernest Besnier Georges Thibierge
1904 Berlin Edmund Lesser Oscar Rosenthal
1907 New York James Clarke White John Addison Fordyce
1912 Rome Tommaso de Amicis Gaetano Ciarrocchi
1930 Copenhagen Carl Rasch Svend Lomholt
1935 Budapest Louis Nékam Stephen Rothman
1952 London Archibald Gray Gordon Mitchell-Heggs
1957 Stockholm Sven Hellerström Carl-Henrik Flodén
1962 Washington Donald Pillsbury Clarence S. Livingood
1967 Munich Werner Jadassohn Carl Georg Schirren
1972 Padua-Venice Franco Flarer Ferdinando Serri
1977 Mexico City Antonio González-Ochoa Luciano Domínguez-Soto
1982 Tokyo Atsushi Kukita Makoto Seiji
1987 Berlin Günter Stüttgen Constantin Orfanos
1992 New York John S. Strauss Stephen I. Katz
1997 Sydney Robin Marks Alan Cooper
2002 Paris Jean Revuz Jean-Paul Ortonne
2007 Buenos Aires Ricardo L. Galimberti Adrián Martín Pierini
2011 Seoul Hee Chul Eun Soo-Chan Kim
2015 Vancouver  Jerry Shapiro Harvey Lui


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Hotel rooms are being held for participants at reduced rates

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Social Event at Castello Sforzesco

Social Event at Castello Sforzesco

Immerse yourself in the Italian Culture at the WCD Social Event taking place on Friday 14 June at the Castello Sforzesco! Year 2019 marks the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Be part of Leonardo’s life for one night. It will be an unforgettable night.

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Discounted flight tickets

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