The World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) is one of the largest international dermatological conferences. It is organised under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS).
The first WCD was held in 1889 in Paris. It is now held every 4 years, the most recent one was the 24th WCD, that was staged in June 2019 in Milan, Italy.
The WCD aims to promote the science and practice of dermatology, by providing a platform for specialists from around the world to showcase new knowledge, exchange clinical experiences and scientific research, and to build professional and personal networks and collaborations.
Over the past 130 years, the WCD has traversed the globe. It has brought together dermatologists and professional societies and has raised the stature and importance of skin health and diseases that affect humankind.