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The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) promotes the improvement of dermatological care, education and science across the world. We provide leadership and support to foster initiatives, projects and policies with global impact for those affected by skin disease. We bring together 195 Members from more than 90 countries representing over 200,000 dermatology specialists.

Our Vision: Attaining the best possible skin health for all people around the world.

Our Mission: The mission of the ILDS is to increase awareness, cooperation and communication within the global dermatology community to promote high quality education, clinical care, research and innovation that will improve skin health globally.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Collaboration: to work collaboratively and in partnership with all our stakeholders
  • Impact: to maximise our impact by measuring and evaluating progress towards our strategic objectives
  • Communications: to use a range of methods to raise awareness and communicate effectively
  • Evidence: to ensure that our work reflects the best and most current knowledge, practices and evidence
  • Stewardship: to identify priorities and commit resources based on realistic assessments of our capabilities

Board directors

Prof. Lars FRENCH, President (Germany)
Prof. Hassan GALADARI, Secretary-General (UAE)
Prof. Brigitte DRÉNO, Treasurer (France)
Prof. Harvey LUI, Immediate Past-President (Canada)
Dr. Claire FULLER, IFD Chair (United Kingdom)

Prof. María Ivonne ARELLANO MENDOZA (Mexico)
Prof. Ramesh BHAT (India)
Prof. Luca BORRADORI (Switzerland)
Prof. Roy CHAN (Singapore)
Prof. Jin Ho CHUNG (South Korea)
Prof. Ncoza DLOVA (South Africa)
Prof. Kenji KABASHIMA (Japan)
Prof. Margarita LARRALDE (Argentina)
Prof. Henry W. LIM (USA)
Prof. Omar LUPI (Brazil)
Prof. Venkataram MYSORE (India)
Prof. Giovanni PELLACANI (Italy)
Prof. Martin RÖCKEN (Germany)
Prof. Stephen SHUMACK (Australia)
Prof. Daniel SIEGEL (USA)

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