International leaders come together at the 3rdILDS World Skin Summit to improve global skin health
About the 3rdILDS World Skin Summit (WSS) held in Lima, Peru from 13-15 October 2022.
The 3rd ILDS World Skin Summit (WSS) was held in Lima, Peru from 13-15 October 2022 and brought together 119 leaders, representing 47 national and international dermatology associations societies around the world, including representatives from patient organisations, industry partners and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
An interactive programme of plenary session and workshops enabled participants to; identify challenges and share knowledge to tackle challenges in their regions and develop common strategies to improve global skin health. After many thought-provoking and fruitful discussions, the participants called for the ILDS – in partnership with its members societies, patient organisation and corporate partners – to globally promote education, access to care, a high-quality image gallery, and global registries with high quality globally representative data relevant to dermatology.
The delegates at the World Skin Summit had the opportunity to hear more about the plans for the World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Singapore from 3-8 July 2023 and to hear from the 2 bidding committees for the WCD in 2027.
The ILDS would like to thank the El CírculoDermatológico del Perú (CIDERM), Colegio Ibero-Latinoamericano de Dermatología (CILAD), and patient organizations for jointly organising the WSS as well as Dr Jose Ruiz Postigo for presenting and attending the event on behalf of the WHO.
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The 2023 DermLink grant scheme is now open for applications. Through this scheme, ILDS members and member-supported applications can apply for funding of up to US$5,000 to undertake one-off projects and initiatives to improve the treatment of patients with skin disease in underserved parts of the world.
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