Who starts well… is halfway there
We are happy to bring you the launch issue of the Newsletter of the 25th WCD 2023. It will be a major source of news and updates for the 25th WCD.
Warmest greetings from Singapore!
We are happy to bring you the launch issue of the Newsletter of the 25th WCD 2023. It has been 12 months since WCD in Milan, and we have been extremely busy with initial preparations and planning for the next one in Singapore in 3 years’ time. We are very happy to be working with Triumph Group International, our Professional Conference Organiser (PCO). Triumph was also the PCO for WCD in Milan, they bring with them invaluable experience, connections and abilities.
Our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts were launched 2 months ago. The WCD Conference Website will be launched any day now.
The Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) is deep in discussions to develop the scientific content. The National Organising Committee (NOC) will be tasked to implement the programme and also to design the free communication as well as regional sessions. The NOC and PCO are also looking into the social, logistical and all other aspects of the WCD.
This Newsletter will be a major source of news and updates for the 25th WCD. Details of the scientific and social programmes will be included when they are confirmed. It will also feature relevant and important matters that impact on dermatology and the WCD.
The overarching global phenomenon in the last 6 months has been the COVID-19 pandemic. This global crisis has transformed our world profoundly and it will continue to have a huge impact on our personal and professional lives for the foreseeable future. It has already stressed health systems, plunged economies into recession and strained national governments and international relations.
Our first issue will feature COVID-19 and its impact on our professional lives. All of us have had experienced profound changes to our clinical practice. COVID-19 is also increasingly described to be associated with a variety of dermatological manifestations, the nature and extent of which are only now beginning to be characterised and understood. We have included information on these skin manifestations in this newsletter, and also personal accounts form my colleagues here in Singapore as well as from Italy.
But we want this to be YOUR Newsletter; it should reflect the global reach of the WCD and our aspirations for “Dermatology Beyond Borders”.
We encourage you to send us your ideas, comments and contributions to the Newsletter.
Please share the Newsletter with colleagues and friends who may be interested in developments and planning for the 25th WCD. Until next time please keep safe and stay healthy.
Prof. Roy Chan
President of 25th WCD 2023