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The 25th World Congress of Dermatology in Singapore is organized by the Dermatological Society of Singapore under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) 

The theme of the Congress is “Dermatology Beyond Borders: Science – Care – Communities”

Congress Sessions

Distinguished Lectureships – by 5 global experts on important medical and scientific issues relevant to dermatology.

Keynote talks – by 15 leading clinicians and scientists on significant advances, from basic science to global dermatology.

Symposia – will present comprehensive views of dermatological topics, including science, diagnosis and management.

View the list of 60 symposia topics and 208 symposia sessions
Num. Symposium Topics Symposium Sessions
1 Acne, rosacea and hidradenitis suppurativa: new developments  Acne I: Pathophysiology and clinical manifestations
Acne II: Clinical manifestations II and therapies
Rosacea: pathophysiology and manifestations
Differential diagnosis and therapies
2 Allergology Drug allergies I
Drug allergies II
Systemic sensitization
Type I and Type IV allergies
3 Antibodies and small molecules (e.g. JAK inhibitors, IFN antagonists) Targeting cytokines with small molecules and antibodies 
Targeting key messengers of inflammation 
4 Atopic Dermatitis: new developments  Disease phenotypes
Genotypes and pathogenesis
Systemic and new treatments
The barrier and classical therapies
5 Autoimmune and infectious blistering diseases Autoimmune bullous diseases I
Autoimmune bullous diseases II
Autoimmune bullous diseases III
Autoimmune bullous diseases IV
6 Autoinflammation, SAPHO, PAPA and neutrophilic dermatoses Complex autoinflammatory diseases
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Neutrophilic dermatoses
Pathophysiology and clinical syndromes
7 Bacterial infections Bacterial infections I Part 1
Bacterial infections I Part 2
Bacterial infections II Part 1
Bacterial infections II Part 2
8 Benign neoplasms Benign Neoplasms I
Benign Neoplasms II
Disorders of sweat glands
Disorders of dermis and subcutaneous fat
9 Dermatologic emergencies: diagnosis and treatment Dermatological  emergencies I
Dermatological  emergencies II 
10 Dermatology in women and during pregnancy Autoimmune diseases and nail disorders
11 Dermato-oncology Basic dermato-oncology
Merkel cell carcinomas
Vascular sarcomas
12 Dermatopathology for the clinician Advanced diagnostic tools in dermatopathology
Clinical pathological correlations
Communication between clinicans and dermatopathologists
Introduction to dermatopathology
13 Dermoscopy I Dermoscopy;  overview
dermoscopy: pigmented lesions I
dermoscopy: pigmented lesions II
Dermoscopy: special indications
14 Dermoscopy II Dermoscopy: future developments
Dermoscopy: inflammatory diseases
Dermoscopy: Non-pigmented skin  lesions
Dermoscopy: special indications
15 Digital Dermatology and Artificial Intelligence  Artificial Intelligence 
Smartphone Apps and Social Media
16 Eczemas: the worldwide relevance Contact allergens
Contact hypersensitivity
Skin barrier in eczema
Pruigo and eczema therapy
17 Ethics, quality of care, quality of life and costs Access to care and treatments
Challenging decision making I
Challenging decision making II
Ethics in dermatology 
18 Fungal diseases: cutaneous and subcutaneous Differential diagnosis and diagnostic procedures
Inflammatory mycoses
Non-inflammatory superficial mycoses
Treatment options
19 Fungal diseases: Systemic mycoses Deep fungal infections I
Deep fungal infections II
20 Genetics Genetics: Adnexal and complex diseases
Genetics: Alopecias, infection and cancer
Genetics: Epidermal and dermal diseases
Genetics: Inflammatory Diseases
21 Geriatric dermatology Dermatology in the Eldery I
Dermatology in the Eldery II
22 Granulomatous diseases (non-infectious) Granulomatous diseases:  I
Granulomatous diseases: II 
23 Hair diseases Alopecia areata and genetic disorders I
Androgenetic and sicatricial alopecia
Basic approaches to hair diseases
Genetic disorders II and special aspects
24 HIV and AIDS: update  HIV and AIDS Part I
HIV and AIDS Part II
HIV and AIDS Part IV
25 Immunosuppressive agents Traditional immunosuppressive agents I
Traditional immunosuppressive agents II
26 Keratinocyte carcinomas Basel cell carcinomas
Epidemiology and precursors
Squamous cell carcinomas 
Therapy of advanced squamous cell carcinomas
27 Lasers and laser medicine Basics And Classical Indications
Lasers: new developments
Lasers: special aspects
Lasers: special indications
28 Lymphomas Cutaneous lymphomas: I
Cutaneous lymphomas: II
Cutaneous lymphomas: III
Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome
29 Medical aesthetics I Chemical peels, PRP and mesotherapy
Fillers and threads
Rejuvenation and skin tightening with lasers and EBDs
30 Medical aesthetics II Botulinumtoxin
Practice management including psychology, legal issues, qualifications, compliances
Treating classic medical dermatology indications excluding scars with lasers
Whats new in topicals and ingredients for rejuvenation and signs of ageing
31 Melanomas Early melanomas
Epidemiology and genetic changes
Treatment side effects and new developments
Systemic therapies and stage IV melanoma
32 Mixed connective tissue diseases Mixed connective tissue diseases: I
Mixed connective tissue diseases: II
Mixed connective tissue diseases: III
Mixed connective tissue diseases: IV
33 Mucosal and cutaneous reactions to drugs and infections Drug reactions: interference with signalling pathways
Mucocutaneous reactions to drugs and infections: I
Mucocutaneous reactions to drugs and infections: II 
Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis 
34 Mucosal Diseases Mucosal diseases I 
Mucosal diseases II
35 Mycobacteria Atypical mycobacteria and Leprosy I
Leprosy II
Leprosy III: Prevention and Therapy
36 Nails And Nail Surgery Nail diseases: I 
Nail diseases: II
Malignant tumours of the nails
Surgery and histopathology of the nails
37 Neglected Tropical Diseases   Important causes of NTD
Spectrum of Neglected Tropical Diseases 
38 New drugs, new indications, new side effects New therapies in dermatology oncology: I
New therapies in dermatology oncology: II
39 Parasitic infections Deep parasitic infections
Introduction and leishmaniasis
Superficial infections and injuries
40 Pediatric dermatology Emerging treatments in special topics
Hereditary and inflammatory diseases of childhood
Inflammatory diseases of childhood
Infectious diseases of childhood
41 Phlebology and vascular diseases Haemangiomas and vascular malformations  
42 Photodermatology Introduction
UV in health and disease
43 Physical therapies: PDT, cryotherapy, peeling, iontophoresis Physical therapies I
Physical therapies II
44 Pruritus and dysaesthesias Classical and new treatments for pruritus
Mechanisms of pruritus
Pruritus in different skin types
Special manifestations of pruritus
45 Psoriasis Psoriasis I
Psoriasis II
Psoriasis III
Psoriasis IV
46 Psychodermatology Burden of disease I
Burden of disease II 
Psychodermatology I
Psychodermatology II 
47 Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) – what is relevant in 2023 Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
Other forms of urethritis and HPV
STDs in Africa and syphilis
STDs: Worldwide and regional aspects
48 Skin aging: Extrinsic and intrinsic factors Dermal skin ageing
Mechanism and factors of skin ageing
Molecular mechanisms of ageing
Special aspects
49 Skin disease in general medicine and skin signs of internal disease Endocrine Disorders
Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases
Metabolic Disorders
Paraneoplastic Disorders
50 Skin of colour Skin of Colour I: Inflammatory diseases
Skin of Colour II: Adnexal glands and scar formation
Skin of Colour III: Pigmentary disorders and asthetics
Skin of Colour IV: Special topics
51 Skin optics Artifical intelligence diagnosis
Skin optics
52 Skin ulcers and keloids Biology of wound healing
Chronic leg ulcers
Pathological wound healing and keloids
Treatment options for keloids and hypertrophic scars
53 Surgical therapy I Basic principles for successful dermatologic surgery: I
Basic principles for successful dermatologic surgery: II
Basic To intermediate level reconstructions and surgical techniques: I
Basic To intermediate level reconstructions and surgical techniques:II
54 Surgical therapy II Advanced reconstruction: I
Advanced reconstruction: II
Dermatosurgery for skin tumors:I 
Dermatosurgery for skin tumors: II
55 Topical therapies Topical Therapies I
Topical Therapies II
Topical Therapies III
Topical Therapies IV
56 Unique dermatology issues seen in migrants and refugees Skin issues in newly arriving migrants and refugees  I
Skin issues in newly arriving migrants and refugees II
57 Urticaria and angioedema Urticaria and angiodema I
Urticaria and angiodema II
58 Vasculitis and vasculopathies Vasculitis 
59 Viral infections Common viruses
Herpes viruses
Special aspects
60 Vitiligo, melasma and hyperpigmentation Vitiligo: Introduction and Overview
Vitiligo: Procedural Therapy and Special Aspects

Controversies in Dermatology – these will feature 8 debate-style presentations for-and-against contentious or disputed statements.

Courses – 24 didactic sessions for participants who wish to gain new knowledge in a field where they may not already be familiar.

Expert forums – in-depth interactive session on specific topic, the format will allow more time for discussion and audience participation.

Free communications, late-breaking and residents sessions – abstract driven, oral as well as electronic posters.

DSS/LADS Sessions

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