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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 TopicsSymposium Sessions
1Acne, 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
2AllergologyDrug allergies I
Drug allergies II
Systemic sensitization
Type I and Type IV allergies
3Antibodies and small molecules (e.g. JAK inhibitors, IFN antagonists)Targeting cytokines with small molecules and antibodies
Targeting key messengers of inflammation
4Atopic Dermatitis: new developments Disease phenotypes
Genotypes and pathogenesis
Systemic and new treatments
The barrier and classical therapies
5Autoimmune and infectious blistering diseasesAutoimmune bullous diseases I
Autoimmune bullous diseases II
Autoimmune bullous diseases III
Autoimmune bullous diseases IV
6Autoinflammation, SAPHO, PAPA and neutrophilic dermatosesComplex autoinflammatory diseases
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Neutrophilic dermatoses
Pathophysiology and clinical syndromes
7Bacterial infectionsBacterial infections I Part 1
Bacterial infections I Part 2
Bacterial infections II Part 1
Bacterial infections II Part 2
8Benign neoplasmsBenign Neoplasms I
Benign Neoplasms II
Disorders of sweat glands
Disorders of dermis and subcutaneous fat
9Dermatologic emergencies: diagnosis and treatmentDermatological  emergencies I
Dermatological  emergencies II
10Dermatology in women and during pregnancyAutoimmune diseases and nail disorders
11Dermato-oncologyBasic dermato-oncology
Merkel cell carcinomas
Vascular sarcomas
12Dermatopathology for the clinicianAdvanced diagnostic tools in dermatopathology
Clinical pathological correlations
Communication between clinicans and dermatopathologists
Introduction to dermatopathology
13Dermoscopy IDermoscopy;  overview
dermoscopy: pigmented lesions I
dermoscopy: pigmented lesions II
Dermoscopy: special indications
14Dermoscopy IIDermoscopy: future developments
Dermoscopy: inflammatory diseases
Dermoscopy: Non-pigmented skin  lesions
Dermoscopy: special indications
15Digital Dermatology and Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence
Smartphone Apps and Social Media
16Eczemas: the worldwide relevanceContact allergens
Contact hypersensitivity
Skin barrier in eczema
Pruigo and eczema therapy
17Ethics, quality of care, quality of life and costsAccess to care and treatments
Challenging decision making I
Challenging decision making II
Ethics in dermatology
18Fungal diseases: cutaneous and subcutaneousDifferential diagnosis and diagnostic procedures
Inflammatory mycoses
Non-inflammatory superficial mycoses
Treatment options
19Fungal diseases: Systemic mycosesDeep fungal infections I
Deep fungal infections II
20GeneticsGenetics: Adnexal and complex diseases
Genetics: Alopecias, infection and cancer
Genetics: Epidermal and dermal diseases
Genetics: Inflammatory Diseases
21Geriatric dermatologyDermatology in the Eldery I
Dermatology in the Eldery II
22Granulomatous diseases (non-infectious)Granulomatous diseases:  I
Granulomatous diseases: II
23Hair diseasesAlopecia areata and genetic disorders I
Androgenetic and sicatricial alopecia
Basic approaches to hair diseases
Genetic disorders II and special aspects
24HIV and AIDS: update HIV and AIDS Part I
HIV and AIDS Part II
HIV and AIDS Part IV
25Immunosuppressive agentsTraditional immunosuppressive agents I
Traditional immunosuppressive agents II
26Keratinocyte carcinomasBasel cell carcinomas
Epidemiology and precursors
Squamous cell carcinomas
Therapy of advanced squamous cell carcinomas
27Lasers and laser medicineBasics And Classical Indications
Lasers: new developments
Lasers: special aspects
Lasers: special indications
28LymphomasCutaneous lymphomas: I
Cutaneous lymphomas: II
Cutaneous lymphomas: III
Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome
29Medical aesthetics IChemical peels, PRP and mesotherapy
Fillers and threads
Rejuvenation and skin tightening with lasers and EBDs
30Medical aesthetics IIBotulinumtoxin
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
31MelanomasEarly melanomas
Epidemiology and genetic changes
Treatment side effects and new developments
Systemic therapies and stage IV melanoma
32Mixed connective tissue diseasesMixed connective tissue diseases: I
Mixed connective tissue diseases: II
Mixed connective tissue diseases: III
Mixed connective tissue diseases: IV
33Mucosal and cutaneous reactions to drugs and infectionsDrug 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
34Mucosal DiseasesMucosal diseases I
Mucosal diseases II
35MycobacteriaAtypical mycobacteria and Leprosy I
Leprosy II
Leprosy III: Prevention and Therapy
36Nails And Nail SurgeryNail diseases: I
Nail diseases: II
Malignant tumours of the nails
Surgery and histopathology of the nails
37Neglected Tropical Diseases  Important causes of NTD
Spectrum of Neglected Tropical Diseases
38New drugs, new indications, new side effectsNew therapies in dermatology oncology: I
New therapies in dermatology oncology: II
39Parasitic infectionsDeep parasitic infections
Introduction and leishmaniasis
Superficial infections and injuries
40Pediatric dermatologyEmerging treatments in special topics
Hereditary and inflammatory diseases of childhood
Inflammatory diseases of childhood
Infectious diseases of childhood
41Phlebology and vascular diseasesHaemangiomas and vascular malformations
UV in health and disease
43Physical therapies: PDT, cryotherapy, peeling, iontophoresisPhysical therapies I
Physical therapies II
44Pruritus and dysaesthesiasClassical and new treatments for pruritus
Mechanisms of pruritus
Pruritus in different skin types
Special manifestations of pruritus
45PsoriasisPsoriasis I
Psoriasis II
Psoriasis III
Psoriasis IV
46PsychodermatologyBurden of disease I
Burden of disease II
Psychodermatology I
Psychodermatology II
47Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) – what is relevant in 2023Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
Other forms of urethritis and HPV
STDs in Africa and syphilis
STDs: Worldwide and regional aspects
48Skin aging: Extrinsic and intrinsic factorsDermal skin ageing
Mechanism and factors of skin ageing
Molecular mechanisms of ageing
Special aspects
49Skin disease in general medicine and skin signs of internal diseaseEndocrine Disorders
Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases
Metabolic Disorders
Paraneoplastic Disorders
50Skin of colourSkin 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
51Skin opticsArtifical intelligence diagnosis
Skin optics
52Skin ulcers and keloidsBiology of wound healing
Chronic leg ulcers
Pathological wound healing and keloids
Treatment options for keloids and hypertrophic scars
53Surgical therapy IBasic 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
54Surgical therapy IIAdvanced reconstruction: I
Advanced reconstruction: II
Dermatosurgery for skin tumors:I
Dermatosurgery for skin tumors: II
55Topical therapiesTopical Therapies I
Topical Therapies II
Topical Therapies III
Topical Therapies IV
56Unique dermatology issues seen in migrants and refugeesSkin issues in newly arriving migrants and refugees  I
Skin issues in newly arriving migrants and refugees II
57Urticaria and angioedemaUrticaria and angiodema I
Urticaria and angiodema II
58Vasculitis and vasculopathiesVasculitis
59Viral infectionsCommon viruses
Herpes viruses
Special aspects
60Vitiligo, melasma and hyperpigmentationVitiligo: 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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