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18th January, 2023

Dear friends and colleagues,
Greetings from Singapore, we hope that you are doing well.

The 25th WCD is but a few months away and we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to you for your support, for following us on our journey via our social media platforms, actively promoting the WCD at meetings, talks and conferences that you have been to.

Many of us are in a better place now than a year ago, but we are aware of the many who are not, namely those who are suffering from the conflict in the Ukraine, from COVID-related restrictions, and from high inflation and challenging economic conditions.

You may already be aware that we have reduced the registration fees for Low and Lower middle-income countries by about 50% to try to help our colleagues from these areas. This has been made possible by generous industry support. We have also introduced lower registration rates for patient support groups and included other health care workers to make the meeting more accessible to everyone with a professional interest in dermatology.

Planning for the WCD is entering its final stages. Our scientific programme is looking excellent. It will feature 5 distinguished speakers, 15 keynote speakers, 208 symposiums on 60 topics, 8 controversies in dermatology debates, 24 courses, 19 expert forums, 64 free communications, late-breaking and residents sessions, 30 DSS/LADS sessions. There will be electronic posters displays with oral poster sessions. In addition, there will be over 50 industry sponsored sessions. The exhibition space is almost fully taken up.

We are also very busy planning the social programmes. There will be exciting events that will match the scientific programme in novelty and quality.

In order to stay up to date, and if you have not already done so, please subscribe to the WCD newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. We have an informative WCD Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify and wherever else you get your podcasts. We also have interviews with keynote speakers on WCD Video Spots.

You can find links to all of these on the WCD website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Singapore and meeting you all at the 25th WCD in July 2023. It will be an outstanding  meeting and amazing experience.

With best wishes,

Prof. Roy CHAN

A/Prof. Yen Loo LIM

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