SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

June 05, 2015 11:22 ET

International League of Dermatological Societies Holds its 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 05, 2015) - The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is pleased to welcome the International League of Dermatological Societies' (ILDS) 23RD World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Vancouver from June 8-13, 2015, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The WCD, which takes place every four years, will feature the latest in innovations and information on skin, hair and nails, presented by renowned dermatology experts. The WCD is the world's largest and oldest international dermatology conference and will include over 11,000 participants from 126 countries.

Congress President Jerry Shapiro notes, "It is a major honour for us as Canadian dermatologists to host this prestigious in Vancouver. This will be the largest dermatology conference ever to be held in our country."

"This Congress has been 7 years in the making, and we're so excited to host our colleagues from around the world. We will be introducing many innovations at our meeting including an enhanced social media program, an interactive electronic poster gallery, and special debates on controversial topics in dermatology," says Dr. Harvey Lui, Congress Secretary-General.

The following June 8th releases highlight some topics of note presented at the meeting:

  1. World Congress of Dermatology Examines Power of Light to Heal and Destroy
  2. Vancouver HIV Pioneer Addresses World Congress of Dermatology
  3. Dermatologists Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases
  4. World's Dermatologists Call for End to Stigmatization and Violence Against People with Albinism
  5. Emerging Cosmetic Treatments Promise Improved Quality of Life for Patients
  6. Dermatologists Share Latest Research in Battle Against World's Most Common Cancer

The 23RD WCD is also taking a ground-breaking step by hosting a dermatology meeting open not only to those practicing or conducting research in the field of dermatology but also to all physicians, nurses and dermatology patients.

Media planning to attend the 23RD World Congress of Dermatology must register on-site in the WCD Press Office, located in Room 19 East of the Vancouver Convention Center.

Journalists and medical writers wishing to participate in the 23RD WCD in Vancouver can apply for a complimentary registration, provided they can provide a valid press card or a letter of assignment from the media organisation they will be representing.

All media must pick up their badge at the Press Office located in VCC East, Room 19/20. All registration fees are waived for members of the media who meet the accreditation requirements.

Please review the Press Guidelines and complete the Accreditation Form and return it to

About the WCD
The World Congress of Dermatology is the world's oldest and continuous international dermatology meeting. The first WCD was held in 1889 and is presented under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies. The 23RD WCD is the first to be held in Canada. For more information, contact the WCD press office at 778-331-7624 or Follow the WCD on Twitter and Instagram at @Derm2015.

About the ILDS
The International League of Dermatological Societies is a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization and was officially established in 1935 during the 9th International Congress of Dermatology and Syphilology held in Budapest. The objectives of the ILDS are to stimulate on a global basis the cooperation of societies of dermatology and societies interested in cutaneous medicine and biology; encourage the worldwide advancement of dermatological education, care, and science; promote personal and professional relations amongst dermatologists from around the world; represent dermatology in international health organizations; and, organize a World Congress of Dermatology every four years. For more information about the ILDS, connect with them on Twitter @ILDSDerm or visit

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information
    Jennifer Scott,
    WCD 2015 Media Relations Director
    Mobile: 1-613-716-2098

    WCD on-site press office (as of June 9, 2015)
    Tel.: 778-331-7624