Welcome to the XIII International Congress of Dermatology 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 13th International Congress of Dermatology. The conference will take place from 10 to 13 November 2021, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Victoria, Australia.
The International Society of Dermatology (ISD) is 60 years old and this will be the first ISD meeting in the Oceania region. The International Congress of Dermatology will bring 3,000 people from all over the world to the region. Registration will be cheaper for those who are ISD members, which includes the International Journal of Dermatology.
Bringing the International Congress of Dermatology to Melbourne has never been more relevant as our Victorian dermatologists perform their research in world class facilities and have an excellent rural outreach strategy.
The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is at the forefront of dermatology in Australia and trains medical practitioners in the speciality of dermatology.
The national dermatology workforce is projected to be in critical shortage by 2030. New models of training in expanded settings, such as rural and private practice, is essential to meet the future dermatology service demands. The ACD take our responsibility as educators of future generations of dermatologists very seriously.
With the number of skin cancer diagnoses increasing, coupled with an aging population, the demand for skin cancer prevention, surveillance and management is high. The rapid advent of artificial intelligence diagnostic technology, laser and other cosmetic technologies has raised concerns around quality assurance and lack of regulation.
The ACD is best placed to provide leadership in these areas and advocate for best practice dermatology care for all Australians.
The International Congress of Dermatology provides an open forum for the discussion and sharing of ideas for training and advances in technology for sustainability.
Together with Secretary General of the 2021 International Congress of Dermatology, Rodney Sinclair, I warmly welcome you to Melbourne and hope you join us at the International Congress of Dermatology in 2021.
Professor Dedee Murrell
President, 2021 International Congress of Dermatology
Professor Dedee Murrell Professor Rod Sinclair
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