Welcome Letter

Dear friends and colleagues

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the official website of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy, which will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece from 14 to 16 June 2018.

In close collaboration with the International Dermoscopy Society, we are putting our best efforts to ensure that the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy will be a global scientific celebration, bringing together all passionate dermoscopists around the globe, from inspiring teachers and experienced clinicians to young researchers and residents.

The on-line registration is already open and you can take advantage of the very reduced fee, which will be valid until the the 31st of March 2017.

Our website, as well as our facebook and twitter pages, will be fully active during all the time period until June 2018, so you can keep yourself updated on latest news about the Congress.

In the land where the history of the modern science began, we invite you to join a journey to the future of diagnosis in Dermatology.

Looking forward to meeting you in Thessaloniki!

Aimilios Lallas
Congress General Secretary /Secretary of International Dermoscopy Society





General Information

The 5th WCD Congress and Exhibition will be held at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in the city of Thessaloniki, in Greece (http://www.tch.gr/). Thessaloniki Concert Hall was created in order to satisfy the need of the city for a venue that could house not only artistic, but also various other activities.

The Thessaloniki Concert Hall was built along the coast of the city, near the Posidonio Athletic Center of Thessaloniki, in an area of 18.000 sq. m., which was donated from the Greek State. The architectural pre-studies were bequeathed to the Thessaloniki Friends of Music Society from the “sister” Athens Friends Music Society, whereas the construction of the venue was financed in its entirety by national funds from the Ministry of Culture and Sciences as well as from EU funds of the 2nd Community Support Framework.

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Key Dates

Online abstract Submission opens January 25, 2017

Abstract Submission deadline August 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance of Abstracts November 30, 2017

Very Early Bird Deadline December 31, 2016

Early Bird Deadline December 31, 2017

Pre- registration Deadline June 5th, 2018

Preliminary Scientific Program December 2016

Final Scientific Program March 2018

Congress Dates June 14- 16, 2018

Call for Abstracts

Online abstract Submission opens: January 25, 2017

Abstract Submission deadline: August 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance of Abstracts: November 30, 2017

About Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki itself never doubted its own Cultural identity and its millennia of existence, it stands there since 315BC founded by Cassander, who named it after his wife and Alexander’s the Great sister.

Ιt was chosen as the co-reigning city of the Byzantine Empire alongside Constantinople. Τo prove just that there are several Paleochristian monuments, constituting a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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