Welcome Letter

Dear friends and colleagues

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 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.

This event is expected to host the largest number of participants in the history of the World Congress of Dermoscopy. The on-line registration will be open until the 5th of June 2018, but it would be better to book your seats as soon as possible.

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


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• Each team should consist of 3-5 people from the same country.

• A name of the team should be provided. The name could be the name of a city (preferable), an institution or whatever else.

• Names and e-mails of all team members should be provided. All participants have to register to the World Congress earlier (to dermoscopy2018@era.gr) or on-site.

• There is not extra fee for participation in the World Cup.

For any other information please contact one of the following:
Alessandro Di Stefani (World Cup Co-ordinator) alessandro.distefani@gmail.com
Konstantinos Liopyris (World Cup Co-ordinator) liopyrik@mskcc.org
Aimilios Lallas (General Secretary of the World Congress) emlallas@gmail.com

World Cup of Dermoscopy 2018 is sponsored by:
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From the participation of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy to the 26th EADV Congress in Geneva, September 2017!




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 October 15th, 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: October 15th, 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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