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Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The first World Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society took place in 2006 in Naples (Italy). Since then, the International Dermoscopy Society has organized World Congresses every three years in Barcelona (Spain), Brisbane (Australia) and Vienna (Austria). During the latest World Congress in 2015, the event has attracted more than 1000 participants all over the world.

The aim of the 5th World Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society held from 14-16th June 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece is to grant the enthusiasm for dermoscopy by providing a deep global insight into the new developments and directions of dermoscopy and other skin imaging techniques. The interactive congress offers a direct communication of clinicians, experts, researchers and representatives of industry to guarantee a successful outcome for every participant. International experts are invited to share their knowledge throughout presentations and to discuss all new directions of skin imaging and diagnostics. In addition, social events will give participants the opportunity to interact with others and the world’s leading experts in a familiar setting.

On behalf the International Dermoscopy Society it is my pleasure to welcome you in Thessaloniki to 5th World Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society.

I am looking forward to spend these days of update, information and fun with you!

With my best regards,

Prof. Iris Zalaudek

President of the 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 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)
Konstantinos Liopyris (World Cup Co-ordinator)
Aimilios Lallas (General Secretary of the World Congress)

World Cup of Dermoscopy 2018 is sponsored by:
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Dear WCD Delegates,

We would like to inform you that a TAXI strike has been announced in Greece starting on Wednesday 13th June.

In order to facilitate your travels the Organisers have arranged continuous bus shuttle service from SKG Airport  to the main Congress Hotels for Wednesday June 13th and throughout the duration of the strike.

Please visit the Congress Hospitality Desk upon arrival at the Airport for more information!


Welcome Letter

Dear colleagues and friends,

Welcome to the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy!

After long-standing efforts, we are happy to present you a fascinating scientific program covering both classic and innovative aspects on skin cancer diagnosis and management. Additionally, an important part of the program is devoted to the application of dermoscopy in inflammatory, infectious and hair diseases. Several sessions are also focusing on other imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography. And, of course, the 2nd World Cup of Dermoscopy will offer lots of fun and interaction!

Overall, with 4 rooms working continuously for 3 full days, i hope that each one of you will find many sessions fitting his/her interests. I am also sure that you will enjoy the privilege of having so many world famous speakers together, as well as the interaction with colleagues from all over the globe.
Finally, i suggest you to try to take at least a small taste of Thessaloniki, it will reward you!

I cordially thank you for making the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy such a success!

All my best

Aimilios Lallas

General Secretary of the International Dermoscopy Society





Welcome Letter

Welcome to Thessaloniki and the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy! An excellent scientific program has been diligently prepared covering all topics of dermoscopy, skin imaging and skin cancer management. Join our expert faculty to learn about recent advances of the field, to share your clinical experiences and research and to interact with colleagues from around the world. We hope that you will enjoy this exceptional 3-day scientific event in the backdrop of an amazing city with beautiful landscapes, cultural diversity and many historical sites!


Alexander J. Stratigos, MD

Congress President


Welcome Letter

In our evolving world with the provision of loss or modification of 80% of existing jobs, mainly due to Artificial Intelligence involvement in the near future, Dermoscopy and its related techniques will hopefully preserve their highly appreciated position and popularity in Medical Community, because of the sense of immediacy, reality and scientific knowledge that offer.

The 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy aims at outlining the methods and tools to be used in the years to come, while providing in depth knowledge of up-dated Dermoscopy uses. As a Dermatovenereologist and President of the Hellenic Dermoscopy Society, I am privileged having the opportunity to welcome you in Thessaloniki, a city with an uninterrupted history of 24 centuries.

Georgios Ch. Chaidemenos, MD, PhD

Co-President of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy


General Information

The 5th WCD Congress and Exhibition will be held at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in the city of Thessaloniki, in Greece ( 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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