the 4th World Congress of Dermatoscopy and Skin imaging is now approaching!! The conference will take place in Vienna, Austria from April 16–18, 2015. We expect a very high number of participant in this important event for our society. The final program is now available, please visit the website for further information. A scientific commission, composed by some of the executive board members of the society, examined the numerous CVs of young researchers applying for one of the 10 travel grants announced by the society. 9 travel grants (€ 1000.– each) for clinicians from developing countries; 1 “Alfred Kopf Award” (€1000) dedicated to physicians from Africa. The grants were directed to young clinicians (<40 years) that could apply by sending their CV and an abstract for poster presentation during the upcoming congress in Vienna by email. In the following pages you will find a list of those who were successful.
Additionally, one research award dedicated to young researchers (<40 years) will be assigned (7000 euros) during the congress. Dr Caterina Longo from Italy is the winner of the research award 2015. Please go to the final page of the newsletter for further details. During the AAD congress in San Francisco last March, the executive board members had their annual meeting, you will find the minutes of the meeting on the IDS web page.
Finally, don’t forget to give a look at the page of active studies of the IDS. Many interesting studies are currently ongoing and we wait for your collaboration! Hope to seeing you soon in one of the next meetings.
With all my best regards