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We are proud to introduce Dermoscopedia

The goal of this website is to empower and engage people around the world to use and promote dermoscopy.
Dermoscopedia provides state of the art knowledge and information concerning dermoscopy and has
been written by the world’s experts in this field in collaboration with the IDS.

We invite you all to take a few minutes to browse the site. Enjoy!

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual is the official journal of the IDS. It offers:

 – Open-access,

 – Double-blind peer-review,

– No submission fees,

– No page charges for accepted manuscripts.

Thriving Community

Our organization conducts a world congress every 3 years and sister society meetings every year during the AAD congress in US and the EADV congress in Europe.


The IDS was founded in 2003 by H. Peter Soyer, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Giuseppe Argenziano to promote clinical research in dermoscopy and to represent a clinically oriented international organization with a thrust towards helping and improving education in dermoscopy.


We welcome your participation in the International Dermoscopy Society!


6th World Congress of Dermoscopy to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 00:00am - 11:59pm

6th World Congress of Dermoscopy to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina – October 16-19th Save the date! Details will follow…

IMCAS World Congress 2024

  • 00:00am - 11:59pm

IMCAS World Congress 2024 will gather in Paris for our 25th anniversary of the largest scientific aesthetics congress worldwide. This hallmark edition embodies the future of modern treatment with a […]

IDS Subspecialty session at EADV 2023

  • 08:00am - 12:00pm

12 great presentations with the chairs/moderators Prof. Caterina Longo (Modena, Italy) Assoc. Prof. Zoe Apalla (Thessaloniki, Greece) Prof. John Paoli (Gothenburg, Sweden) For details see the EADV website-link on the […]

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