Past meetings and events


    Location: Graz, Austria
    Date(s): July 13-17, 2021
    Organizer(s)/Speaker(s): Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz
    Description: One-week dermoscopy course including 5 modules (pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions, histopathologic correlation, dermoscopic algorithms, trichoscopy, special sites, etc). 
    Language: English
    Location: The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, Colorado).
    Dates: July 21-24, 2021
    Language: English
    Description: The content of the 9th ADM will include information designed to benefit clinicians at all levels of dermoscopy training, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. Even returning attendees will benefit from significant variation in materials presented.
    Course Director: A Marghoob MD
  • Northwestern University Online Dermoscopy Webinar
    Location: Online
    Date(s): January 9, 2021—January 6, 2022
    Organizer(s)/Speaker(s): Northwestern University
    Description: Each component of this enduring program is designed to give attendees an overview of dermoscopy and common dermoscopic patterns to help them better identify and better diagnose benign skin tumors, non-melanoma skin cancer as well as benign and malignant melanocytic neoplasms.
    Language: English


    Location: Online, Dates: October 15-17, 2020, Organizers: Lidia Rudnicka (President), Grazyna Kaminska-Winciorek (Secretary General), Description: Three-day dermoscopy meeting including courses and parallel sessions covering all major topics within dermoscopy, inflammoscopy, trichoscopy, onychoscopy and mucoscopy. Language: English. Website:
    The IDS Scientific meeting during the AAD on March 19 from 14:00 to 18:00 is cancelled due to urgent problems associated to the corona virus outbreak!
    We wish to our members all our best and we are looking forward to see them in the near future!
  • Cancelled: International Dermoscopy Conference
    Location: Winchester, UK, Date(s): June 12-13, 2020 , Organizer(s): Stephen Hayes in association with the British and Irish Dermoscopy Group and the International Dermoscopy Society. Description: Two-day dermoscopy meeting including lectures by Cliff Rosendahl, Harald Kittler, Bengu Nisa Akay, Giuseppe Argenziano, Luc Thomas, Agata Bulinska and Beth Leocadia Fernandes., Language: English
  • Daily Dermato-Oncology: A bridge between private and hospital based management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. International Dermato-oncology congress organized by the Melanoma World Society including sessions on dermoscopy and skin cancer diagnosis. IDS President Iris Zalaudek is Congress President.
    Location: Trieste, Italy, Date(s): September 4-5, 2020, Language: English
  • IMCAS Annual World Congress 2020 Edition, January 30 to February 1, 2020 at the Palais des Congrès, Paris, France, See attachment for details.
    Location & Dates: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, INDIA – March 14-15, 2020, Organizers: Sanjeev Handa, Vinay K, Sidharth Sonthalia, Description: Two-day basic/intermediate dermoscopy course for dermatologists; Hands-on training workshop on the first day as per World café model.
    Location & dates: Cairo, Egypt – March 31-Apr 3, 2020., Description: One-day pre-congress exhaustive training course on Dermoscopy on Mar 31, 2020; followed by didactic lectures & panel discussions on Dermoscopy & Teledermoscopy during the 3-day Congress. Organizers: Inas Tadros (Congress Organizer), Hoda Moneib (Dermoscopy Course Incharge), Sidharth Sonthalia (IDS Coordinator)


  • DSI-IDS-ADAC Conclave on Basic & Advanced Dermoscopy in Aesthetics, Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dates: August 9-11, 2019
  • 22nd ESPCR MEETING: A bridge between the pathology and physiology of the melanocyte. On behalf of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR), we invite you to join us for the 22nd ESPCR Annual Meeting in Brussels, on 12-14 September 2019.
    Venue/Location: Palais des Académies, Brussels, Belgium
  • The Art and Science of Managing the New Melanoma Landscape, 6th Annual Collaborative Conference, Dates: Sept. 20-21, 2019, Location: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , Houston, TX, USA
  • Sub-speciality Meeting during the 28th EADV Congress in Madrid
    (9-12 October 2019, IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
    Date: Wednesday 9 October, Time: 09.00-13.00, Room: Hall 9 Sorolla. See here for the scientific program.
  • 24th World Congress of Dermatology,  June 10-15 2019 in Milan, Italy. The (AM) Italian Association of Non Invasive Diagnostics in Dermatology & International Dermoscopy Society Joint Meeting “IDS&AIDNID Symposium” is at Monday, 10th June 2019, 8.30-12.30 at SPACE 1. See here for a detailed program.
  • Dermoscopy Training Summit , Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Date: May 2, 2019
  • St John’s Derm Academy Dermoscopy Course. Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London, Date: 29th March 2019. This course is aimed at consultant dermatologists and dermatology trainees but is also suitable for GPs and plastic surgeons. Registration via:, ‘Events’ page.
    Location: Gothenburg, Sweden, Date(s): March 28-29, 2019, Organizer(s)/Speaker(s): John PaoliDescription: Two-day basic/intermediate dermoscopy course for Dermatologists. Language: English
  • Joint meeting of the ICG / IDS / ISDIS during the AAD 2019: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 17:30-21:30, Location: Independence Salon D, Marriott Marquis Washington DC
  • International Dermoscopy Society Scientfic Meeting during the AAD Annual Meeting 2019, Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2-6PM, Meeting Venue: Walter E. Washington (Washington DC) Convention Center
  • 13th Asia-Pacific Dermoscopy Summit: Location: Jodhpur, India, Dates: February 17, 2019.
  • Dermacon International: Location: Clarks Exotica Convention Resorts & Spa, Bengaluru, India, Dates: January 17-20, 2019



  • Transforming Dermatology in the Digital Era by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Cernter, New York, NY,USA on November 9, 2017. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians and scientists with an updated overview of the future of dermatology through the lens of medical informatics. There will be ample time for questions and discussions throughout the day. See details at the brochure.
  • Joint meeting of the “9th World Congress of Melanoma” and “14th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research”, taking place in Brisbane, Australia from 18th until 21st October 2017. You can find more information on
  • The IDS scientific meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th September 2017 from 09:00 to 13:00 Lecture Room 3 in conjunction with the EADV congress in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • First Asia Pacific Summit on Dermoscopy [APSOD], the first continental congress of ISODOT and the first regional congress of International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), being held in New Delhi-Noida (NCR), India from 3rd-4th June 2017.
  • Joint meeting of the ISDIS / ICG / IDS, Saturday March 4, 2017,  Lake Concord, Hilton Orlando, Orlando FL, USA. See here for agenda. Please join us for the joint meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), the International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin (ISDIS), and the International Confocal Group (ICG), which is held in conjunction with the 2016 American Academy of Dermatology meeting.
  • IDS Meeting during the AAD Congress, Thursday, March 2, 2017, The Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. See here for the program and here for the minutes of the IDS Executive Board Meeting .



  • 24th EADV Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark (7 – 11 October 2015)
  • 2° CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE DERMATOSCOPÍA, August 20 – 22th 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay . for further details.
  • 4. World Congress of Dermoscopy in Vienna: Please save the date of the 4th congress of the IDS that will be held in Vienna on April 16-18, 2015. See further details at: 
  • Joint meeting of the IDS / ISDIS / ICG on Saturday March 21st, 2015, 17:30-22:00, Nob Hill ABC, Marriott Marquis San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
    Please join us for the joint meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), the International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin (ISDIS), and the International Confocal Group (ICG), which is held in conjunction with the 2015 American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Francisco, CA. See here for detailled program. The updated minutes can be found here.
  • 25th Annual Cutaneous Malignancy Update, January 10–11 2015, San Diego, California







  • 6th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy & Update on Malignant Melanoma, December 2 – 4, 2011 – TBD, Scottsdale, Arizona (Mayo Clinic, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development) , see for details
  • Dermoscopy UK: one-day Advanced Dermoscopy course, The British Medical Association, Tavistock Square, London, UK, on Thursday 27th October 2011. See for details.
  • EADV Congress in Lisbon 2011: International Dermoscopy Society Meeting. Venue: Lisbon Congress Centre (Congress venue), Date: Thursday 20 October, 2011Time: 13h00 – 16h00 Venue: Lisbon Congress Centre (Congress venue). Please find here the program in detail.
  • Lyons 2nd Biennial International Dermoscopy Advanced Course, Lyons, France, October 13, 2011
  • IX Curso Internacional de Dermatoscopia, Sept 29 – Oct 2nd, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Medical University of Graz, Austria: International Short Course on Dermoscopy – ISCD, July, 5 – 9 2011, see for details.
  • Dermoscopy UK: 2nd International Dermoscopy course for Plastic Surgeons, The Saïd Business School, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, on Tuesday 5th July 2011. See and for details.
  • Dermoscopy UK: one-day Basic Dermoscopy course, Manchester Conference Centre, manchester, UK Thursday 24th February 2011. See for details.
  • Reunião Grupo Português de Dermatoscopia, A Informar Brevemente – a 12 de Fevereiro de 2011
  • III International course on Dermatoscopy
    Within the framework of the Х International Congress on Aesthetic Medicine named after Evgeny Laputin. Date: February 13th, 2011. Venue: Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry Conference centre (Moscow, Il’inka Str.,6).
    Speaker is Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Prof., MD.
    Contact: Tel./fax: +7 (495) 937-13-18/19, Mozhaeva Svetlana:,  Klenko Elena:
  • AAD Annual Meeting 2011, New Orleans , USA: Feb 4-8 2011
    Joint meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society, the International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin, and the International Confocal Working Group, Room: Grand Ballroom A, Hilton Riverside
    Date: February 3, 2011, Time: 1:00 PM till 6:00 PM



  • VIII International Exhibition for the Beauty Industry Professionals KOSMETIK EXPO will take place in Moscow on 11-14 of February 2009. This year the IDS president, Dr. Peter Soyer will visit the congress. He is not only going to present his report, but also to perform a one day International course on dermoscopy. The course will take place on the 15th of February 2009 in the Chamber of Trade and Commerce of Russian Federation (Moscow, Il’inka str., 4) and will have an IDS support.


  • The detailed program is presented on the Website:
  • Dermoscopy by the Beach (Australia, September 6-7th 2008 by the Queensland Cancer Foundation). See for details.
  • 7th International Short Course on Dermoscopy Graz (Austria, July 15th – 19th, 2008)
  • 1st Russian Course on Dermoscopy.
    Limassol, Cyprus, October 2008 (Russian language). See for details.
  • Annual Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society: at the AAD Congress in San Antonio, TX, on February 3. minutes
  • DERMOSCOPY UPDATE at the EADV Congress in Paris, September 17th, 2008. A Subspeciality Meeting. See program details here.
  • Telederm20082nd World Congress of TeleDermatology and 1st National Conference of the Indian Society of Teledermatology (INSTED),
    October 16-18, Chennai, India. See for details.


  • 3e Atelier de Dermoscopie de Nice, France, Vendredi 11 mai 2007 (in French).
  • INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE ON DERMOSCOPY in Graz, Austria: July 17-21, 2007
  • Annual Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society: at the AAD Congress in Washington DC, on February 4. minutes
  • ISDIS Second Annual Meeting – February 1, 2007, 1:00-4:30 pm – Renaissance Washington, DC agenda  isdis_newsletter_jan_2007 520.57 Kb
  • European Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society: at the 16th EADV Congress in Vienna, Austria, on May 16. program
  • FIRST WORLD MEETING OF INTERDISCIPLINARY MELANOMA SKIN CANCER September 5-8, 2007, Barcelona, Spain. See announcement for details


  • Dermoscopy UK is offering a one-day dermoscopy course, The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, on May 4th 2006. for details.
  • 2e Atelier de Dermoscopie de Nice, France, Vendredi 19 mai 2006 de 14h00 à 18h30 (in French).
  • International Short Course on Dermoscopy: in Graz, Austria, July 4-8, 2006
  • International Dermoscopy Course and Conference, Warsaw, Poland.
    6-9 September 2006. See for details.
  • Dermoscopy: Basic Course: 16 September 2006 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Course Director: Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD; Co-Directors: Ralph P. Braun,MD; Alfred W. Kopf, MD
  • Dermoscopy UK is offering a one-day Basic dermoscopy course, The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, on Monday 23rd October 2006. See for details.
  • Dermoscopy UK is offering a one-day Advanced dermoscopy course, The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, on Tuesday 24th October 2006. See for details.
  • Annual Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society: at the AAD Congress in San Francisco, on March 5. minutes
  • First World Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society in Naples, Italy, on April 27-29. program
  • European Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society: at the 15th EADV Congress in Rhodes, Greece, on October 4-8. program 


  • The Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, is offering a 3 day
    Auflichtmikroskopiekurs (German Language)
    from July 7-9, 2005 in Graz, Austria
  • The Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, is offering a five day
    International Short Course on Dermoscopy
    from July 12-16, 2005 in Graz, Austria
  • Dermoscopy UK is offering a one-day dermoscopy course, The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK,
    on April 28th 2005 and October 10th 2005. See for details.
  • Consortium on the Archive of Dermoscopy; Rabinovitz, HS, et al.
  • Annual Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society at the AAD Congress in New Orleans, on February 20. minutes
  • European Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society: at the 14th EADV Congress in London, on October 15. program.


  • European Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society in Florence, on November 20. See program.