IDS Newsletter #10, April 2021

Dear IDS members,

Spring has finally arrived, vaccinations are slowly but surely being administered and our Virtual World Congress is less than two months away! So, we hope you are feeling energized. Hopefully, this IDS newsletter will be an extra boost too!
In this 10th issue of our newsletter, we would like to update you on upcoming congresses, recommend several new podcasts and let you know about some of the research that you can be a part of in collaboration with the society.  

1st Virtual World Congress of Dermoscopy
Registration for our first Virtual World Congress of Dermoscopy, which will take place on June 10-12, 2021, is now open. You can find all the details including the full program at The congress will bring you everything you need to know within skin cancer diagnosis, inflammoscopy, trichoscopy, onychoscopy, teledermoscopy, AI and more. Also, IDS members such as yourself will get a 30% discount on the registration fee. So, register today if you haven’t already!

2nd World Congress on Confocal Microscopy (Virtual)
After postponement last year due to the pandemic, the International Confocal Working Group is happy to announce that the 2nd World Congress on Confocal Microscopy is now open for registration. The dates are May 21-23, 2021. This virtual three-day continuing medical education activity comprises lectures and workshops by leading international confocal microscopists in the fields of dermatology, pathology and optical engineering.

New Podcasts
Melanoma in congenital nevi” by Giuseppe Argenziano
Multiple aggregated yellow-white (MAY) globules in BCC” by Dr. Cristian Navarrete-Dechent
Dermoscopy of atypical fibroxanthoma by Elvira Moscarella
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia” by Michela Starace
Active Studies
On our website, you will find information about all ongoing IDS studies that you can participate in. We can recommend reading our most recent publication “Dermoscopy in general dermatology (non-neoplastic dermatoses) of skin of colour: a comparative retrospective study by the International Dermoscopy Society” by Enzo Errichetti et al. Also, stay tuned for the results of our IDS study on the dermoscopic findings of porokeratosis, which will hopefully be published soon.  

Follow the IDS
As always, we invite you all to explore to learn more about dermoscopy and feel free to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
We are looking forward to “seeing” you all soon at our World Congress!
Best wishes,

John Paoli, MD, Assoc. Prof.
IDS Newsletter & Website Coordinator

Iris Zalaudek, MD, Prof.
IDS president