During the last general assembly of our society, held in Miami on February 2010, the election of the new IDS representatives took place. Our president, Peter Soyer, expressed his intention to resign from his role as president and the assembly agreed to give to myself the responsibility to continue his action. Iris Zalaudek was designated to be the new general secretary and Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof was confirmed in his role as treasurer.
In this context, I would really like to thank all of you for your continuous support and let you know that I will try to do my best to continue what Peter started and to keep going with the improvement of our society.
At the assembly we briefly discussed the program for 2010/2012, in which we identified 3 priorities, namely, to promote membership and dermoscopy worldwide, to expand education, and to promote research. Ash Marghoob, Harald Kittler, and Scott Menzies were designated to be in charge for these 3 tasks, respectively. An executive board was also established in order to discuss twice a year the developments of our program.
One of the first challenges for me was to relaunch our website with new contents and a brand new style. Together with Gery Gabler, our coordinator and webmaster, we are proud to announce that we just went live!
On the website you will find a number of new sections, including tutorials, pubmed news, and a dermoscopy podcast section. This was developed with the help of Ralph Braun in the role of coordinator and we are really very curious to verify if this new way of delivering education in dermoscopy will meet the interest and appreciation of our members.
Looking forward to seeing you soon at one of the next meetings
With all my best regards