IDS Newsletter #6 – 2020

Dear IDS Members,

Welcome to the 6th issue of our new IDS newsletter. We hope you have all had a great start to the new decade!

Bid for upcoming IDS congresses
Here at the IDS, we are excited to announce that the biddings for the next World Congress of Dermoscopy and IDS Regional Meeting are now open! If you are interested in hosting the 6th World Congress of Dermoscopy in 2024 or the next IDS Regional Meeting in 2022, please submit your bid by emailing your proposals to and
The deadlines for submissions are June 2020 for the next IDS Regional Meeting in 2022 and August 2020 for the 6th World Congress of Dermoscopy in 2024. Proposals should include proposed dates, city and venue, a rough budget estimation and break even and details of the individuals involved in organizing the events.

Scientific program at the AAD
The IDS will kick off the new year and decade with our scientific program at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, March 19 from 14:00 to 18:00. You can find the program on our website. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!
Apart from our own IDS scientific program, many of our members will also be present at the American Academy of Dermatology to speak at various courses, symposia and fora. We recommend that you search for “dermoscopy” in the program.

More activities, events & podcasts
On the following pages, you will also find important news including:
• Upcoming activities, events & courses.
• Links to our latest podcasts.
• Active studies that you can still participate in.

Follow the IDS!
Feel free to visit to learn more about dermoscopy and please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We wish you all happy reading and hope to meet many of you in Denver, Colorado during the AAD!

Clicking here you will find the complete newsletter in PDF.

John Paoli, MD, Assoc. Prof.
IDS Newsletter Editor

Iris Zalaudek, MD, Prof.
IDS President