IDS Newsletter #6: March 2012

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Dear readers,

Waiting for the upcoming meeting in Brisbane, I’d like to share with you some news from the dermoscopy world. During the last congress of

the American Academy of Dermatology, the executive board of the society discussed about the guidelines to be followed for the election of the next sites of the world congresses. The board agreed on organizing the meeting

once in Europe and once abroad, every three years. The proposals for conference hosting should be evaluated by the EB in the meetings following the last conference. The next conference in 2015 will be officially announced in Brisbane.

The board also renovated the intention to assign research grants funding research projects in the field of dermoscopy. The grants will be assigned every 3 years during each IDS conference.

See here for Minutes of the executive board meeting. I’d also like to highlight the ongoing Collsion Tumors study, a study proposed by Dr. Blum, with the intent to describe the dermoscopic features of collision tumors. If interested in providing cases, just contact Dr. Blum. Continuing with the educational purposes of the newsletter, in this edition we will focus on the dermoscopy features of non melanoma skin cancer, particularly on actinic keratoses and squamous cell carcinoma in situ.

Finally, I would like to give you a Report of first CME on Dermoscopy held in Mumbai on 8th Jan 2012, that revealed the growing interest and awareness about dermoscopy among indian dermatologists.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in Brisbane

With all my best regards

Elvira Moscarella