IDS Newsletter #7 – June 2020

Dear IDS members, friends and colleagues, 

Welcome to the 7th issue of our new IDS newsletter. After a challenging spring for the whole world, we hope that life and work is slowly but surely starting to go back to normal for you all!  

IDS Events

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 1st IDS Regional Meeting in Warsaw, Poland has had to be cancelled. As a replacement of the Regional Meeting, we are preparing a novel type of online event that will take place precisely on the same days (October 15-17, 2020). We will announce more details very soon.

Of course, we are still planning to proceed with the 6th World Congress of Dermoscopy as scheduled on June 10-12, 2021 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We hope that all travel restrictions will have been lifted by then so we can enjoy each other’s company during this exciting meeting that we have all been looking forward to!  

New Podcasts
Pink lesions on the leg” by Sonia Segura
Mapping of lentigo maligna and its margins” by Pascale Guitera
Merkel cell carcinoma” by Caterina Longo
Skin reactions of new melanoma drugs” by Zoe Apalla
Benign and malignant pink lesions” by Teresa Russo
Dermoscopy of sclerosing nevus with pseudomelanomatous features” by Giovanni Pellacani
Combined nevi” by Jelena Stojković Filipović
Active Studies
During the lockdowns worldwide, many of us have focused on increasing our research activity within dermoscopy. However, there are still several ongoing IDS studies that you can still be a part of. Don’t miss your chance to contribute to the following studies:

Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma study Coordinators: Ružica Jurakić Tončić, Giuseppe Argenziano and Gerardo Ferrara
Frequency of “stardust pattern” as an evolutive dermoscopic pattern of pigmented Spitz nevi during childhood, Coordinators: Gabriella Brancaccio and Bruno Brunetti
Register of nail unit congenital nevi, Coordinator: Luc Thomas SCALP Monitoring project, Coordinator: Amanda Regio Pereira  

Follow the IDS Finally, we would also like to invite you all to please explore to learn more about dermoscopy and please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We wish you all a wonderful summer with good health and are looking forward to meeting many of you again soon!

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

Iris Zalaudek, MD, Prof.
IDS president