IDS Newsletter #9: May 2013

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Dear readers,

in this issue of the Newsletter I’d like to share with you some updates from our Society and our official journal. During the last Congress of the American Academy of Dermatology, as usual, the assembly of the Executive Board Members of the Society took place.

Among the many topics discussed during the assembly, the board re-defined the organization of the joint meeting. Every year, members of the International Dermoscopy Society, the International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin, and the International Confocal Working Group, share together a joint meeting having both scientific purposes and an administrative part. Starting from the next joint meeting, the 3 scientific parts will be of about 50 min each with the business parts of 10 min. So overall the meeting might will last 3,5 hours including breaks.

The board agreed in adopting new and more up-to-date strategies to increase traffic on the IDS website. A Facebook page has been set up in order to increase visibility of news and didactic activities going through the website. I’d like to invite you to visit this page, you find the link on the home page of our website.

Dermatology Practical and Conceptual, the official journal of the IDS, will be soon referenced on Pubmed. Harald Kittler was the successful editor-in-chief of DPC during the last 3 years. However, given his upcoming duties for the organization of the next IDS congress in Vienna 2015, he expressed his wish to resign from his current position and proposed his successor to be handled by the IDS executive board. The discussion was continued via email among the executive board members, and I’m glad to announce you the new Editor in Chief, in the person of Professor Iris Zalaudek. Please, go to the last page of this Newsletter to read more. Finally, new study proposals were accepted by the board, don’t forget to visit our website to read more and actively participate to the studies. Looking forward to seeing you soon in one of the next meetings

With all my best regards

Elvira Moscarella