Update #10: August 2011

With this update we like to give you some updates concerning 4 activities of the IDS:

1. The IDS survey

2. The IDS world congress in Brisbane

3. The UDA study

4. The IDS Research Award 2011


1. The IDS survey

One month ago we launched a survey aimed to explore the attitudes of the IDS members in approaching patients with skin tumors and the way of using dermoscopy in their routine work.

We like to thank the 600+ IDS members who have already completed the questionnaire, but we also like to push a little bit those members who have not joined still !;-)

The survey is composed of 29 questions (subdivided in 4 pages) and it will take not more than 5 minutes to be completed! We would really be grateful if you decide to participate. With your participation you will definitely contribute to establish new guidelines for all clinicians interested in implementing dermoscopy in their clinical work.


2. The next IDS world congress in Brisbane — message from the congress president:

Dear IDS member,

it is our great pleasure to invite you to join us at the 3rd World Congress of Dermoscopy held from May 17 to May 19, 2012, in Brisbane, Australia. We have prepared an exciting program with many workshops and symposia covering all clinical relevant aspects of dermoscopy including a series of key-note lectures on the newest developments in the skin cancer arena. Please have a look at the Congress Website for further details www.dermoscopycongress2012.org.

As per today the “Call for Abstracts” is open — http://www.dermoscopycongress2012.org/abstract-submissions.htm — please note that the deadline for abstract submission is October 31.

I look forward to being able to welcome you to Queensland in May 2012.

H. Peter Soyer


3. The UDA study

As you can see at: http://www.dermoscopy-ids.org/index.php/studies, a few months ago we launched an official IDS study aimed to create a new, unified algorithm composed of the dermoscopic features that are most discriminatory between nevi and melanoma.

The study has been joined by about 100 IDS members and we like to thank all of them for their effort! By the way, the study is approaching its deadline, thus we like to remind to whom is still interested to join as soon as possible!

4. 2nd Call for the IDS Research Award 2011

The International Dermoscopy Society (IDS) launched a Research Award of 7000 € in recognition of advances and research in the field of dermoscopy and non-invasive diagnostic techniques to investigators and clinicians for excellent, innovative and continuous research in this field or closely associated discipline.

For general conditions for application, please see www.dermoscopy-ids.org.

Submissions due by September 30th, 2011 to Iris Zalaudek ( iris.zalaudek@gmail.com)


With all our best regards

Geppi Argenziano & Iris Zalaudek

for the IDS executive board members