Update #12: November 2011

With this email we like to give you an update concerning some activities of the IDS:

1. Deadline for abstract submission for the Dermoscopy World Congress in Brisbane extended
2. IDS survey
3. Call for papers for Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
4. Joint meeting of IDS, ISDIS and ICWG in San Diego

1. Deadline for abstract submission for the Dermoscopy World Congress in Brisbane extended

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.
Please have a look at the Congress Website for further details http://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 December 12.

2. IDS survey

Three months 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 1100+ 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 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. Deadline of the survey: November 30, 2011.

Please click on the following link to participate in the survey: http://survey.telederm.org/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=3JI653LJ58m2I

3. Call for papers for Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

— message from the editor-in-chief —

Dear Colleagues,
The first issue of our new official journal (Dermatology: Practical and Conceptual) is available online.
Please go to www.derm101.com to browse the contents and access the full text of the articles of this new open access journal. We publish articles related to general dermatology dermatopathology, and dermatoscopy and imaging with a special focus on morphology. The section “Dermatoscopy and Imaging” is edited by Alon Scope. For the first issue Alon and I have put together exciting research articles and interesting case reports. We want to thank all authors who already contributed and invite all members of the IDS to submit manuscripts to the journal. The next issue will appear in 3 months. Feedback and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.

Best regards
Harald Kittler

4. Joint meeting of IDS, ISDIS and ICWG in San Diego

Please find below the program of the joint meeting organized by the International Dermoscopy Society, the International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin, and the International Confocal Working Group during the upcoming AAD congress in San Diego:

Venue: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel (Room: Madeleine A-D)
Date: March 16, 2012
Time: 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Scientific session of the IDS
Chairmen: Iris Zalaudek & Harold Rabinovitz
Time/presentation: 5 minutes + 2 minutes of discussion

1. L. Brown & H. Rabinovitz: New technologies for dermoscopy equipment
2. B. Carlos: Dermoscopy of eccrine poroma
3. A. Lallas: Usefulness of dermoscopy in diagnosis of psoriasis
4. T. Liebman & A. Marghoob: Effects of dermoscopy training on students
5. J. Paoli: Teledermoscopy in Sweden
6. M. Miteva & A. Tosti: Dermoscopy guided biopsy
7. P. Tschandl & H. Kittler: Morphology and growth rates in melanocytic lesions

Administrative agenda of the IDS
– Welcome
– Call for attendance
– Affirmation of protocol of last general assembly
– Update on Society
– Election of president & main representatives
– Report by Treasurer
– 3rd IDS Congress May 2012, Update
– Miscellaneous

General outline of the joint meeting:
– Registration (30 minutes)
– 3 scientific sessions, each 60 minutes
– 3 business meetings, each 20 minutes
– 2 refreshment breaks, each 15 minutes

With all our best regards
Geppi Argenziano & Iris Zalaudek
for the IDS executive board members