About the Summit

The Summit is a special and unique global event that will involve the leaders of ILDS Member Societies. The goal is to work together towards a vision of attaining the best possible skin health for all people around the world. The Summit will provide an educational forum for sharing and discussion, enabling leaders in dermatology to consider and develop strategies to improve skin health at local, national, regional and global levels. The ILDS’ growing membership of 165 organisations from over 80 countries will be represented at the Summit by their Presidents and Officers, thereby bringing together highly influential experts from the world of dermatology. Collectively you will represent the geographical diversity of ILDS’ membership. Through an interactive programme with plenary and workshop sessions and social activities you will:

  • Identify challenges and develop skills and knowledge to tackle challenges in your country and/or disease area

  • Meet fellow dermatology leaders, share experiences and strengthen networks

  • Develop common strategies to improve global skin health

  • Learn about ILDS strategies, projects and collaborations and opportunities for engagement

This will be the ILDS’ second Summit. The first Summit, held in 2012, attracted over 100 delegates from ILDS Member
Societies. Dermatology leaders from a diverse range of expertise and geographic regions attended the event to identify and set common goals for skin health. The outcomes included The 2016 International League of Dermatological Societies’ revised glossary for the description of cutaneous lesions and the Grand Challenges in Global Skin Health Initiative amongst others.