The World Congress of Dermatology is one of the longest-standing international medical groups in the world. It got its start in 1889 – seven years before the Olympic Games. Every four years, a group of physicians, researchers, and speakers gather in a single location to discuss recent events, award scholarships, and much, much more.
An International Effort
Since the World Congress of Dermatology began well over a century ago, it remains focused on sharing knowledge, information, and research that allows dermatologists and pharmaceutical companies to create better treatments for a variety of conditions. In fact, many of today’s commonly used treatments were once an idea presented at a World Congress session. It provides doctors from all over the world with an opportunity to brainstorm ideas, feed on one another’s research, and participate in workshops to help improve the care they can provide to their patients. Outside of their sessions, the participants share discoveries and news with the public via the internet and medical journals.