About Us

Officially founded in 1935, the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has been promoting skin health around the world for over 80 years. Its forerunner began in 1889 as the first of many World Congresses of Dermatology. Today, the ILDS represents dermatology at the highest level with over 170 Member Societies from more than 80 countries, we represent over 150,000 dermatologists.

ILDS Strategic Plan

Skin Health for the World 2015-2019
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Our Vision and Mission

To attain the best possible skin health for all people around the world.

To increase awareness, cooperation and communication within the global dermatology community to promote high quality education, clinical care, research and innovation that will improve skin health globally.

Our Guiding Principles

Collaboration – to work collaboratively and in partnership with all our stakeholders

Impact – to maximise our impact by measuring and evaluating progress towards our strategic objectives

Communication – to use a range of methods to raise awareness and communicate effectively

Evidence – to ensure that our work reflects the best knowledge, practices and evidence

Stewardship – to identify priorities and commit resources based on realistic assessments of our capabilities

Our Governance

The ILDS is an independent, global charity. Our international Board of Directors is supported by a UK based Secretariat. As a registered charity we operate under English Law, regulated by the UK Charity Commission and governed by our Articles of Association.


Board Members

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Harvey Lui

President

MD FRCPC, (Vancouver)

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Jean Bolognia

Secretary-General

MD, (New Haven)

B Dreno Af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815

Brigitte Dréno

Treasurer

MD, PhD (Nantes)

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Wolfram Sterry

Past President

MD, (Berlin)

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Claire Fuller

IFD Chair

MA FRCP UK, (London)

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Harvey Lui

President

MD FRCPC, (Vancouver)

J Bolognia 8984f9aad473c70b1be0dd627463e48c

Jean Bolognia

Secretary-General

MD, (New Haven)

B Dreno Af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815

Brigitte Dréno

Treasurer

MD, PhD (Nantes)

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Wolfram Sterry

Past President

MD, (Berlin)

C Fuller 0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3

Claire Fuller

IFD Chair

MA FRCP UK, (London)

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Raul Cabrera

MD, (Santiago de Chile)

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Lars French

MD (Zürich)

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Hassan Galadari

MD, (Dubai)

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Christopher Griffiths

MD, (Manchester)

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Chung-Hong Hu

MD, FACP, (Taipei)

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Hemangi Jerajani

MD, DVD, FIAD, (Mumbai)

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Kenji Kabashima

MD, PhD (Kyoto)

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Thomas Luger

MD, (Münster)

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Omar Lupi

MD, MSc, PhD (Rio de Janeiro)

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Adebola Ogunbiyi

MD, (Ibadan)

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David Pariser

MD, (Norfolk)

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Giovanni Pellacani

MD, (Modena)

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Jerry Shapiro

MD, FRCPC, (New York)

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Daniel Siegel

MD, (New York)

X Zhang E8ad914eea093a78738296ea45d863eb

Xuejun Zhang

MD, PhD, (Hefei)

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Committees of the Board

The ILDS Board has 10 Committees who oversee and monitor the work of the ILDS. The ILDS President and Secretary-General are ex-officio members of all ILDS Committees.

Awards Committee

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    Chung-Hong Hu MD, FACP, (Taipei) Chair
  • board_Shapiro_282e7f4943ab8af01e830426950075a1
    Jerry Shapiro MD, FRCPC, (New York) Vice-Chair
  • Luger F2c84b68f8b75b1965d9c15b87411167
    Thomas Luger MD, (Münster)
  • Adebola 8b60a8ecfa3cb19ba3c2a4ba4e70849b
    Adebola Ogunbiyi MD, (Ibadan)
  • board_Sterry_45cac5e467ee729d275c3bb3abc012a2
    Wolfram Sterry MD, (Berlin)

Communications Committee

  • board_harvey_32a3ca3b2670919b0654adae01d948dd
    Harvey Lui MD FRCPC, (Vancouver) Chair
  • H Galadari 15ca60df2a99d005eab7e55219c795b4
    Hassan Galadari MD, (Dubai) Vice-Chair
  • R Cabrera 1ca4e046462210cd3d6c4b7c8047699e
    Raul Cabrera MD, (Santiago de Chile)
  • K Kabashima Dd388ffa59cc7f842417f551efca98c9
    Kenji Kabashima MD, PhD (Kyoto)

Executive Committee

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    Harvey Lui MD FRCPC, (Vancouver) Chair
  • J Bolognia 8984f9aad473c70b1be0dd627463e48c
    Jean Bolognia MD, (New Haven) Vice-Chair
  • B Dreno Af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815
    Brigitte Dréno MD, PhD (Nantes)
  • C Fuller 0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Claire Fuller MA FRCP UK, (London)
  • C Griffiths 6db163b6498ad67c6e651b6b6012b0af
    Christopher Griffiths MD, (Manchester)
  • Pariser A92e7e87ea4138d479bf0799d60137e1
    David Pariser MD, (Norfolk)
  • board_Pellacani_368d11e49e6ab0495fa567e1268243a0
    Giovanni Pellacani MD, (Modena)

Finance and Fundraising Committee

  • B Dreno Af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815
    Brigitte Dréno MD, PhD (Nantes) Chair
  • Pariser A92e7e87ea4138d479bf0799d60137e1
    David Pariser MD, (Norfolk) Vice-Chair
  • Luger F2c84b68f8b75b1965d9c15b87411167
    Thomas Luger MD, (Münster)
  • D Siegel Ba5f68fb0afc1ebfabd897cac9d02ee4
    Daniel Siegel MD, (New York)

Guidelines Committee

  • R Cabrera 1ca4e046462210cd3d6c4b7c8047699e
    Raul Cabrera MD, (Santiago de Chile) Chair
  • B Dreno Af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815
    Brigitte Dréno MD, PhD (Nantes)
  • C Fuller 0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Claire Fuller MA FRCP UK, (London)
  • Pariser A92e7e87ea4138d479bf0799d60137e1
    David Pariser MD, (Norfolk)
  • board_Sterry_45cac5e467ee729d275c3bb3abc012a2
    Wolfram Sterry MD, (Berlin)
  • X Zhang E8ad914eea093a78738296ea45d863eb
    Xuejun Zhang MD, PhD, (Hefei)

ILDS Emeritus Council

  • J Ocampo C835eb8c950f6cb2a18e82489895cf85
    Jorge Ocampo-Candiani* Chair

* co-opted committee member

ILDS WCD 2019 Scientific Programme Committee

  • C Griffiths 6db163b6498ad67c6e651b6b6012b0af
    Christopher Griffiths MD, (Manchester) Chair
  • J Bolognia 8984f9aad473c70b1be0dd627463e48c
    Jean Bolognia MD, (New Haven)
  • R Cabrera 1ca4e046462210cd3d6c4b7c8047699e
    Raul Cabrera MD, (Santiago de Chile)
  • board_French_e6ab4524b3a7d1fe9304c8b31355b5f9
    Lars French MD (Zürich)
  • H Galadari 15ca60df2a99d005eab7e55219c795b4
    Hassan Galadari MD, (Dubai)
  • K Kabashima Dd388ffa59cc7f842417f551efca98c9
    Kenji Kabashima MD, PhD (Kyoto)
  • board_harvey_32a3ca3b2670919b0654adae01d948dd
    Harvey Lui MD FRCPC, (Vancouver)
  • board_Pellacani_368d11e49e6ab0495fa567e1268243a0
    Giovanni Pellacani MD, (Modena)
  • K Peris Dd3569e38943f663e271765fbbd91597
    Ketty Peris*
  • M Rocken 6315fa6c34b2421d36a716c1a2c836ea
    Martin Röcken*
  • board_Shapiro_282e7f4943ab8af01e830426950075a1
    Jerry Shapiro MD, FRCPC, (New York)

* co-opted committee member

ILDS WHO Committee

  • board_French_e6ab4524b3a7d1fe9304c8b31355b5f9
    Lars French MD (Zürich) Chair
  • C Fuller 0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Claire Fuller MA FRCP UK, (London)
  • C Griffiths 6db163b6498ad67c6e651b6b6012b0af
    Christopher Griffiths MD, (Manchester)
  • Roderick Hay E4398425e09da127c51ac090bcd8a919
    Rod Hay*

* co-opted committee member

International Foundation for Dermatology Committee

  • C Fuller 0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Claire Fuller MA FRCP UK, (London) Chair
  • Roderick Hay E4398425e09da127c51ac090bcd8a919
    Rod Hay*
  • board_jerajani_1_5eb2bc48c14ee49bd9e01e8eab2309ee
    Hemangi Jerajani MD, DVD, FIAD, (Mumbai)
  • O Lupi E780875670e3ea3cef4a331f21cf6f25
    Omar Lupi MD, MSc, PhD (Rio de Janeiro)

* co-opted committee member

Membership Committee

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    Daniel Siegel MD, (New York) Chair
  • O Lupi E780875670e3ea3cef4a331f21cf6f25
    Omar Lupi MD, MSc, PhD (Rio de Janeiro) Vice-Chair
  • board_jerajani_1_5eb2bc48c14ee49bd9e01e8eab2309ee
    Hemangi Jerajani MD, DVD, FIAD, (Mumbai)
  • Adebola 8b60a8ecfa3cb19ba3c2a4ba4e70849b
    Adebola Ogunbiyi MD, (Ibadan)
  • X Zhang E8ad914eea093a78738296ea45d863eb
    Xuejun Zhang MD, PhD, (Hefei)