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 180 Member Societies from more than 80 countries, we represent over 200,000 dermatologists. ILDS works closely with partners around the world including the World Health Organization (WHO), with whom we are in official relations, in order to improve skin health for all people around the world.

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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Dr. Lars French

President

Germany

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Dr. Hassan Galadari

Secretary-General

UAE

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Dr. Brigitte Dréno

Treasurer

France

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Dr. Harvey Lui

Past President

Canada

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Dr. Claire Fuller

IFD Chair

UK

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Dr. Lars French

President

Germany

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Dr. Hassan Galadari

Secretary-General

UAE

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Dr. Brigitte Dréno

Treasurer

France

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Dr. Harvey Lui

Past President

Canada

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Dr. Claire Fuller

IFD Chair

UK

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Dr. María Ivonne Arellano Mendoza

Mexico

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Dr. Ramesh Bhat

India

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Dr. Luca Borradori

Switzerland

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Dr. Roy Chan

Singapore

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Dr. Jin Ho Chung

South Korea

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Dr. Ncoza Dlova

South Africa

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Dr. Kenji Kabashima

Japan

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Dr. Margarita Larralde

Argentina

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Dr. Henry W. Lim

USA

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Dr. Omar Lupi

Brazil

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Dr. Venkataram Mysore

India

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Dr. Giovanni Pellacani

Italy

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Dr. Martin Röcken

Germany

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Dr. Stephen Shumack

Australia

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Dr. Daniel Siegel

USA

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Committees and Working Groups of the Board

The ILDS Board has 11 Committees and Working Groups 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

  • K_Kabashima_dd388ffa59cc7f842417f551efca98c9
    Dr. Kenji Kabashima Japan Chair
  • Dra Ivonne Arellano D44da696c8e512f21ae4d832b5a963a6
    Dr. María Ivonne Arellano Mendoza Mexico Vice-Chair
  • Ramesh Bhat F486dae48cd4432a5cd440e96ef3895b
    Dr. Ramesh Bhat India
  • O_Lupi_e780875670e3ea3cef4a331f21cf6f25
    Dr. Omar Lupi Brazil
  • D_Siegel_ba5f68fb0afc1ebfabd897cac9d02ee4
    Dr. Daniel Siegel USA

Communications Committee

  • H Galadari 15ca60df2a99d005eab7e55219c795b4
    Dr. Hassan Galadari UAE Chair
  • O_Lupi_e780875670e3ea3cef4a331f21cf6f25
    Dr. Omar Lupi Brazil Vice-Chair
  • board_harvey_32a3ca3b2670919b0654adae01d948dd
    Dr. Harvey Lui Canada
  • Venkataram Mysore 1 57d6f42c436d40cb043c62a795ef3b75
    Dr. Venkataram Mysore India
  • Stephen Shumack 7604feee65e19baaff382b4f454e11f6
    Dr. Stephen Shumack Australia

Executive Committee

  • Lars Square 3ee2520a7be67e6b0f31be0c80d51d00
    Dr. Lars French Germany Chair
  • H Galadari 15ca60df2a99d005eab7e55219c795b4
    Dr. Hassan Galadari UAE Vice-Chair
  • Roy Chan A85a25c2d0d862bc87951a68f86f7fd2
    Dr. Roy Chan Singapore
  • B_Dreno_af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815
    Dr. Brigitte Dréno France
  • C_Fuller_0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Dr. Claire Fuller UK
  • Stephen Shumack 7604feee65e19baaff382b4f454e11f6
    Dr. Stephen Shumack Australia

Finance and Fundraising Committee

  • B_Dreno_af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815
    Dr. Brigitte Dréno France Chair
  • Stephen Shumack 7604feee65e19baaff382b4f454e11f6
    Dr. Stephen Shumack Australia Vice-Chair
  • Henry Lim 1 A2c9498177c0e12a9b5708b8b52c3ee4
    Dr. Henry W. Lim USA
  • Venkataram Mysore 1 57d6f42c436d40cb043c62a795ef3b75
    Dr. Venkataram Mysore India

Guidelines Committee

  • B_Dreno_af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815
    Dr. Brigitte Dréno France
  • C_Fuller_0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Dr. Claire Fuller UK

ILDS Emeritus Council

  • R_Cabrera_1ca4e046462210cd3d6c4b7c8047699e
    Dr. Raul Cabrera MD, (Santiago de Chile) Chair

ILDS WCD 2023 Scientific Programme Committee

  • Martin Roecken 5d1fc200c95f0660dde3ed2d084aa14d
    Dr. Martin Röcken Germany Chair
  • Henry Lim 1 A2c9498177c0e12a9b5708b8b52c3ee4
    Dr. Henry W. Lim USA Vice-Chair
  • Ramesh Bhat F486dae48cd4432a5cd440e96ef3895b
    Dr. Ramesh Bhat India
  • Roy Chan A85a25c2d0d862bc87951a68f86f7fd2
    Dr. Roy Chan Singapore
  • Jin_Ho_Chung_1_ec543ffee39c61c215b271d312216b1b
    Dr. Jin Ho Chung South Korea
  • B_Dreno_af4088f1641edde0382d413473b6d815
    Dr. Brigitte Dréno France
  • Lars Square 3ee2520a7be67e6b0f31be0c80d51d00
    Dr. Lars French Germany
  • H Galadari 15ca60df2a99d005eab7e55219c795b4
    Dr. Hassan Galadari UAE
  • K_Kabashima_dd388ffa59cc7f842417f551efca98c9
    Dr. Kenji Kabashima Japan
  • Margarita Larralde 1 Ba60369e4b0511fc440d7a4d16218a44
    Dr. Margarita Larralde Argentina
  • board_harvey_32a3ca3b2670919b0654adae01d948dd
    Dr. Harvey Lui Canada
  • board_Pellacani_368d11e49e6ab0495fa567e1268243a0
    Dr. Giovanni Pellacani Italy

ILDS WHO Committee

  • Lars Square 3ee2520a7be67e6b0f31be0c80d51d00
    Dr. Lars French Germany Chair
  • Borradori Luca 2017 953cb0418b5b6f9d86a97191f9463629
    Dr. Luca Borradori Switzerland Vice-Chair
  • Dra Ivonne Arellano D44da696c8e512f21ae4d832b5a963a6
    Dr. María Ivonne Arellano Mendoza Mexico
  • C_Fuller_0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Dr. Claire Fuller UK
  • C_Griffiths_6db163b6498ad67c6e651b6b6012b0af
    Professor Christopher Griffiths* MD, (Manchester)
  • Roderick Hay E4398425e09da127c51ac090bcd8a919
    Rod Hay*
  • board_harvey_32a3ca3b2670919b0654adae01d948dd
    Dr. Harvey Lui Canada
  • Venkataram Mysore 1 57d6f42c436d40cb043c62a795ef3b75
    Dr. Venkataram Mysore India

* co-opted committee member

International Foundation for Dermatology Committee

  • C_Fuller_0e7557e615e2db6bf88ef124a90239b3
    Dr. Claire Fuller UK Chair
  • Stephen Shumack 7604feee65e19baaff382b4f454e11f6
    Dr. Stephen Shumack Australia Vice-Chair
  • Ramesh Bhat F486dae48cd4432a5cd440e96ef3895b
    Dr. Ramesh Bhat India
  • Borradori Luca 2017 953cb0418b5b6f9d86a97191f9463629
    Dr. Luca Borradori Switzerland
  • Ncoza Dlova 2 10f7c7c264d5543b43ab513387f8a3f7
    Dr. Ncoza Dlova South Africa
  • Roderick Hay E4398425e09da127c51ac090bcd8a919
    Rod Hay*

* co-opted committee member

Membership Committee

  • D_Siegel_ba5f68fb0afc1ebfabd897cac9d02ee4
    Dr. Daniel Siegel USA Chair
  • Margarita Larralde 1 Ba60369e4b0511fc440d7a4d16218a44
    Dr. Margarita Larralde Argentina Vice-Chair
  • Jin_Ho_Chung_1_ec543ffee39c61c215b271d312216b1b
    Dr. Jin Ho Chung South Korea
  • Ncoza Dlova 2 10f7c7c264d5543b43ab513387f8a3f7
    Dr. Ncoza Dlova South Africa
  • H Galadari 15ca60df2a99d005eab7e55219c795b4
    Dr. Hassan Galadari UAE