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From 195 to 850 USD
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Specialty: Dermatology
Dates: From Jun, 8, 2015 to Jun, 13, 2015
Location: Vancouver , CANADA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 195 to 850 USD
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Vancouver Convention Centre *

With our harbourfront location and breathtaking views, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The addition of our new West Building has tripled our capacity, for a combined total of 466,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and plenary theatre space. Both the East and West Buildings are designed as a series of modules to offer the highest degree of flexibility. This new combination also allows us to hold simultaneous events, each with their own separate access and function space. Add first class cuisine, the most advanced technology and an exceptional sustainability mandate and your event is sure to be nothing less than remarkable.
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Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and the WCD 2015 National Organizing Committee, we are delighted to extend a warm welcome, and invite you to join us in beautiful Vancouver for the 23RD World Congress of Dermatology (23RD WCD) in 2015. The World Congress of Dermatology is the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meeting and takes place only once every four years. The first Congress in 1889 pre-dated the modern Olympics by seven years, and was last held in North America in 1992.

The National Organizing Committee, together with the ILDS Scientific Program Committee led by Professor Jean Bolognia, have been working diligently since the closing ceremony of the 22ND WCD in Seoul in 2011 to develop an unparalleled program for the 2015 World Congress. The Scientific Program Committee has committed to bringing global representation to a wide variety of subjects that are core to medical, surgical, and esthetic dermatology. There will be a vast range of special sessions to meet everyone’s interests. Young “Rising Star” dermatologists will be showcased in every session.

We hope many of you have or will have the opportunity to experience one of our special WCD Countdown & Preview Symposia held during recent AAD, EADV, and Asian Dermatological Congress meetings. These Preview Symposia have been designed to give delegates a taste of the quality and educational content that you can expect at the WCD in 2015.

Our Canadian reputation for hospitality, friendliness, safety, and efficiency will be extended to all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, and accompanying persons. Situated against a stunning backdrop of mountains and the sea, the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) will not only serve as one of the most beautiful venues to ever host a World Congress of Dermatology, but also feature the latest technology to ensure that programs are interactive. The VCC, conveniently located within walking distance of the majority of WCD hotel rooms, will be the perfect launching point for delegates to discover this wonderful cosmopolitan city that we call our home.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2015 to A Global Celebration of Dermatology in Vancouver!

With warm regards,

Jerry Shapiro, MD, President / Harvey Lui, MD, Secretary-General

Event committees:
  • Jean L. Bolognia, Chair (USA)
  • Wolfram Sterry (Germany)
  • George Stingl (Austria)
  • Hee Chul Eun (Korea)
  • Abdul-Ghani Kibbi (Lebanon)
  • Christopher E. M. Griffiths (UK)
  • Hemangi R. Jerajani (India)
  • Harvey Lui (Canada)
  • Yoshiki Miyachi (Japan)
  • Marcia Ramos-e-Silva (Brazil)
  • Jerry Shapiro (Canada)
  • Xuejun Zhang (China)
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General Info:

Fees below are inclusive of any applicable taxes and are quoted in US dollars. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX) or bank/ wire transfer. Payments made by wire transfer will be charged a $50.00 bank transfer fee; For payments made by credit card, the credit card statement payee will be shown as Simply Eventful Management and will show the equivalent US dollar fee in the home currency of the registrant.



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Late Registration From: 2015-02-01 To: 0--
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Nurse & Physician\\\'s
Medical Student
Non ILDS member
Member of ILDS Societies

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

The online Housing Bureau is available to registered delegates and confirmed sponsors and exhibitors. Registered delegates will be directed to the online Housing Bureau at the end of the online registration process. For Group Housing requests (more than 10), please contact the Group Housing Coordinator
Accommodation Options and Cost

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Accent Inn Richmond
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Best Western Plus Downtown Vancouver
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Carmana Plaza
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Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
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Coast Coal harbour Hotel
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Further Details:
  • Cancellations must be sent to the Housing Bureau in writing via email, fax, or mail.
  • For cancellations received prior to October 31, 2014, refunds less $100 CAD administration fee will be levied; this fee is applicable regardless of cancellation reason or method.
  • Cancellations received on or after November 1, 2014 are subject to the equivalent of a one-night stay at your confirmed room rate; this fee is applicable regardless of cancellation reason or method.
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Submission Info

A.   Authors are required to indicate their preference for either oral or poster presentation by checking the appropriate box on the submission web page. The WCD Free Communications Committee will make the final decision on the format of presentation (i.e. poster or oral).

B.   Acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be based on rankings given by a peer review of experts in the associated topic/category. Results of the selection process will be sent out via e-mail to the corresponding author. The Committee decision is final and cannot be appealed.

C.   Abstracts cannot be identical to any abstract that has previously been presented at a major international meeting prior to the WCD 2015. An update to prior work is acceptable.

D.   Instructions on the preparation of posters and information regarding projection facilities will be included with the notification of acceptance.

E.   Submission of an abstract indicates:

(i) that the author(s) agree to comply with the abstract submission and presentation rules,

(ii) that the presentation is based on scientific and/or clinical methods that are ethical and valid, and

(iii) that all authors have contributed to and approve the abstract and its entire contents.

F.   All accepted abstracts will be published electronically on digital media (e.g. CD-ROM) as well as the WCD 2015 website, and distributed to all delegates.

G.   Accepted abstracts are official communications of the Congress. The presenting author agrees to register, attend the Congress, and present the abstract as scheduled by the WCD. The presenting authorMUST REGISTER FOR THE WCD BY MARCH 13, 2015 before the abstract can officially accepted for inclusion in the final scientific program and official Program Book.

Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

Sponsorship opportunities for the 23RD World Congress of Dermatology are limited only by your imagination.

All companies participating as Major Sponsors will be acknowledged in the Recognition Program as sponsors from the time of their initial contribution up to and throughout the Congress itself. In addition, Major Sponsors will receive special priority on booth space, symposia and additional sponsorship opportunities.

There are many additional sponsorship opportunities available including:

  • Global Celebration Lounge
  • Promotion
  • Delegate Items
  • Technical Items
  • Educational
  • Meeting Rooms & Events
  • Social Functions
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Print Advertisements

To discuss these and other ideas and opportunities, please contact the Congress Secretariat or phone +1-604-738-8600.

Organising Agency

23RD World Congress of Dermatology Secretariat
2590 Granville Street, Suite 206
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3H1

Tel.: +1-604-738-8600
Fax.: +1-604-738-8697

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Fax.: +1-604-738-8697

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