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4th Continental Congress of Dermatology & 37th Annual Convention of the Philippine Dermatological Society 2014 (CCD 2014)

Edsa Shangri-La * | Mandaluyong city, PHILIPPINES
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Title: 4th Continental Congress of Dermatology & 37th Annual Convention of the Philippine Dermatological Society 2014 (CCD 2014)
Specialty: , Dermatology
Dates: From Nov, 4, 2014 to Nov, 7, 2014
Location: Mandaluyong city, PHILIPPINES
Type: Congress
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Evangeline B. Handog, MD, FPDS
President, International Society of Dermatology

The International Society of Dermatology (ISD) started the Continental Congress of Dermatology (CCD) in 2010 to offer a venue for further learning in between the International Congress of Dermatology (ICD) which is held every four years. Hence, the first CCD in Cali, Colombia, was spearhead by Prof. Rafael Falabella, the second one in St. Petersburg, Russia was organized by Prof. Jana Hercogova, and in 2012, Prof. Ncoza Dlova was at the forefront in Durban, South Africa. All of these were very successful in promoting dermatology in their continent and in bringing out the best of the organizational leadership of the host country.

This year, Manila, Philippines becomes the apple of the international community’s eye. As a Filipina, I am one hundred and one percent certain that the faculty will be very reputable and respected, the scientific content will be excellent, the venue superb, and the hospitality unparalleled. I am more than confident that the PDS lead by its President Dr. Rosalina Nadela, will do their very best to ensure success.

Please mark your calendar, as the 4th CCD and the 37th Philippine Dermatological Society’s Annual Convention will be another sterling and memorable educational event to remember.

Welcome to the Philippines. Mabuhay!

Nellie Konnikov, MD, FAAD
Secretary-General, International Society of Dermatology

Personally and on behalf of my colleagues, I would like to invite you to Manila, Philippines, for the joint 4th Continental Congress of ISD and the 37th Annual PDS meeting in November 2014.

Members of scientific and organizing committees are working hard to ensure coverage of the most recent scientific and practical aspects in Dermatology by world renowned and internationally acclaimed speakers.

Our anticipation of the success of the Congress based on superb scientific program covering wide range of medical, surgical, and cosmetic Dermatology. I am sure, that both seasoned and novice dermatologists will find so much to learn, to share, to discuss with old friends, not to mention to make new ones.

Above all, we are so exited to experience first hand the rich cultural heritage, unparalleled Asian hospitality, and the natural beauty of Philippines.

See you all in Manila!

Rosalina E. Nadela, MD, MSc, FPDS
Overall Chair

On behalf of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), I enthusiastically welcome all the participants to the joint 4th Continental Congress of Dermatology of the International Society of Dermatology and the 37th Annual Convention of the PDS from November 4-7, 2014 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

It is the first time that the Continental Congress of Dermatology will be held in Asia and it is an honor and privilege for our country to host this outstanding global conference. With the theme “Advances in Dermatology: A Journey Across Nations”, we aim to bring together prominent international and home-grown speakers in a cross-cultural interchange as we update ourselves on the newest developments in the practice of dermatology. The Organizing Committee has prepared a scientific program that will feature plenary lectures, simultaneous symposia and focus sessions covering a diverse of range of topics that assuredly will provide interesting discussions. Paper and e-poster presentations will offer another learning avenue for our delegates. For the accompanying visitors, social tours showcasing the Filipino heritage can be arranged. Kindly visit our website at www. for more updated information.

I am pleased to invite colleagues from around the world to come visit my country and experience the friendliness and hospitality of the Philippines.

Let us strengthen the bonds between nations unified in the pursuit of excellence in dermatology.

Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS

As we embraced this new era, we found it timely to adopt the theme “Advances in Dermatology: A Journey Across Nations”. The Philippine Dermatological Society in partnership with the International Society of Dermatology takes pride and honor in hosting the 4th Continental Congress of Dermatology which will be held on November 4-7, 2014 in Metro Manila, Philippines. This will also coincide with the 37th Annual Convention of the Philippine Dermatological Society.

We are delighted to have been given this opportunity as this is the first time that Asian country will be hosting such a prestigious congress. Truly an event to look forward to, we will highlight centuries of discoveries across the globe, latest innovations, recent technologies and continuous modernization in dermatology and its related specialties. We boast of a roster of well-renowned speakers, both local and international who will be discussing a wide array of very interesting topics. It is aim of the Organizing Committee to provide you an educational program that is updated, extensive and comprehensive. With strong support from its officers, members, industrial partners, both local and international, this conference will be a memorable and noteworthy experience for all the guests and delegates.

On behalf of the Philippine Dermatological Society and Organization Committee, I welcome you to the Philippines, a country that will captivate you with its rich cultural heritage, stunning beaches, delectable food, and most especially, the warm hospitality of the Filipino people. Do come and enjoy this unforgettable experience.

We are looking forward to meeting all of you at the congress.


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Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Congress sessions and symposia will take place at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
located at 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

Richmonde Hotel Ortigas (0.4km to Congress venue)
21 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Linden Suites (0.6km to Congress venue)
37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria (1.5km to Congress venue)
Ortigas Avenue cor. Asian Development Bank Ave, Quezon City



Tagaytay (121 USD per person) *minimum of 5 persons
Approximately 6 Hours
Transportation, Entrance fees, Lunch, English speaking guide

HIGHLIGHTS: An hour-and-a-half leisurely drive southwest of Manila, Tagaytay Ridge at 1,250 feet above sea level off ers a magnifi cent view of Taal lake and its active island volcano, “a volcano within a lake, within a volcano.” The tour is one of the best and easiest way to take a glimpse of the countryside as the area boasts of farm land planted with local fl owers, fruits, vegetables, coffee, and palm trees. A side trip to the Jeepney Factory (Manila’s famous commuter vehicle) and world-renowned bamboo organ in Las Pinas is included.

Corregidor (121 USD per person, minimum of 5 persons*)
DURATION: Approximately 8 hours
INCLUDES: Transportation, Entrance fees, Lunch, English speaking guide

HIGHLIGHTS: The island-fortress of Corregidor is a 1-hour ferry boat ride 26 miles west of Manila. “The Rock” as it became known during World War II, was the last Filipino-American bastion to fall to the Japanese. Enjoy a guided visit to the island’s many “silent guns” and historical landmarks. Be mesmerized by the Light and Sound Show inside the cavernous Malinta Tunnel, which served as General Douglas McArthur’s headquarters during the siege. Finally, eat heartily from a lunch buff et served at the Corregidor Inn, the only accommodation in the island. Whether you choose to return to Manila after lunch or rest overnight at the inn, this island tour is surely one for the books.

Villa Escudero (142 USD per person, minimum of 5 persons*)
DURATION: Approximately 8 hours
INCLUDES: Transportation, Entrance fees, Lunch, English speaking guide

HIGHLIGHTS: Experience the allure of Philippine country life at Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort. A self-contained working coconut plantation, It was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s. The estate was opened to the public in 1981. From its humble beginnings, the resort has become a prime tourist destination for locals, overseas Filipinos and a wide array of foreign visitors to the country. It has a worldwide reputation as a showcase for the Philippines’ rich cultural heritage, off ering a beguiling glimpse of its history, cuisine, dress, customs and natural beauty a mere two hours away from Manila.

Pagsanjan Tour (147 USD per person, minimum of 5 persons*)
DURATION: Approximately 8 hours
INCLUDES: Transportation, Entrance fees, Lunch, English speaking guide

HIGHLIGHTS: The base of the Pansanjan falls is a natural pool, allowing great swimming and diving. There are some caves to explore around the area which are known for their acoustics. Behind the waterfalls there is also a small cave which you can enter. The falls is also famous for their massage, where people get ‘massaged’ under the falls. A canoe (banca) ride paddled and pushed by 2 skillfull banqueros takes you from a slow meandering part of the river through a narrow, steep-sided canyon and over several rapids. They expertly jump from rock to rock pushing the boat up the rapids with robust leathery feet.



Charms of Old Manila (65 USD per person, minimum of 5 persons*)
DATE: November 5, 2014
PICK UP TIME: 0800H and 1330H
DURATION: Approximately 4 hours
INCLUDES: Transportation, Entrance fees, English speaking guide

HIGHLIGHTS: Take a step back in time as you discover the “Charms of Old Manila”. Start with a visit to historic Rizal Park, where the remains of our country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, lie within the cornerstone of Rizal Monument. Head on to the famous walled city of Intramuros, built as a fortress during the Spanish colonial period. Within these walls, stop by Fort Santiago, former headquarters of the military might of the Spanish, American and Japanese colonizers until its destruction in 1945. The tour proceeds to the San Agustin Church, the oldest structure in the country dating back to 1571. Then, get a glimpse of Old Manila living in Casa Manila, a reconstructed 19th century mansion with 16th to 19th century furniture and furnishings. Finally, take a leisurely stroll through the ruins of Baluarte de San Diego and its charming garden grounds.

Modern Manila Tour (69 USD per person, minimum of 5 persons*)
DATE: November 6, 2014
PICK UP TIME: 0800H and 1330H
DURATION: Approximately 4 hours
INCLUDES: Transportation, Entrance fees, English speaking guide

HIGHLIGHTS: Get a rush and experience the multiple facets of modern-day Metro Manila.See the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where artists from all over the archipelago and the rest of the world have graced its theaters and brought its galleries to life, enthralling Filipinos and our foreign guests for over forty years. Visit Makati City, one of Asia’s premier business districts, and make your way to the Ayala Museum where classic and modern Filipino artistry converge. The museum’s structure itself was designed by National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin and is a testament to Filipino creativity. Take a breather and pay tribute to heroes from the past, our gallant soldiers who fought during World War II, in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial Park



Bohol is where the famous chocolate hills and tarsier can be found. The island is located in the central Philippines. It does not only off er leisure and nature but also history, culture and adventure

The oldest city and one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, Cebu City is the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas Region.

The Island that boasts of its pure white sand, Boracay is the famous destination for most tourists in the Philippines.

The home of our very own Honda Bay Islands and the world famous Underground River, Palawan is surely a perfect nature trip for everyone.




Address : 3/F Gercon Plaza, 7901 Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Contact Person : MS. FRITZIE DELA CRUZ
Email Addresses : |
Phone : +632 894 0886 local 1300 | Mobile : +63 917 854 3621 | Fax : +632 817 7903

*Please note that delegates and accompanying persons who wish to join the Half-day and Whole-day Tours should contact the tour operator for rates and reservations. Prior reservation is highly encouraged. Our affi liated tour operator, Rajah Travel Corporation, will have a booth at the convention to make sure your Philippine experience is unforgettable.

**For details on rates and reservations of the Island Tours, please visit or contact them directly at the email addresses above to request for a quote.

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Submission Info

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts of original work or systematic reviews for inclusion in the program as oral and e-poster presentations.

Abstract submission deadline
July 31, 2014 12nn +8GMT
*Abstract must be submitted along with conference registration fees.

Acceptance Notification date
September 15, 2014
* All authors will be notified via email of abstract status.

Please make sure your email address  is correct and up-to-date.

Presentation upload deadline
October 1, 2014


  1. Abstracts must be submitted through the website-
  2. Abstracts should be in English and should contain original work or systematic reviews that have not been previously presented at any international meeting, nor published, submitted or accepted for publication in any peer-reviewed journal prior to the 4th Continental Congress of Dermatology.
  3. Conference registration with FULL payment is compulsory for presenting authors prior to the acceptance of abstracts.  Failure to register to the conference will result in automatic cancellation of abstracts submitted.
  4. Abstracts can be submitted either for e-poster exhibit or oral presentation.  However, the Scientific Committee will make the final decision on the presentation mode to ensure a balanced program.
  5. Submission of an abstract indicates that all authors have read and approved the abstract contents, accept and agree to comply with the abstract submission rules, and that work with humans and animals have been approved by an institutional review board.
  6. Online abstract submission will start on February 1, 2014.  No modifications to the abstract can be made after it has been submitted.  If the abstract needs to be changed for accuracy, the author should withdraw it and resubmit a new one before the deadline for abstract submission.
  7. Acceptance of abstracts for oral presentation will be decided through blinded peer review by a screening panel to be created by the Scientific Committee.  Their decision will be final.
  8. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings/e-abstract book CD which will be distributed to all delegates
  9. Only (1) author can be identified as presenter on an abstract and make the presentation. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 15, 2014 for inclusion into the program.  Authors who wish to withdraw should send a written request to the
  10. Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2003 or 2007 presentation files should be uploaded by October 1, 2014.



  1. All abstracts must be submitted via our online abstract submission system.
  2. Abstracts must not be more than 250 words.
  3. Abstracts should be submitted using the Abstract Template provided.
  4. Abstracts must be in Microsoft 2003 or 2007 Word file. Please send one copy in a word document format and one copy as pdf.
  5. A maximum of five (5) authors can be listed. Affiliation should include department and institution. Presenting author’s name should be in bold. Contact details (e-mail address) of corresponding author should be given.
  6. The title should be concise and indicative of the content of the paper. It should not exceed 30 words, should not contain abbreviations, and only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.


P.S. Please use this template and submit as a Microsoft 2003 or 2007 word file save and submit as both word document and pdf file

File name: Abstract_(Author’s Last Name)_(Running Head)

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Quezon City Philippine 1102

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