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
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. CCD2014.com 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.