It is my great pleasure as congress president to welcome you to the 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy to be held in Vienna, Austria, from April 16–18, 2015.
An exciting and diverse scientific program is being currently organized by the committee. The congress will appropriately consider all aspects of skin imaging, from dermatoscopy to confocal microscopy. The main topics will be amongst others early recognition and treatment of all forms of skin cancer (melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer) and in vivo imaging of inflammatory skin diseases. Addressing these issues will be a superior faculty of speakers drawn from Europe, the U.S., Canada, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I have no doubt that this meeting will be an outstanding event, both professionally and emotionally.
We can also promise international delegates an exciting and uniquely Viennese social program when they visit this city. Mid April is usually a great time of the year in Vienna, the historic and modern cultural center of Austria. Social events in absolutely excellent settings will accompany the congress, while one of the world's largest sports events, the Vienna City Marathon will take place just before the congress. A host of tours both before and after the congress will suit both sightseer and sportsman.
Harald Kittler, MD
Philipp Tschandl, MD