About WCD2027

International League of Dermatological Societies

The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) promotes the improvement of dermatological care, education and science across the world. We provide leadership and support to foster initiatives, projects and policies with global impact for those affected by skin disease. We bring together 195 Members from more than 90 countries representing over 200,000 dermatology specialists.

Our Vision: Attaining the best possible skin health for all people around the world.

Our Mission: The mission of the ILDS is 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
  • Communications: to use a range of methods to raise awareness and communicate effectively
  • Evidence: to ensure that our work reflects the best and most current knowledge, practices and evidence
  • Stewardship: to identify priorities and commit resources based on realistic assessments of our capabilities

Board directors

Henry W. LIM, President (USA)
María Ivonne ARELLANO MENDOZA, Secretary-General (Mexico)
Stephen SHUMACK, Treasurer (Austria)
Lars FRENCH, Past President (Germany)
Claire FULLER, IFD Chair (UK)

Luca BORRADORI (Switzerland)
Roy CHAN (Singapore)
Jin Ho CHUNG (Republic of Korea)
Ncoza DLOVA (South Africa)
Esther FREEMAN (USA)
Manabu FUJIMOTO (Japan)
George HRUZA (USA)
Qianjin LU (China)
Venkataram MYSORE (India)
Jorge OCAMPO-CANDIANI (Mexico)
Ketty PERIS (Italy)
Martin RÖCKEN (Germany)
Ricardo ROMITI (Brazil)
Lidia RUDNICKA (Poland)
Rashmi SARKAR (India)
Antonio TORRELO (Spain)