Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme Committee

Welcome message from Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Programme Committee.

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we extend a heartfelt invitation to the global dermatology community for the World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) 2027 organized under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies (www.ilds.org) from June 21-26, 2027 in the vibrant city of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Building upon the resounding success of WCD2023 in Singapore, we are excited to elevate the discourse and collaboration in dermatology. WCD2027 promises to provide top quality globally relevant continuing medical education in dermatology showcasing state-of-the-art knowledge and new developments relevant to the global spectrum of skin diseases featured in Plenary Lectures, Symposia, Hot Topic Sessions, Expert Forums, Controversy Sessions, Courses, and Free Communications.

The WCD 2027 Scientific Program Committee is dedicated to curating an engaging program that not only embraces the diversity of skin diseases but also introduces participants to cutting-edge insights from international experts at the forefront of innovation in dermatology.

As Chair and Vice Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for WCD2027, we express our heartfelt gratitude to member societies of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS), the large group of experts that ensure the quality of WCD2027 and the President (Jorge Ocampo Candiani) and Secretary General (Mariel Isa) of WCD 2027 who work closely with us to enable the development of a unique scientific program.

We invite you to mark your calendars and look forward to welcoming you from the 21st to 26th of June 2027, at the 26th WCD in Guadalajara, as part of our commitment to advancing dermatology and embracing the diversity of our specialty.

Warm regards,

Prof. Lars E. French
Chair, Scientific Programme Committee

Prof. Manabu Fujimoto
Vice Chair, Scientific Programme Committee


Committee Members are drawn from current and former ILDS Board Directors and reflect the global spread and wide expertise of the ILDS.

Lars FRENCH, Germany, Chair
Manabu FUJIMOTO, Japan, Vice Chair
Jennifer AUSTIN*, Canada
Luca BORRADORI, Switzerland
Roy CHAN, Singapore
Ncoza DLOVA, South Africa
Dirk ELSTON*, USA
George J. HRUZA, USA
Mariel ISA, Republica Dominicana
Qianjin LU, China
Jorge OCAMPO CANDIANI, Mexico
Ketty PERIS, Italy
Martin RÖCKEN, Germany
Ricardo ROMITI, Brazil
Lidia RUDNICKA, Poland
Rashmi SARKAR, India
Antonio TORRELO, Spain

* Advisors