Canada to Host World's Medical Specialists

OTTAWA, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Dermatologists from around the world have voted and Canada has come out on top. The beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C. will welcome the world's dermatology community as it hosts the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in 2015.

The Canadian Dermatology Association is delighted by the announcement that delegates at the 22nd World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Seoul voted to see the largest conference of dermatologic specialists come to Canada.  Other locations that were in the running to the host the 23rd WCD included Rome, Vienna, Istanbul and Bangalore.

"The Vancouver Bid Committee has worked tirelessly over the last three years attending countless dermatology meetings and strengthening international relationships in order to put a face to the Canadian bid," says Dr Ian Landells, CDA President.

The theme for the Vancouver WCD will be A Global Celebration of Dermatology and will mark the first time the conference has ever been held in Canada. To encourage participation from dermatologists around the globe, the Committee established a comprehensive scholarship program targeted at dermatologists and trainees from developing countries who might otherwise be unable to attend.

"Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city in a spectacular natural environment and we're honoured our colleagues around the world elected to use it as the setting for the 2015 World Congress of Dermatology," says Dr Jerry Shapiro, Vancouver Bid Committee President.

Canada's dermatologists and their supporters will be taking time to celebrate this well-earned victory at the WCD Gala in Seoul before returning home to begin planning for the 2015 WCD.

About CDA
The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents Canadian dermatologists. The association exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the health of the skin, hair and nails; provide continuing professional development for its members; support and advance patient care; provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthy skin, hair and nails.

SOURCE Canadian Dermatology Association

For further information:

Jennifer Scott, Communications and Projects Officer
Tel: 613.738.1748 / 1.800.267.3376 Ext. 222 | jscott@dermatology.ca

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