Message of Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

The past three Clinical Dermatology 2000 Congresses have been enthusiastically attended by dermatologists from around the world. Feedback from participants has been highly positive and the quality of the programmes and organisation has attracted rare praise.

This success has resulted in pressures from many dermatologists to run this meeting regularly every two years. The next meeting in June 1998 in Singapore promises to develop and improve on this established worldwide meeting. Its thrust will continue to be centred on the future of clinical dermatology and how the latest research in basic science and molecular biology will help shape the future prevention and treatment of skin disorders.

The turn of the century is now imminent and our specialitys rate of development continues to accelerate, as the complexity of the skin is progressively revealed.

The Scientific Committee for the Singapore Congress, co-chaired by Professors Greaves, Wolff and McLean, will work to develop another programme of the highest quality. This will help shape and change the concepts that the practising dermatologist employs in managing skin disease.

Singapores Scientific Programme will consist of daily plenary lectures on current topics of skin disease, symposia on various sub-specialities and debates on controversies. It will highlight basic scientific advances, which may play an important future role in dermatological practice.

The free paper/poster sessions will give participants the opportunity to share their experience and vision for the future. The Scientific Committee welcomes submissions from dermatologists and scientists worldwide.

Singapore is situated at the centre of the world„s fastest-growing economy and lies at the crossroads of a myriad of surrounding cultures. You as participants will be able to experience this rich multi-cultural enviroment during your stay in our country.

On behalf of the National Skin Centre in Singapore and the members of the Scientific and Organising Committees, I warmly welcome you to Singapore. I look forward to your support and contributions in helping dermatologists to improve patient care in the next century.

Dr. Chee Leok Goh, Medical Director, Institute of Dermatology, Singapore National Skin Centre, Congress and Scientific Committee Chairman.

Scientific Committee

Chairman:
Congress & Scientific Committee
Associate Professor Chee-Leok Goh,
Singapore

Co-Chairmen:
Scientific Committee
Professor Malcolm Greaves, London
Professor Klaus Wolff, Vienna
Professor David McLean, Vancouver

Scientific Committee

  • Jonathan NWN – Barker London
  • Alastair Carruthers – Vancouver
  • Enno Christophers – Kiel
  • Alan Cooper – St Leonards
  • Maria Duran – Bogota
  • Peter Elias – San Francisco
  • Ervin Epstein Jr – San Francisco
  • Alberto Giannetti – Modena
  • Roderick Hay – London
  • Yoshiaki Hori – Fukuoka
  • Preya Kullavanijaya – Bangkok
  • Stuart Maddin – Vancouver
  • Hideoki Ogawa – Tokyo
  • John-Paul Ortonne – Nice
  • Yoon Kee Park – Seoul
  • George Stingl – Vienna
  • John Voorhees – Ann Arbor

 

Venue

The Congress will take place at the Raffles City Convention Centre at the Westin Stamford and Westin Plaza. The Convention Centre is one of the largest meeting facilities in South East Asia and is conveniently located in the heart of Singapore.

The Convention Centre is within walking distance of many of Singapore’s attractions and one of the major stations of the Mass Rapid Transit Systems, which provides direct access by subway to the business and shopping districts, is located beneath the complex.