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The International Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD) is a world wide, non-profit, scientific organization formed by professionals interested in promoting Pediatric Dermatology. It is aimed to carry out collaborative efforts to improve Pediatric Dermatology for the general health of infants and adolescents. The ISPD will promote the development of Pediatric Dermatology through clinical practice, research, teaching, conferences, courses, meetings, publications and consultation.

The ISPD is also aimed to promote human and scientific relations with other scientific groups and societies having goals similar to those of the ISPD, as well as the formation of national societies of Pediatric Dermatology.

The ISPD was originally born by inspiration of the following persons: Martin Beare (Northern Ireland), Armando Franco (Mexico), Ferdinando Gianotti (Italy), Joan E. Hodgman (U.S.A.), Coleman Jacobson (U.S.A.), Guinter Khan (U.S.A.), Andrew M. Margileth (U.S.A.), Edmund J. Moynahan (England), Dagoberto O. Pierini (Argentina), Ramón Ruiz-Maldonado (Mexico), Lawrence M. Solomon (U.S.A.), Eva Torök (Hungary), and Kazuya Yamamoto (Japan). The above met in Mexico City on October 18, 1973, on the occasion of the First International Symposium on Pediatric Dermatology. Since then, 13 World Congresses of Pediatric Dermatology (WCPD) have been celebrated and 14th WCPD took place in September 22-25, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. At this last WCPD 2025, a new Executive Board of Directors was elected: Officers of the Board 2021 - 2025.

Past Leadership

Board Members 2021 - 2025

Previous World Congresses of Pediatric Dermatology:

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past leadership

Board of Directors 2017 - 2021

Dr Amy Paller, United States President

Dr Margarita Larralde, Argentina Treasurer

Dr Arti Nanda, Kuwait

Dr Christine Bodemer, France

Dr Gail Todd, South Africa

Dr Mark Koh, Singapore

Dr Antonio Torrelo, Spain Immediate Past President

Advisory Board 2017 - 2021

Dr Albert Yan, United States

Dr Andrea L Zaenglein, United States

Dr Antoinette Chateau, South Africa

Dr Dirk Van Gysel, Belgium

Dr Elena Pope, Canada

Dr Eli Sprecher, Israel

Dr Eulalia Baselga, Spain

Dr Felipe Velasquez, Peru

Dr Francis Palisson, Chile

Dr Jemima Mellerio, United Kingdom

Dr Sethuraman Gomathy, India

Editorial Board 2017 - 2021

Dr Arti Nanda, Kuwait Editor-in-Chief

Dr Antonio Chuh, Hong Kong

Dr Deepak Parikh, India

Dr Katibi Sherifat, Nigeria

Dr Leong Kin Fon, Malaysia

Dr Maya El Hachem, Italy

Dr Paula Boggio, Argentina

Dr Paula Luna, Argentina

Dr Rahul Mahajan, India

Dr Ravi Hiremagalore, India

Dr Sandipan Dhar, India

Dr Sheila Friedlander, United States

Dr Sheilagh Maguiness, United States

Dr Smail Hadj-Rabia, France

Dr Talia Kakourou, Greece

Dr Zbigniew Ruszczak, United Arab Emirates

Dr Zsuzsanna Szalai, Hungary

Dr Anwar Al-Sumait, Kuwait

Dr Ayelet Ollech, Israel

Dr Maria Trinidad Hasbun, Chile

Dr Peter Yu Yu, Taiwan

Dr Sahana M Srinivas, India

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