South Africa’s first time hosting The 3rd Continental Congress of the International Society of Dermatology and the 65th Annual Dermatology Meeting

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The 3rd Continental Congress of the International Society of Dermatology

Durban, South Africa, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 24–27 October 2012

The Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa), Dermatology Department, under the auspices of the Dermatology Society of South Africa, together with the International Society of Dermatology hosted the 3rd Continental Congress of the International Society of Dermatology in Durban, South Africa from 24 to 27 October 2012. The main purpose of the meeting was to provide a venue for bringing an international perspective to a regional dermatological meeting with international speakers and a broader international attendance. About 400 faculty members and delegates participated in the meetings, which had over 30 sessions. Topics of interest ranged from ethnic skin and hair, drug reactions, infections, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV dermatoses to dermatologic surgery, Botox and fillers with exciting diagnostic interactive sessions, rapid communications, a registrars forum and dermatology nursing sessions.

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