The 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) was held in Singapore from 3rd to 8th July, attracting dermatologists, researchers, enterprises, and journalists from all over the world. The conference aimed to share the latest breakthroughs in Dermatology.
Known as the "Olympics" of Dermatology, the WCD is held every four years. This year, it attracted over 10,000 participants, including approximately 1,000 Chinese dermatologists. This provided a unique opportunity for domestic dermatologists and academic societies to enhance academic exchange.
Under the leadership of Professor Jiang Xian, the Department of Dermatology & Venerology of West China Hospital, Sichuan University sent a delegation of 9 to the congress. Four of them served as the chair/co-chair of the congress, and five delivered presentations, with several e-posters displayed. Additionally, Professor Ran Yuping attended as an ambassador of the WCD, and Dr. Shucheng Huidi was awarded the WCD Rising Star Scholarship. The department showcased multiple subspecialties, including disfiguring diseases, infectious diseases, immune diseases, tumor pathology, dermatologic surgery, medical cosmetology, and cosmetics. This made it the largest dermatology delegation from Sichuan Province, demonstrating the hospital's potential for dermatological development.
Professor Ran Yuping not only served as the ambassador of WCD but also chaired two sub-sessions and delivered a report. He also participated in media interviews, provided guidance to a doctoral candidate, and served as an abstract reviewer for the congress.
Professor Jiang Xian, as co-chair of the academic session on "Dermatological surgery/Wound and skin healing", presided over and participated in the academic discussion.
Professor Li Wei chaired the "Psoriasis" session.
Associate Professor Xue Siliang served as co-chair of the "Nail Surgery and Nail Pathology" session and delivered a case sharing presentation. He also had a heated discussion on nail surgery methods with experts from around the world.
The presence of many young doctors from the Department of Dermatology at this congress was also noteworthy. They presented their research results and shared interesting cases.
Dr. Hua Wei presented the academic research results on the itching induced by Cowhage in sensitive skin and the comparison with the current sensory threshold measurement method in the session on Pruritus and dysaesthesias.
Dr. Shucheng Huidi delivered an oral presentation on titled “Overexpression and Potential Roles of Midkine via Regulation of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A in Psoriasis”.
Dr. Zhou Xingli presented a special report on “Efficacy of Human Urine-Derived Stem Cells in a Mouse Model of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa”.
Dr. Hua Sirui shared the wonderful cases of “Large adenoid seborrheic keratosis of the vulva treated with photodynamic therapy”.
Overall, attending the WCD allowed us to experience the latest research progress in Dermatology and establish connections with colleagues from around the world. By showcasing our excellent research results and engaging in meaningful discussions, the department have taken a significant step forward in building a world-class discipline.