Ten reasons to be in Vancouver for the 2015 World Congress of Dermatology

  1. A Global Celebration of Dermatology. The largest international gathering for dermatology takes place only once every four years, and represents over 136 national and subspecialty societies from around the world. Dating back to 1889, the World Congress of Dermatology predates the modern Olympics!
  2. Welcome Back to A Spectacular Setting in North America. 2015 marks the return of the World Congress of Dermatology to North America for the first time since the 1992 WCD in New York City. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful and livable international cities. Come and see why so many people dream of visiting and living in Vancouver.
  3. A World-Class Scientific Program. Where else can you share experiences and knowledge with colleagues and friends from around the world? This will be the only dermatology event in 2015 that features the best speakers and leaders from every continent.
  4. Your Gateway to a Special Family Holiday. Spend extra time before or after the 2015 WCD to explore a special part of the world — a cruise ship tour to Alaska, a train ride to the Rocky Mountains, or a short flight to California — Vancouver will be the jumping-off point for you and your family.
  5. A Technology Enabled and Enhanced Congress. The latest social media and smartphone/tablet apps are being developed for participants before and during the 2015 WCD. We promise a novel and highly interactive program to enhance your Congress experience.
  6. A New, State-of-the-Art Convention Centre. The Vancouver Convention Centre will be the home of the 2015 WCD and is situated in the heart of downtown on the harbour front with stunning views of the mountains and sea.
  7. Accommodations for Everyone. 13,000 hotel rooms are within safe direct walking distance from the convention centre. There’s something to meet all needs — from the budget-conscious to those seeking a full-service experience.
  8. Scholarship and Travel Support for Developing Countries and Young Dermatologists. The 2015 WCD will be inclusive and responsive. A generous scholarship and grant program will help us ensure that the world’s best and brightest are able to participate in Vancouver.
  9. We’re Inviting Everyone in Dermatology. The 2015 WCD will feature special sessions for scientists, dermatology nurses, physician assistants, allied health professionals, and esthetic technicians. We’re also planning events by patient support and advocacy groups from around the world to give you special insights from skin patients.
  10. Come and Experience Canadian Hospitality. Vancouver is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. No matter where you’re from, you will feel like you belong here as soon as you arrive. When you’re not at the WCD itself, you can enjoy world-class dining, shopping, and unique tourist attractions.