Dermatology International Congress

15, 16, 17 November 2018 - Taormina, Sicily, Italy

...following the European Guidelines

Angelo S. Ferrari, Maurizio Pettinato


Dr. Angelo Ferrari
Dear Colleagues,

As Chairmen of the “G18 ADI-ADMG Dermatology International Congress” and on behalf of the ADI (Ionic Dermatological Association) and of the ADMG (Association of Dermatologists of Magna Greece), we are very pleased to invite you to the city of Taormina, Italy, the city that will host this meeting from 15 to 17 november, 2018.

The Symposium programme will be characterised by a selection of relevant topics proposed by high-level Italian and foreign speakers. Dedicated tracks will focus on clinicopathological correlation, contact allergy and occupational dermatology, skin diseases and systemic inflammation, dermato-oncology, as well as dermatosurgery.
The event will be spread over 3 days (Thursday to Saturday) with many tracks of Review and Updates stimulating Plenary Lectures for all to attend, Free Communications sessions highlighting the latest research and findings, and a single track dedicated to juniors under 35. In addition, there will be plenty of space dedicated to new technologies and innovative cosmetics.

Housed in a state-of-the-art structure, the Diodoro Conference Center is in the heart of the city, near the Ancient Theatre, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. It is a spacious, elegant, technological, comfortable conference center that will provide an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Dr. Maurizio Pettinato
Taormina is a small town on the east coast of Sicily known for its beaches and also known to be a place of cultural richness. There are only 11,000 people living in Taormina, but that does not stop it from being a cultural center and home to interesting events. With its mild climate, there are performances almost year round, with opera, pop and classical concerts by some of the best Italian and foreign artists. There is also the Taormina Film Fest, a very popular and reputed festival, celebrating Italy’s finest actors and actresses.

Latterly, on 26 and 27 May 2017, Taormina hosted the G7 and the big-ones on the world.

Taormina is a shocking beauty. Within the city, modernity and ancient ruins are mixed together. If you have never seen it, do not miss this opportunity. If you know it, you’ll be happy to return. You will also be rewarded with excellent cuisine.
We look forward to seeing in Taormina.

Angelo Ferrari,   Maurizio Pettinato

Scientific technical coordination

Coordinamento tecnico scientifico

Prof. Alberto Giannetti

Emeritus Professor of Dermatology
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Coordinamento tecnico scientifico

Dott. Santo Dattola

President of A.D.M.G.
Coordinamento tecnico scientifico

Dott. Giovanni Fabio Zagni

Past President
General Secretary of A.D.I.

Dear friends,
we have worked and will continue to work to offer all participants a scientific level and a hospitality of excellence.

We are waiting for you.


International Speakers

  • Bergman Reuven, Haifa, Israele
  • Borradori Luca, Bern, Switzerland
  • Grimalt Ramon, Barcelona, Spain
  • Hertl Michael, Marburg, Germany
  • Hoeller Christoph, Vienna, Austria
  • Iorizzo Matilde, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Jemec Gregor, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Krieg Thomas, Cologne, Germany
  • Lallas Aimilios, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Medhat Abdelmalek, Amman, Jordan
  • Mellerio Jemima, London, UK
  • Pace Joseph, Naxxar, Malta
  • Podda Maurizio, Darmstadt-Eberstadt, Germany
  • Ring Johannes, München, Germany
  • Ruzicha Thomas, München, Germany
  • Solovan Caius, Timisoara, Romenia
  • Stefanato Catherine, London, UK
  • Stratigos Alexander, Athens, Greece
  • Szepietowski Jacek, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Vandekerkhof Peter, Nijmegen, Nethland
  • Ziegler Petra Maria, Dinkelsbühl, Germany
  • Zouboulis Christos, Dessau, Germany

Italian Speakers

  • Agnusdei Concetto Paolo, Campobasso, Italy
  • Amato Salvatore, Palermo, Italy
  • Amoruso Giuseppe Fabrizio, Cosenza, Italy
  • Ardigò Marco, Rome, Italy
  • Arpaia Nicola, Bari, Italy
  • Astorino Stefano, Rome, Italy
  • Balato Nicola, Naples, Italy
  • Berti Emilio, Milan, Italy
  • Bettoli Vincenzo, Ferrara, Italy
  • Bianchi Luca, Rome, Italy
  • Bleidl Dario, Genoa, Italy
  • Calzavara Pinton Piergiacomo, Brescia, Italy
  • Cameli Norma, Rome, Italy
  • Campione Elena, Rome, Italy
  • Cannarozzo Giovanni, Florence, Italy
  • Cassano Nicoletta, Bari, Italy
  • Cervadoro Gregorio, Pisa, Italy
  • Cristaudo Antonio, Rome, Italy
  • Curatolo Salvatore, Catania, Italy
  • D'Ovidio Roberto, Bari, Italy
  • Dattola Annunziata, Rome, Italy
  • Dattola Santo, Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • De Giorgi Vincenzo, Florence, Italy
  • De Luca Michele, Modena, Italy
  • De Pasquale Rocco, Catania, Italy
  • De Pità Ornella, Rome, Italy
  • De Simone Clara, Rome, Italy
  • Di Bartolomeo Antonio, Salerno, Italy
  • Di Carlo Aldo, Rome, Italy
  • Di Stefani Alessandro, Rome, Italy
  • Esposito Maria, Rome, Italy
  • Fai Carlotta, Lecce, Italy
  • Fai Dario, Lecce, Italy
  • Falcomatà Valeria, Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Farnetani Francesca, Modena, Italy
  • Feliciani Claudio, Parma, Italy
  • Ferranti Giulio, Terni, Italy
  • Ferrari Angelo Salvatore, Crotone, Italy
  • Filosa Giorgio, Jesi (AN), Italy
  • Fimiani Michele, Siena, Italy
  • Garcovich Antonio, Rome, Italy
  • Garcovich Simone, Rome, Italy
  • Giannetti Alberto, Modena, Italy
  • Girolomoni Giampiero, Verona, Italy
  • Giunta Alessandro, Rome, Italy
  • Guarneri Biagio, Messina, Italy
  • La Greca Stefano, Catania, Italy
  • Leigheb Giorgio, Novara, Italy
  • Loconsole Francesco, Bari, Italy
  • Lodi Giuseppe, Naples, Italy
  • Longo Caterina, Modena, Italy
  • Longo Valentina, Catania, Italy
  • Lotti Torello, Florence, Italy
  • Malara Giovanna, Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Massone Cesare, Genoa, Italy
  • Mavilia Luciano, Messina, Italy
  • Mazzarello V., Sassari, Italy
  • Megna Matteo, Naples, Italy
  • Menni Silvano, Milan, Italy
  • Mercuri Santo Raffaele, Milan, Italy
  • Naldi Luigi, Vicenza, Italy
  • Negosanti Francesca, Bologna, Italy
  • Nisticò Steven Paul, Catanzaro, Italy
  • Norat Maurizio, Aosta, Italy
  • Noto Giuseppe, Palermo, Italy
  • Occella Corrado, Genoa, Italy
  • Papini Manuela, Terni, Italy
  • Parodi Aurora, Genoa, Italy
  • Patrizi Annalisa, Bologna, Italy
  • Pettinato Maurizio, Catania, Italy
  • Picardo Mauro, Rome, Italy
  • Pincelli Carlo, Modena, Italy
  • Piraccini Bianca Maria, Bologna, Italy
  • Pizzichetta Maria Antonietta, Alviano (PN), Italy
  • Provenzano Eugenio, Cosenza, Italy
  • Puglisi Guerra Antonio, Messina, Italy
  • Quaglino Pietro, Turin, Italy
  • Ricciuti Federico, Potenza, Italy
  • Romenelli Marco, Pisa, Italy
  • Rongioletti Franco, Cagliari, Italy
  • Rossi Alfredo, Rome, Italy
  • Sannino Mario, Naples, Italy
  • Schepis Carmelo, Enna, Italy
  • Simonacci Marco, Macerata, Italy
  • Sirna Riccardo, Grosseto, Italy
  • Stanganelli Ignazio, Ravenna-Parma, Italy
  • Stracuzzi Giorgio, Taormina (ME), Italy
  • Strani Gian Franco, Turin, Italy
  • Talamonti Marina, Rome, Italy
  • Valenzano Luigi, Rome, Italy
  • Vena Gino Antonio, Bari, Italy
  • Zagni Giovanni Fabio, Catania, Italy
  • Zalaudek Iris, Trieste, Italy
  • Zambruno Giovanna, Rome, Italy
  • Zangrilli Arianna, Rome, Italy
  • Zerbinati Nicola, Pavia, Italy
  • Zichichi Leonardo, Trapani, Italy

Main Topics

  1. European guidelines, before and after
  2. Sharing of guidelines on important skin diseases: hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, melanoma, etc…
  3. Skin diseases and their comorbidities
  4. Dermatological and environmental allegology
  5. Skin immunopathology
  6. Non invasive dermatology including dermatoscopy and confocal microscopy
  7. Skin cancers
  8. Clinicopathological correlations
  9. Sexually transmitted and infectious diseases
  10. Vascular dermatology
  11. Pediatric dermatology
  12. Surgical dermatology
  13. Adnexal diseases
  14. Photodermatology and laser therapy
  15. Keloids and difficult scars
  16. Aesthetic dermatology: dermocosmetology prevention and care of skin blemishes and aging
  17. New and consolidated dermatological therapies
  18. Evidence based therapy and clinical practice based therapy
  19. Dermatological bioengineering techniques


Taormina, Diodoro Conference Center, Via Bagnoli Croci n. 75

The Villa Diodoro Hotel, monument among monuments, with over one-hundred years of history, has been dedicated to the greek historian Diodoro Siculo, a renowed figure who lived in the old town, telling the story of how distinguished travellers all over the world, discovered Taormina in their search of beauty and sun, art and culture.

The Villa Diodoro Hotel offers a Conference Center that can accommodate up to 800 people and offers the services and the ideal setting for meetings of sure success in every season of the year.

Meetings and conferences are held in various elegant meeting rooms, plus a main conference hall that can accomodate up to 400 delegates and benefits from streams of natural light and views of hotel’s enchanting citrus gardens. Splendid panoramic terraces perfect for coffee breaks or cocktails, large banquetinq rooms and excellent cuisine contribute to the success of every meeting.

A large exhibition area also allows to multiply the points of interest and the participation of all guests in a backdrop of extraordinary beauty surrounded by stunning views of the Naxos Bay.

Catania Fontanarossa “Vincenzo Bellini” is the nearest and most convenient airport at some 55 km from Taormina. It features several flights from the major Italian cities such as Milan, Rome, Naples and Venice (Alitalia, Windjet, Meridiana, etc.) and many international direct flights from important European cities such as London (British Airways), Paris (EasyJet), Berlin, Stuttgart, Zurich (Air Berlin), Munich (Lufthansa), Dubai (Neos), Malta (Air Malta) and many more. Lots of charter flights from all over the world land to Catania too.

Key Dates

  • Registration Open 10 January 2018
  • Early Registration Deadline 30 April 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline 31 July 2018
  • Standard Registration Deadline 31 July 2018
  • Late Registration Deadline 6 November 2018
  • Opening of the Congress 15 November 2018

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15, 16, 17 november 2018 - Taormina, Sicily, Italy

About Taormina

As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the European highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea.
Taormina really seems to be born as a tourist resort since past times, when ancient people like the Sicels, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards chose it as their residential site thank to its favourable position, mild climate and magic atmosphere. Nowadays visitors can still find fine examples of Taormina’s golden times: the splendid Greek Theatre, the Roman “Naumachiae”, the 10th century Palazzo Corvaja, the 13th century Cathedral of Saint Nicolò, the 16th century Palace of the Dukes of Saint Stefano, the public gardens, the “Badia Vecchia” (Ancient Abbey) and many others.

The resort was first published by a trio of German artists. In 1787 J.W. Goethe discovered the beauties of Sicily and, in particular, of Taormina. He wrote the world known novel “Italian Journey”, in which he describes the beauties of this land and its people and pronounced Taormina a “patch of paradise”. The German painter Otto Geleng rose interest in Parisian art galleries exhibiting his paintings about this magical landscapes. His contemporary, the young prussian photographer Wilhelm von Gloeden settled down in 1880 and made Taormina famous to all conservative European cultural clubs with his artistic portraits of nude shepherd boys with the volcano Etna on the backstage.

Since then many important celebrities visited Taormina, electing it as their “escapade place” from chaotic city life. Patrick Brydone D.H. Lawrence, Truman Capote, Alexander Dumas, Anatole France, Andrè Gide, Paul Klee, Guy de Maupassant, Luigi Pirandello, John Steinbeck, Gustav Klimt, Elio Vittorini, Oscar Wilde, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms spent happy moments here. In more recent times movie, theatre and music celebrities such as Ingmar Bergmann, Francis Ford Coppola, Leonard Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, Gregory Peck, Marcello Mastroianni, Elisabeth Taylor, Woody Allen have spent pleasant and memorable holidays in the Mediterranean pearl.

Since the opening of the first hotel in 1874, Taormina has become one of the world top tourist destinations where visitors can experience a perfect combination of old times charming atmosphere, preservation of history and culture, an elegant and lively way of life to be enjoyed in relaxing walks through the old town pedestrian areas. The tourist has a lot to do and see: top level art performances at the Greek theatre, several painting exhibitions held in local palazzi and churces, fine elegant shopping along the famous “Corso Umberto” with its classical music cafès and pastry shops. Or visiting local art museums, taking naturalistic walks in the surrounding countryside, golfing at the nearby 18-holes green, enjoying the fantastic beaches at easy reach, where the mild Mediterranean climate allows to practise all water sports as swimming, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, or just sunbathing for nearly eight months a year and even more.

For those looking for the world known Sicilian cuisine, the town offers a wide choice of restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias, pastry-shops, bars, cafes, pubs and for any taste and budget. You won’t find many fast food: Sicilians aren’t really crazy about them! Come and see why…

Come to Taormina, the ultimate paradise!

Discovery Taormina

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Discovery Diodoro

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