Dermatology International Congress


Palermo - Astoria Palace Hotel
Via Montepellegrino, 62
Sicily - Italy

Beautiful and intense, Palermo awaits you with the magical atmosphere that has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years.



from 12 to 14 November 2020


Main Topics

  1. skin diseases and their comorbidities
  2. dermatological and environmental allergology
  3. skin immunopathology
  4. non invasive dermatology including dermatoscopy and confocal microscopy - skin cancers
  5. clinicopathological correlations - sexually transmitted and infectious diseases
  6. vascular dermatology
  7. pediatric dermatology
  8. surgical dermatology
  9. adnexal diseases
  10. sharing of guidelines on important skin diseases: hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, melanoma, etc..
  11. photodermatology and laser therapy
  12. keloids and difficult scars
  13. aesthetic dermatology: dermocosmetology, prevention and care of skin blemishes and aging
  14. new and consolidated dermatological therapies
  15. evidence based therapy and clinical practice based therapy
  16. dermatological bioengineering techniques
  17. and more.

Key Dates

  • Registration Open January 15, 2020
  • Early Registration Deadline April 30, 2020
  • Abstract submission deadline July 31, 2020
  • Standard Registration Deadline July 31, 2020
  • Film submission deadline September 15, 2020
  • Late Registration Deadline November 6, 2020
  • Opening of the Congress November 12, 2020

Synthetic Program

12 November

  • 10,30 – 13,00
  • Pre-conference time:
  • Review of short dermatological films
  • 13.00 – 14.00
  • Welcome buffet and registration
  • 14,00 – 14,10
  • Conference inauguration
  • 14,10 – 16,15
  • Plenary Session A
  • 16,15 – 18,30
  • Plenary Session B
  • 20,30 – 22,30
  • Welcome dinner

13 November

  • 08,30 – 10,45
  • Plenary Session C
  • 10,45 – 13,00
  • Plenary Session D
  • 13,00 – 14,30
  • Lunch
  • 14,30 – 16,45
  • Plenary Session E
  • 16,45 – 19,00
  • Plenary Session F
  • 20,30 – 23,30
  • Social dinner

14 November

  • 08,30 – 10,45
  • Plenary Session G
  • 10,45 – 13,00
  • Plenary Session H


- Keynote Lectures (Chair)
- Selected oral presentations (Chairs)

All sessions consist of lectures and oral presentations
The time of a session is 2 hours and 15 minutes
The maximum time for a lecture is 30 minutes
The maximum time for a an oral presentation is 15 minutes
The maximum time of a film is 10 minutes
The maximum time for presenting a clinical case is 7 minutes

It is recommended to the speakers and chairmen a strict respect of the times: an automatic device will interrupt the audio / video services at the end of the allotted time

Banner Film Award

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12, 13, 14 november 2020 - Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Scientific Information

Sessions of different formats will cover the important fields in dermatology. Subjects will be treated with different approaches and from different perspectives.
The programme will include plenary lectures, selected oral presentations, educational classes, review and update sessions, expert council and discussions, what’s new, spotlights, clinical cases from around Europe, free communications and much more.
Sessions must be of a high professional and educational level. Each session will be planned, coordinated, administered and evaluated in terms of educational objectives.


All presentations during the Congress will be conducted in English or in Italian.
There will be no translation provided.

Technical requirements

The meeting will be prepared for PowerPoint presentations. Speakers should express any special needs in advance.


Speakers of scientific sessions are also invited to submit an abstract of their presentation. This abstract normally contains a short description of the themes and topics that will be presented during the session.
Abstracts can be submitted in English or Italian.
The size of the abstract is limited to 3.000 characters.
Check spelling and grammar carefully. Direct reproduction from your electronically submitted abstract text means that any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific data will be reproduced as submitted.
Please use generic names. The use of commercial drug names, brands and registered trademarks are strictly prohibited. Drugs should be referred to by the active substance or pharmacological designation.
No mention of pharmaceutical company names should be included in the abstract.

The abstracts must be sent to info@lorsamaggiore.it by July 31, 2020.

Abstract will be published in a special section of the online magazine “Dermeneutica” www.dermeneutica.it and on the website of the Congress.
Submission of an abstract constitutes your consent to publication.

Best Dermatological Film Award

In the definitive scientific program of November 12, from 11 to 13, there will be a review of short dermatological films with a final prize.

All participants registered for the Congress can participate with one or two films. The prize of € 3000.00 (three thousand euro) will be awarded following a vote by the spectating participants.

The vote will take place by assigning a score from 1 to 5 to the following characteristics:

  • - relevance of the contents
  • - originality of the presentation
  • - technical quality of the film
  • - training effectiveness
The film that will be voted the most will be reproduced in the classroom on the evening of November 12 at the end of the work of the first day and the prize will be given to the winner by Prof. Ketty Peris, President of SIDeMaST

The films may not contain explicit references or names of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, equipment, or other.

Informazioni Generali

Continuing Medical Education

G18 Dermatology International Congress is accredited as educational activity for medical specialists according to the Italian ECM legislation. L’Orsa Maggiore is a National Provider of the ECM (National Register No. 2546) and is an active and qualified subject to directly assign to the right holders CME credits.
Few weeks after the event, CME certificate will be available to downloand directly from the L’Orsa Maggiore website for processing with the national authority in your country of practice for the exchange of CME credits/points.

Regarding the CME, the following professions and disciplines are accredited:

Doctors: Dermatologists and Venereologists, Rheumatologists, Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Geriatricians, Epidemiologists, Oncologists, General Practitioners, Doctors on call, Infectious Diseases, General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Angiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Clinical Pathologists, Pathological Anatomy and Histology, Geneticists, Allergists and Immunologists, Physical Medicine, Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Diabetologists, Endocrinologists, Psychiatrists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pharmacists: Hospital Pharmacists

Important: The pre-conference workshop and company symposia (Industry Meeting and Meet to Expert) are excluded from the CME program.

Attendance and CME certificates: Your participation to the “G18 ADI-ADMG Dermatology International Congress” entitles you to certificates (attendance and CME).

To obtain the credits will be necessary attendance in the classroom for at least 90% of the event. Presence will be checked with barcode reading in and out of the classroom.
Also, you have to correctly answer at least 75% of the questions of the learning evaluation questionnaire.
This questionnaire will be available online on the Provider's website from the first day after the event and must be completed within three days of the end of the event.

The numbert of CME credits assigned will be announced later.


The ADMG Award for Career will be conferred this year to Dr. Federico Ricciuti, Emeritus Director of the Dermatology Operating Unit of the San Carlo Hospital in Potenza.

Among the young dermatologists who will present clinical cases, a 3-volume work by Prof. Alberto Giannetti will be assigned by drawing lots

The dermatological film that will be judged best with a vote in the classroom will be awarded a prize worth € 3000.00

Congress Material

Each delegate will receive a bag with the congressional material.


The organizers do not accept responsibility for any personal damage.
Participants are strongly recommended to arrange their own personal insurance.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be switched off at all times during all sessions


The organizers reserve the right to make alterations to the conference program, venue and timings at any time.

For more informations please contact L’Orsa Maggiore.

Congress venue

Diodoro Conference Center by Villa Diodoro Hotel, Via Bagnoli Croci, 75 – Taormina - Sicily - Italy

How to get there

By plane:
The "Falcone e Borsellino" airport is only 24 km from the city center, which can be easily reached by public and private transport at moderate costs.
It offers direct flights from the main Italian cities such as Milan, Rome, Naples, Venice, Treviso, Pisa, Turin, Bergamo, Bologna (Alitalia, RyanAir, Easyjet, Volotea, Air Italy, Eurowings, etc.) and many international flights from important European cities such as London, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Athens, Madrid, Toulouse, Nuremberg, Malta, and many others. Many charter flights from all over the world arrive in Palermo.

By car:
Messina-Palermo highway
Catania-Palermo highway
Mazara del Vallo-Trapani-Palermo highway