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International Pioneer Award

The WDS International Pioneer Award recognizes an individual who has enhanced the role of women in dermatology, has served as a mentor or role model for women, has achieved accomplishments that have impacted the specialty of dermatology or medicine, and is recognized as a pioneer or trailblazer for women's issues or women in dermatology.

This award is given every 4 years at the WDS International Forum during the World Congress of Dermatology to an individual who has made a difference for women in dermatology at a global level.

Past Recipients

2019 - Dedee Murrell, MA, BMBCh, FAAD, MD, FRCP, FACD (Australia)
2015 - Zenab El-Gothamy, MD (Egypt) & Amanda Oakley, MBChB, FRACP (New Zealand)
2011 - Evangeline Handog, MD (Philippines)
2007 - Marcia Ramos-e-Silva, MD, PhD (Brazil)
2003 - Kazue Ohara, MD, PhD (Japan)

2019 Award Recipient

WDS International Pioneer Award

Dedee Murrell, MA, BMBCh, FAAD, MD, FRCP, FACD

Prof. Maryam Daneshpahzooh, Dr. Brunhilda Bardi, Prof. Wilma Bergfeld, Prof. Dedee Murrell, Prof. Branka Marinovic, Dr. Zrinka Bukvic Mokos and Prof. Katerina Patsatsi at the 2019 International Pioneer Award presentation in Milan, Italy.