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International Sections: Past Focus


In 2010, Dr. Dedee Murrell, a member of WDS since 1990, held the first of several networking receptions in Australia, coinciding with the College of Dermatologists’ Annual Meetings. When leaders within the WDS were invited to speak at the Australian Meetings, it would give WDS Members a chance to network with and hear about activities within the society.


Several meetings and networking receptions of Joint Indian WDS have been held at different places in India. In recent years, awareness has been built through receptions at the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) Conferences/Dermacon in Lucknow (2010) and Jaipur (2012); the CSI Conference in Mumbai (2010); and the WDS Retreat at New Delhi, India, preceding the Annual Conference of IADVL Delhi (December 2011).

South Africa

South Africa now boasts about 110 (52%) female dermatologists out of 210 in the public and private sector to date. Most of these women have been, and continue to be, pioneers in many faculties either as head(s) of departments, head(s) of local dermatology societies, head(s) of Dermatology College or leaders in groundbreaking research. Daily, they contribute towards the training of upcoming dermatologists, professors, mothers and outstanding members of the society.