About the Organisers
The International Society of Dermatology (ISD) was founded by Drs. Aldo Castellani and Frederick Reiss in 1959. The organisation was initially the “International Society of Tropical Dermatology”.
The Society had a particular interest in global dermatology and tropical skin diseases but also had a broad interest in all aspects of dermatology as basic sciences, venereology and public health and in teaching dermatology in developing countries. The organising committee of Drs. George C. Andrews, Anthony C. Cipollaro and J. Lowry Miller recruited an initial worldwide membership of 1,000. Membership was open to all physicians with an interest in tropical medicine.
The first formal meeting was held on 25 January 1960 at the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Aldo Castellani was chosen as the first President and Dr. Frederick Reiss the first Secretary General. The first paper was presented by Dr. Castellani.
The motto of the International Society of Dermatology is “Congregat ut Vincat Invidi Morbi Sagittas” – “Gather Together in Order to Overcome the Arrows of Hateful Disease”.
Association of Dermatology of Magna Graecia (ADMG) is a non-profit association whose members are leaders in relevant positions in universities, governmental bodies and technical agencies, public and private health institutions, professional associations, national and regional technical commissions.
The name of “Magna Graecia” does not respond to a geographical concept, as the association is located in Italy, but reflects the inspiration to the medical-philosophical doctrines of Hippocrates and Magna Graecia, glory of our ancient civilization.
As a solid scientific association with a large history of successful and annual conferences, the purpose of the Association is to promote the study and development of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.