On behalf of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology, the Mexican Society of Dermatology and the Mexican Society of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology, member societies of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS), we are proud to announce our bid to host the WCD 2023 in Guadalajara.

Experienced in hosting distinguished visitors and events, Guadalajara has positioned itself as the preferred city in Mexico for international congresses and one of the best meetings destinations in Latin America. Its ease of direct flight access from major cities across the globe and its state-of-the-art venue, Expo Guadalajara, combined with the city’s spectacular scenery, rich culture, unique cuisine and genuine hospitality, will certainly be a draw to delegates and their families.

For those of us who represent the ILDS community in Mexico, it will be a great honor to welcome you in our country. Our bid committee, a joint effort of all three Mexican member societies, is representative of the whole country and we all share two passions: our strong commitment to the specialty of dermatology and our great enthusiasm to deliver a WCD that even surpasses the outcome of so many past successful conferences held over more than one century.

We look forward to welcoming you in Guadalajara!

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Bidding Committee

Dr. Jorge Ocampo Candiani
Dr. Jose Fernando Barba
President of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Roberto Arenas
President of the Mexican Society of Dermatology
Dr. Ricardo Quiñones
President of the Mexican Society of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology
Dr. Linda Garcia
Vice President of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Ivonne Arellano
Secretary of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Angelica Beirana
Vice President of the Mexican Society of Dermatology
Dr. Amelia Peniche
Vice President of the Mexican Society of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology

Friends of Mexico


Dr. Natalia Jaimes

Professor at the University of Bolivia

Dr. Lidia Rudnicka

President of the Polish Dermatological Society

Dr. Suneel Chilukuri

Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Columbia University

Dr. Amit Pandya

Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern
Dr. Andreas Katsambas

Dr. Fernanda Torres

Member of the Brazilian Dermatology Society
andreas katsambas

Dr. Andreas Katsambas

Professor of Dermatology and Venereology of the University of Athens
Dra. Carmen Yris Taverasflag

Dra. Carmen Yris Taveras

Member of Central American and Caribbean Society of Dermatology
Dr. Igor Bassaflag

Dr. Igor Bassa

President of the Dominican Society of Dermatology 2015-2017
Dr. Juan peniche

Dr. Juan Periche Fernandez

Former President of the Dominican Society of Dermatology 2012-2013
Dr. Rafael Isa Isa

Dr. Rafael Isa Isa - Post – Mortem

Former Professor in the Dominican College of Medicine
Dr. Ricardo Pérez Alfonzoflag

Dr. Ricardo Perez Alfonzo

Director of the Dermatology Postgraduate Degree in Vargas Hospital (UCV)
Dra. Edelmira Bonillaflag

Dr. Edelmira Bonilla

Private Practice at Naco Medical Group
Dra. Emma Guzmán G

Dr. Emma Guzman G.

Dermatologist at the Mexican Dermatologic Institute and Private Practice
Dr. Juan Periche Fernándezflag

Dr. Victor Pou

Director of the Dominican Republic Dermatological and Skin Surgery Institute
Dr. Martin Sangueza

Dr. Martin Sangueza

Secretary of the Latin American Pathology Society
Dr. Jose Manuel Ríos Yuil

Dr. Jose Manuel Ríos Yuil

Recipient of ILDS Young Dermatologist International Achievement Award 2015-2019
Dr. Manuel Del Solar

Dr. Manuel Del Solar

Secretary of CILAD (Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology)
Dra. Anahi Bellati

Dr. Anahi Bellati

Member of the Argentinian Society of Dermatology
Dr. Jose Luis López Estebaranz

Dr. Jose Luis Lopez Estebaranz

Chief of Service of the Dermatology Department of the University Hospital Foundation Alcorcón in Madrid
Dr. Eckart Haneke

Dr. Eckart Haneke

Professor at the Department of Dermatology, University of Berne, Switzerland
Dr. Horacio Cabo

Dr. Horacio Cabo

Professor of Clinical Dermatology. School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Giorgio Landi

Dr. Giorgio Landi

Professor at the Department of Dermatology at the Center of Burnt Adults of the Bufalini Hospital of Cesena
Dr. Pedro Jaen

Dr. Pedro Jaen

President of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venerology
Dr. Ricardo Galimberti

Dr. Ricardo Galimberti

Chief of Service of the Dermatology Department at the Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires
Dr. Dedee Murrell

Dr. Dedee Murrell

Director of Dermatology at the St. George Hospital
Dr. George T. Reizner

Dr. George T. Reizner

President of International Society of Dermatology (ISD) 2017-2021
Dr. Shyam Verma

Dr. Shyam Verma

Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD) since 2009
Dr. Antonio Massa

Dr. Antonio Massa

Professor of Dermatology and Venereology of ICBAS (Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute)
Dr. Paulo Rowilson Cunha

Dr. Paulo Cunha

Professor at Jundiai College of Medicine (FMJ)
Dr. Nahir Loyo – Venezuela 2

Dr. Nahir Loyo

Former President of Venezuelan Society of Medical, Surgical and Aesthetic Dermatology (2014-2016)
Dr. Juan de Medina – Bolivia 2

Dr. Juan Carlos Diez de Medina

Vice President of the Bolivian Society of Dermatology 2016-2018, Treasurer of CILAD Congress 2016-2018
Dr. Juan Jose Lazarte 2

Dr. Juan Jose Lazarte

Founding member of the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD)
Mariel Isa Santo Domingo

Dr. Mariel Isa Pimentel

Secretary of the Dominican Society of Dermatology 2015-2017

Dr. Carmen Rodriguez-Cerdeira

President of the European Women´s Dermatologic and Venerologic Sociey (EWDVS)
Dr. Francisco Bravo Puccio

Dr. Francisco Bravo

Former President of Dermaological Circle of Peru (CIDERM)
Dr. Babar K. Rao – USA

Dr. Babar K. Rao

Pioneer and International Authority on Dermascopy
Dr. Alex Ginzburg – Israel

Dr. Alex Ginzburg

FUE Method Expert
Dr. Cesar Gonzales Ardila – Colombia 2

Dr. Cesar Gonzalez

Former Secretary of Colombian Association of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery (2008-2010)
Dr. Rafael Augusto Gamarra Galvez – Peru 2

Dr. Rafael Gamarra

Former President of Dermatological Circle of Peru (CIDERM)
Dr. Zuño Burstein Alva – Peru 2

Dr. Zuño Burstein

Professor Emeritus of the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM)
HenryLim- USA 2

Dr. Henry Lim

President of the American Academy of Dermatology (2017-2018)
Dra Victoria Morante – Peruu 2

Dr. Victoria Morante

Chief of the Dermatology Department of te National Hospital Dos de Mayo
Dr. Fernando Gatti

Dr. Fernando Gatti

Former President of CILAD
Fernando MAgill – Peru 2

Dr. Fernando Magill

Former President of the Dermatological Circly of Peru (CIDERM)


The Mexican Bid Committee was present at the LXIV Annual Congress held by the Mexican Dermatology Academy from March 7th-10th in Mexico City, with a participation of over a 800 dermatologists and specialists from all of Mexico.  ...

  Dr. Ocampo, President of the Bid Committee, welcomed over 400 attendees from more than 20 countries from around the world at the latest CILAD Cocktail held during the AAD Meeting in San Diego on February 16th. Among the guests were: Henry Lym (President –......

Dermatology in Mexico

There are about 3,000 dermatologists and annually about 60 are formed.

Research on the etiopathogenesis of Pinta

Mycology pioneer in Mexico

Cofounder of the CILAD

18th Iberolatinamerican Congress of Dermatology

1978 International Congress of Leprosy

5th International Congress of Dermatology

XXIII International Society for Dematologic Surgery Congress

Medal for merits in Leprosy

Discovered the dyschromia in confetti

Welcome to Guadalajara

Location: west of Mexico, 1,566 m above sea level, Guadalajara is located in the state of Jalisco

Territory: 2,734 Km2 / 1,055 square miles

Green city: 600,000 trees (3,100 per square kilometer)

Events: 350 international events throughout the year

Shopping: 150 shopping centers, malls, street markets and corridors with a wide range of items for sale

Restaurants: more than 700 establishments of varied styles

Awards: 3 magical towns (“pueblos mágicos”) awards and 3 UNESCO world heritage sites

Historical monuments: 684 historical monuments registered; 20 museums and 30 galleries of world-class contemporary art

Visas: the National Institute of Immigration offers support for issuing visas quickly for those who wish to enter the country to attend a conference or convention

Nightlife: more than 200 bars, clubs and entertainment venues

Medical centers: 1,160 public medical centers and 187 private medical facilities

Transportation: 350 daily flights to national and international destinations; 16,000 taxis within the city and 32 intercity bus lines

Weather: 23ºC / 73º F average

Tax-Refund: foreign tourists can receive a tax refund when purchasing merchandise at affiliated establishments



The boost to business tourism infrastructure is best exemplified in this area. The commercial success of Expo Guadalajara led to the building of many hotels that line on the elegant Avenida de las Rosas and Avenida Mariano Otero. The increase in the quality of public and private services offered in the surrounding area has been noted as well. It is close to shopping malls, parks and other recreational areas that provide additional advantages to any kind of event.


Expo Guadalajara is the most dynamic, versatile and important exhibition center in the country. With its privileged urban location and the hotels, restaurants and shopping mall in the vicinity, at a distance of 25 min from the Guadalajara’s international Airport to Expo Guadalajara, it is the ideal place to hold exhibitions, conferences and conventions.

For 30 years, it has been the venue of many important international events. Designed according to international regulations, Expo Guadalajara is the best option for conference, exhibition and convention organizers to host their events.

Its facilities are laid out on two floors and include 15 wide access points to the exhibition floor, functional foyers with a traffic flow of up to 50 thousand people per day, and area of over 967 thousand square feet that can be modified according to the needs of organizers. In addition, we have a “non-smoking” policy, we provide WIFI Internet service with band width from 100 to 1,000 mbps capable to support up to 28,000 simultaneous connections.


The Mexican Institute of Immigration offers to issue visas to people attending an international conference in Mexico. More than 90 countries do not require visas for Mexico.

Every foreign national travelling to Mexico must be in possession of a valid passport. For complete details of visa requirements, participants are advised to consult the website of the host country (http://www.inm. gob.mx/index.php/page/Paises_Visa).

The following documents should be submitted to the Mexican Embassy or Consulate when applying for a visa:

– Valid passport for at least 6 months prior to the date you enter Mexico.

One of the following:

– Application supported by a National Entrepreneurial Organization, duly acknowledged by the corresponding authorities of the origin country or by the Commercial Mexican Offices overseas

– Invitation letter from the international convention


Contact Us

If you want more information, feel free to complete the form below or send an email to:
Dr. Jorge Ocampo Candiani