Dermatology in Mexico

Mexican institutions related to dermatology

There are two national dermatological groups, the Mexican Society of Dermatology, founded in 1936 and the Mexican Academy of Dermatology in 1952

Both belong to the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and were in charge of the organization in 1977 of the 11th World Congress of Dermatology

In 1994 the Mexican Society of Dematologic and Oncologic Surgery was founded

In 1996 the Mexican College of Pediatric Dermatology was founded


Salvador González Herrejón

Research on the etiopathogenesis of “Pinta”

Antonio González Ochoa

Mycology pioneer in Mexico with featured research in mycetoma, histoplasmosis, sporotrichosis and coccidioidomycosis

Fernando Latapí

Founder of the Mexican School of Dermatology
President of the CILAD, 1953-1956
Honorary President of the 3th Ibero Latin American Congress of Dermatology, Mexico City, 1956

Ramón Ruiz Maldonado

Profesor titular de dermatología desde 1971 por la UNAM, jefe de servicio de dermatología del INP de 1970 a 1996
Presidente del Consejo Mexicano de Dermatología Pediátrica
Promotor de la dermatología pediátrica logrando su reconocimiento como rama de la dermatología en todos los ámbitos

Dr. Jorge Ocampo Candiani:

President of the CILAD, 2013-2016
Honorary President of the 12th Ibero Latin American Congress of Dermatology, Guadalajara, 1991
Honorary President of the 18th Ibero Latin American Congress of Dermatology, Cancun, 2010


Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. November 9 – 14, 2010

President of the Congress

Dr. Jorge Ocampo Candiani

President of CILAD

Dr. Carlos Fernando Gatti

Honorary President

Dr. Ramón Ruiz Maldonado

Under the auspices of:

  • Ibero Latin American College of Dermatology
  • Mexican Society of Dermatology
  • Mexican Academy of Dermatology
  • Mexican Society of Dermatologic and Oncologic Surgery
  • University Hospital of Monterrey

More than 3,800 attendants
All the member countries of the CILAD participated.

Biggest delegations: Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic.

8 meetings with sister societies

  • Latin American Society of Pediatric Dermatology
  • Ibero Latin American Society of Dermatopathology
  • International Society of Dermatology
  • Latin American Society of Photobiology
  • Latin American Academy of Pigmentary Disorders
  • Latin American Society of Psoriasis
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Brazilian Society of Dermatology

38 international professors

  • 12 lecturers
  • 17 courses
  • 9 workshops
  • 36 symposia
  • 11 satellite symposia
  • 16 jobs by resident contest
  • 69 oral communications
  • 684 electronic papers

65 technical-commercial exhibitions

  • 12 institutional stands
  • 11 rooms for sessions
  • 8 sessions day 9

Presentation of books and DVDs

  • Basics of psychodermatology
  • Basic clinical guidelines for action before an STI
  • Fundamentals of clinical dermatology
  • Vitiligo updates
  • Pediatric dermatology: 2nd edition
  • Pediatric dermatology: Descriptive Atlas
  • Practical cryosurgery
  • Tales, dreams and fantasies


Mexican magazine founded in 1956

Damien + Dutton

Medal for merits in leprosy to Professor Latapí


Diffuse leprosy by Lucio and Latapí

Dyschromia in confetti

Latapí F. Hydroquinone. Its pathogenic role in dermatology

Gac Med Mex



1st ed. 1987
5th ed. 2013
6th ed. 2015


Dermatología Cosmética, Médica y Quirúrgica appeared

International Congresses

1977 – 15th International Congress of Dermatology

1978 – International Congress of Leprosy

2001 -XXIII Annual Congress of the International Society for Dermatology