by Meetings & Conventions Asia | July 23, 2019
Singapore will be the first Southeast Asian country to host a 130-year old medical convention in 2023. (Credit: manjik/Getty Images)

Singapore is expected to host its largest medical convention when the 25th World Congress of Dermatology arrives in 2023.

Some 15,000 delegates are expected to converge on the Republic for one of the largest dermatology conventions in the world, held in July 2023.

The show, organised under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS), will be making its first foray into Southeast Asia and expected to generate more than S$28 million in tourism receipts.

ILDS members voted for Singapore to be the host destination over five other cities.

"We are honoured that Singapore has been chosen to host the World Congress of Dermatology in 2023. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will work with the event organisers and all other partners to ensure that the event proceeds smoothly and provides an enriching and meaningful experience for all the delegates," said STB's chief executive Keith Tan.

ILDS, which has a 130-year history, has over 190 member societies for more than 80 countries, representing over 200,000 dermatologists.

The event will see delegates sharing regional expertise in clinical areas and research, alongside patient and community engagement. Among other programmes, they will also be attending plenary and breakout sessions, workshops and potentially, site visits to dermatological facilities.