Dear colleagues and friends
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome those joining us from abroad and those local here in Japan to the International Conference on Dermatology and Cosmetology 2023 (IDC 2023).
Dermatology and Cosmetology involve challenges not only in science and education but in culture and our society, making them the unique subjects of diverse study programs. Throughout history, Dermatology and Cosmetology have co-evolved: while Dermatology has provided the scientific basis of skin biology, Cosmetology has driven fundamentals in translational medicine. As we have witnessed in the past few years, the IDC has hosted researchers and clinicians worldwide whose expertise spans from basic skin biology to skin disease treatment to modern technologies for cosmetic surgery, as well as to stem cell-mediated skin grafting for both wound treatment and cosmetic purposes. We are excited to continue our successful trend of having world-renowned scientists and clinicians share their knowledge this year. We hope that this conference will provide an excellent platform to exchange novel ideas and achievements beyond culture and society, as well as facilitate future collaborations across the Dermatology and Cosmetology fields.
May in Tokyo offers one of the best climates of the year in the Japanese metropolitan area. The Japanese word “Satsuki-ba-re” represents a refreshing sunny day in May. I wish all of you fine weather and a pleasant stay during the IDC 2023.