Introduction to dermoscopedia by the president of the IDS
What we are doing when we do not know the meaning of a specific word or when we simply like to inform ourselves about a place that we are going to visit? We simply open our browser and search in Wikipedia.
But what we are doing if we like to inform ourselves about a specific term or topic in the realm of dermoscopy? Traditionally, we could read excellent books or scientific articles, attend congresses, workshops or courses and watch educational podcasts or on-line lectures.
As one of the main missions of the International Dermoscopy Society is to teach dermoscopy, the idea was born to create a specific platform for dermoscopy on the same philosophy of Wikipedia.
This is the background of dermoscopedia, a novel and informative online tool for dermoscopy, which I am honored to introduce on behalf the International Dermoscopy Society.
The current content was created by international dermoscopy experts, but it is our aim to continuously expand and update the content. Therefore, the International Dermoscopy Society invites all Members to actively participate themselves to the current content by adding or editing the text or uploading high quality images of interest for a broad readership.
As president of the International Dermoscopy Society, I want to thank all members, who up to date collaborated in this fantastic project. But I also like to express a special thank and acknowledgment to Prof. Ralph P. Braun, who’s engagement in this project was simply outstanding.
On behalf of the International Dermoscopy Society, I cordially invite you to have a look at our new dermoscopedia website under <dermoscopedia.org>. I am convinced you will like as I do!
with my best regards,
President of the International Dermoscopy Society