The ILDS, as part of its work in global dermatology, aims to recognise dermatologists and others in the field of dermatological care who have made an outstanding contribution to improving the experience for people with skin diseases.
The Young Dermatologist Achievement Award aims to recognise recently qualified dermatologists who have made an outstanding contribution to international dermatology, particularly for patients in under-served areas of the world.
These Awards are presented every four years, in conjunction with the World Congress of Dermatology, to five individuals; one from each ILDS Region: Asia Pacific; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; South Asia, the Middle East and Africa; USA and Canada.
ILDS Member organisations can nominate 1 person from their society.
Nominations for the YDAAs are made in year preceding the World Congress of Dermatology. The next round of nominations for the 26th WCD will open in open in 2026.
Please note that Certificates may only be awarded once and that Members of the ILDS Board, past and present, are not eligible to be nominated.
The presentation of the 2023 YDAA recipients will be made during the 25th World Congress of Dermatology in Singapore, 3-8 July 2023.