Singapore is recognized for world class education, research and innovation. The National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University are consistently ranked among the world’s top 20 universities.
According to the Global Innovation Index in 2017, Singapore was placed 1st in Asia and 7th worldwide.
Dermato-venereology in Singapore has its genesis dating back to the early 1900s. Specialist training in Dermatology is highly desired and standards are high; it is helmed by the globally-recognised National Skin Centre (NSC), with support from National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH).
The Dermatological Society of Singapore (DSS) was established in 1960 to advance knowledge, practice and research in dermatology. For more than 50 years, we have worked to enhance regional and international co-operation in the speciality . The DSS is the lead local organisation for the bid, and if successful, will be the local host organisation of WCD 2023. As a member of the League of ASEAN Dermatological Societies (LADS), DSS organised a very successful 22nd Regional Conference of Dermatology (Asian-Australasian) in April 2016, with over 1,300 delegates from 39 countries.
The dermatology community works closely together to achieve high standards in patient care. We are proud of our programmes that aim to improve accessibility of clinical services, raise standards of patient safety, and improve the skin health of the population. The Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS) was formed in 2013 to spearhead and coordinate basic and translational skin research, which complements clinical and public health programmes to further grow the specialty.