Message from the Chairperson Organizing Committee ICTD 2016

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Dr. Janaka Akarawita On behalf of the Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists (SLCD) and the Organizing Committee of International Conference on Tropical Dermatology (ICTD) 2016, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome and invite you to join us in the International Conference on Tropical Dermatology 2016, to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Tropical Dermatology encompasses a wide array of dermatological problems that are unique, more widespread, prove more difficult to treat and control, in tropical and subtropical regions. Millions are known to suffer from these diseases, some of which are classified as neglected tropical diseases. This conference expects to focus on current issues in diagnosis, management and prevention of all tropical skin diseases. Organizing Committee intends to bring global representation to a wide array of core issues relevant to tropical dermatology. The programme consists of plenary lectures, symposia, advances, guest lectures, free papers, and posters. Our aim is to create a forum for exchange of ideas and spread of knowledge on tropical dermatology among the dermatology fraternity and to create avenues towards improvement in patient care. We extend a warm welcome yet again and invite you to experience Sri Lankan hospitality and friendliness which will be extended to all delegates and accompanying persons. The venue, The Kingsbury, a five star luxury hotel, conveniently located on the beach front and in the center of Colombo is within reach of other hotels in Colombo. This will be the perfect launching point for delegates to discover the fast developing city of Colombo, and Sri Lanka, the tiny island in the south Indian Ocean which is a land of contrasting landscapes, rainforest, diverse wildlife and endless sandy beaches. We look forward to meeting you at the International Conference on Tropical Dermatology in August 2016 Colombo, Sri Lanka. With warm regards, Janaka Akarawita, Chairperson- Organizing Committee ICTD President- Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists.

Message from the Secretary General, Organizing Committee ICTD 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Dr. Janaka Akarawita It is with great pleasure we welcome you to the International Conference on Tropical dermatology 2016 – Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is the first time Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists (SLCD) is organizing an international conference on Tropical Dermatology. Our theme “Topics from tropics“ emphasizes the abundance of clinical material we have to showcase to the world and this meeting will help to uplift the health care of the patients suffering from tropical skin diseases. The academic programme provides great opportunity to share knowledge and wisdom with the eminent speakers from the world covering wide areas in tropical dermatology. The cultural and social programmes will also be interesting & enjoyable. I take this opportunity to thank the organizing committee for working together dedicating their valuable time and energy towards making this congress both successful and memorable. I thank all the delegates and invited speakers for participating in the congress and wish everyone a memorable stay in Sri Lanka. With Best Regards, Dr. Saman Gunasekara Secretary General, Organizing Committee ICTD