Giuseppe Argenziano

Is Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit at the Second University of Naples, Italy, and Coordinator of the Skin Cancer Unit at the Research Hospital “Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS” in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

His main research field is dermato-oncology, being author of numerous scientific articles and books concerning dermoscopy, a new technique improving the clinicians detection of benign and malignant skin tumors. As coordinator of a Skin Cancer Unit, he has established a successful tertiary, multidisciplinary, referral center particularly devoted to the diagnosis and management of patients with skin tumors.

Over the past 20 years he has supervised over 100 foreign students and 40 residents in Dermatology, established scientific collaborations with more than 200 colleagues from more than 30 Nations, and organized more than 50 national and international scientific activities, courses and conferences (such as the Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy and the First Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society).

He is co-founder and past president of the International Dermoscopy Society; project leader for the development of a high diagnostic technology oncologic center at the Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS in Reggio Emilia; faculty member of the Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-oncology, and the Short Course in Dermoscopy, two e-learning courses by the Medical University of Graz and by the Cardiff University, respectively; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Professor Argenziano has authored more than 400 full scientific articles and produced landmark primary publications and books in in the field of dermoscopy. Over the past 20 years he has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 500 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. His combined publications have received a sum total of 7726 citations with an h-index value of 45 (Scopus 06/2016).

Aimilios Lallas

Is a Board-Certified Dermatologist-Venereologist at the First Department of Dermatology of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is specialized in skin cancer diagnosis with non-invasive techniques, as well as in the management of skin cancer patients. His main field of research interest is dermoscopy of skin tumors, the application of the method in general dermatology and the improvement of the management of oncologic patients. He is an author of approximately 150 scientific papers published on Pubmed Central, most of them on dermoscopy, and of several book chapters on dermoscopy. He is a co-investigator in several Phase III Clinical trials on skin cancer treatment. He is invited speaker in several domestic and international congresses and meetings, mainly on the topic of dermoscopy. He has been awarded several scholarships and scientific awards.

Dr Lallas is currently the General Secretery of the International Dermoscopy Society. He is also the Secretary of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy to be held on 2018 in Greece.