18th WCCS 2022 will have two complementary components.

In Buenos Aires, we want to ensure you get the most from being together with world leading experts. You can expect to attend new session formats, as well as onsite activities to facilitate networking to share the latest developments in Cancer of the Skin medicine and patient care with peers and friends. We are determined to make the experience of attending a congress in person more memorable and rewarding than it has ever been before. The highest sanitary measures will be in place for your safety.

The digital experience will continue to bring the clinical updates to those who are unable to attend in person. The full program will be available on demand and many of the sessions will be streamed live from the congress center in Buenos Aires.

The four-day program will be rich and stimulating, with important content for clinical practice and research.


Since it was founded in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical community about skin cancer. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.

Worldwide, more than 13 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually. Each year in the U.S. there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Tragically, in the U.S. one person dies every hour of melanoma, one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer.

Ninety percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, but the incidence of skin cancer can be dramatically reduced through education and behavior modification. That's why The Skin Cancer Foundation creates public awareness and educational programs that help people understand the importance of skin cancer prevention, early detection and prompt, effective treatment.


Ibero Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD) is a non-pr ofit organization that brings together more than 4,000 active members from 23 Ibero-American countries.

With more than 70 years of history, it was founded in 1948 in Havana, Cuba, with the aim of fostering the scientific development of the specialty and promoting the fraternal links of Spanish-Portuguese speaking dermatologists. The authorities of the institution, formed by the Board of Directors and National Delegates, are elected during the General Assembly of Members every 2 years. CILAD has 23 Scientific Chapters of different subspecialties of dermatology.

“Foster the development of Latin American dermatology through scientific exchange between specialists, the generation of fraternal links between colleagues, and education to the community”

Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of our co-organizers, the Skin Cancer Foundation (USA), CILAD (Colegio Iberolatinoamericano de Dermatología), the Fundación del Cáncer de Piel (Argentina) and the Organizing Committee, I am honored to extend a cordial invitation to participate in the 18th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, Buenos Aires, Hybrid Event, October 26 - 29, 2022.

In our original planning stage, we had scheduled the event in June 2020. Thus, we would be celebrating the “Silver Anniversary” of the 1995 5th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, held in Buenos Aires. But along came COVID -19 and abruptly changed our 2020 scheduled event! We believe that October 2022 is a time to open our imposed frontier barriers and return to a normal pattern of scientific activities.

Reflecting back on the 1995 Scientific Program, one can realize the tremendous advances that have been made in the field of skin cancer, and ponder on the challenges we continue to face.

Our aim is to convene, Onsite and Online, in a Hybrid Congress, colleagues interested in the basic science, prevention and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

The Congress Organizing Committee is working to ensure high interdisciplinary scientific standards and a friendly environment to encourage networking and interpersonal communication.

We shall come together to teach, to learn and to enjoy friendship!

Buenos Aires city has become a major world tourism destination, a city with diverse cultural heritage and many friendly local traditions. It has excellent worldwide transport connections and affordable accommodations. It is also a base from where to plan pre or post congress trips to unique scenic natural sights in Southern Latin America.

Think “South”! Join us in Buenos Aires, for a rewarding academic and friendly experience at the 18th WCCS, Buenos Aires, Onsite & Online, October 26 - 29, 2022.

Yours sincerely,

Fernando Stengel MD
18th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin®
Fernando M Stengel
Carlos F Gatti
Horacio Cabo
Matías Maskin
Mazzuoccolo Luis
Abel Gonzalez
Gabriela Cinat
Gabriel Casas
Sociedad Argentina de Dermatología
Asociación Argentina de Oncología Clínica
Asociación Argentina de Dermatología
Sociedad Argentina de Cancerología
Sociedad Argentina de Patología
Sociedad Ibero latinoamericana de Dermatopatología
Sociedad Boliviana de Dermatología
Asociación Guatemalteca de Dermatología
Sociedad Centroamericana y del Caribe de Dermatología
Sociedad Mexicana de Dermatología
Sociedad Mexicana de Cirugía Dermatológica y Oncológica. AC.
Academia Mexicana de Dermatología
Sociedad Paraguaya de Dermatología
Sociedad Peruana de Dermatología
Círculo Dermatológico del Perú
Sociedad de Dermatología del Uruguay
Sociedad de Dermatología Pediátrica para Latinoamérica
Sociedad Chilena de Dermatología y Venereología
Buenos Aires Marriott
Health & Safety Protocols
General Preventive Measures – Covid-19
Due to the situation regarding Covid19 is dynamic, we will update the protocols periodically in order to enjoy our event in a safe way without risks. All activities must be carried out in compliance with the activity protocols and the recommendations and instructions of the national, provincial and Autonomous City of Buenos Aires health authorities.
Official language
All sessions will be in English. However, simultaneous translation into Spanish will be provided at Plenary Sessions. Headphones and receivers for speakers and delegates will be handed over and collected at the entrance of the meeting room.
Credit Cards
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Electric power
Electric power in Argentina is 220 volts, 50 cycles, alternating current.
Currency exchange
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