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THE CONGRESS
THE SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION
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.
HOST SOCIETY-CILAD
Ibero Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD) is a non-profit 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.

Mission
“Foster the development of Latin American dermatology through scientific exchange between specialists, the generation of fraternal links between colleagues, and education to the community.”
HOST SOCIETY FUNDACION CANCER DE PIEL
PRESIDENT´S MESSAGE
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, June 24 - 27, 2020.

We shall be celebrating the “Silver Anniversary” of the 1995 5th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, also held in Buenos Aires. Reflecting back on the 1995 Scientific Program activities, 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 register 1.800 participants, with worldwide representation, 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, June 24 - 27, 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Fernando Stengel MD
President
18th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Fernando M Stengel
PRESIDENT
Carlos F Gatti
VICE-PRESIDENT
Horacio Cabo
GENERAL SECRETARIAT
Matías Maskin
GENERAL SECRETARIAT
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Mazzuoccolo Luis
Chair
Abel Gonzalez
Surgery
Gabriela Cinat
Oncology
Gabriel Casas
Pathology
VENUE: Centro de Convenciones Buenos Aires
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Official language
All sessions will be in English. However, simultaneous translation into Spanish will be provided at Plenary Sessions and selected Sessions. Headphones and receivers for speakers and delegates will be handed over and collected at the entrance of the meeting room.
Credit Cards
Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, stores and restaurants.
Currency exchange
he Argentinean currency is the peso ($). Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaus of exchange, just by showing your passport. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00 h, while exchange agencies operate from 10:00 to 16:00 h. When exchanging money, you are advised to use only an authorized exchange bureau, rather than informal traders. ICBC Bank is located at the Ground Floor of the Sheraton Hotel
Electric power
Electric power in Argentina is 220 volts, 50 cycles, alternating current.
Restaurants
The cosmopolitan population of Buenos Aires is reflected in a variety of excellent restaurants and cafés within walking distance from the hotel zone, which are open until late at night. There are more than 3,500 eateries, from the most sophisticated traditional and ethnic restaurants, to bars, vegetarian restaurants, pubs and international fast-food chains. In addition, Argentine wines are excellent and inexpensive, and their outstanding quality is recognized around the world.
Even if it is not mandatory to give a tip, it is customary to do so by calculating a percentage of 10% of the total amount of the bill. Dinner is served from 20:00 h to midnight
Security: cut your risks
Buenos Aires is a safe city, but as in any other big city, precautions must be taken. Practice the same caution you would practice when visiting a major metropolitan destination in your country. Please follow these recommendations, and we are sure that your stay in Buenos Aires will be very pleasant.

• Move around with only a photocopy of your identification papers. Photocopies of valuables such as passport, tickets, driving license and travelers’ checks should be kept separately from the originals.

• Carry only the minimum amount of cash that you need for the day. Men should keep their wallets in their inside pockets. It is a good idea to keep small bills in trouser pockets, and not to take out the wallet more than necessary. Women carrying a purse should try to keep it next to their bodies. In case they carry shoulder bags, they must be sure not to let them hang loosely over their shoulder.

• Don’t carry all your cards with you; leave at least one in the hotel safe. If you lose or have your credit card stolen cancel it immediately by phoning the relevant 24-hour emergency number.

• It is better not to bring valuables to the meetings, unless absolutely necessary. Expensive jewelry, cameras and similar objects should never be left in the hotel room but rather locked in the hotel’s safety box.

• Do not wear your badges outside the Congress venue or carry around conference bags. Both identify you as a foreigner. Do not walk down deserted or badly lit streets after dark.

• Do not change money on the street; do it in banks or money exchange bureaus.
Telephone calls to Buenos Aires
The country code for Argentina is 54, and the area code for Buenos Aires is 11. For example, to call to 4555-5555 from outside the country, you should dial: 0054-11-4555-5555. For mobile phone from abroad 54 9 11 + number
Tourist information
The Tourism Under-Secretariat has a toll-free line for tourist assistance in several languages: 0800-999-2838. It works every day from 9:00 to 20:00 h. Also, Tourist Information Centers (Centros de Información Turística) offer all types of necessary material to move freely around the city. They are located in different districts within Buenos Aires.
Banks /ATM (Automatic Teller Machines)
Banks open at 10:00 h and close at 15:00 h . Cash extractions and other transactions may be made at ATMs, 24 hours a day.
ATMs are located all around the city. You can withdraw either pesos or US dollars. They can also be used for cash advances on major credit cards such as MasterCard, VISA or Amex.