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IEC at WCD 2023 - Singapore
Monday, July 03, 2023
Category: IEC Events (for everyone)

Global Perspectives in AD: Non-Atopic Challenges in Atopic Dermatitis Patients

At WCD 2023 | July 3, 2023 8:30-12:30 pm SGT (local Singapore time)

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre | Singapore | Room: Level 3 - Summit 2 

The IEC symposium will take place prior to the 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Singapore. 

Please check back with us for updates and registration details.



Nick Reynolds, MD, MD, FRCP
Newcastle University
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK


JiaDe (Jeff) Yu, MD
Mass General Brigham
Boston, MA, USA


Atopic dermatitis is the most common inflammatory condition of the skin. The cutaneous clinical manifestations are well recognized by dermatologists. However, the “invisible” manifestations of atopic dermatitis is increasingly being recognized. The goals of this session is to hear and discuss with international experts the hidden challenges of atopic dermatitis and how to best manage and address these comorbidities.


  • Discuss the significant psychosocial comorbidities associated with atopic dermatitis and strategies for effective intervention
  • Recognize that patients with a long history of atopic dermatitis can have overlying allergic contact dermatitis
  • Discuss long term, non-cutaneous, comorbidities of atopic dermatitis


8:30 – 8:40 AM IEC Welcome | Robert Bissonnette, MD, FRCPC | IEC President | Innovaderm Research | IEC President | Montreal, QC, Canada

8:40 – 8:50 AM Program Overview | Jeff Yu, MD | IEC Associate | Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

8:50 – 9:25 AM Understanding the Relationship of Atopic Dermatitis with Obesity and other Metabolic Comorbidities | Yik Weng Yew, MBBS, PhD, MPH | IEC Associate | National Skin Centre, Singapore

9:25 – 10:00 AM Addressing AD and the Mental Health Comorbidity | John Chit Su, MD, MEpi, MA, MSt | IEC Councilor | Depts of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne and Monash University, Eastern Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

10:00  – 10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 – 10:50 AM The Prevalence and Impact of Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: Cases and Dilemmas | Jeff Yu, MD | IEC Associate | Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

10:50 – 11:25 AM From the Patient’s Perspective: A Global Look at Non-Atopic Patient Burdens in AD | Melinda Gooderham, MSc MD FRCPC | IEC Director | SKiN Centre for Dermatology, Ontario, Canada

11:25 – 12:00 PM Digital Technologies as Adjuncts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis | Mark Koh, MD | IEC Councilor | KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore

12:00 PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn | Jeff Yu, MD | IEC Associate | Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


This educational symposium presented by the IEC is offered at no cost to attendees.


IEC will comply with WCD and local mandates at the time of the in-person meeting.