Dear Friends and Colleagues --
First of all, we hope you are all safe, vaccinated, and doing well.
Together, along with the DASIL Board of Directors we have continued to evaluate the global situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on hosting, in person, the 2021 DASIL World Congress in Mexico City.
Fortunately, the vaccination process has sped up in many parts of the world and we hope that each one of you and your family and loved ones either have or will have soon a vaccine to help us return quicker to our normal ways. We are all, for sure, ready to travel and attend international meetings once again. However, due to the ultrafast spread of the Delta variant, and the potential for breakthrough infections as a result, the current global situation in is still too unstable for us to host an international event. As well, there are a lot of travel restrictions, self isolation rules, and stay-at-home orders in place which limits the possibilities of live international events even more. These, and other factors, have let us to the conclusion that postponing the meeting until 2022 is the best and most responsible decision that we can take. The dates for the Congress will be November 2-5, 2022. Please mark your calendars now.
DASIL is known for its innovations and exciting meetings where new technologies and advances are taught by masters in the dermatologic and surgical fields. We always have an amazing group of Teaching Courses, again taught by the best of the best. We will continue the tradition in Mexico City with courses on Liposuction and LipoSculpture, on Hair Transplantations, on Scars and Scar Management, on Microneedling, on Lasers and Energy Based Devices, on Injectable Fillers and Neurotoxins, and on Surgical Techniques – Basic and Advanced. Plans are underway to make these courses the best they have ever been. We will also have several days of learning planned with tracks available for participants to learn more about our surgical specialties as well as continuing offering a wonderful medical track, with global thought-leaders to provide the most important information on all pertinent aspects of medical dermatology. The program will be thorough and complete and we encourage participation from all, so please reach out to us with any ideas or thoughts you may have as we always strive to have innovative and complete scientific sessions.
DASIL is special because we make everyone feel like family and we plan to continue this tradition in Mexico City. We will have cultural events, touring opportunities, and social events centered on our colleagues and the warmth of the Mexican people. There is so much to see and do in Mexico City – and we are all waiting for you.
We hope everyone stays safe and healthy. 2022 will hopefully be a whole different story and we all can’t wait to meet again and make DASIL rise and shine and for us to live again.
Thanks for your understanding.
Hector Leal Silva, MD
DASIL World Congress President