Presidential address

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It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the website of the International Nail Society.

A group of leading dermatologists with a particular interest in the treatment of nails set out on this exciting “journey” back in 2010 by organizing the first International Nail Summit in Athens, Greece. Gradually, the Nail Summit (which was organized in 3 more editions, in 2013, 2015 and 2017) attracted the attention of more and more healthcare professionals and thus the core scientific team behind the development of the Summit decided to move one step forward and formulate the International Nail Society (INS), bringing together the pre-existing regional nail societies (European, Indian and the Council for Nail Disorders). Indeed, the International Nail Society has been established with the aim to complement, coordinate and empower the existing regional societies.

The Statutory Bylaws of the International Nail Society were signed in Athens, in June 2017 and the first General Assembly convened in Milan two years later to elect the Executive Board as well as the Auditing Committee.

Your personal engagement and contribution to the Society and its activities can make a difference and navigate us to a changing world, where knowledge transfer is a key resource in our professional development.

With warm regards,

Dimitrios Rigopoulos, MD
Professor of Dermatology & Venerology, Medical School, University of Athens
President of the International Nail Society 2019-2023