26th World Congress of Dermatology
Innovation and Diversity in Dermatology
Candidate City Munich


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

With Innovation and Diversity in Dermatology as our motto, we are bidding to host the World Congress WCD 2027 in Munich.

We, the dermatological societies of the three German-speaking countries in Europe: Germany, Austria and Switzerland, are pleased to present our joint candidacy for hosting the World Congress of Dermatology WCD in Munich in 2027.

Dermatology is historically deep-rooted in our three countries, already having been founded in 1889, and today, we are broadly positioned in terms of specialization and innovation and our attunement to the future.

We will offer you a program that includes the latest scientific, clinical and social research results worldwide. Our focus will be on dermatological specialties of all countries and cultures, and we will also address the impact of social structures of other continents on dermatology. In addition to core dermatological topics, common areas such as climate change, sustainability, digital dermatology, as well as dealing with pandemics and the application of artificial intelligence in dermatology are topics of very high priority for us.

Munich, the leading business metropolis in the heart of Europe offers you, as our guests, an inspiring environment between tradition and modernity: a city of full of life’s joys, coziness and progressiveness. Munich is easy to reach from around the world and is one of the safest cities in Europe. Nestled in the wonderful lakes and foothills of the Alps in Upper Bavaria, Munich offers a perfect infrastructure with a wide selection of hotels in all categories

Known for its world-famous Oktoberfest, the “cosmopolitan city with a heart” delights visitors with its historic center, magnificent monuments, spacious green oases and a world-class cultural scene. The people of Munich are cosmopolitan and welcome their guests with open arms, offering them plenty of opportunities to participate in the vibrant life of the city.

Our application is supported by numerous dermatological societies, and we will offer you a diverse program from clinical practice to research, technology and innovation.

Munich would love to welcome you and we are ready to host the WCD 2027 in Munich!

Prof. Thomas Luger

Prof. Johann Bauer

Prof. Daniel Hohl

Prof. Rudolf Stadler

Prof. Klemens Rappersberger

Prof. Michel Gilliet

Prof. Sonja Stander