All you need to know about digital development in the "skin business"



The Vision of the Skin & Digital Summit is to create and facilitate a comprehensive conversation about what advances in digital technology & artificial intelligence can bring to the Skin Business at large (dermatology, aesthetics, skincare).

There is not a single day without a news concerning the impact of digital technologies on dermatology, aesthetics or skincare.

As numerous skin centric digital start-ups are launched, at a time where DermAssist (Google) is CE-marked as a Class 1 Medical Device, and is currently undergoing further market testing through a limited release and with TikTok, Reddit & Instagram influencing the skin business, such conversation is of prime importance for the skin / dermatology communities.

The skincare industry is in prime position to apply advances in digital technology & artificial intelligence to its advantage. Other dermatology stakeholders would do well to take inspiration from the industry and develop adapted data-driven 24/7 engagement, hyper-personalized experience & integrated e-pharmacy or social commerce strategies.

Skin & Digital Summit (SDS) in 2023


  • 28th January 2023 – Skin & Digital Summit hosted by IMCAS. Only available on site.
  • 28th January 2023 – Skin & Digital Startups hosted by IMCAS. Only available on site.
  • 16th March 2023 – Skin & Digital Summit hosted by AID (eve of AAD). Only available on site. In collaboration with MWI.
  • 1st April 2023 – Skin & Digital Summit hosted by Skin & Connections. Available on site & on-line (in Portuguese).
  • 12th May 2023 – Skin & Digital Summit hosted by AEDV. Only available on site (in Spanish).
  • 9th December 2023 – Annual Skin & Digital Summit. Only available on-line and broadcasted via IMCAS Academy

SCHEDULE DETAILS Skin & Digital Summit 2023

Saturday December 9 th , 2023 from 3pm to 5pm. Only online & broadcasted via IMCAS Academy.

15:00 – 15:35

Impact of Digital technologies in Dermatology

  • Impact to increase access to dermatology care
  • Impact to preserve the planet

Q&A with the audience – moderation by Esther Freeman, MD


Yeshanehe Wendemagegn


Misha Rosenbach


Esther Freeman

15:35 – 16:05

Large Language Models (ChatGPT, Bard, LLaMA, …) in Dermatology

  • Will LLMs lead to the demise of medical specialty including Dermatology
  • Unraveling misinformation: Leveraging LLMs to transform Healthcare and Dermatology

Q&A with the audience – moderation by Alexander Zink, MD. MPH


Yu Chuan Jack Lee


Harvey Castro


Alexander Zink

16:05 - 16:45

Metaverse in dermatology & skincare – Simulation for the future

  • Setting the scene
  • Panel discussion with dermatologists & patient associations (IFPA & VIPOC) 

Q&A with the audience – moderation by Nav Paul, MD


Nav Paul


Hector Perandones


Tu Anh Duong


Josef De Guzman


Gaone Matewa

16:45 - 16:55

Startup corner

  • Dermanalytica: Digital technologies for access to dermatology care – improving skin NTDs in tribal & rural areas
  • A second startup to be confirmed
  • Moderation by Dominique du Crest


Monisha Madhumita

16:55 - 17:00

Conclusion & 2024 program

  • Digital technologies for access to dermatology care – improving skin NTDs in tribal & rural areasA second startup to be confirmed


Dominique du Crest



Scientific partners

With an unrestricted educational grant from


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  5. New Documentary Says Influencers Create ‘Cycle of Ignorance and Also Misinformation’ About Plastic Surgery