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The Dermatological Society of Singapore was established at an inaugural meeting held on 21 June 1972 at Brunel Hawes Lecture Theatre, Medical Unit II, Outram Road General Hospital, Singapore. There were 12 founder members present including Drs B Wach, Lawrence Leong, Oon Beng Bee, K Rajagopalan, Khoo Oon Teik, V S Rajan, Goh Yong Siah, Tay Chong Hai, Tulip Tan, George Wong, Lim Chan Yong and Loke Khua Eu. Professor Khoo Oon Teik was the founding President of the society.
The origin of the Society dates back to 1960 when a group of 19 doctors founded the Singapore Dermatological Society under the umbrella of the Singapore Medical Association. The name of the Society was changed to Dermatological Society of Singapore when it became an independent Society.
The society’s major role is in the continuing medical education of medical practitioners in the field of dermatology.
The Society is a member of the International League of Dermatological Societies and the League of ASEAN Dermatological Societies (LADS).