Dear colleagues and friends,
The World Congress of Melanoma was first held 1985 in Venice, and every four years since then it has attracted the international melanoma community of basic researchers and clinicians. The last World Congress of Melanoma took place in 2009 in Vienna and 1,000 participants attended this meeting. Now, in July 2013, the 8th World Congress of Melanoma will be organized in conjunction with the World Meeting of Melanoma Centers, the Post-Chicago Melanoma Meeting 2013 and the 9th Congress of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology. The latter event will be held at the end of the congress and includes non-melanoma skin cancer and cutaneous lymphomas as topics of this meeting.