, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 459-464
Date: 01 May 2014

The 8th International Congress on Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions, Taiwan, 2013: Focus on Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions

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Introduction

The International Congress on Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions (cADR) was first held in 1994. This important scientific event is the world’s largest meeting on this subject. Registration is open to everyone and anyone can submit papers for consideration.

The 8th International Congress on Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions was held in Taipei, Taiwan, on 16–17 November 2013. The location was of special significance, not only because of the important scientific contribution of the Taiwanese research group to the field, but also because it was the first time the congress was held outside of Europe.

The meeting was organized by the Taiwanese Dermatological Association and the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Taipei, Taiwan, and immediately followed the World SCAR (Severe Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions) meeting at the same venue. The scientific programme was drawn up by an international committee appointed by the Chair, Dr. Wen-Hung Chung. The full programme ...