On behalf of the European Society for Dermatological Research, I join the Presidents of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology in inviting you to the 2018 International Investigative Dermatology Meeting (IID2018) in Orlando from May 16th to 19th, 2018. During the past 5 years we have witnessed tremendous advances in dermatologic research and skin science, which have lead to the emergence of amazing targeted treatments for inflammatory skin diseases and skin cancer. Thanks to these developments, skin is now positioning itself as a leading scientific model for many specialties and industry partners who see the skin as a major focus for gaining insights into disease mechanisms and therapeutic developments. At IID2018 we want to share this excitement with you and provide a unique setting for in-depth and cross-disciplinary discussions between dermatologists, basic scientists and biologists studying various aspects of the skin. We will make sure that every skin scientist from any location in the world has an opportunity to present their newest research at IID2018 and we will put special emphasis on the scientific and professional development of young trainees and early-career scientists. We look forward to greeting you in Orlando for this exciting meeting!