Since the first World Congress in Graz, Austria in 2004 the field of teledermatology has continued to expand across the globe providing much needed specialist dermatological advice to our colleagues and patients.  This has been enhanced by both technological advances and the ubiquitous access to the internet and to smartphones.  The 7th World Congress will provide updates on teledermatology and artificial intelligence, the use of teledermatology to connect both local and global providers and patients, consumer mobile teledermatology, tele-confocal and tele-pathology.