540 Companies, 265 Top-notch speakers, 164 Scientific Sessions, 72 Workshops & 70 Poster Presentations at Dubai Derma 2018
Mar 16, 2018

Dubai --( ASIA TODAY )-- United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the 18th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai Derma, the largest event of its kind in the MENA region, dedicated to dermatology, skin care and laser, will be begin this Monday 19th of March 2018, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

In its current edition, Dubai Derma 2018 is expected to attract over 15,000 visitors and participants, while also witnessing the participation of 540 companies from 95 countries. The 3-day conference and exhibition, occupying 11,500 square meters is set to play host to 265 expert speakers, specialists of skin health from the region and the world while also featuring 72 workshops, 164 scientific sessions and 70 poster presentations. In addition, delegates and participants attending the premier global skin conference will have the opportunity to gain 18 CME Credit Hours from the UAE University.

For the first time this year, Dubai Derma 2018 will jointly be held in conjunction with the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress by the Asian Dermatological Association while also hosting the first ever session of the American Academy of Dermatology in the Middle East, (AAD), which is the world’s largest dermatologic society representing 19,000 physicians.

Dubai Derma will also be hosting the presidents of the five biggest Dermatology Associations in the world to take part in the event including: the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), the Asian Dermatological Association (ADA), the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the 24th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD).

Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Professor of Dermatology at the UAE University, and Conference Chairman of Dubai Derma said: “I am delighted to announce that the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress by Asian Dermatological Association (ADA) will be held in conjunction with Dubai Derma 2018 on March 19-21 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center. Dubai Derma will bring together eminent speakers from the region and around the globe covering a wide spectrum of themes affecting the world of dermatology. The Dubai Derma scientific program features a four-day pre-conference course, conference program, workshops and live demonstrations exemplifying novel cosmetic and dermatological procedures.”

“In addition, the American Academy of Dermatology - AAD will have their own first session internationally and Dubai Derma fully appreciates the upmost support and collaboration with AAD. Dubai Derma provides all dermatology colleagues worldwide with a vibrant platform to update their knowledge, explore new advances in the dermatological and technological field, and foster closer ties.” He concluded

"The members and council of the Asian Dermatological Association are looking forward to participating in this 18th Dubai Derma 2018 Conference which is in collaboration with our very own 11th Asian Dermatological Congress (ADC). The last time the ADC was held in Dubai was 26 years ago. This joint event promises to be a world-class educational and multi-cultural highlight of our International Dermatologic Community. I invite all friends and colleagues to be a part of this most anticipated event of the year. " Dr. Steven Chow, President of the Asian Dermatological Association

From his side, Dr. Henry W.Lim, President American Academy of Dermatology “As the president of the American Academy of Dermatology, I am pleased that the AAD has established a collaboration with Dubai Derma 2018 by having an AAD session at the meeting. Having been a participant of Dubai Derma in the past, I am well aware that this is a well-organized, informative meeting. I am looking forward to participating at Dubai Derma 2018, and a fruitful and successful collaboration.”

In addition, Dubai Derma, this year, will dedicate 2 full days for Case Report Presentation and Competition, in order to encourage dermatology researches in the region and abroad, wherein dermatologists and resident doctors from different countries will be present to showcase their case reports. Moreover, a poster presentation competition will offer a unique opportunity for researchers in the UAE and abroad to present their work and illustrate their research methods and outcomes.

Running parallel to the conference, Dubai Derma Exhibition, aims to provide an ideal opportunity for exhibiting companies to network, partner and expand their businesses in the Skin Care, Aesthetic and Laser market among many other such fields. Furthermore, the exhibition will play host to a number of product launches and live demonstration of latest skincare solutions while also offering a highly interactive environment for visitors to experience the latest products and services in the skincare industry.

Prior to the main Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition, the Pre-Conference Courses on Dermatology and Dermatopathology started today 16th of March, 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will continue to the 19th of March, 2018. These courses will be focusing on various key trending topics in skincare including ‘Breakthrough in Vitiligo Managing Red Face, Introduction to Non-Invasive Technologies, Naked eye to Nucleotide Dermoscopy ASAP, Reflectance Confocal Microscopy, Difficult Cases for Discussion, OCT and other technologies, Biologics in Dermatology, Trichoscopy and Dermoscopy, Genetics in Dermatology, Cutaneous Surgery, Treatment Monitoring, Hair and Nails among others.

The annual Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai Derma, is organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions - a member of INDEX Holding, in cooperation with the Pan Arab League of Dermatology, Arab Academy of Dermatology & Aesthetics (AADA) and GCC League of Dermatologists with the support of the Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

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