Dubai Derma 2018 Concluded on a High Note
Mar 21, 2018

440 million dirhams worth business deals signed during the 3-day conference and exhibition

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018: The 18th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai Derma, held 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, DHA, concluded today, after 3 days of highly successful discussions at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attracting over 15,000 visitors and participants and featuring highly specialized discussions on a number of key themes and topics related to skincare and latest treatment methodologies.

On the sidelines of the conference and exhibition, the scientific committee announced today the recommendations for the 18th edition of Dubai Derma. Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Chairman of the Dubai Derma Conference and Professor of Dermatology at the UAE University announced the following recommendations of the Dubai Derma Conference 2018:

Recommendations of Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition 2018:

• Increase the provision of supervisory staff to medical facilities working in plastic/cosmetic surgery and ensure that the scientific requirements for practicing the profession in this field are obtained for both doctors or technicians.

• The need to emphasize tougher restrictions over the use of cosmetics, especially laser, Botox and fillers, to avoid medical errors that may occur upon misuse.

• Emphasize the support of physicians, especially trainees and those registered in medical training programs – such as the Arab Board – and other specialized programs in the Arab World and direct these courses to increase the efficiency of physicians in their specialties to obtain the recognized certificates afterwards.

• Emphasize the need to organize workshops for physicians, especially workshops in which physicians acquire certain skills in the field of dermatology, plastic surgery and laser intervention.

• Emphasize the need to exchange medical experiences and ethics, especially in the area of skin beautification.

• Emphasize the need to apply what has been discussed in Dubai Derma 2018 through inviting the heads of international associations such as the American Academy of Dermatology, Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology and other associations to increase cooperation and exchange of experiences for the benefit of doctor and patient.

Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding said, “Dubai Derma witnessed one more successful edition this year, with the number of business deals sealed during the past 3 days reaching 440 million dirhams. Over the years, Dubai Derma has firmly positioned itself as the leading global skin conference and exhibition in the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent. With its rich scientific agenda, key trending topics and a list of world renowned speakers, Dubai Derma 2018 has attracted over 15,000 visitors and participants, while also featuring the participation of 540 companies from 95 countries.”

He added, “Dubai Derma owes its success to the continuous support of all its key partners and stakeholders in the region and abroad, in addition to the strong support offered by the Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority (DHA). We are confident that visitors and participants attending Dubai Derma enjoyed the highly interactive atmosphere offered during the conference and exhibition and also had the chance to experience the latest technologies used in the field of dermatology.”

On the 3rd and final day at Dubai Derma 2018, world renowned skin health experts and specialists from the UAE and abroad discussed a number of topics in skincare under many sessions including Hair, Immunology, Therapeutics, Cutaneous Manifestations in Systematic Disease, Treatment Challenges, Expert discussions on complicated cases, Cosmetic Dermatology, Innovations, Vitamin D Level in Acne Patients and its Association with Disease Severity among others.

While commenting on the optimum Vitamin D levels required in Acne patients and its impact on the severity of various skin diseases, expert skin specialists highlighted that although vitamin D is most well-known for its role in calcium absorption, it also affects skin conditions, including acne and psoriasis, both of which can be caused by an insufficient amount of vitamin D. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, AAOS, the daily recommended allowance of Vitamin D among most adults range from 600 International Units IUs, up to 4000 IUs to support bone health. Whereas hormonal imbalance and overall hygiene are primary causes of acne, AAOS suggest that a poor immune system due to lower amounts of vitamin D can sometimes aggravate acne while optimum level of sun exposure raises vitamin D levels, reduces the number of bacterial cells in our system and reduces acne levels.

Vitamin D deficiency is a major health issue around the world, with studies suggesting that it is associated with a 30 to 50 percent increase in the risk of contracting cancer while over 75 percent of people with various cancers were reported to have lower levels of Vitamin D and the lowest levels even witnessed advanced cancers. With a very large section of UAE’s population reported to be vitamin D deficient, efforts are ongoing in the UAE to adopt the appropriate national guidelines on the detection, prevention and treatment of Vitamin D deficiency while also ensuring that vitamin D screening is standardized in the country.

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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