Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition opens

DUBAI, 19th March, 2018 (WAM) — Under the patronage of HH.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information, inaugurated today the 18th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai Derma, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, under the theme ‘Skin Health is our Concern’.

Following the opening ceremony, Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, accompanied by a high-profile delegation comprising a number of leading healthcare figures in the UAE and the GCC region, along with Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA, a number of presidents from world’s largest dermatological associations, VIPs and speakers, toured the exhibition area, where they were briefed about the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of dermatology.

While delivering his opening speech at Dubai Derma 2018, Humaid Al Qatami, said, “The continuous successes achieved by the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference & Exhibition – Dubai Derma 2018 makes us more eager to take advantage of this gathering of scientists, experts and specialists, and from the topics at the discussion table, especially those related to dermatology research and studies, advanced technology and modern professional methods and practices, along with exchange of experience and transfer of knowledge.”


He added, “Undoubtedly, skin diseases and their relevant laser surgeries and microsurgeries have become among the most important scopes of competitiveness on the global health scene and one of the components for therapeutic tourism revitalization. In addition, they have become a form of investment that has its presence and strength, derived from institutions, hospitals and specialized international centers, as well as the parallel industry and the large market which is expanding, day by day, with the latest hi-tech equipment and diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic facilities.”

He added, ” Dubai Derma 2018 will play host to new innovations and treatment methodologies for skin diseases and much more.”

From his side, Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO, INDEX Holding said: “Dubai Derma has become the ultimate platform for skin health care, whether regionally or internationally. Undoubtedly, there are many innovations, updates and techniques that have occurred in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects since last year. This is demonstrated by the findings, research and discoveries brought by specialists and experts at Dubai Derma 2018, which contributes to the advancement of this specialty at the level of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, patient safety and patient education. It also achieves the highest international standards we all aspire for.”

He added, “The agenda of Dubai Derma this year features 164 scientific sessions, 72 workshops and 70 poster presentations.”

On his part Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Fouzan, President of the Arab Academy of Dermatology and Aesthetics/ Pan Arab League of Dermatologists, said, “Dubai Derma is attended by leading skincare specialists and experts from the GCC as well as many countries representing Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The scientific program this year features a number of research papers and medical studies in skin surgery, treatment of psoriasis, malignant tumors of skin cancer as well as treatment of pigments, hair loss, alopecia and genetic skin diseases. In addition, the conference features a large number of workshops for those interested in laser treatments and anti-aging skin treatments while a number of training courses also focus on specialized topics related to skin sensitivity and histology.”

Running parallel to the conference, Dubai Derma Exhibition, played 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.

The annual Dubai Derma, is organised 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 DHA.

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