The 17th Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition (Dubai Derma 2017), a leading event in the field of laser and dermatology, continued its second day at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. Dubai Derma attracted this year a big number of dedicated practitioners, specialists, manufacturers and distributors in the field of dermatology, skin care and laser. The show brings together the latest technology in skin care through specialized exhibition, lectures, courses and workshops.

The second day of  Dubai Derma has discussed the latest medical developments in psoriasis, severe immunological conditions and rare cases, highlighting 25 case studies from Europe, Africa and Asia known for being some of the rarest and most difficult to diagnose.

The participating doctors presented these cases, while the conference highlighted the correct diagnosis methods and the best available treatments to deal with such cases.

Dr. Hassan Galadari, Professor of Dermatology at the UAE University, Consultant Dermatologist, Head of Scientific Committee, Dubai Derma, pointed out that Dubai was chosen to host the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress after competing with many countries and cities from all over the world, thanks to the great potential and capabilities that characterize the UAE in general and Dubai in particular. It is worth mentioning that Dubai has hosted this congress once back in 1996.

Dr. Galadari noted that the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress will be held in conjunction with the Dubai Derma Conference. He added that hosting this prestigious event will increase the number of participants from 1,500 to 2,000, varying from experts and doctors to specialists and professionals. This will also lead to a similar increase in the number of exhibitors and manufacturers of medical devices in the parallel exhibition.

According to Dr. Galadari, preparations are underway to host this conference next year. There will be many meetings ahead for the organizing committee of the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress to guarantee this coming edition will be a one to remember.

Dr. Galadari also talked about the Dubai Derma Day 2 activities, where the scientific sessions emphasized the importance of tightening the control on the use of cosmetics, especially laser, Botox and fillers, to avoid any possible medical errors occurring due to wrongfully using them. The conference also discussed how to support training doctors and those applying for various training programs such as the Arab Board and other specialized local training programs. The event also focused on raising the efficiency of participating doctors in their specialties to allow them to obtain the Arab and local boards.

Dr. Galadari also stressed on the need to organize more workshops for doctors, especially hands-on workshops where doctors can acquire critical skills in the field of skin, plastic, and laser surgery, learn about medical ethics, share their expertise, and work together for best treatment of other cases.

The conference also discussed the problems of hair-loss affecting both men and women, which is prevailing more in men cases than women. Dr. Galadari mentioned that there are three types of Alopecia, the first affects specific parts of the body, often in the head, and affects about 3% of the population, which can be treated using creams, injections, or sprays.

The second type, according to Dr. Galadari, is full Alopecia that results in full head baldness and affects less than 2% of the population. This type needs special medications to control the immune system in the body.

He pointed out that the third Alopecia of the whole body, which is very rare and affects between 0.5% – 1% of population. This type negatively affects the patients’ morale and we are yet to find a full cure for it!

Dubai Derma is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority. The event will continue until 29th of March, 2017 and it is organized annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – member of INDEX Holding, in collaboration with the Arab Academy of Dermatology & Aesthetics, Pan Arab League of Dermatology and the GCC League of Dermatologists. It is supported by Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority.