تحت رعاية سمو الشـــيخ حــمــدان بن راشـــد آل مــكـتوم، نائب حاكم دبي، وزير المالية، رئيس هيئة الصحة بدبي

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, President of the Dubai Health Authority

Fellow Colleagues,

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Council and Members of the Asian Dermatological Association to welcome you to the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress (11th ADC) which will be held in conjunction with the Dubai Derma 2018.

The ADC, since its inception in 1986 have grown from strength to strength and is now a well-established international event which is held every three years.

This conjoint event is an excellent opportunity for our Asian fraternity to come together to share knowledge and exchange views in the science of dermatology as well as aesthetic practice. An impressive assemble’ of regional and international speakers await your intellectual quest for knowledge and experience sharing.

The ADA have made the commitment to form a common platform for dermatology in Asia in the form of an Asian Alliance of all the regional and national dermatological societies.  We have already met to seek the consensus of the GCC League of Dermatologists, League of Asean Dermatological Society (LADS) and the Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AADV). It is my mission to seek the widest possible participation to make this Asian Alliance a reality.

The venue of this 11th ADC at the Dubai International Convention Centre is phenomena. It is a state of the art facility with the best that the world have to offer. This together with the many exciting as well as historical delights of Dubai, Pearl of the Gulf, will ensure your attendance at the 11th ADC /Dubai Derma 2018 will be memorable and richly rewarded.

With best wishes.

I look forward to see you in Dubai 2018.

Steven K.W. Chow
FAADV, FAMM, FRCPI, Hon FRACP, FRCP(London)
Chairman, Asian Dermatological Association