Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2019: 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 19th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai Derma, continued on the 2nd day at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a special focus on anti-aging, acne management and the future of dermatology practice.
The 3-day skincare gathering, running until the 20th of March 2019, under the theme ‘Skin Health is our Concern’, brings together top-notch skincare specialists, surgeons and industry experts with the aim of exploring new advances in treatments for various skin disorders while also focusing on the impact of new age technologies on preventing major skin diseases including skin cancer.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Suzanne Olbricht, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and Immediate Past President, American Academy of Dermatology, said, “The American Academy of Dermatology and Dubai Derma share the same common goal which is enabling dermatologists in the UAE and the world to offer the best possible care to their patients. In order to achieve this goal, dermatologists need to keep themselves abreast with the most up to date information and sophisticated education targeted specifically at the needs of all attendees. Currently, the field of dermatology is in the midst of great transformation and the most remarkable advances in the past 3 years have occurred in the field of biologics and other new medications that treat many chronic and difficult diseases such as ‘psoriasis’ and ‘atopic dermatitis’ to name a few. In addition, we also focused on new targeted therapies for some of the worst skin cancers.”
She added, “The scientific program of Dubai Derma is well constructed with great lectures on the most trending topics in skin health. On the sidelines of the conference at AAD symposium, I shared new details for effective and easy nail biopsies while in another session I discussed the future of dermatology referencing my three favorite words: disruption, relevance and aspiration. Moreover, my talk was intended to put the spotlight on the future of dermatological practice and particularly about where dermatology is headed in the next few years.”
Commenting on his topic, ‘Can we Prevent Aging’, Dr. Chris Griffiths, MD, UK, said, “Recently, the latest research into skin aging has shifted from its traditional approach of looking through the prism of anti-aging to one towards linking skin health to overall health of an individual. This is clearly a departure from what used to be a reactive process towards skin care to one that is essentially proactive. Prevention of aging or at least a slowing of the process is associated with changes in lifestyle, a good daily skincare regimen, exercise, good dietary habits, plenty of sleep coupled with a smoke-free lifestyle and targeted therapies for a healthy, vibrant skin. At Dubai Derma, we focused our attention on ways to allow natural skin aging rather than premature skin aging.”
On the second day, world renowned experts in skincare discussed a number of important topics related to skin health such as: Change and the future of Dermatology, Cutaneous Manifestations of Targeted and Immunotherapies in Cancer Treatment, Innovations in Vitiligo Surgeries, Acne Management, Potential of molecular based diagnostics and its impact on immunotherapy of psoriasis, Hand dermatitis What’s new, Change and the Future of Dermatology, Rare Case of Scalp Tumor and Is there still place for Antibiotics in Acne’ among other topics.
Although there are proven risks associated with sun exposure to skin cancer and studies also show that Ultraviolet UV radiation from the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer, recent studies show that optimum levels of Vitamin D from sun promote healthy bone growth, helps in skin cell growth, repair and metabolism, facilitates good immune system, helps provide resistance against certain diseases and even prevents skin aging.
This comes, as a recent two-year Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Study in the UAE shows that an estimated 90 percent of the UAE population are vitamin D deficient, as more people become sedentary, spend less time outside, consume excess caffeine and do not take enough supplements that contain vitamin D in their diet.
Running parallel to the conference, the Dubai Derma exhibition continued to offer visitors and participants a great opportunity to learn about the latest breakthrough technologies that are being used in treating major skin diseases while also giving leading skincare brands, technology firms and companies from the region and the world a chance to engage and network with top notch experts in skin health.
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), American Academy of Dermatology, (AAD), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and GCC League of Dermatologists with the support of the Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority (DHA).