Ibrahim GALADARI, MD, FRCP
Professor of Dermatology
Chairman, Dubai Derma Conference
As the conference chairman of Dubai Derma, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all to Dubai on the occasion of the 20th Dubai World Dermatology & Laser Conference & Exhibition to be held on July 6 – 8, 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Dubai is a world-renowned centre of business and commerce, a vibrant city in the United Arab Emirates, a member of the GCC states and the gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia market with close proximity to Europe and the Far East. Being international and cosmopolitan, the city offers an infinite variety of things to see and do in a unique fusion of Middle Eastern and Western heritage and culture.
Dubai has always been keeping up with advancing technologies in the dermatology practice in order to meet the constantly evolving needs and demands of the community.
Dubai Derma is organized by several scientific bodies, mainly Arab Academy of Dermatology and Aesthetics (AADA), in cooperation with the GCC League of Dermatology and Pan-Arab League. AADA is proud to be an active member in the International League of Dermatology Society (ILDS). Therefore, our scientific program is accredited by all these mentioned scientific bodies.
Dubai Derma will bring together eminent speakers from the region and around the globe covering a wide spectrum of themes affecting the world of dermatology. The Dubai Derma scientific program features a four-day pre-conference course, conference program, workshops and live demonstrations exemplifying novel cosmetic and dermatological procedures.
Dubai Derma provides all dermatology colleagues worldwide with a vibrant platform to update their knowledge, explore new advances in the dermatological and technological field, and foster closer ties.
Dubai aims to compete globally in the events and entertainment industry by becoming one of the strongest Middle Eastern hubs for mega events and festivities – this is showcased with its pioneer for a mega event in this region, Expo 2020 Dubai, largest mega event in a first-of-its-kind size with over 190 countries participating.
I look forward to welcome you all in the 20th edition of Dubai Derma!
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani
Executive Chairman, Dubai Derma
With nearly two decades of proven excellence in organizing an innovative skincare platform in Dubai, I am indeed proud to present the 20th edition of the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference & Exhibition – Dubai Derma, celebrating a major milestone as the largest event in the Middle East, North Africa and Indian Subcontinent region dedicated to dermatology, skin care and lasers. This year we are celebrating 20 years of achievements and global recognition, the scientific program is rich with scientific sessions and new innovative courses.
Today, the skincare, laser and dermatology industry is undergoing significant changes with the influx of new technologies such as smart algorithms soon able to diagnose skin cancer, dermatologists having the ability to consult patients online and the capacity of 3D printers to print out synthetic skin to fight tissue shortages. With such revolutionary changes in the skincare market, we believe that the time has come for dermatology and medical professionals to keep abreast and prepare for these technology changes and the evolving face of dermatology practice.
Meanwhile, the UAE has clearly emerged as a global hub for skin care solutions and the integration of several game-changing technologies in dermatology practice. Additionally, as UAE’s consumers spend more on skin care products than any other country in the Middle East, we believe that the annual scientific and educational skincare platform like Dubai Derma is ideally suited to discuss the latest trends and treatment methods for major skin disorders.
With this in mind, the 20th edition of Dubai Derma conference under the theme ‘Skin Health is Our Concern’ features a rich comprehensive agenda focusing on finding optimum solutions and strategies to prevent the most common and serious skin diseases. While the conference presents a series of discussions through a variety of courses, workshops and lectures on major topics in skincare by leading experts, surgeons and specialists the exhibition provides a great opportunity for major leading skin care brands and companies in the industry to showcase and promote their state-of-the-art tools and technologies.
Moreover, and to cope with the changes that the world is facing these days due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Dubai Derma will feature this edition a virtual component of the conference and the exhibition where the participants will be able to attend the event either physically or virtually through a dedicated platform.
In conclusion, I take this opportunity to thank our key stakeholders and strategic partners including the biggest dermatology associations, sponsors and exhibitors for their support and wish them a huge success in their future endeavors.
I look forward to seeing you in this much-awaited-for 20th edition of Dubai Derma and hope you have a safe and pleasant stay in Dubai!