Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum inaugurates 14th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition

April 9, 2014 12:59 pm

His Highness Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum Director General of Dubai Information Department inaugurated the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition (Dubai Derma) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre accompanied by a number of key world dermatologists and more than 100 doctors and specialists in the field.

Dubai Derma in its 14th edition is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Health Authority. Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, H.H. Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum toured the exhibition, and visited a number of exhibiting companies to view the latest technologies, and displayed equipments pertaining to dermatology and laser advancements.

On the sidelines of the opening ceremony, Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Conference Chairman of Dubai Derma, said: “Dubai Derma today is considered a comprehensive educational hub for dermatologists and laser specialists with 15 specialized scientific sessions and 40 workshops that are running parallel to the conference and under the supervision of the exhibiting companies. The 14th edition of Dubai Derma is characterized by the participation of several specialized doctors and experts in the field of dermatology, cosmetic surgery, laser and Botox. On the other hand, the scientific program is designed to keep the participants updated about the latest technologies and the best practices and recent trends in dermatology and laser.”

Dr. Galadari continued saying: “The scientific program touches upon topics such as Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Acne, Skin Allergies, Biological therapies, Skin Cancer Treatment, Freckles, Melasma: Pathogenesis and Treatment, Controversies in Technology, Intralipotheraphy, Dermal Filler and various cosmetic and laser treatments.”

Dr. Oumeish Oumeish, Secretary General of Dubai Derma and International Academy of Medical Specialisation, said: “The importance of Dubai Derma Conference & Exhibition is that it provides balanced and varied education. It is an excellent opportunity for scientists from UAE, Arab and foreign countries to meet and strengthen their scientific cooperation at regional and international levels, and to follow up on the progress in the field of cutaneous medicine, cosmetic dermatology and laser. Dubai Derma helps to promote continuing medical education and strengthen scientific networking and cooperation among dermatologists in the region and the world.”

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition, said: “INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions had been organizing Dubai Derma, the leading medical event in the field of dermatology and laser for the past 14 year. The emirate of Dubai is the perfect city to host such a big prestigious event due to the strategic location that the emirate enjoys.”

Dr. Al Madanai assured that Dubai Derma has marked itself in the region and the Middle East as one of the major annual medical events. He also declared that Dubai Derma is designed for world’s key dermatologists to benefit from the workshops and the scientific courses held within the conference. He also stated that there are 350 exhibitors from 83 countries exhibiting at the Dubai Derma this year. Dr. Al Madani is expecting that the number of participants and trade visitors will reach 8000 by the end of the event.

Dr. Al Madani continued saying: “Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition is considered an outstanding opportunity to gain experience and learn about what is happening in the field of dermatology and to prepare dermatologists registered for the Arab Board Exam. Dubai Derma became the biggest event specialized in dermatology and laser in the Middle East, and it competes with worldwide exhibitions. The event succeeds in attracting dermatologists and worldwide specialists every year to Dubai to participate in Dubai Derma Conference and benefit from the scientific sessions and workshops.”

From his side Dr. Oumeish concluded saying: “It is our hope that the conference will be a trendsetter for the future of medicine as a whole. At the same time, I appreciate and thank the INDEX Establishment for their strenuous effort in organizing such a successful event, and in particular, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, the Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma. I would also like to thank Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Conference Chairman for the scientific program, and I wish all participants a pleasant stay and a memorable meeting.”

Dubai Derma 2014 continues until the 10th of April and is held in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority, the International Academy of Medical Specialisation, GCC League of Dermatology and the Pan Arab League of Dermatology, and it is organised by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – member of INDEX Holding.


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