The 19th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition, Dubai Derma, took place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). Running under the theme ‘Skin Health is our Concern’, the three-day event brought together leading skincare specialists, top surgeons and physicians from across the globe under one roof to explore the latest technology advancements and medical treatments for different types of skin diseases.
Speaking about the key highlights at Dubai Derma 2019 ahead of the show, Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Conference Chairman and Secretary General, GCC League of Dermatology said: “This year Dubai Derma features great discoveries in therapeutics for very common skin conditions such as vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and alopecia areata.”
He added: “The latest edition of Dubai Derma is even more special as we have the presence of many international and well recognised dermatology societies involved in various scientific sessions. As Dubai is home to more than 200 different nationalities, it is extremely important for local and regional doctors to raise awareness about maladies that may afflict those coming from different parts of the world. The representation from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa in Dubai Derma is key to disseminating this crucial knowledge and information across the globe.”
After the three day event, Galadari announced the following recommendations of the Dubai Derma Conference 2019:
• All cosmetics and plastic surgeries must be conducted by qualified physicians and specialists.
• Communities and individuals shall always refer to the scientific references and resources regarding any medical or cosmetic information and to not take the information provided on the social media platforms for granted.
• Arab Academy of Dermatology & Aesthetics (AADA) has become an educational and training institution accredited by the Arab Board of Health Specialisations.
• Strict supervision shall be imposed on medical centers and no licenses shall be granted without conducting the proper checks and tests.
• To encourage medical tourism that focuses on the quality of the treatments provided by medical centres.
Commenting at the conclusion of Dubai Derma 2019, Dubai Derma executive chairman Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani said: “I am delighted to announce that the 19th edition of Dubai Derma has concluded on a successful note, with over 500 million dirhams worth of business deals signed over the past three days. This year, the Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition featured a rich comprehensive agenda, addressing the most significant topics in skin care and attracting over 16,500 visitors and participants from over 104 countries while also witnessing the attendance of 291 world renowned speakers, skincare specialists, surgeons and doctors. The exhibition this year has recorded a great success also by attracting 594 skincare brands from across the globe.”
During the show, skincare specialists highlighted how the organ is a reflection of our overall health and how technology is enabling dermatologists to diagnose and treat skin diseases more effectively. Recent trends changing the face of dermatology include smart algorithms that can diagnose skin cancer within minutes, 3D printers that can produce synthetic skin to fight organ shortages and the ability of dermatologists to reach and consult patients online. Experts further stressed that in order to stay relevant, skin specialists and practitioners should prepare themselves in time for these technology disruptions.
Running parallel to the conference, the exhibition offered visitors and participants a great platform to learn about the new technologies in skincare that are useful in diagnosing and treating many serious skin diseases while also offering exhibitors an opportunity to interact closely with industry partners, visitors and experts in skin health.
Dubai Derma, is organised by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions - a member of INDEX Holding, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority 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 and supported by Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority (DHA).