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Medical updates discussed ahead of conference
April 04, 2015
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Dubai: The 15th edition of the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition (Dubai Derma) accredited scientific pre-conference courses started on Friday with a rich scientific programme containing 25 specialised sessions highlighting the major diseases and topics related to dermatology and dermatopathology and preparing doctors for the Arab Board of Dermatology Exam. The pre-conference courses this year host 10 specialists coming from the United States of America, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, KSA and the UAE.

Dubai Derma four-day pre-conference courses come ahead of the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition which will commence on April 7, and will last for three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dubai Derma is held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Health Authority, and it is organised annually by Index Conferences and Exhibitions - a member of Index Holding.

Dubai Derma Pre-conference courses cover several topics that are of great benefit to all participants, especially those applying for the Arab Board of Dermatology Exam. Some of the topics discussed this year during the four days pre-conference courses include: Advanced Therapeutics, Alopecia, Basic and Advanced Clinical Dermatology, Clinical Cases for the Boards, Highlight of Arab Board Residency Programme, Inflammatory Skin Diseases, Invisible Dermatoses, Skin Tumors, Surgery for Dermatologist, Systemic Therapy and Topical Therapy, Unknown Cases in Dermatopathology, and Updates on Phototherapy and Laser.

In addition to the key topics that will be covered during the pre-conference courses, a “Mock Exam” will be conducted to simulate the environment of the Arab Board of Dermatology Exam, allowing participants to feel acquainted and at ease for the real board exam. The Mock Exam will comprise of questions not only covered during the pre-conference courses, but those that may be asked during the actual exam. In addition, participants with the highest 3 grades will be honoured with cash prizes.

The courses are considered an excellent opportunity for dermatologists under training who need the credit hours presented by the UAE University as pre-conference courses are accredited with 24 CME points from College of Medicine, UAE University.  Dr Hassan Galadari, Head of Scientific Committee of Dubai Derma Conference & Exhibition, said: “Dubai Derma’s scientific programme is extremely rich and is a reflection of the field of dermatology as a whole.


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