Focus on latest in skin care at city conference

DUBAI - The need to place greater emphasis on continuous medical education programmes and workshops for doctors and support medical staff - including nurses and medical technicians - was highlighted by participants in the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition (Dubai Derma) 2004, in a list of recommendations issued on the final day of the conference.

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Published: Fri 30 Apr 2004, 11:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:02 AM

Conference participants further recommended field visits to public and private hospitals to evaluate cases and offer the necessary consultation. They also suggested updating them on the best methods for treating different kinds of skin diseases.

Dr Ibrahim Galadari, Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of UAE University, and chairman of Dubai Derma 2004, said among the most significant results of the three-day conference are discussions with the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology on areas of cooperation with the Dubai Health Care City through the Dubai Derma Clinics to be set up in the near future.

The scientific committee of the conference also discussed cooperation with Boston University with the aim of enhancing medical skills in the country and in the region, in order to raise the standard of medical services provided at hospitals and medical centres.

The final day of the conference saw the presentation of 14 scientific papers which included lectures on skin aging, cosmetics for the elderly, an overview of skin care and sunscreen and scalp acne.

Dr Paula G. Karam of St. Georges Hospital Beirut, delivered a lecture titled "Ten years younger in ten minutes: Is it possible?".

She discussed the use of Hyaluronic acid and Botox plus the use of topical creams including Vitamin A acid, Hydroquinones, Vitamin C and Glycolic acid, that give results and are pain free.

Among the topics covered at the conference were: recent advances in dermatology therapy, physical agents in skin therapy and lasers, procedures in cosmetic dermatology, new agents, biological and skin diseases, and alternative therapy in skin diseases.

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