12th Dubai DERMA Conference and Exhibition begins

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurated today the twelfth edition of the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition (Dubai DERMA) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sheikh Hamdan was accompanied by Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, Professor and Dermatologist Jerry Shapiro, Chairman of the World Dermatology Conference from Canada, and a number of world key dermatologists and specialists in the field.

Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sheikh Hamdan took a tour at the exhibition where he expressed his delight by the annual growth and development that Dubai DERMA achieves every year.

Sheikh Hamdan also emphasized that Dubai DERMA has become one of the largest and most advanced conferences focusing on skin care, and attracts the most specialised dermatologists from all over the world to participate in this outstanding conference.

Al Murooshid said; "the continuous success achieved by Dubai DERMA Conference and Exhibition over the past twelve years reflects the prestigious status of the conference as a unique platform for doctors and specialists in the field of dermatology. And perhaps the increasing number of participants that DERMA records every year is an indication of the international prominent reputation of the emirate of Dubai as a regional hub for international companies to promote their products from Dubai to the region." He also said "the Dubai Health Authority has always been keen to address dermatology and skin health matters. We strive to provide a comprehensive and high quality healthcare services which covers all curative and prevention aspects."

In another context, the Dubai Health Authority had initiated a specialized medical centre for dermatology and plastic surgeries earlier. The centre is fully equipped with the latest medical equipments and qualified medical cadre to provide the local community with the best medical services.

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, President of INDEX Holding and Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma, assured that the Dubai DERMA Conference and Exhibition 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 230 exhibitors from 55 countries exhibiting at the Dubai DERMA this year. Al Madani is expecting that the number of participants and trade visitors will reach more than 5,000 at the end of the event.

Dr. Al Madani also stated that the Dubai DERMA conference and exhibition is an outstanding opportunity for dermatologists and students of dermatology to participate in the different scientific activities that are held during the three days event. "The conference provides the participants with an update on the latest advances and practices in dermatology, laser treatments, anti-aging, skin and hair care, amongst others in this broad field."

Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Professor of Dermatology at the UAE University and Chairman of the Dubai Derma Conference, welcomed all of the speakers and specialists who came from all over the world to participate in Dubai Derma. He also announced that for this edition, there are more than 88 prestigious speakers from 55 countries from America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East whom are professors and doctors of all fields of dermatology.