Wednesday 13, April 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: The second day of the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai DERMA commenced gracefully with plenty of scientific and business activities, recording another successful day for participants and visitors.

One of the major accomplishments of the day was the launch of the Arab Academy of Dermatology and Aesthetics – (AADA), as the first Arab Academy concerned in Dermatology, Aesthetics, laser and skin care.

The announcement came today after a closed meeting between the regions’ most prominent doctors and professors of dermatology, where they have selected members of the executive board and highlighted the major values and vision of the Academy.

Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Fouzan from Kuwait was assigned as the Chairman of the Academy, Dr. Ibrahim Galadari was assigned as the Secretary of the Executive Board and Vice Chairman of the Academy and Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Member of the Executive Board. In addition to their titles, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani and Dr. Ibrahim Galadari will be representing the UAE in the Academy.

Almost all of the organisations and Unions concerned in dermatology, Aesthetic and skincare in the Region have submitted their registration papers and a representative was assigned for each country.

One of the major objectives of the Academy, which was founded a couple of months ago, is to enhance and forge bilateral agreements with top niche local and international universities and educational institutions in favor of Arab dermatologists and specialists throughout organizing specialized workshops and lectures that will enhance their skills and present the latest innovation in the dermatology, aesthetics and laser.

Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Professor of Dermatology at the UAE University, Conference Chairman of Dubai Derma and Board secretary and Vice Chairman of the AADA said during the meeting: “we have already signed an agreement with the US Aesthetic Association to organise short term courses which help physicians to acquire new skills in cosmetic and laser.”

“Participants will be granted a certificate which will be considered as a “fellowship”. Continued Dr. Galadari

The Academy will also support all the events concerned in dermatology and skincare, and will also form continuous medical education strategies and plans for all country members.

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai DERMA and Member of the Executive Board said: “over the past 16 years, we have successfully attracted thousands of doctors, professors, specialists and technicians working in the field of dermatology and skincare to Dubai while organizing “Dubai DERMA” conference and exhibition which is now the largest specialized event in this field in the region. We are also very proud to launch the Academy today, which will be the source and the reference for not only doctors, but also a great reference for all community members.”

More than 200 individuals and associations have registered already. Moreover, all members will have special privileges while participating in the workshops and educational sessions that the Academy will organise.

Dr. Ibrahim illustrated on this matter and said: “one of our main objectives through establishing the academy is that it will be a trusted reference for community members to get referrals and recommendations on the best dermatology and laser practitioners in each country. We want to protect them from being the victims of false and misleading advertisement that promote unlicensed centers and doctors.”

“Our concern is to protect individuals from the abusive actions by some medical centers and we are also keen to control the misleading ads distributed and promoted by unprofessional or unsilenced laser beauty centers which leads to some health problems for individuals.” Continued Dr. Galadari continued.