Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 11th Global Dermatologists Congress Dubai, UAE.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Regina Fölster-Holst

University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein
Germany

Keynote: Exanthems in children: An update

Time : 9:30-10:15

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Biography:

Regina Folster-Holst has completed her PhD in 1984 from Christian Albrechts University, Germany. After a Medical Assistant time in a children's clinic for cystic fibrosis and allergy at Amrum, Germany in November 1985 she began her Specialist training for Dermatologists at the Department of Dermatology, Kiel, Germany. In 1992, she was recognized as a Specialist in Dermatology and Allergology. Since 1992 she works as a Senior Physician at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Department of Dermatology in Kiel, Germany. Her clinical activity and research priority is primarily in the area of atopic dermatitis, pediatric dermatology and Parasitosis. She has published more than 160 papers in reputed journals. Since May 2016 she is the President of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD).

Abstract:

Exanthems in childhood occur quite often and are mostly related to harmless viral infections. They may present as macular, maculopapular, papular, urticarial or vesicular rashes. However there are other causes which include bacterial infections, drug reactions, autoimmune and auto-inflammatory diseases. In addition there are exanthems of unknown causes like Kawasaki disease. It is very important to differentiate exanthems of harmless nature from harmful life threatening exanthems. Recently new specific distinct exanthems like atypical hand foot mouth disease by Coxsackie virus A 6 and an exanthem in newborns by Parechovirus type 3 have been described. In addition there are new paraviral exanthems including eruptive pseudoangiomatosis and eruptive hypomelanosis.

Keynote Forum

Shazia Ali

Al Tababah Specialized Clinics
Saudi Arabia

Keynote: Complication with aesthetic fillers

Time : 10:15-11:00

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Biography:

Dr. Shazia trained at the department of Dermatology Heath University Hospital, Cardiff Wales, in United Kingdom. She holds Masters degree in the field of Dermatological Sciences. She got an early start in aesthetic and Laser dermatology as part of her basic training; which gave her an edge as a practicing cosmetic dermatologist and becoming one of the pioneer names in the field of aesthetics. Actually her mother institute is so proud of her accomplishments that she has been chosen to be the brand Ambassador for University of Wales College of Medicine. Currently she is working as the Head Of Dermatology Department at the Al Tababah Specialized Clinics Jeddah, KSA. She is active in many professional societies like American Society of Laser Surgery and Medicine, International Academy of Cosmetic dermatology, World Society of Anti Aging Medicine, International academy of Anti Aging Medicine etc.

Abstract:

The medical aesthetic industry has grown at an exponential rate in the past 10 years. In 2016 the industry stands at 7 billion dollars and according to Medical Insight Inc. the annual growth rate will soar at 12% each year reaching 12 billion dollars in 2019. With this impressive rampant growth rate and lucrative profits attached to it aesthetic medicine is not limited to dermatologists and plastic surgeons only; doctors from all fields of medicine have begin to assume the role of aesthetic injectors. To maintain the reputation of excellence for this new branch of medicine it is very important that every cosmetic injector preps him/herself painstakingly to nail every aspect of the treatment from aesthetic consultation to understanding the anatomy of face in order to deliver complication-free natural looking results.

As the aesthetic procedures are gaining popularity we are also getting reports of increased number of side effects. Dr. Shazia will discuss vascular complications of injectable fillers.

  • Clinical and Medical Dermatology | Diagnostic Techniques in Dermatology | Dermatological Diseases | Stem Cells in Dermatology
Speaker

Chair

Barbara Page

Scottish Dermatology Nursing Society, UK

Session Introduction

Barbara Page

Scottish Dermatology Nursing Society
UK

Title: Improving patient empowerment through health literacy

Time : 12:00-12:20

Speaker
Biography:

Barbara Page has worked in Dermatology Nursing for over 27 years and 16 years of these were as a Specialist Dermatology Liaison Nurse. She was awarded an MBE in the new Years Honours list in recognition of work in this field. She continue in the field as a Dermatology Nurse Advisor, an Honorary Clinical Teacher, Dundee University School of Nursing & Health Sciences and Lecturer for NHS Education for Scotland. Special areas of interest are Eczema, Psoriasis and the Psychological impact of Skin Disease. She is currently Chair of the Psychodermatology sub group of the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) and represent BDNG as a committee member of Psychodermatology UK. Currently a Trustee of National Eczema Society; Honorary Member and Trustee of Primary Care Dermatology Society; Founder & Honorary Chair of Scottish Dermatological Nursing Society; Nurse Advisor to Skin Care Campaign Scotland; Past Secretary & Board Member of International Skincare Nursing Group. Have published widely and served on a wide range of Nursing Advisory Boards.

Abstract:

The World Health Organisation has identified low health literacy as a serious public health concern. This presentation will identify global issues within health literacy including influences on patient empowerment, quality of life, wastage and socio-economic costs. Patient empowerment is simply a process to help people gain control which includes people taking the initiative, solving problems, making decisions and can be applied to different setting in health & social care environment leading ultimately to self management. It is important for health care professionals to address health literacy in every patient consultation to ensure people have enough knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to use health information and take an active role in their own well being.

Polly Buchanan

Scottish Dermatology Nursing Society
UK

Title: Strategies to improve adherence: A bio-psycho-social approach

Time : 12:20-12:40

Speaker
Biography:

Polly has 30 years experience in dermatology nursing within NHS, Academia and Pharmaceutical Industry. She currently completing a PhD (health psychology), witin St Andrews University, Medical School. Her achievements include being appointed the first skin cancer nurse specialist in UK, appointed the first Dermatology Nurse Consultant in UK. She has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and books. Specialist areas of interest,: dermatology nursing research, professional development, skin cancer, inflammatory skin disease, psychosocial impact of skin disease and psychosocial aspects of care. Currently employed as Lead Nurse, Research and Development, NHS Fife

Abstract:

Poor adherence is a long standing problem in clinical dermatology. Poor adherence to clinical management programmes with dermatology topical treatments can have important quality, health and resource implications. This presentation will explore the issues surrounding poor adherence to topical treatments. The implications for management are discussed as are the strategies available in supporting patients (and their carers) utilising a bio-psycho-social approach. Key barriers to good adherence are identified, with communication and patient (mis)understanding being arguably the two most significant factors influencing concordance. Five dimensions of adherence are outlined to include disease, patient, treatment, socio-economic and health care system factors. Strategies for improving adherence using assessment tools and a stepped approach within the consultation process are presented as the way forward in improving adherence, patient experiences and helath care professional satisfaction

Belkais Marwan

Derma Premier Skin Clinic
UAE

Title: Advanced Technique in Treatment of Stubborn Scars

Time : 12:40-13:00

Speaker
Biography:

Dr. Belkais Marwan graduated from Al Minia University in 1994, she obtained her Masters Degree in Dermatology in 1999. Dr Belkais worked as an Assistant Lecturer from 2000 till end of 2012 at Al Minia University, Egypt then for two and half years at Medcare Hospital from 2009 till 2011. She worked in a private clinic from April 2011 till December 2014 then she moved to her Clinic (Dermapremier Skin Clinic) on January 2015.

Abstract:

Getting rid of scars, especially when it comes to darker skin types, can be a challenge. Scars are natural parts of the body’s healing process after suffering from some sort of trauma or wound, such as from acne, a skin condition or surgery. The Fractional Microneedling (Dermapen) provide a solution to treat all kind of scars (Acne Scars, Varicella Scars, Stretch Marks, Atrophic and hypertrophic Scars) either alone or to be proceeded by TAC injection or 5-FU injection according to the type of the scar. Dermapen is an automated-microneedling therapy system that vertically pierces the skin to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin with minimal epidermal damage. The Dermapen’s automatic vibrating function increases the effectiveness of treatment by increasing absorption of products, while reducing pain and discomfort. Fractional micro delivery provides unparalleled collagen induction via fragmented delivery of needles into the epidermis and dermis. These micro injuries to the skin encourage the power of the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin through the physiology of collagen induction. There is increased local blood circulation too that will bring more nutrients and growth factors to the area we are treating. It stimulates an inflammatory reaction that encourages certain fibroblasts to come into the area to generate collagen. The body’s ability to remodel and heal itself is at the heart of this amazing technique and because the process never involves heat or thermal energy or unnecessary trauma, the skin can quickly heal with almost zero downtime.

Rawan K AlMesned

King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

Title: Fordyce spots of the lips treated with Isotretinoin

Time : 14:20-14:40

Biography:

Rawan Khaild Al Mesned is currently a Medical Intern at King Saud University, College of Medicine.

Abstract:

Fordyce spots are enlarged sebaceous glands commonly found on the vermilion boarder of the lips and oral mucosa, they may occur on other body surfaces. There are frequently observed in adult males and clinically they presented as asymptomatic multiple whitish or yellowish papules. Despite Fordyce spots benign nature patients get concerned for cosmetic reasons. Few numbers of cases in the literature reported the effect of isotretinoin in treating Fordyce spots. Herein, we describe two patients with Fordyce spots of the lips treated successfully with isotretinoin. The first case is a 50 years old lady complaining of whitish spots over the upper and lower lips. The diagnosed was made based on clinical examination and treated with low dose of isotretinoin, which shows remarkable improvement without recurrence of the lesion. The second case is a 47 year female with whitish discoloration of the lower lips and got treated for several years as case of vitiligo without benefit. On clinical examination it showed classical picture of Fordyce spots and treated with isotretinoin and got improved by 70%. She followed up in the clinic for one year without any progression. In conclusion, we encourage dermatologists to use isotretinoin as one of the main therapeutic options for treating Fordyce spots because of it is good result and minimal side effects.

 

Biography:

Ghassan Adulrauf Niaz is a Medical Intern involved in several case reports like keratosis pilaris case report and the designer of the case-control study for psoriasis and vitamin D deficiency.

Abstract:

Erythromelanosis follicularis faciei is a rare sporadic condition of unknown etiology characterized by reddish-brownish patches and follicular papules that appear commonly on the face and rarely on the neck. Herein, we report a 16-year-old male who had asymptomatic facial skin lesions since early childhood. His family history revealed a similar case in his younger brother. His parents are not consanguineous. Skin examination revealed diffuse non-scaly brownish patches with erythematous background and multiple skin-colored, hypopigmented follicular papules on both cheeks. A summary of previous reports of erythromelanosis follicularis faciei in the literature will be presented in this report.

Indah Julianto

Sebelas Maret University School of Medicine
Indonesia

Title: Adult and fetal mesenchymal stem cells derived secretome: A new approach to skin wound healing management

Time : 14:40-15:00

Speaker
Biography:

Indah Julianto has completed her PhD in 2006 from Airlangga University School of Medicine in Surabaya, Indonesia. She has published several papers in reputed journals and has been serving as Editorial Board Member of repute for Indonesian dermatology journals. She is a frequent speaker regarding stem cells and its uses in international and national conferences since 2010. She also lectures about stem cells to various specialties in Sebelas Maret University, University of Indonesia and North Sumatera University.

Abstract:

Cutaneous wound healing is a serious worldwide problem that affects patients with various wound types, resulting from burns, diabetes and traumatic injuries. There is evidence that resident cells in non-healing wound bed are phenotypically altered, such as prolonged exposure to inflammatory cytokines, reactive oxygen intermediates and bacterial toxins, all these contribute to fibroblasts senescence and further suppression of the normal healing process. Standard therapeutic modalities in clinical practice include debridement, pressure offloading, dressing regimens, hyperbaric oxygen, antibiotics, and topical growth factors. However, even with most current therapies, more than 50 percent of chronic wounds remain refractory to treatment. During the past decade, fetal and adult tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells have rapidly evolved from in vitro and animal studies into human trials as a therapeutic modality for a diverse group of clinical applications. Stem cell biology has gained remarkable interest in recent years, driven the hope and finding cures for numerous diseases including skin wound healing through transplantation medicine. Initially upon transplantation, these cells home to and differentiate within the injured tissue, contrary-wise, it now appears that only a small percentage of transplanted cells integrate and survive in the host tissue. Thus, the foremost mechanism by which stem cells participate in tissue repair seems to be related to their trophic factors. Indeed, stem cells provide the microenvironment with a wide range of growth factors, cytokines and chemokines, which can be broadly defined as stem cells secretome. The objective of this paper is to report the use of fetal and adult stem cells derived secretome as a treatment for many types of huge chronical non-healing ulcers.

Zhi-qi Hu

Nan Fang Hospital
China

Title: Aesthetically restore eyebrows by follicular unit extraction

Time : 15:00-15:20

Speaker
Biography:

Zhi-qi Hu has completed his PhD from Sun Yat-sen Medical University. He is the Director of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Department of Nan Fang Hospital, an affiliated hospital of Southern Medical University. He has published more than 15 papers on hair medication in reputed journals.

Abstract:

Many factors can cause the sparse or absent of eyebrows. Eyebrow transplantation is a unique skill among hair transplant surgeons. To restore a natural-looking eyebrow, finer hair grafts close to the hairline serve as an ideal donor. Use of follicular unit extraction (FUE) to harvest hair located close to the hairline margins can overcome some of the problems associated with strip harvesting and result in more control over eyebrow softness aesthetics. In the current study, finer single hair follicles located close to the hairline margins of the peri-auricular area by the FUE method were used to restore eyebrows and good results were achieved.

Shahid Javaid Akhtar

Punjab Medical College
Pakistan

Title: High intensity targeted fractional CO2 laser therapy for acne scars

Time : 15:20-15:40

Speaker
Biography:

Shahid Javaid Akhtar is a talented, skilled and renowned Doctor with more than 20 years of experience in Dermatology. He is a Professor of Dermatology at Punjab Medical College, Pakistan.

Abstract:

Fractional photothermolysis has changed the whole scenario of skin resurfacing and fractional CO2 laser are now extensively used in racially pigmented skin. We tried novel concept of using high intensity fractional CO2 laser ablation specifically targeted to the individual acne scars in Pakistani patients. 13 patients with mixed types of acne scars underwent three fractional CO2 phothermolysis with Fraxis Laser after 6-8 weeks. After topical anesthesia, high intensity fractional CO2 laser therapy (125-175 mJ/cm2, 20-30% coverage, 3-5 passes) was precisely targeted to the individual acne scars to get clinical end point of about 90% scar effacement. Objective mean improvement of 65% (range 40 to 80%) was seen in 9 patients who were available for final evaluation 6 months after the last session. Serosanguineous exudation, crusting and erythema followed by transient pigmentation were the most common but predictable side effects noted. It was concluded that high energy fractional CO2 laser ablation of individual acne scars leads to significant improvement even in ice pick and box scars but at the cost of transient dyschromia.

  • Skin Infection | Technological innovation in Dermatology | Aesthetic Surgery
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Speaker

Chair

Indah Julianto

Sebelas Maret University School of Medicine
Indonesia

Session Introduction

Amir Feily

Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Iran

Title: Workshop on Feily’s method as new mode of hair grafting in prevention of scalp necrosis even in dense hair transplantation

Time : 11:25:12:00

Speaker
Biography:

Amir Feily is a Dermatologist and Researcher in Skin and Stem Cell Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Department of Dermatology of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He is the Member of International Society of Dematology , European Academy of Dermatology, Editorial Board of Journal Dermatology Report, Journal of Pigmentary Disorder, Aperito Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Drug Metabolism and Toxicology, International Journal of Dermatology Research and Therapy and Associated Editor of Asian Journal of Dermatology. He is also a Reviewer of many dermatologic journals such as British Journal of Dermatology (BJD), International Journal of Dermatology (IJD), Clinical Experimental Dermatology (CED), Journal of European Academy of Dermatology (JEADV) and etc. He has more than 74 high quality papers in dermatology and pharmacology. His recent two awards were 2013 Global Education Award, granted by International Society of Dermatology (IJD) and Imrich Sarkani Non-European Memorial Award granted by European Academy of Dermatology at 23rd EADV Congress Amsterdam, the Netherland 2014.

Abstract:

Hair restoration is a safe procedure and most of its associated complications are preventable by the surgeon and/or the patient. Recipient area necrosis is rare but arises when an increased number of recipient grafts are utilized and de-vascularization of the scalp occurs. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare all cases and pictures reported in main search engines and Iranian centers of hair transplant to find the dangerous zone of necrosis and to provide a new method for prevention of necrosis. Pictorial analysis of this study revealed that the majority of necrosis (14 of 18) occurs in central region of the scalp and is inclined, particularly, to the right parietal aspect of the scalp. Accord­ingly, a case series was done and a new method for prevention of scalp necrosis even in dense packing transplantation was discussed.

Shahid Javaid Akhtar

Punjab Medical College
Pakistan

Title: Cyclophosphamide pulse therapy in pemphigus

Time : 16:00-16:20

Speaker
Biography:

Shahid Javaid Akhtar is a talented, skilled and renowned Doctor with more than 20 years of experience in Dermatology. He is a Professor of Dermatology at Punjab Medical College, Pakistan.

Abstract:

Introduction: Pemphigus vulgaris is a potentially fatal disease which has high death rate of up to 100% before the advent of systemic corticosteroids. But now the major cause of mortality is the side effects of these and steroid-sparing agents. Dr. J S Pasricha used Dexamethasone Cyclophosphamide Pulse therapy in 1989 for the first time to overcome this issue. But it has got its own technical flaws. We made some logical modifications in this regime to minimize the side effects and maximum the efficacy of pulse therapy.

Objective: To see the efficacy of cyclophosphamide pulse therapy in pemphigus vulgaris.

Patients & Methods: 20 new patients of pemphigus vulgaris attending the OPDs of hospitals (Allied and DHQ) attached with Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad were enrolled. After getting baseline investigations, IV cyclophosphamide (0.75-1 g/m2) was given after every 3-4 weeks. Oral Ondansetron hydrochloride 8 mg on day 1-5 and 8 mg of IV Dexamethasone on day 1-3 to prevent chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting was also administered. Patients were advised to drink plenty of water and micturate frequently on day one to safeguard against potential cystitis. Oral prednisolone was also given in the standard dosage of 1 mg/kg, however, it was tapered earlier but gradually first to single morning dose and then to alternate day therapy once the clinical remission was achieved. These were ultimately completely withdrawn but cyclophosphamide pulses were continued 6-12 months after complete clearance of skin lesions.

Results: 15 patients completed the therapeutic trial according to the original protocol; 8 of these are now off all therapy and are in clinical remission for more than two years. Three patients are only receiving their monthly cyclophosphamide pulses and are also symptom free; rest of the enrolled (n=4) are taking 15 mg of prednisolone in addition of cyclophosphamide pulses but are free of skin lesions. Apart from transient nausea and body aches, none of the patient experienced any major side effect.

Conclusion: Cyclophosphamide pulse therapy for pemphigus vulgaris seems to be efficacious and may provide cure in this potentially fatal autoimmune disease though a large number of patients and longer follow up is required before making a final conclusion.

Sankara Subramanian

Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University
India

Title: Oral lichen planus

Time : 16:20-16:40

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Biography:

Dr.S.Anandan completed his MBBS, M.D and D.D.from JIPMER, Puducherry. Worked as Registrar for 2 years till 1986. Joined Sri Ramachandra Medical College in 1986 as Assistant Professor and at present, Dean and Professor of Dermatology, SRMC & RI.  He is the Fellow of AAD, Life Member of IADVL, Member of EADV and International Society of Dermatology.  He is a Examiner in MD and DNB Dermatology for various Universities in India.  Has got 9 International and 33 National Publications.  Contributed Chapters in Text Books of Dermatology.

Abstract:

Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the oral mucous membranes with a female predominance and peak presentation during fourth decade.  Multidisciplinary approach is required for successful management of oral LP.   T cell mediated auto immune process in which autocytotoxic CD8+ T cells trigger apoptosis of oral epithelial cells.  Systemic drugs, contact allergens in dental materials, trauma, bacterial or viral infections may unmask the antigen.  Upregulation of heat shock protein (HSP) has been demonstrated.   Increased secretion of Th 1 type cytokines such as IL-2, IFN gamma and IL-12 leads to basal cell lysis. The causative factors are drugs, contact allergens, infections, stress and genetics.    Oral lesions present as whitish lace like network, buccal mucosa is most frequently affected. The types of LP are: Reticular, papular, plaque, erosive and atrophic.  The oral LP presents with pain and burning sensation.   Diagnosis of oral LP includes clinical and histopathological criteria.  Examination of skin, hair and nails is essential.  Work up includes CBC, sugars, lipid profile, LFT,  HCV screening, buccal smear for candida, mucosal biopsy and direct immunofluorescence if necessary. Multidisciplinary approach involving dermatolgists, dentists, psychologists helps attain holistic management. Treatment of OLP includes topical steriods,  cyclosporine, calcineurin inhibitors, retinoids in ora base & in difficult cases, systemic drugs like steroids, immunosuppressive agents, dapsone , targeted phototherapy.  Excision of resistant plaques and lesion showing atypia may be undertaken.  Treatment of oral LP aims at resolution of symptoms, lesions, reducing the risk of cancer, prolonging symptom free intervals to improve the QOL.

Zhi-qi Hu

Nan Fang Hospital
China

Title: Evaluation indicators of aesthetic effects on hair transplantation

Time : 16:40-17:00

Speaker
Biography:

Zhi-qi Hu has completed his PhD from Sun Yat-sen Medical University. He is the Director of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Department of Nan Fang Hospital, an affiliated hospital of Southern Medical University. He has published more than 15 papers on hair medication in reputed journals.

Abstract:

To date, hair transplantation (HTS) has a history of nearly 210 years, which involves the transplantation of hair, beard, eyebrows, eyelashes and pubic hair; however, HTS is also a relatively tedious surgical procedure, involving the evaluation and design of the recipient site, selection of the donor area, the calculation of hair follicle (HF) number, separation and preservation of HFs and the process of HF implantation. Each of these steps is closely related to the visual post-operative effects. Based on our experience, the aesthetic result of HTS mainly relies on some indicators, including selection of the donor site, direction and angle of grafted hairs, density and survival rate of implanted HFs. We believe that good results can be achieved as long as attention is paid to the above four points.