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Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum Inaugurates the 20th edition of Dubai Derma

Over 14,500 Participants Explore the Latest Innovations Exhibited by More than 350 Exhibiting Companies Representing more than 500 International Brands

The Value of the Dermatology and Cosmetic Industry is Worth Around 20 Billion Dirhams

Dubai- United Arab Emirates,

Sallam Sallam

His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information officially inaugurated the 20th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference & Exhibition ‘Dubai Derma’, the leading event in the Middle East, Africa Market, and beyond, earlier today at the Dubai World Trade Center. The leading event is set to continue for three consecutive days, until July 8th, with the participation of top-tier doctors, specialists, experts and leading companies.

The opening ceremony began with a welcome speech delivered by Dr. Hassan Galadari, Head of Scientific Committee of Dubai Derma Conference, during which he highlighted the significance of holding ‘Dubai Derma’ physically this year in the UAE, followed by a speech from Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Fouzan, President of the Arab Academy of Dermatology & Aesthetics, during which he highlighted the support ‘Dubai Derma’ had always received from The Late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, and recalled the support he had continuously extended towards the elevation of healthcare.

The opening ceremony was concluded with a speech from Dr. Riad Mashal Secretary General of Pan Arab League of Dermatological Societies, which highlighted the significance of this meeting and the exceptional opportunities it provides to doctors, experts and specialists to exchange information and share expertise.

Following the inauguration, His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum toured the exhibition area and was accompanied by His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Professor of Dermatology, Conference Chairman of Dubai Derma, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma and Chairman of INDEX Holding, in addition to some of the most prominent names in the field, where he explored the latest technologies and services exhibited and showcased by the leading names in the field, who chose ‘Dubai Derma’ to showcase their brands, products and services.

Dr. Ibrahim Galadari, Professor of Dermatology, Conference Chairman of Dubai Derma said: “The Dermatology and Cosmetic surgery field is witnessing a rapid growth, and we’re seeing new technologies and products emerge faster than seen in any other field. Additionally, the value of the Dermatology and Cosmetic industry is worth 20 Billion Dirhams, which cover cosmetic products, cosmetic machines and tools, and cosmetic surgery. Now, more than ever, it is essential for professionals to have a platform that facilitates the exchange of knowledge, and helps them conjoin as a community to enhance their expertise, and allow them to better cater to patients everywhere, and this is what Dubai Derma provides.”

He added: “this year’s scientific program was carefully put together to tackle all the key topics that have arisen in the light of COVID-19, and uncover and discuss effective and efficient treatment solutions, as well as discuss various approaches and techniques. Additionally, we are going to focus on the dermatology practice during COVID-19 and how we can improve the wellbeing of our patients, and will also discuss whether these skin diseases have increased or decreased during COVID-19.”

He concluded: “The Dubai Derma conference will also cover topics related to major skin diseases, as well as some of the basic skills in surgery, which will provide insights on how to preform basic surgery like stitching, and how to develop these skills to be able to perform different grafts or flaps for the surgery, in addition to focusing on providing insights into Laser, Fillers and Botox. Today, Dubai Derma is a considered to be a global scientific institution that has facilitated the exchange of knowledge and expertise for doctors from all over the world, through the educational courses and workshops it offers, which have greatly contributed over the years to refining the expertise of doctors and training them.”

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma and Chairman of INDEX Holding said: “Every year, we witness an astounding increase in the turnout of exhibitors, visitors, and participants of Dubai Derma, and it is evident that this event has become an indispensable meeting of the field’s most prominent experts, brands and companies.”

He added: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Dubai Derma’s visitors back, and consider this a clear indication of the United Arab Emirates’ leading position and substantial capabilities in hosting world-class events, while still implementing and maintaining the necessary precautions needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of visitors and attendees.”

He concluded: “This year, the exhibition will include more than 350 exhibiting companies representing more than 500 international brands, where over 14,500 doctors, specialists and experts will be able to explore and delve into the latest technologies and innovations in the field of Dermatology and Laser, and will get the opportunity to network and connect with colleagues from across the world.”

From his side, Dr. Hassan Galadari, Head of Scientific Committee of Dubai Derma said: “People talk about the ‘new normal’ and how things are going to be moving forward. With a stellar number of speakers, cutting technology, and a focus on innovation that has become synonymous with Dubai, this edition of Dubai Derma is everything that has always been in the years prior. Attendees will rest assured that the quality of delivery of both live and virtual sessions will be top-notch. What’s even better they will be exposed to more international speakers than at any one point in the past.”

Furthermore, the first day of the conference discussed key topics in the field such as: Hyperpigmentation, Acne, Melasma, Chemical Peels, Hair loss, and more, through lectures delivered by some of the most prominent doctors and specialists from around the world.

Dubai Derma is supported by the Pan Arab League of Dermatology, Arab Academy of Dermatology & Aesthetics (AADA), and GCC League of Dermatologists and with the support of the Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Dubai Business Events, Dubai Derma’s destination partner. Furthermore, the event is also supported by the American Academy of Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Egyptian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ESPRS), Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), Pakistan Association of Dermatologists, and Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists.

Dubai Derma is annually organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, in cooperation with the Arab Academy of Dermatology and Aesthetics (AADA).

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