Speakers

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Hussein Abdel Dayem, MD

Lecture: Acral Necrolytic Erythema

Consultant Dermatologist at Al Noor Hospital, in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Hussein Abdel Dayem got his M.D. in Dermatology and Venereal Diseases in the Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt in April 1980, he obtained his diploma of Educational Technology (DIP. Ed. Tech.) at the Dundee University, Scotland, U.K. in December 1980, he got a diploma of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases (DVD) at the Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt in April 1975 and he got his MB, Bch at the Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt in June 1972.

Dr. Abdel Daymen started his career as an Intern in Ain Shams University Hospitals from 1972 – 1973. After being a resident for two years (1973-1975), Dr. Hussein became the Assistant Lecturer of Dermatology and Venereology in the Ain Shams School of Medicine from 1975 – 1980, he later took the position of a Lecturer of Dermatology and Venereology at the Ain Shams School of Medicine from 1980 – 1985, Dr. Abdel Dayem was later appointed the Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the Ain Shams School of Medicine from 1985 – 1990 and Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the Ain Shams School of Medicine from 1990 – 1993.

Zuhair Al-Fardan, MD, FRCS(C)

Lecture: Approach to Aging Face

Workshop: Medical Face Lift with Threads

Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine at UAE University in Al Ain, UAE, a Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, UAE, a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Eternel Clinic in Dubai, UAE and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon in Canada

Dr. Zuhair Al-Fardan is an Canadian Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with an interest in breast surgery, body contouring, aesthetic facial surgery, hand surgery, burns, cancer reconstruction and microsurgery.

Dr. Al-Fardan is, currently, Assistant Professor in UAE University – Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Consultant with admitting and operating privileges at Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain. He is also Plastic Surgeon at Eternal Clinic with admitting and operating privileges at MEDCARE Hospital in Dubai.

He is a fellow of the Canadian Royal College of Surgeons and a member of Canadian Plastic Surgery Society and Emirates Medical Association.

Dr. Al-Fardan started Plastic Surgery residency program at University of Toronto, Canada from 2002 to 2007. After the residency, he obtained the Canadian Board and completed fellowship in Breast reconstruction at Woman College Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

His research interest is in breast reconstruction, wound healing and body reshaping after bariatric surgery.

Sultan Al Khenaizan, M.B.B.S

Lecture: Pediatric Dermatology Potpourri

Consultant of Dermatology at the Department of Medicine in King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Sultan Al-Khenaizan received his M.B.B.S from College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1986-1991, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada FRCP(C), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certifying Examination June 1998, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, The American Board of Dermatology Certifying Examination, October 1998.

He is the Assistant Professor in King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, a Member in the Department of Medicine Research Committee, a Member in the Dermatology Residency Training Program, a Member of the Dr. Omar Sheikh Prize Committee and Examiner Saudi Board in Dermatology 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011

Khalid Alnaqbi, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FACR

Lecture: Immunosuppressive Drugs Safety in Pregnancy and Lactation

Consultant & Head of Rheumatology at Al Ain Hospital, and Clinical Assistant Professor at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Khalid Alnaqbi graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University. He completed his post-graduate residency training at the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and then undertook a fellowship at the Spondyloarthritis Program.

Dr. Alnaqbi established 3 specialized clinics in Al Ain hospital: Early Arthritis Clinic, Connective Tissue Disease Clinic and Spondyloarthritis Clinic in addition to the General Rheumatology Clinics.

He currently acts as a Consultant Rheumatologist, Head of Rheumatology and Immunology Department, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UAE University, examiner for the Arab Board of Internal Medicine, and faculty member of the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs in Al Ain.

Khaled Alnuaimi, MD

Wokrshop: Fillers

Vice president of Emirates Dermatology Society, the President of The Middle East International Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine Conference & Exhibition (MEIDAM) and Consultant Dermatologist, Fine Care Plus Specialized Medical Center, Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Khaled Al Nuaimi started his life in medicine in Al Ain Police medical services/UAE. He finished his police training in Abu Dhabi Police Academy as an officer and he became later on a medical director and acting chief of services in Al Ain Police Medical Services. After he finished his Arab Board of Dermatology and Venereology specialization, he moved on to TAWAM Hospital in Al Ain (the biggest tertiary referral center in UAE). He then joined Al Ain Governmental Hospital, Al Ain – UAE and became consultant Dermatologist and the Chief of Dermatology service in the hospital.

He has been invited as a speaker and session head in many national and international Conferences, symposiums, and workshops.
In July 2015, he become the elected Vice president of Emirates Dermatology Society.
He is the founder and President of Middle East International Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine (MEIDAM) Conference in Dubai – UAE.

His main interest is Advances in Dermato-immunology and laser fields.
Now he is concentrating on his private practice as a Consultant of Dermatology and Laser surgeon.

Humaid Al Wahshi, MD, FRCP

Lecture: Connective Tissue Disease

Senior Consultant Internist, Rheumatologist and Immunologist at the Royal Hospital in Muscat, Oman

Dr. Humaid Al Wahshi obtained his medical degree from Sultan Qaboos University, in Oman in 1997. He achieved the MRCP UK certificate in 2004, completed his rheumatology training at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2008 and was awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2011. He did his training in obstetric medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospitals, UK in 2014 and immunology at the Royal London Hospital in 2015.

Dr. Al Wahshi is also Senior Clinical Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He is the President of the Oman Rheumatology Society and a member and fellow of many regional and international professional societies. Dr. Al-Wahshi has authored several publications in rheumatology and immunology.

Dr. Al Wahshi established the first combined rheumatology/obstetric clinic in Oman in 2016 and is establishing a cohort for pregnant patients with rheumatic diseases.

Pierre Andre, MD

Lecture: Areas Not to Inject and Vascular Compromise

Workshop: Different Botulinum Toxins and How to Use Them on the Upper Part and Lower Part of the Face

Doctor at Paris Unversite Laser Skin Clinic in Paris, France

Dr. Pierre Andre’s Medical studies took place at Paris University of Créteil and Clermont-Ferrand (France), Laval University (Quebec-Canada) and at UCLA (USA). He was a Clinical Professor in the department of skin surgery at the Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil, France.

Dr. Andre is board certified in dermatology in 1982 and in internal medicine in 1984.

He is a member in the Societé Francaise de dermatologie, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), also a member of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS), as well as the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology (EADV). Dr. Pierre is an honorary member of the European Society for Laser in Dermatology (ESLD), and a Founder member and Past President of the European Society for Aesthetic & Cosmetic dermatology (ESCAD).

Ashraf Badawi, MD, PHD

Lecture: Scar Rejuvenation & Laser Vs. Other Machines

Workshop: Practical Tips in Laser Applications in Dermatology

Associate Professor of Dermatology at the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences at the Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt and a visiting Professor of Dermatology at Szeged University in Hungary and Canada

Dr. Ashraf Badawi has graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University, Egypt in 1992. In 1997, he obtained the MSc degree in Dermatology and Venereology followed by a Diploma in the Laser Applications in Biology and Medicine in 1998 from Cairo University too. In 2001, Dr. Badawi obtained a Diploma in General Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. In 2007, Dr. Badawi received a PhD degree in Laser Applications in Dermatology from the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt. In 2011, Dr. Badawi obtained a second PhD in Clinical Medical Sciences from Szeged University, Hungary.

During his career path, Dr. Badawi has actively participated in more than 200 International Dermatology conferences with lectures and workshops. Within the past 20 years, he was directly involved in training of more than 2500 Dermatologists all over the world for Laser Applications in Dermatology.

Dr. Badawi has several international publications in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology and laser applications in Dermatology and is the Vice President of the European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD), the Vice President of the European Society of Laser and energy based Devices (ESLD), a Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV), an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Fellow of the American Society for Laser in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), a Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Congress and Antiaging Medicine and MediSpa and a Director of The Middle East Master Course at IMCAS Paris, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 meetings.

Mohamad Ali Buraik, MD, ICDP-UEMS

Lecture: Scalp Biopsy: When, Where and How?

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist & the Chief of Dermatology Department at King Fahad Central Hospital in Jazan, KSA

Dr. Buraik is a member of the Dermatology Saudi board exam committee in SCFHS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, member of the Research & Ethics Committee in Jazan health affairs and member of the scientific committee of Dubai International Academy of Dermatopathology.

Dr. Buraik was a speaker at several national and international conferences including the meeting of International Society of Dermatopathology and the World Congress of Dermatology. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Dimitre Dimitrov, MD

Lecture: Psychodermatoses Cases and BDD in Derma-Aesthetic Practice

Dermatologist at PMW Al Mafraq Hospital and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Dimitre graduated from medical school in his native town Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. His specialty is in the field of Dermatology and Venereology, which he obtained from the Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria. His early professional development placed him in charge of patients with sexually transmitted diseases, including those with HIV. During that time, he was active in the medical community, participating in events, as an organiser and lecturer. Most of his lectures focused on education and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases among the younger generation of the population. Following his experience in Bulgaria, Dr. Dimitrov took a position in Libya where he worked in general dermatology. Later on he moved to the United Arab Emirates where he currently still works.
Dr. Dimitrov has worked and obtained experience in various fields during his career development. He is interested and experienced in many areas, naming few: general dermatology, STD, dermatosurgery, phototherapy, lasers in dermatology and various invasive and non-invasive dermato-cosmetic procedures.

For the last few years, his main interest has been the field of psychocutaneous medicine or psychodermatology. Dr. Dimitrov has developed his interest in psycho-dermatology by taking a Honorary position in the specialized Psychodermatology clinic in Royal London Hospital led by Dr. Anthony Bewley – a world leading expert on the field of Psychodermatology.
Dr. Dimitre is a member of ESDaP (European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry), AAD (American Academy of Dermatology), EADV (European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology), and frequently participates in local and international psycho-dermatological events. He has presented at several international dermatology conferences around the world, more notably in UAE, UK, USA.

Sara Edward, Dr, FRCPath, Dip Dermpath

Workshop: Dermatopathology

Consultant in Dermatopathology and Soft Tissue Tumours at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, UK

Dr. Edward works in one of the largest Histopathology Departments in the UK and is a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary teams and sarcoma multidisciplinary team. Her area of interest also involves inflammatory dermatopathology which involves regular discussions with the dermatologists in the region and nationally.

Dr. Edward is an educator at heart and has founded and organizes two courses in Leeds. The Leeds Update is an international course and has been successfully conducted and is in its 8th year now. Dermatopathology for Dermatologists is aimed at Dermatologists and had its inauguration last year.

Dr. Edward is the co-author of Essential Dermatopathology and has contributed to Atlas of Indian Association of Dermatologists and Venerologists. She is the incoming Secretary of the British Society of Dermatopathology and is a member of Speciality Advisory Committee in Dermatopathology of the Royal College of Pathologists. She is a member of the court of examiners for Royal College of Pathologists in Histopathology and Dermatopathology and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians SCE in Dermatology Question writing Group.

Reem El Bahtimi, MD, FCAP

Lecture: Challenging Cases, The UAE Experience

Medical Director at International Dermpath Consult, FZ-LLC in Dubai, UAE

Dr. Reem El Bahtimi, is an American Board Certified pathologist in Dermatopathology, Clinical and Anatomic pathology. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of Dermatopathology. Dr. Reem is currently the Founder and Medical Director of Dermpath Consult. Dermpath Consult is a private standalone laboratory. It receives referrals and second opinions from within the UAE and gulf region.

Dr. Reem is also a Clinical Associate Staff, at Sunnybrook health science center, in Toronto.
She completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology, followed by a fellowship in Dermatopathology at the Medical University of South Carolina, under the directorship of Dr. John Maize. Prior to Dermpath Consult, Dr. Reem was the Medical Director of National Reference Laboratory (NRL) and she was practicing as Consultant pathologist and Director of Dermatopathology at the American Hospital Dubai from 2000 -2012.

Melinda Gooderham, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Workshop: Meet the Experts in HS and Meet the Experts in Atopic Dermatitis

Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University and Staff Dermatologist at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in Ontario, Canada

Dr. Gooderham is a Dermatologist and Medical Director at the SKiN Centre for Dermatology and an Investigator with Probity Medical Research. She is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and a Consultant Physician at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She received her MD from the University of Western Ontario in 1999, and then completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Toronto in 2004. Prior to training in medicine, Dr. Gooderham obtained a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1992, and a Master of Science from the University of Guelph in 1995.

Dr. Gooderham lectures internationally on the topics of psoriasis and inflammatory diseases of the skin. In her clinic, she is involved in teaching medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and physicians with both didactic and clinical hands on teaching. She practices with a focus on psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa and clinical research.

Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC

 

Lecture: Skin Biopsy Analysis

Consultant Pathologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mowafak graduated from Mosul Medical College, Mosul University, Iraq. He received his MSc in pathology from the same University. He worked in the Middle East until he immigrated to Canada. His post-doctoral fellowship was in University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. (Molecular pathology).
He was one of the first users in the world for the application of laser capture micro dissection.

Dr. Mowafak is on the Canadian Board, Anatomic Pathology, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

He did a Dermatopathology fellowship in the University of California San Francisco, USA. He is an attending pathologist in Eastern Health, St. John’s, Canada.

Dr. Mowafak is a reviewer of skin pathology at pathology outlines and has publications in different medical journals.

Walayat Hussain, BSc (Hons) MB, ChB, MRCP, FRACP, FACMS

Lecture: What’s New in Skin Care? An Evidence Based Update and Optimising Outcomes in Dermatologic Surgery – Pearls for Practice

Consultant Dermatological Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in Leeds, UK

Dr. Walayat is a Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatological Surgeon and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. He was born and bred in Yorkshire, he graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School and undertook his postgraduate training at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Dr. Hussain then specialised in Dermatology in Manchester where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery. Having completed an internationally accredited Fellowship at the Skin Cancer Institute, New Zealand, Dr. Hussain is internationally recognised as one of the UK’s leading authorities in skin cancer, dermatological surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery.

Dr. Hussain is one of only a handful of surgeon’s in Europe who holds the prestigious accolade of being a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. In Leeds, he is Head of Skin Cancer and Dermatologic Surgery and Lead of the Specialist Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team where he receives referrals from throughout the UK. Dr. Hussain’s main clinical interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and his main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results.

He is regularly invited to lecture throughout the world and continues to be one of the most widely published dermatological surgeons in the UK. As an official spokesperson for the British Association of Dermatologists, Dr. Hussain regularly features on national TV and radio. He is also current Secretary of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery, and was Foundation Chair of its research sub-group and sits on its National Executive Committee.

Henry Francois Jordaan, MBCHB, MMED, MAKAD

Lecture: Pediatric Cases from the Clinic

Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. H Francois Jordaan qualified as a medical doctor in 1972 (MBCHB/US) as a dermatologist in 1982 (MMED/US) and has followed an academic career since. He was associate professor, principal specialist and head of the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch and Tgerberg Hospital South Africa from 2003-2013.

He is an honorary consultant at the Department of Anatomical Pathology at the same institution. Prof. Jordaan acts as dermatopathology consultant for private pathology practices in the Western Cape and as a clinical consultant for the Tygervalley Skin and Laser Centre. He was actively involved in the teaching of skin signs of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape and to caregivers from other African countries.

He is member of the EXCO of the Dermatological Society of South Africa, an honorary member of the Indian Society of Dermatopathology and full member of the South African Academy for Science and Arts. He is also an honorary member of the Dermatological Surgical Society of South Africa. Prof. Jordaan regularly conducts clinicopathological seminars at other teaching centres in SA. He is involved in teaching of pregraduate and postgraduate students on a daily basis. He regularly invigilates in the part 1 and 2 examinations for registrars in dermatology. He published 54 manuscripts in peer review journals, numerous papers in non-peer review journals (eg Diseases of The Skin, SA Derm Review, JACI) and presented papers and posters at national (more than 40) and international congresses. His main interests are dermatopathology, skin signs of systemic disease, skin signs of HIV/AIDS, cutaneous tuberculosis and pediatric dermatology.

Prof. Jordaan retired in 2013 on reaching the age of 65. He was appointed on a sessional basis (2 X 4 hours per week) by the US and PAWC from 2014. Prof. Jordaan is still actively involved in all aspects of dermatology-teaching, service, administration, research and outreach. In August 2016, The Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Dermatology was awarded to Prof. Jordaan.

Hans Laubach, MD

Lecture: Scar Reguvination & Laser Vs Other Machines and Fractional Photothermolysis: Its Application in Aesthetics and Medical Disease

President of the European Society for Laser in Dermatology and In Charge of the Laser Consultation in University Hospital of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland

From 2004 until 2008, Dr. Laubach has received his training as clinical research fellow at the Wellman Center of Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.

Upon his return to Europe, he helped build up the laser dermatology unit at the University of Münster, Germany. In 2010, Dr. Laubach moved to Paris where he worked together with Dr. Fusade, co-founder and past president of the Laser Group of the French Dermatological Society (SFD). Dr. Laubach was, during this time in Paris, also co-director of one of the world’s largest laser hair removal center. Dr. Laubach is currently in charge of the laser consultation in Switzerland’s largest hospital – the university hospital of Geneva.

Dr. Laubach is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters. He has contributed to the development of various technological systems. Those systems, like fractional photothermolysis, cryolipolysis, and focused ultrasound, are now used daily in the dermatological office setting. He also has been a principal investigator and co-investigator in multiple clinical research trials.

In addition, Dr. Laubach has been an ongoing reviewer of scientific articles for various medical journals. For many years, he has lived his passion in training residents and physicians in laser and cosmetic dermatology. He also is a frequent invited lecturer on these topics at national and international medical meetings.

He is the president of the European Society for Laser in Dermatology since October 2015. He is also an active member of the Board of the Aesthetic and Corrective Dermatology Groupe (GDEC) and on the scientific committee of the French Laser Group (GL), both subgroups of the French Society for Dermatology (Société Française de Dermatologie, SFD).

Lukasz Matusiak, MD, PhD

Lecture: Beyond the Skin: Is Psoriasis a Systemic Disease?

Associate Professor and Senior Assistant at the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

Dr. Lukasz Matusiak graduated from the Medical University of Wroclaw, Poland in 2003. In 2008, he obtained his PhD from the Medical University of Wroclaw, which was followed by a specialization in Dermatology & Venereology in 2010 from the Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education. In 2015, he obtained his Associate Professor Degree from the Medical University of Wroclaw.

During his career path, Dr. Matusiak was a Student Assistant in Dolnoslaski Szpital Specjalistyczny im. Maeciniaka in Wroclaw, Poland from 2003-2004.

Dr. Matusiak has participated in numerous clinical trials (Phase I, II, III and IV) for Regeneron, Intendis (Bayer), Janssen-Cilag, Orfagen (Pierre-Fabre), Wyeth (Pfizer), Novartis, Actelion, AMGEN, and Abbvie – as sub-investigator or study coordinator. Furthermore, he is the author and co-author of approximately 100 manuscripts (including 11 chapters in dermatological books and 4 books), and approximately 100 dissertations on Polish and foreign congresses and conferences. Dr. Matusiak is also the Translator of Journal Watch Dermatology Polish Edition.

Simon Meggitt, Dr

Lecture: Update on Lupus Erythematosus and Update on Dermatomyositis

Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in New Castle, UK

Dr. Simon Meggitt main sub-specialist interest is in cutaneous connective tissue disease.
He has 15 years of experience in multidisciplinary clinics with rheumatologists and neurologists for the shared management of lupus and dermatomyositis.

Ashraf Reda, MBCHB, MD, FMGEM

Lecture: Photoprotection; Sunscreen and Beyond

Consultant Dermatologist at Mediclinic Welcare Hospital in Dubai, UAE

Dr. Reda obtained his medical qualification from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1981. He served as lecturer, assistant professor and professor of Dermatology at the same University. He spent 2 years at Mayo clinic, Rochester, Minnesota where he got extra training in clinical dermatology, dermatopathology and immunodermatology.

Dr. Reda has several research and clinical articles published in national and international journals.

Cliff Rosendahl, MBBS PhD

Lecture: Prediction without Pigment: Dermatoscopy of Non-Pigmented Skin Lesions

Workshop: Dermatoscopy of Pigmented Skin Lesions

Associate Professor and Director of the Skin Cancer Program at The University of Queensland in Queensland, Australia and as a Visiting Professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran

Prof. Cliff has been involved in research into the early diagnosis of pigmented and non-pigmented skin malignancies in collaboration with colleagues at both Queensland University and The Medical University of Vienna, Austria, being author and co-author of a number of papers in peer-review journals and co-author of a textbook on dermatoscopy.

Prof. Cliff has enjoyed engaging as a speaker on many occasions with colleagues in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle-East and the USA.

Anthony Rossi, MD

Lecture: Laser Therapy for Pigmented Lesion & Tattoo Laser Removal

Workshop: Practical Tips in Laser Applications in Dermatology

Assistant Attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, USA

Dr. Anthony is a board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery /cutaneous oncology, laser and cosmetic dermatology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Beth Israel where I served as Chief Resident. Dr. Rossi has a specialized training and expertise in surgery, lasers, cosmetics, non-invasive methods of imaging skin.

His research interests are the use of non-invasive imaging and lasers for the management and treatment of nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers. He is also very interested in the use of cosmetic dermatology to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors. Dr. Rossi examined the quality of life impact that radiation induced breast telangiectasias may have on women treated for breast cancer and subsequently utilizing a laser to remove these.

Dr. Rossi also serves on numerous committees for the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the New York State Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics such as cutaneous oncology as well as treatment of scars and I actively participate in the education of residents, medical students, and fellows. Dr. Anthony is a peer review editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and on the editorial board of Cutis. He continues his passion to volunteer internationally providing dermatologic care in remote areas of Ghana, Botswana, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Zbigniew Ruszczak MD, PhD, FAAD, FEADV, FESPD

Workshop: Meet the Experts in Atopic Dermatisis

Head of the Division of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Allergy and Wound Care at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Ruszczak is a Consultant in Dermatology and Venereology, Pediatric Dermatology, Allergy, and Wound Care. He is the Head of the Division of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Allergy and Wound Care at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, the leading UAE Dermatology Center, and Program Director of Arab Board Dermatology Residency Program.

Prof. Ruszczak has over 30 years experience in clinical and experimental dermatology, both in academia and innovative biotechnology industry. He is German Board certified in Dermatology and in Allergy, Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and European Society of Pediatric Dermatology.

Prof. Ruszczak presented over 470 lectures on national and international conferences, published over 125 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, numerous book chapters, including the upcoming Springer’s “Disorders of Pigmented Ethnic Skin”, and is the editor of the section “Pediatric Dermatology” in another Springer’s masterpiece “Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics”. He serves as invited speaker and faculty member of The American Academy of Dermatology and The World Congress of Dermatology and World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology since many years.

Being a former Medical Director and Head of R&D at a leading US biotechnology company, Prof. Ruszczak holds multiple world patents in biotechnology and local drug delivery systems. He is also a Visiting Professor and Consultant of Dermatology at the Rutgers University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA.

Prof. Ruszczak main interest is in Skin Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Allergy, Wound Management and galenic formulation of drugs.