Speakers

Ashraf Badawi

Lecture: Acne Scar Management, Holistic Approach

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 is currently an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt and a visiting Professor of Dermatology at Szeged University, Hungary. Dr 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.

Bengu Nisa Akay

Lectures: Dermatoscopy of the Facial Pigmented Lesion & Dermatoscopy of the Keratinocytic Neoplasms

Professor of Dermatology at the Ankara Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Bengu is a Professor of Dermatology since February 2017 at Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. She is one of the board members of International Dermoscopy Society representing Turkey.

Dr. Akay’s main interest is dermatoscopy and diagnosis and managements of skin cancers. She made more than 75 publications listed on ISI Web of Science and SCI or SCI-exp indexes. Her H index is 13 and RG score is 30.76.

Cliff Rosendahl

Lecture: What Role Can Artificial Intelligence Have in Dermatoscopy?

Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia & Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Prof. Cliff is an associate professor and comes from a background of primary care and forensic medicine, with PhD studies and further research focused on the early diagnosis of skin malignancy through dermatoscopy. Ongoing collaboration with colleagues in Vienna has moved into the application of artificial intelligence to dermatoscopic evaluation. He is a course coordinator for the UQ Skin Cancer Program.

Henry Francois Jordaan

Lecture: Paediatric Cases from the Clinic

Retired head of Division of Dermatology at the Department of Internal Medicine , Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, 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 a 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.

Iñigo de Felipe y Gárate

Lectures: Pigmentation & Vascular Laser & Update in Threads

Dermatologist and Venereologist, Consultant Clinica Dermatologica & Associate Professor at the University of Navarra, Medical School in Pamplona, Spain

Dr. De Felipe is a leading Dermatologist in Barcelona. He specialized in Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology, having assessed many pharmaceutical companies and energy devices manufactures for almost 25 years. He has published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and participated in 7 books. He has lectured widely and trained doctors in more than 50 countries in the world. He was also a prominent pianist in his youth performing in concerts and being awarded first prize at the age of 17. Today he develops his activity between Barcelona, Madrid and London.

Jerry Shapiro

Lectures: Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: What I do & Alopecia Areata 2019: A Paradigm Shift in Treatment

Professor, Director, Disorders of the Hair and Scalp at The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA

Professor Shapiro is the only dermatologist in the USA who practices only medical hair restoration. He has trained over 29 Hair Fellows all over the world including the Middle East. He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles, five books in three languages and has one of the busiest hair clinics in the world in New York City.

Mohamed Buraik

Lecture: Challenging Cases in Dermapathology

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.

Mowafak Hamodat

Lecture: Journey to Dermatology

Consultant Physician at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mowafak is on the Canadian board of Anatomic pathology from Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He is also in a dermatopathology fellowship from University of California, San Francisco. He did a molecular pathology fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and a master degree in pathology, Mosul University, Iraq. He has MB, CH, B from the Mosul University, Iraq.

Dr. Mowafak is an attending pathologist in Eastern Health in St John’s, Canada, an attending pathologist in different Middle East countries and an attending pathologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Dr. Mowafak is a reviewer of pathology outlines, skin diseases and has different publications.

Natalia Spierings

Workshops: Injection Techniques & Suturing Skills and Basic Skin Surgery Techniques

Consultant Dermatologist and a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic and Dermatological Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK

Dr. Spierings is a consultant dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic and dermatological surgeon. She completed her medical and dermatology training at St. George’s, University of London and her surgical training at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Nisha Vinod Parmar

Lecture: Disfiguring Facial Papules in a Young Female

Specialist Dermatologist at the Dermatology Centre at Dubai Health Authority in Dubai, UAE

Dr. Nisha V Parmar currently works as Specialist Registrar, Dermatology with the Dubai Health Authority at the Dermatology Center, Al Safa, Dubai. She has received her medical training from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India and Dermatology training from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, both of these Institutes being considered prestigious institutes in India. She also holds a diploma in Dermatology and Venereology from the UEMS-European Board of Dermatology and Venereology.

She has several publications in International journals in the field of Dermatology and is currently assistant editor of the journal Pigment International.

Reem El Bahtimi

Lecture: Cases of Query – Vasculitis

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 18 years, experience in the field of Dermatopathology. Dr Reem is currently the Founder and Medical director of Dermpath Consult, a state of the art, full service laboratory dedicated to Dermatopathology. Dermpath Consult is a private standalone laboratory. It receives referrals and second opinions from within the UAE and the gulf region.

Sara Edward

Lecture: Clinico Pathological Cases

Consultant in Soft Tissues & Dermatopathology at the St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Dr. Sara Edward is a Consultant in Dermatopathology and Soft Tissue tumours at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds United Kingdom. She 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 also nationally.

Dr. Edward is an educator at heart and has founded and organises 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. She conducts regular multiheader dermatopathology teaching sessions for dermatologists and histopathologists.

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.

Shatha Al-Hajjaj

Lecture: Skin Colored Papules on the Scrotum

Specialist Dermatologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Shatha Al Hajjaj is a graduate of Dubai Medical College for girls. She Obtained her Masters in clinical dermatology from Boston University and she did her dermatology training at Boston Medical Centre for 2 years as part of the International Graduate Training program. Dr. Al Hajjaj is currently working as a specialist dermatologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and have special interests in dermatopathology and hair diseases.

Sophie Weatherhead

Lectures: How to Recognise Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma & Practical Management of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma

Consultant Dermatologist at Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, United Kingdom

Dr. Weatherhead is a consultant dermatologist and associate clinical researcher in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK with special interests in cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and phototherapy. She is the clinical lead for CTCL in Newcastle, which is a tertiary referral center with a population base of over 3 million, and works closely with the oncology and haematology.

Walayat Hussain

Lecture: Optimising Outcomes in Skin Surgery – Top Tips for Dermatologists

Workshop: Injection Techniques & Suturing Skills and Basic Skin Surgery Techniques

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

Dr. Walayat Hussain is a Consultant Dermatological & Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK where he is Chair the Regional Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team. He is Secretary of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading skin cancer surgeons and remains one of the UK’s most published dermatological surgeons.

Wojciech Baran

Lectures: Alopecia in Children & Differential Diagnosis in Paediatric Dermatology

Head of Pediatric Dermatology Unit
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at Wroclaw Medical University in Poland

Professor Wojciech Baran is a dermatologist-venereologist with specific interest in pediatric dermatology. He is the head of Pediatric Dermatology Unit in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology in Wroclaw, Poland.

Professor Wojciech is an author and co-author of 128 papers, 83 presentations on international congresses, 20 chapters and 2 books. He had visited many dermatological departments in Europe e.g. Munich, Kiel, Bochum, Aachen, Dortmund and received one-year Otto-Braun-Falco Scholarship Grant for his stay in Dresden. His scientific work is focused on the immunological background of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis and lately metabolomics in skin diseases. Clinical field of interest is pediatric dermatology, with its specific diseases as atopic dermatitis, morphea, alopecia, vitiligo and childhood psoriasis. The second field is modern treatment of skin diseases – he conducted many II, III phase clinical trials in adults and children. He is also an experienced lecturer delivering his talks mainly to dermatologists, pediatricians and general practitioners.

Zuhair Al Fardan

Lectures: Stem Cell and Fat Graft & Non-Surgical Face Lift

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 an Assistant Professor in UAE University, department of Surgery, and Plastic surgery consultant with admitting and operating privileges at Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain. As well as 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 in 2002 to 2007. After the residency he obtained the Canadian Board and completed fellowship in Breast reconstruction at Woman College hospital, Toronto, Canada. Subsequently Dr. Al-Fardan returned to UAE and was assigned as Assistant Professor in UAE University, department of Surgery and plastic surgery consultant at Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain. Research interest in Breast reconstruction, Wound healing and Body reshaping after bariatric surgery