Steven K.W. Chow FAADV, FAMM, FRCPI, Hon FRACP, FRCP(London)

Chairman, Asian Dermatological Association

Fellow Colleagues,

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Council and Members of the Asian Dermatological Association to welcome you to the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress (11th ADC) which will be held in conjunction with the Dubai Derma 2018.

The ADC, since its inception in 1986 have grown from strength to strength and is now a well-established international event which is held every three years.

This conjoint event is an excellent opportunity for our Asian fraternity to come together to share knowledge and exchange views in the science of dermatology as well as aesthetic practice. An impressive assemble’ of regional and international speakers await your intellectual quest for knowledge and experience sharing.

The ADA have made the commitment to form a common platform for dermatology in Asia in the form of an Asian Alliance of all the regional and national dermatological societies.  We have already met to seek the consensus of the GCC League of Dermatologists, League of Asean Dermatological Society (LADS) and the Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AADV). It is my mission to seek the widest possible participation to make this Asian Alliance a reality.

The venue of this 11th ADC at the Dubai International Convention Centre is phenomena. It is a state of the art facility with the best that the world have to offer. This together with the many exciting as well as historical delights of Dubai, Pearl of the Gulf, will ensure your attendance at the 11th ADC /Dubai Derma 2018 will be memorable and richly rewarded.

With best wishes.

I look forward to see you in Dubai 2018.

As the conference chairman of Dubai Derma, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all to Dubai on the occasion of the 18th Dubai World Dermatology & Laser Conference & Exhibition. I am delighted to announce that the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress by Asian Dermatological Association – ADA will be held in conjunction with Dubai Derma 2018 on March 19-21 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center.

Dubai is a world-renowned centre of business and commerce, a vibrant city in the United Arab Emirates, a member of the GCC states and the gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia market with close proximity to Europe and the Far East. Being international and cosmopolitan, the city offers an infinite variety of things to see and do in a unique fusion of Middle Eastern and Western heritage and culture.

Dubai has always been keeping up with advancing technologies in the dermatology practice in order to meet the constantly evolving needs and demands of the community. As the representative body of GCC dermatology profession, the GCC League of Dermatologists has a significant contribution to scientific advances of dermatology practice in the GCC region.

Dubai Derma will bring together eminent speakers from the region and around the globe covering a wide spectrum of themes affecting the world of dermatology. The Dubai Derma scientific program features a four-day pre-conference course, conference program, workshops and live demonstrations exemplifying novel cosmetic and dermatological procedures.

In addition, the American Academy of Dermatology – AAD will have their own first session internationally and Dubai Derma fully appreciates the upmost support and collaboration with AAD. Dubai Derma provides all dermatology colleagues worldwide with a vibrant platform to update their knowledge, explore new advances in the dermatological and technological field, and foster closer ties.

I look forward to welcome you all in Dubai Derma 2018!


Ibrahim Galadari, MD, FRCP

Conference Chairman, Dubai Derma
Secretary General, GCC League of Dermatology

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani

Executive Chairman, Dubai Derma
Chairman, INDEX Holding

On behalf of the organising committee of the 18th Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition – Dubai Derma 2018, I am honored to welcome you to this prestigious annual event held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority.

Every year, Dubai Derma welcomes thousands of dermatologists to Dubai. For the past 17 years, Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition marked itself as the leading event in the field of dermatology and laser in the MENASA region. I am also very delighted to announce that the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress by ADA, will be held in conjunction with Dubai Derma 2018. Hosting such an international congress in Dubai is very rewarding as Dubai enjoys a strategic location amidst its relentless development is an influx of significant international, regional and national conferences, conventions and exhibitions.

Dubai Derma will host prominent speakers and experts who will join us to share their knowledge, best practices and latest scientific research. This presents a perfect opportunity for all participants to boost and update their knowledge in dermatological science and technology through a variety of courses, workshops and lectures.

Additionally, the specialized exhibition held in conjunction with the conference, provides an avenue for business entities in the industry to showcase and promote the most up-to-date equipment, machines and products.

I take this opportunity to welcome you to Dubai and be part of this unique scientific event.

It gives me great pleasure to invite everyone to come to Dubai and participate in the 18th Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference & Exhibition – Dubai Derma 2018 dated 19-21 March 2018. This meeting is universal and unique as it aims to promote the continuous medical education and up-to date learning in the science of medical, surgical, cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology & laser through innovative lectures and symposia.

Dubai Derma will enhance the personal and professional relationships among skin care professionals from different countries. The event is one of the world’s firmly established and inveterate congresses that held every year in Dubai since 2001. It is also an honour that this year Dubai Derma will jointly held in conjunction with the 11th Asian Dermatological Congress by the Asian Dermatological Association, which will add more distinctive, excellence and merit to the meeting.

Lively Dubai as the jewel of United Arab Emirates is a great city of heritage, legacy, civilization, development and wise leadership. The main factors for hosting this congress in Dubai is its strategic location and accessible airlift. Dubai has emerged as the premier meetings and conference destination in the region and one of the best in the world!

Dubai is a candidate city for the XXV World Congress of Dermatology – 2023, to be held under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS). The bidding will happen during the World Congress of Dermatology 2019 in Milan, Italy. I take this opportunity to invite everyone to support and vote for Dubai to host the World Congress of Dermatology – 2023.

I look forward to seeing you at Dubai Derma 2018. Wishing you all a wonderful visit and memorable personal and professional relationships among all our guests.

Oumeish Youssef Oumeish, MD, FAAD, FRCP (Glasgow)

Secretary General, Dubai Derma
Senator, Senate House – Jordan Parliament