X Master Class in Harbin, China
Our 10th Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders was held in Harbin, China, on August 1-3, 2015. European and Chinese guidelines were reviewed in fine detail. Unlike the straightforward European treatment approach, the Chinese consensus pay special attention to all factors that may influence the disease activity, treatment outcome and overall health and wellbeing of the patient. Over 300 participants mostly from Eastern and Northern provinces of China attended the Master Class.
Having the most bitterly cold winters among major Chinese cities, Harbin is heralded as the Ice City for its beautiful ice sculpture festival in the winter, the largest in the world. Besides being well known for its historical Russian legacy, it serves as an important gateway in Sino-Russian trade today.
The Master Class was held under the presidency of Professor Xing Hua Gao, MD, Chairman and Professor of Department of Dermatology, No.1 Hospital of China Medical University, and also the President of the World Vitiligo Day campaign 2015.
Download full program in English and Chinese (xls file).
Taking a group photo before the opening ceremony begins.
A conference hall in the historic Harbin hotel.
Executive Committee, from left to right:
- Xinghua Gao: Prof. and Chair of Dermatology, No. 1 Hospital of China Medical University
- Hongduo Chen: Academician, Prof. of Dermatology, No.1 Hospital of China Medical University
- Yan Valle: Chief Executive Officer of Vitiligo Research Foundation
- Jinrui Zhang: Deputy Secretary, Heilongjiang Provincial Madical Association
- Yongchen Wang: Director, Second Hospital of Harbin Medical University
- Zhehu Jin: Prof. and Chair of Dermatology, Yanbian Medical University
Prof. Torello Lotti delivers a lecture on what's new in vitiligo to date.
Prof. Davinder Parsad demystified vitiligo treatment strategy.
CEO VR Foundation Yan Valle goes through the basics of vitiligo drug development.
Prof. Hong Duo Chen observes the contest among participants.
Prof. Xing Hua Gao is a lucky winner of the third prize.
I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
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