XVI Master Class on Vitiligo in Jakarta on April 2016
Our XVI Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders was held in conjunction with the 12th International Congress of International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology. This year congress' theme is "New Horizon in Cosmetic Dermatology." Different methods and devices designed to treat vitiligo and other hypo pigmentation disease were discussed during this intense master class course.
When: April 2, 2016
Where: Ritz Carlton Hotel Pacific Place in Jakarta, Indonesia
11:00 - 11:20 What’s New, What’s True in 2016: The Therapeutic Pipeline for Vitiligo – Prof. Torello Lotti, MD (Italy)
11:20 - 11:40 Hypopigmentation Besides Vitiligo – Prof. Tjut Nurul Alam (Indonesia)
11:40 - 12:00 Phototherapy in Vitiligo – Prof. Henry Lim, MD (USA)
12:00 - 12:20 Non Steroid Immunomodulators in Management of Vitiligo Progression – Prof. Torello Lotti, MD (Italy)
12:20 - 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 - 13:40 Fractional Laser-aided Penetration of Slow-releasing Corticosteroid Plus NB-UVB to Treat Recalcitrant Stable – Prof. Xing-Hua Gao, MD (China)
13:40 - 14:00 Biobanking Specimens for Vitiligo – Prof. Yan Valle (USA)
14:00 - 14:20 Punch, Blister and Cellular Grafting for Vitiligo – Prof. Amit G. Pandya, MD (USA)
14:20 - 14:40 Major mistakes in approaching the Vitiligo Patients - Prof. Torello Lotti, MD (Italy)
14:40 - 15:00 Q&A Session
Prof. Lotti opened the Master Class with a brief review of VRF's educational events around the world, the World Vitiligo Day campaign and other collaborative programs.
An thorough update on the latest news and developments in vitiligo area in 2016 eloquently delivered by Prof. Lotti
VRF CEO Yan Valle provided practical tips on collecting biosamples for future research on vitiligo.
Prof. Amit Pandya spoke in detail about surgical therapies for vitiligo, illustrated with few failed and a lot more of successful patient treatment examples.
Prof. Xing-Hua Gao and others attended the Cultural Diversity Night dinner to immerse into rich Indonesian culture and true hospitality.
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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