XXI Master Class Vitiligo in Kazakhstan on September 22-23, 2016
This event marked an important date in the history of dermatology in Kazakhstan. 90 years ago, a new dermatovenereological clinic opened it's doors to inhabitants of Shymkent and local tribes in the south of the country. As years passed by, it grew into a modern hospital with 305 beds and a team of recognized specialists. It has also become a leading center of research and care for vitiligo in Central Asia.
Our Master Class was held alongside the Regional Conference Of Dermatovenereologists and Cosmetologists of Republic of Kazakhstan on September 23, 2016, under the co-presidency of Professors Gulnar R. Batpenova, Margulan M. Shakirov, Seitzhamal O. Pakeev and Gulmira B. Nurmagambetova. Over 150 specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan attended presentations and specialized workshops.
The Master Class program was geared towards building practical skills in modern vitiligo treatment techniques. Lectures of the basics of vitiligo treatments and and results of most recent clinical trials were given by Yan Valle and Igor Korobko. Dr. Aliya A. Kassumkhanova led the hands-on demonstrations and live surgical procedures.
A first monograph on vitiligo treatments in Kazakh, Russian and English was presented at the conference.
Collaboration between VR Foundation and Regional Dermatovenereological Hospital on vitiligo research and care was praised by the Kazakh state officials as a life-changing endeavor, thanks to tireless efforts of Dr. Aliya A.Kassumkanova, under the supervision of the hospital general manager Prof. Gulmira B. Nurmagambetova.
When: September 22-23, 2016
Where: Rixos Hotel, Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Over 150 leading dermatologists from four countries attended the conference, workshops and master-class.
Prof. Seitzhamal O. Pakeev welcomes participants of the conference.
Prof. Igor Korobko presents an overview of vitiligo treatment techniques.
Co-chairs of the conference: Profs. Gulmira B. Nurmagambetova, Hana Zelenkova and Yan Valle.
From left to right: Prof. Igor Korobko, Dr. Olga Smirnova, Dr. Aliya Kassumkhanova and Prof. Yan Valle holding recognition diplomas and honorary signs for their assistance in building up dermatological service in South Kazakhstan.
An outstanding musical performance was given by the 'Seventh Continent' dance group during the reception dinner.
Gifts were brought by sponsors to award outstanding specialists.
Workshops and master class were held at the Regional Dermatovenereological Hospital the next day.
Dr. Aliya Kassumkhanova is setting up the workshop equipment.
Prof. Korobko explains details of melanocyte transplantation procedure.
A micro-surgical procedure performed by doctors Vladislav V. Hvan and A.A. Sarnsenbaeva, assisted by nurse Guliya Slanova.
Melanocyte transfer procedure in progress.
A workshop on using camouflage from Zanderm (USA).
Patient's hands in the process of applying camouflage.
Methods Of Vitiligo Treatment. A.A.Kassymkhanova, G.K. Askarova, Y.Valle, I.V. Korobko, K.M. Lomonosov, G.B. Nurmagabetova, A.Stanimirovic. ISBN 978-601-80599-3-3. 352 pages.
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