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.
I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
What is coming?
The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala
Dallas-Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group is organizing 'The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala' which will take place on April 28th in Austin, Texas at UT-Austin. Dr. Ammar Ah...28 April 2018 12:00, Austin, Texas at UT-Austin
11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
The 11th session Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 12 to 14 June 2018. Mo...12 June 2018 09:00, UN Plaza, New York
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Scientists know that some people are genetically predisposed to a specific group of autoimmune diseases – including generalized vitiligo – but do not know who and why....
Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not a cosmetic disorder but a systemic disease affecting the largest body organ and other vital systems. For more than 1.6 mi...
Why there is no drug for vitiligo yet?
Despite the dearth of medications available to treat psoriasis - a disease with similar prevalence numbers and impact on quality of life - vitiligo has no known cure o...