XXIV Master Class in Hanoi

XXIV Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders was held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV, in collaboration with the World Health Academy Dermatology (WHAD). 

Organizing Board members: 

  • Prof. Tran Hau Khang, President of VSDV 
  • Assoc Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong, Director of National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology. 

When: December 1-2, 2017
Where: Melia Hotel, 44 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Website: icd2017.vn

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An Enlightening Tripartite Event in Hanoi, December 2017:
3rd Indochina Academy of Dermatology Conference
World Health Academy Dermatology Summit
Vietnamese Society of Dermatology Annual Meeting

by Robert A. Schwartz MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FAADV (Hon), FRCP Edin
Dermatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

This tripartite program brought together world dermatology luminaries from twenty-one countries. Attendees enjoyed dynamic Hanoi with its Parisan ambience and Asian vitality, welcomed by Syarief Hidayat (Indonesia), Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AADV) President, Chan Vicheth, President of Cambodian Society of Dermatology, and Vietnamese Society of Dermatology (VSDV) President and AADV Deputy President Prof. Tran Hau Khang. VSDV President Tran Hau Khang opened the conference. President and Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology AADV Deputy President Prof. Tran Hau Khang MD, PhD, ably assisted Associate Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong. AADV President Syarief Hidayat (Indonesia), Deputy President Tran Hau Khang, and AADV General Secretary Steven Kim Weng Chow (Malaysia) made selected guests honorary fellows. WHA Dermatology President Torello M. Lotti (Italy) promulgated the value of this international cooperation.

Plenary session lectures were given by Torello M. Lotti, Daisuke Tsuruta, Robert A. Schwartz, Stephan Lautenschlager, and Steven Kim Weng Chow. Torello M. Lotti proclaimed the value of low-dose cytokine therapy in dermatology. Daisuke Tsuruta (Japan) covered management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Robert A. Schwartz (USA) focused on Kaposi’s sarcoma. Stephan Lautenschlager (Switzerland) adroitly detailed etiologies of genital ulcers. Steven Kim Weng Chow emphasized the need to avoid acne scarring.

Additional presentations were superb. Indonesian Society of Dermatology President M. Yulianto “Wawan” Listiawan documented the value of utilizing the vascular laser. Cambodian Dermatology Society President Chan Vicheth delineated challenges in acne therapy. Xing-hua Gao and Hexiao Wang (China) documented that HSBP1 deficiency sensitizes melanoma cells to hyperthermia-induced cell death. Giuseppe Micali (Italy) stressed the hidradenitis suppurativa clinical spectrum. Agharid El-Gammal (Egypt) advocated treating psoriasis with a special combination of aloe vera and proplis. 

Christian Diehl (Argentina) covered plant-derived therapies for vitiligo. Davinder Parsad (India) evinced recent advances in vitiligo treatment. Yan Valle (Canada) brought United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) to the forefront with its declaration on the human rights of the disabled, prioritizing chronic dermatologic diseases. Michael Tirant (Austalia) targeted the role superantigens in treating psoriasis. 

 Boudda Bounmyviset (Laos) noted acetaminophen as a cause of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. Francois Niyonsaba (Japan) discussed the role of the skin-derived antimicrobial peptides. Magnus Unemo (Sweden) expressed global concerns with antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Giang Nguyen Huong (Vietnam/USA) articulated an update on cutaneous lymphoma and its rare variants. Jason CH Yang (Formosa) highlighted management of stasis dermatitis. Manu Jain (United Nations) demonstrated the value of reflectance confocal microsopy in inflammatory cutaneous lesions. Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha (Thailand) delved into Asian concepts of beauty.

Many superb poster presentations were also provided, as was a specticular gala dinner. Aurora Tedeschi (Italy) and other guests were grateful to the host dermatologists, including talented Vietnamese-American Giang Nguyen Huong, a guiding light for many colleagues, as she graciously showed them the sights, sounds, shopping, and culinary delights of vibrant Hanoi such as the balut (fertilized duck egg) memorably consumed by Stephan Lautenschlager, Yan Valle and Robert A. Schwartz. Some explored Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, with its thousands of magnificent limestone karsts and isles.

Vietnam Vitiligo Torello Lotti

WHA Dermatology President Torello M. Lotti welcomes attendees

Vietnam Vitiligo Conference Torello Lotti

Vietnam Vitiligo Conference Hall

Over 300 participants 

Vietnam Vitiligo Presentations

Presentation of clinical cases on vitiligo

Vietnam Vitiligo Davinder Parsad

Prof. Parsad presents recent advances in vitiligo treatment.

Vietnam Vitiligo Christian Diehl

Prof. Christian Diehl presents natural remedies for vitiligo.

Vietnam Vitiligo Yan Valle Torello Lotti

President Lotti recognizes the achievements of Yan Valle (Torello M. Lotti, Yan Valle, and Hao Nguyen Trong, right to left)

Vietnam Vitiligo Gala Dinner

Joyful evening gala.

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