Report on V Master Class on Vitiligo in Almaty-Shymkent

V Master Class Vitiligo (14In one of the beautiful halls of the Asfendiarov Kazakh National Medical University the first part of the Fifth Master Class on Vitiligo took place, followed by the second part at the Regional General Hospital in Shymkent, the capital of the most southern province of Kazakhstan. The Master Class was organized and hosted by the Department of Dermatovenereology and Esthetic Medicine, and Regional Dermatovenereology Center of South Kazakhstan.

An audience of 215 dermatologists, pediatricians, GPs and PhDs explored the challenges of vitiligo and new vitiligo treatments for four full days. Vitiligo and pigmentary disorders are an essential part of the education of a dermatologist, in particular those who ultimately will impart their knowledge to junior doctors in training.

Brief Report

Master Class commenced with excellent presentations of the Chief Scientific Director Igor Korobko, DSci, on the disease biology and the latest research results in this area of dermatology, vitiligo epidemiology, psychology and its relation to melanoma.

The following day, Prof. Lomonosov, MD, has shared his extensive clinical experience with vitiligo and reviewed some of the more challenging cases he has faced. Dr. Aliya Kasumkhanova, MD, presented her modified phototherapy protocol for darker skin patients, and the impressive results of the Dead Sea climatotherapy substitute protocol. Dr. Sanimbala Ospanova, MD, discussed the latest methods of disease management and her broad practical experience with vitiligo. After lunch, our CEO Yan Valle proudly presented Vitiligo Biobank and CloudBank, the first vitiligo-specific research and collaboration tool, developed by the VR Foundation.

This Master Class was also aimed for capacity building for PhD students and junior researchers. One of our goals is to enhance their capacity in developing vitiligo research projects or defending theses in vitiligo. Asel Markakbaeva chose her thesis on the economics of vitiligo treatments immediately following the final presentation.

This Master Class will facilitate a wider networking among vitiligo researchers, patients and doctors in Kazakhstan, and the whole region, and in turn will contribute to faster vitiligo therapy development.

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The complete Master Class package will soon be available for download by registered participants. It includes the full set of presentations and interactive CD-ROM. Presentations cover the scientific background through to vitiligo biology, disease pathogenesis, general management, and the range of practical procedures. The excellent CD-ROM contains interactive Power Point and video presentations, patient case-studies and a comprehensive Q&A.

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Facebook Like Icon (1)Alma Aimoldina, who traveled 750 miles from the capital city Astana in the north of the country to Almaty in the south to attend the Master Class, has established the first Vitiligo Facebook group in Kazakhstan.

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Almaty, April 14-15, 2014

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Asfendiarov Kazakh National Medical University

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Dr. Igor Korobko, VRF Chief Scientific Director

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Prof. Konstantin Lomonosov, MD at the microphone

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Dr. Sanimbala Ospanova, MD, presents the latest methods of vitiligo  management

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Doing CME paperwork: Dr. Asya Kabulbekova (left), Dr. Alya Kasumkhanova (right)

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From left to right: Dr. Igor Korobko, Dr. Sanimbala Ospanova, Prof. Konstantin Lomonosov, Asel Markakbaeva, Yan Valle, Dr. Asya Kabulbekova, Yulia Akhmetova, Dr. Aliya Kasumkhanova

Shymkent, April 16-17, 2014

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Regional General Hospital in Shymkent, the venue for 5th Master Class on Vitiligo

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A warm welcome to participants from the hospital staff

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From left to right: Dr. Sanimbala O. Ospanova, Prof. Bekturganov Ramazan Seidakhmetovich, Prof. Kalibekov Kairat Zhakipovich, VRF CEO Yan Valle, Dr. Igor Korobko.

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VRF CEO Yan Valle, MSc, MBA, welcomes participants of V Master Class on Vitiligo in Shymkent.

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The meeting hall at Shymkent's General Hospital was filled up to it's maximum capacity of 120 people.

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Lecture on biology of vitiligo given by Dr. Igor Korobko, DSci, VRF Chief Scientific Director.

5th Master Class Vitiligo 2014, Vrf Ceo Yan Valle Presentation

VRF CEO Yan Valle presents Vitiligo Biobank network.

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Regional Dermatovenereology Center of South Kazakhstan.

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Dr. Aliya Kasumkhanova presents her treatment room and equipment for phototherapy and substitute climatotherapy.

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This phototherapy equipment part, among few other, was sponsored by the VR Foundation in 2012.

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Dr. Aliya Kasumkhanova (left) and Dr. Sanimbala Ospanova (right) are the leading vitiligo specialists in Kazakhstan.

5th Master Class Vitiligo 2014, Vrf Ceo Yan Valle Presents Certificates

VRF CEO Yan Valle hands out certificates of participation in V Master-Class on Vitiligo.

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Participants of the 5th Master Class on Vitiligo in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

Photo credits, Shymkent: Oleg Andreevich

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