VRF recognition in Kazakhstan

AgiuvAlmaty State Institute For Continued Medical Education held an international congress to commemorate it's 50th birthday on September 12-13, 2013. One of the aims of the congress was to bring together Kazakhstan's dermatologists and provide a platform for possible collaborations with international peers. The congress was opened with a welcoming remark from AGIUV's Rector, Dr. Togyzbaev Galymzhan Asylbeckovich.

The dedicated dermatology track brought presentations for discussion on dermatological research and case studies.  VRF CEO Yan Valle has opened the session with presentation on multidisciplinary approach to vitiligo research, followed by VRF Chief Scientific Director Dr. Korobko with discussion on immunomodulators use for vitiligo treatment, and Dr. Aliya Kasymkhanova from Shymkent presented her excellent results with NB-UVB lamp sponsored by the Foundation last year. VRF is taking this opportunity to thank AGIUV Dermatology Chair Prof. Gulsum Klyshpetovna Askarova for organizing and leading this track discussions.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the AGIUV, the Board of Directors established the AGIUV Medal of Honor for partners and staff members who have made significant and sustained contributions in research, education and collaboration. All international recipients have made a pivotal contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the health sciences and/or the improvement of therapeutics healthcare in Kazakhstan. The honorees including VRF's CEO Yan Valle and CSD Dr. Igor Korobko received their awards at a closing ceremony in Almaty Towers. 

Snapshots from the congress:

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Dermatology track program.

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Dermatology track Chair (left to right): Prof. Gulsum K. Askarova, MD; Dr. Yan Valle, MBA; Dr. Igor Korobko, Dr. Sci., PhD

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Dr. Korobko discussing use of immunomodulators in vitiligo treatment.

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Captive audience comprised of best dermatologists from Kazakhstan

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Dermatology group

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Closing ceremony.

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Stunning views of Almaty.

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