World Vitiligo Day 2016 in Croatia
World Vitiligo Day 2016 celebrations reported first hand by Dr. Maja Kovacevic.
Melanocyte transplantation workshop by professor Davinder Parsad, MD, PhD was organized in Zagreb, Croatia, on June 9th 2016, and it was hosted by president of Croatian Dermatovenerological Society, Professor Mirna Situm, MD, PhD and President of Croatian Vitiligo Association, Professor Andrija Stanimirovic, MD, PhD.
This important educational workshop was part of celebration of World Vitiligo Day in Croatia, which was held on June 10th 2016 as part of 4th Croatian Psychodermatology Congress with international participation. During these events patients were introduced with the most recent therapeutic strategies in vitiligo management which will be presented in the lecture of Professor Davinder Parsad, MD, PhD “Holistic Management of Vitiligo: Journey of the Last 20 Years“ while the Secretary of Croatian Vitiligo Association Maja Kovacevic, MD will gave a lecture “Living with Vitiligo”.
Also, patients were able to discuss about their dermatological condition with Professors Parsad, Situm and Stanimirovic and also participate in workshop about sun protection, skin care and camouflage with partners from dermatocosmetic companies. Journalists from the most widely read newspapers and public broadcasting compaties (Croatian Radiotelevision, NOVA TV and RTL television) supported this event as well as a large number of patients, doctors and health workers.
Prof. Andrija Stanimirovic and colleagues
Prof. Davinder Parsad
Dr. Maja Kovacevic
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