Trade Article: Dermatology For Africa… The Dermatology Congress 2018 – DSSA | SASDS | ASDV


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Dermatology is a speciality area of medicine dealing with both the medical and surgical aspects of the skin, nails, hair and its associated diseases.

The Dermatological Society of South Africa aims to promote the science and practice of dermatology in South Africa through education and mentoring and plays an important role in the requirements for future dermatological education for both undergraduates and graduates.

A dermatologist is a medically qualified doctor who has then decided to spend several years training specifically in dermatology. In South Africa, the training to become a fully-qualified specialist in dermatology is agreed nationally to ensure that wherever you practice in the country, the standard of dermatological care will be the same.

A Unique and Combined Dermatology Congress in South Africa 2018…

The 71st Annual Congress of the Dermatology Society of South Africa will be held in conjunction with the 2nd African Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ASDV) congress from the 30th August – 2nd September 2018 at the Durban ICC.

The ASDV 2018 is the first African Dermatology congress to be held in South Africa and promises to be an exciting one with parallel sessions catering for dermatologists in academia, the private and public sectors.

For the first time in South Africa, we will be sharing the latest trends and research in dermatology with colleagues from Africa and beyond.

We have interest and support from colleagues in the USA, UK and Europe. The mandate of the combined meeting is to advance the specialty of dermatology in Africa, promote the highest standards of clinical practice, disease control programs, collaborative research and influence policy development in the African region.

Delegates from Africa and the rest of the world are excited to attend this meeting, which will be held on the Durban’s Golden mile, a melting pot of cultures, on the east coast of South Africa.

A number of workshops on vitiligo, dermatopathology, ethnic skin and hair disorders will add an African flavour to the meeting. Practical treatments and updates of skin diseases relevant in daily practice will be highlighted: infectious diseases, community dermatology, paediatric dermatology, dermatological surgery, eczema, skin cancers and aesthetics.

What else can you expect…

There is an exciting social programme with day tours, pre and post congress safaris and visits to traditional Zulu villages which can be arranged through the conference organisers. We expect more than 60 exhibitors to attend.

Members of the organizing committee are:

Prof Ncoza Dlova (President), Prof Anisa Mosam (Deputy President), Dr Ayesha Akinkugbe, Dr Percy Naidu, Dr Nokubonga Khoza, Dr Noufal Raboobee, Dr Kiasha Govender, Dr Khanyi Dladla, Dr Levashni Naidoo, Dr Antoinette Chateau, Dr Zamambo Mkhize, Dr Koraisha Hoosen, Dr Patiswa Nombona, Dr Ndo Ngcobo, Dr Cebisile Sibisi, Dr Khumo Duze, Dr Lihle Zulu and Dr Gillian Lawrie.

Who’s invited?

The organizing committee invites all dermatologists, dermatology residents and family practitioners from Africa, and beyond, to attend.

When is it?

30th August – 2nd September 2018

Where is it?

At the Durban ICC in South Africa

Register now

Pre-registration via the website will be possible until the 27th August 2018 thereafter only onsite registration will be accepted.

It is essential that the instructions for payment of all fees involved are strictly adhered to. Every participant, including invited participants must register.

Click to go register now. 

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