This week Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Department of Dermatology and Venereology hosted the Second Qatar Forum for Dermatologists. Held in Katara Cultural Village, the event was attended by more than 140 dermatology and venereology specialists from the Departments of Dermatology and Venereology at Rumailah, Al Khor, and Wakra Hospitals, and dermatology and venereology specialists from the private and public healthcare sectors in Qatar and the surrounding GCC countries.
Professor Martin Steinhoff, Chairman the of Department of Dermatology and Venereology at HMC said the Second Qatar Forum for Dermatologists aimed to promote the exchange of expertise and knowledge in the treatment of, and protection from, dermatologic diseases. He said the Forum, which was the culmination of joint efforts from dermatologists in the public and private healthcare sectors, highlighted the latest therapeutic options available in the management of dermatologic and venereal diseases.
Dr. Haya Ali Al Mannai, Consultant, Dermatology and Venereology, at HMC and Chairperson of the Scientific Committee for the Forum, stressed the importance of the topics addressed during the sessions at this year’s gathering. She said the Forum provided a platform to discuss the latest treatment approaches in the field of dermatology and venereology care.
“The Second Qatar Forum for Dermatologists brought together a group of distinguished speakers from the Gulf region and the world. Professor Jacek Szepietowski from Poland delivered an informative lecture on the most advanced treatments available for atopic eczema. Dr. Arti Nanda, a Dermatologist at As'ad Al-Hamad Dermatology Center, Kuwait gave a lecture on nevus sanguineus and the latest treatment options for this condition, including, oral and topical medications and laser therapy,” added Dr. Al Mannai.
Dr. Rawdah Al Dahnim, Specialist, Dermatology and Venereology, at HMC’s Rumailah Hospital and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the Forum said the event served as a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise among professionals working in the dermatology and venereology fields.
She noted that the Forum, which was approved by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) and entitled participants to receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits, helps create a productive learning environment by enabling dermatologists to hear about the latest medical advances in their field and encouraging active participation in scientific discussions.