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30th Annual Meeting 14-16 July 2017

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to welcome you to our DSS Annual Scientific Meeting. We have arranged an exciting program this year to commemorate the 30th edition of our meeting.

Our pre-congress workshop is on “Nails”. This comprehensive 1.5 days’ workshop includes a hands-on cadaveric nail surgery session at Academia on Friday 14th July 2017 and lectures on nail histopathology and clinical approaches to nail diseases at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on Saturday 15th July 2017. Our expert faculty include Professor Eckart Haneke, A/Professor Adam Rubin, Dr Tan Hiok Hee and Dr Anthony Goon. Nail disorders are commonly encountered in clinical practice, and we hope that the workshop will help equip members with the skills to interpret, diagnose and manage common nail diseases. Seats are limited for the popular hands-on cadaveric surgery session, so please reserve your slot early to avoid disappointment.

The theme for our main symposium on Sunday 16th July 2017 is “Top Tips from the Experts“. We have assembled a panel of local expert faculty who will share with us their tips to recognising red flags and avoiding pitfalls in the areas of pediatric dermatology, venereology, hospital dermatology and therapeutics. Professor Haneke will talk on “Onychology in the 21st Century” for the Chan Heng Leong Memorial Lecture. Our local expert faculty will share their tips and pearls on wound closure and cosmeceuticals in the afternoon. The finale of the scientific program is the interactive expert panel discussion on challenging cases of procedural and aesthetic dermatology. This will be a great opportunity to learn from our expert faculty, so don’t miss it!

Dr T Thirumoorthy will be sharing with members in a special session about the 2016 SMC Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (ECEG) and its implications to our practice in an interactive, case based approach. I strongly encourage members to attend this lecture, as it is important for us to know and understand the principles and parameters of the new ECEG. Residents will also have the opportunity to showcase their latest research projects and interesting cases at the free paper sessions.

In addition to the scientific program, our pharmaceutical industry partners have arranged a series of CME lectures before and during the annual scientific meeting. Do look out for their program on our website closer to date.
We hope that you will have a productive and enjoyable meeting!


Dr Ang Chia Chun

Organising Chairperson

30th DSS Annual Scientific Meeting 2017