32nd Annual Meeting 12-14 July 2019
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32nd Annual Meeting 12-14 July 2019

Dear colleagues,


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I will like to welcome you to our 32nd DSS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Our pre-congress workshop is on Procedural Dermatology. This 1.5 days’ workshop aims to update members on different aspects of Procedural Dermatology. It includes a concurrent hands-on Suturing course and combined cadaveric facial surgical anatomy / pig skin closure course at Academia on Friday 12th July 2019 and lectures on management of surgical complications and aesthetic dermatology tips and pearls at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on Saturday 13th July 2019. Our expert faculty includes Professor Colin Fleming from Dundee as well as our local dermatological surgeons. The number of available spaces for each workshop on Friday is very limited and is open to member and non-member dermatologists on a first-come-first-served basis, so do register early!

The theme for our main symposium on Sunday 14th July 2019 is “Translating Evidence to Practice”. We have assembled a panel of local expert faculty who will share with us their approach to complicated or uncommon dermatological conditions, updates on new diseases and treatments as well as pragmatic application of diagnostic tests. Residents will also have the opportunity to showcase their latest research projects and interesting cases at the free paper sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8 to 9 am.

Enhancing the Professionalism of our specialty is an ongoing emphasis of our ASM. In 2017, we initiated the DSS practice management lecture by A/Prof T Thirumoorthy on the 2016 SMC Ethical Code and Ethical Guideline. This year, we have invited Dr Thirumoorthy to talk to us on “Clinical Governance 101 for the Practicing Dermatologist” on Saturday 13th July 2019, and Professor Fleming will talk to us on “Practicing Realistic Medicine” for the Chan Heng Leong Memorial Lecture on Sunday 14th July 2019. We hope that these talks will enlighten and motivate us towards practicing a model of safe and patient-centric quality care.
In addition to the scientific program, we are honored to have 5 Industry Sponsored Symposiums this year by our Platinum Sponsors (Neoasia and Galderma) and Gold Sponsors (Abbvie, Auriga and Novartis).

We hope that you will have a productive and enjoyable meeting!


Dr Ang Chia Chun

Organising Chairperson


Dr Chris Tan & Dr Eugene Tan

Organising Vice-Chairpersons