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Regional Dermatologists to meet from tomorrow

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This week Dermatologists from across the Caribbean region will converge in St Vincent for the 27th annual meeting of the Caribbean Dermatology Association (CDA).

The Conference, which will be held November 7 – 10 at the Beachcombers Hotel will welcome over 60 doctors from over a dozen Caribbean territories including Jamaica, Belize, Guyana, Trinidad and St Lucia; and from as far away as Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Diseases of the skin, hair and nails can have a potentially devastating effect on the quality of life of patients who can face stigma and discrimination in their communities and places of work.

Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee, Dr Lenoir Dacon-Anderson, indicated that “the scientific programme is academically stimulating, incorporating aspects of both medical and cosmetic dermatology.”

The conference’s keynote address, the Lois La Grenade Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Lynne Goldberg, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Hair Clinic, Boston Medical Center.

Prof. Goldberg has expertise in the clinical and histopathological evaluation of alopecia and runs the Hair Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Her talk will focus on Alopecia, or Hair Loss, in ethnic skin.

Vincentian doctors will also be invited to participate as the conference will feature a symposium specifically to update General Physicians on the management of common conditions of the skin and hair. The symposium will be held on Thursday, November 8 at 5 pm.

The Caribbean Dermatology Association is a professional society of Dermatologists and doctors with an interest in Dermatology. The annual meeting of the CDA is held in a different Caribbean territory each year and is open to all medical professionals

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