Jeddah International Dermatology & Cosmetics Conference” initiative was started in 2007 and over the last seven years we have witnessed the meeting grow and evolve every year in its scientific and academic values. Each year big names and great scientific minds from the local and international dermatological & aesthetic medical arena come together sharing cutting edge dermatological treatments and advances.
Guest blogger and dermatologist Dr. Shazia Ali met up with some of the top dermatologists this year to bring to you the highlights of the 7th international JeddaDerm conference, and as a bonus, quizzed them on valuable skincare advice. She shares her findings with us at Jeddah Blog.
Dr. Ali A. Al-Raddadi on the organizing committee shared his feelings on how the annual meet is progressing, “We are very proud of our JeddaDerm initiative and we are constantly trying to improve the scientific program, ensuring attendance of internationally renowned speakers who are the masters in their field and can add value to the knowledge of our attendees. We are also constantly trying to improve the exhibition standards in terms of product and material representations. Our target is ultimately to be the best of the best.”
Our target is ultimately to be the best of the best.
Dr. Ali Alraddadi also shared a social responsibility message; “One of the key objectives of this conference is to constantly improve the quality and caliber of knowledge of our local dermatological society hence, providing top notch dermatological care to our people.”
We are constantly trying to raise the bar, improving the scientific content, picking the best speakers from around the world and providing our attendees an exclusive experience.
Dr. Magdi R. Abdulghani sharing his organizational experience said, “The secret behind our steady success and growth is attention to micro-details. Organizing and managing a scientific conference is a mega mammoth project. We put a lot of hard work and diligent planning behind our scientific endeavour, JeddaDerm. We are constantly trying to raise the bar, improving the scientific content, picking the best speakers from around the world and providing our attendees an exclusive experience.
Our key philosophy is to listen to, and learn from, all mistakes big or small, and avoid them happening again. We encourage our speakers and great scientific minds to give us negative feedback so we can fix loopholes and come stronger and brighter next year – it’s a growing process. We are very proud that we have been successful in creating a niche platform in the whole of the Middle East. We are being recognized as one of the best scientific conferences in the region where great scientific minds can exchange ideas, learn, and grow to add value to our community.”
Our key philosophy is to listen to, and learn from, all mistakes big or small, and avoid them happening again.
Reflecting on the attendees, Dr. Sameer Zimmo enthuses, “We are extremely proud of the fact that we have been able to give the dermatologists in Jeddah an international level platform to share scientific data. This year we have witnessed a large increase of attendees from Saudi Arabia. Around 55 workshops were successfully organized for practical teaching and demonstration purposes.”
Don’t run after TV or media hype and instead, educate yourself about your skin and aesthetic care.
Reflecting on the growth of JeddaDerm from its inception, Dr. Zimmo expressed great pride and said, “It’s amazing to watch our baby grow and blossom. The organizing committee is always striving hard to update and improve the scientific content of the conference. We select the best speakers from all over the world. Just to quote some examples, we have had renowned and top notch dermatologists from UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Denmark, France, etc. participate and contribute in JeddaDerm during the last few years.”
And now we bring some valuable skincare advice to you from the experts.
Dr. Ali A. Al-Raddadi: “When you are looking for skincare advice, make sure you pick your doctor very carefully. Do your homework, search online, and educate yourself before you do any treatments. Be very careful when you are thinking about using skin lightening and bleaching products. Stay clear of cortisone and hydroquinone based creams which can leave you with serious side effects with long-term use.”
Educate yourself about your skin and aesthetic care. Choose your doctors and treatment options carefully. Be safe!
Talking about the rise of complications reported to dermatology clinics Dr. Ali Alraddadi advises us, to make sure we pick safe products and safe treatment choices. He stressed on self-education, “Ask safety questions to avoid unsafe creams and risky treatments”.
Dr. Magdi R. Abdulghani: “My sincere advice ladies is: don’t run after TV or media hype and instead, educate yourself about your skin and aesthetic care. It is incumbent to know what you want before you decide on any aesthetic treatments. Choose your doctors and treatment options carefully. Be safe!”
My advice to all the ladies who want to look young and beautiful for years to come is simple: Avoid smoking, practice safe sun exposure and don’t tan!
Dr. Sameer Zimmo: “Smoking and prolonged sun exposure are the main enemies of skin. Unfortunately, we are seeing the rise of smoking among females in the Middle East region. My advice to all the ladies who want to look young and beautiful for years to come is simple: Avoid smoking, practice safe sun exposure and don’t tan! By practicing these healthy skin habits you will have beautiful skin forever”.
Dr. Shazia Ali: “Ladies I give you a three-step skincare plan: Protect, Prevent and Nourish:
- Protect: Adopt healthy lifestyle, diet and habits. Protect yourself from the sun!!! Use broad-spectrum UVA & B sunscreen.
- Prevent: To be able to properly take care of your skin learn about your skin type. Educate yourself about what’s out there and choose safe products suitable for your skin type.
- Nourish: To look bright and fresh skin needs moisture; pick a product suitable for your skin-type. Nourish your skin with tried and tested antioxidants: Vitamin A, C, E, Q10, and peptides.