Editorial Board

Dermatology Journal                                                          Saudi Arabia
Medical Director and Consultant Dermatologist, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah
Arab Board in Dermatology 1999
Jordanian Board in Dermatology
Saudi Board in Dermatology
Career in the Practice:
1993 Graduated from College of Medicine, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1994 Internship in Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
1995 General practitioner in King Faisal Hospital,Taif, Saudi Arabia
1996-1999 Arab Board residency dermatology training program in Assir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2000- 2004 Dermatologist, King Faisal Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
2004-2005,Medical Director and Consultant Dermatologist, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Professional societies:
Many professional societies among them
Member in  American Academy of Dermatology (International fellow)
Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Board member of International Society of Teledermatology
Participation in the Editorial work and Organizations:
Reviewers for many medical and dermatology journals, among them;
Saudi Medical Journal, SkinMed, Cutaneous Pathology, Am J Dermatopath, Am J Clin Dermatology and Online J Dermatol.
Literature reviewer for Pediatric Dermatology Society Newsletter.
Members in:
WAME (World Association of Medical Editors), EMAME (East Med Assoc Med Edit)
Board Member in:
Advisory Board of Indian Journal of Dermatology
Editorial Board of Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists
Editorial Board of Sudan J Of Dermatology
Editorial Board of Journal of Medical Sciences
Advisory Board of  ''ALJEELDEH'', Arabic magazine for dermatology
Sceintific activities in pdf



Director reserch in Georgia Dermatopathology Associates Atlanta, GA, USA.

Some insights: Discovered and had worked in a new variant of endemic pemphigus foliaceus. This disease exhibits autoreactivity to multiple systemic organs including the optic nerve, neural
components, the mechanoreceptors, skin and mucosae appendices, heart, kidney and blood vessels. This disease constitutes a unique model for autoimmune diseases because of its endemic focus in a restricted geographical region. I discoveved some new antigens in this disease including desmoplakins, periplakins, and envoplakin. Developed a new ELISA assay for detection of desmogleins and plakin molecules. Dr. Abreu specializes in physiology of the skin and mucosal immunopathology, immunofluorescence assays, ELISA and immunoblot assays for the diagnosis of autoimmune skin and mucous membrane diseases. Immunodermatological and mucosal autoimmunity expertise: specializes in immunologic tests, primarily, for the diagnosis of bullous, vascular, connective tissue and inherited skin diseases. Specialized in direct and indirect immunofluorescent (DIF, IIF) with multiple color an` serum studies for bullous diseases (pemphigus, pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis). Collagen vascular diseases [systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), discoid lupus (DLE), lupus erythematosus, subacute cutaneous, (SCLE), dermatomyositis, scleroderma]. Chronic ulcerative stomatitis, vasculitis, livedo vasculitis, lichen planus, differentiation of bullous pemphigoid (BP) from epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) with DIF of salt (NaCl) split biopsy. Psoriasis, vasculitis, porphirias, erythema multiformis and drug eruptions among others. Detection of autoantibodies for multiple methods. Extended experience in clinical trials at all levels. Skin and mucosae diseases included, and immunodermatology. Extended experience in basic science research including autoimmune blistering diseases. Experience mentoring pre and graduate students and residents in clinical, in basic science and in clinical trials.

Publication in : www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Maria_Abreu-Velez


Dr. Hilda Abreu                                                                                                   Urugway

Assistant professor of Dermatology. Epidemiologist. Main interest Sexually Transmitted Infections and sex workers.



Professor of Dermatology and Venereology and Chairman of Department of Dermatovenereology at Vitebsk State Medical University.
Member of IUSTI (2001) and EADV (2002), President of the National Society of Dermatologists and Venereologists, author of 260 scientific publications, 18 monographs. Among his most popular monographs are “Sexually Transmitted Diseases” (2001), “Functional Morphology and General Pathology of the Skin” (1997), “Acne and Rosacea” (2000), “Urgent Conditions in Dermatology (2000); “Alopecia” (2000), “Diagnostic indices in dermatology” (2004), “Morfofunctional Dermatology” (2006), “Skin and Venereal Diseases” (2006). Participant of many international congresses, symposia, conferences. The sphere of scientific interests in dermatology: eosinophilic and neutrophilic dermatosis; diseases of skin and its appendages; erythroderma; mixed sexually transmitted infections. Specialized in dermatology and venereology in: Belarus (Minsk, Vitebsk), Russia (Central Research Institute for Skin and Venereal Diseases, Moscow), Germany (Munich, Berlin).

Address: Professor Uladzimir P. Adaskevich, Department of Dermatovenereology, Vitebsk State Medical University, Frunze str, 27, Vitebsk 210023, Belarus, fax +375-212-37-21-07, e-mail: uladas@hotmail.com



Dermatology Specialty: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 2004
“Iranian Dermatology Board Certificate”
Fellowship of Dermatosurgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Fellowship of ISD Dermatopathology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Project Manager,
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Shiraz, Iran
Editorial  Board Member:
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - www.dovepress.com/articles
1- Member of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD)
2- Member of the Iranian Society of Dermatology
3- Member of the Iranian Medical Council
4- Member of the International Society of Teledermatology
5- Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
6- Member of the Society for Medical Decision Making
7- Member of the International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL)
8- Member of the International Dermoscopy Society
9-Member of European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology (EADV)
10-Member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Addres: Clinical Assistant Prof. of Dermatology, Fellow of Dermatosurgery, Dept. of Dermatology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, Mailto: shahinaghaei@yahoo.com

Reviewer, Awards, Authorship (BOOK), Book translation to Farsi, Publications, International Congresses in pdf 



Roberto Arenas MD, Profesor of Dermatology and Mycology. University of Mexico. Main interest in tropical diseases, mycoses and nail diseases.

Brief professional biography: Roberto Arenas. Graduated as MD from Guanajuato University at the Faculty of Medicine in Leon, Gto. He became Dermatologist at the Centro Dermatologico Pascua (Prof. F. Latapi). He studied Medical Mycology at Pasteur Institut in Paris, France under direction of Prof. F. Mariat. For thirty years he has been Professor of Dermatology at the University of México (UNAM). He became to be President of the Mexican Society of Dermatology and the Mexican Academy of Dermatology. He is member of the Mexican Board of Dermatology, member of the National Academy of Medicine. and Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology and Chief of the Mycology Section at “Dr. Manuel Gea González” General Hospital, México City, México. Visitant Professor University of Texas Medical Branch. Chief of the Diplomat in Medical Mycology, University of Mexico. President (2003/2007) Iber Latin American College of Dermatology. Ex editor Dermatología Revista Mexicana 1992 to 2000 Journal editorial cordinator Dermatología Cosmética Médica y Quirúrgica.

Medical papers: Originals 310, Short communications and others 86. 

Honorary member: Nacional:
Dermatology Society Guanajuato 1991
Dermatology Society Tijuana 1998
Dermatology Society  Veracruz 2003
Dermatology Society Costa Rica 1986
Dermatology Society Paraguay 1992
Mexican Surgery and Dermatology Society 1995
Dermatology Society Chile 1998
Dermatology Society Venezuela 1998
Dermatology Society  Peru 1998
Dermatology Society  Ecuador 1999
Dermatology Society Dominican Republic 1999
Dermatology Society Argentina 2000
AddresDermatologist and Mycologist, “Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez” General Hospital, Tlalpan 4800, México, D.F. 14000, Mailing address: Tlalpan 4800, México D.F. 14000, Phone number: 525 5665 7791, E-mail: rarenas98@hotmail. com, Fax: 525 56657791, https://sites.google.com/site/rarenasnet/ 
Books, Biographies, Chaps in books in pdf


Dr. Rakesh Bharti                                                                                                India

Executive Profile: A senior, experienced and internationally renowned consultant dermatologist known for his in-depth knowledge and advanced dermatology skills. A pioneer in the fields of AIDS and Leprosy not only in the region but at an international level as well. Rich experience of administration, counseling and teaching/educating patients, colleagues and general public. Loves to meet challenges of newer modalities for diagnosing and treatments related to his field.
Professional Experience
Bharti derma Care and Research Center (BDC Research center)                                           2001 to present
Designation: Founder and Consultant
Key Responsibilities:
-Consultation for Dermatological ailments
-HIV/AIDS counseling and consultation
-Leprosy consultation 
-Various Dermatology and Cosmetology  office procedures
-Sexual Health Clinic
-Free consultation to senior citizens, HIV orphans and Widows
AIDS Awareness Group, Amritsar (AAG)                                                                                       1992 - Present
Designation: Founding Director
Key Responsibilities:
Successful project management and completion of “Healthy Highway Project of truckers in Amritsar”, a project undertaken by Health and Development Initiative-India (HDDI), member of the Stop TB partnership hosted by World Health Organization (WHO).
The work of the group was presented at many national and international conferences of HIV and AIDS. The most recent of presentations was at ASHM, Cairns, Australia (22-24 Oct, 2003) and was in International dermatology conference, Paris in June 2002.
Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Punjab                                                 1976 - 2001
Latest Designation: Deputy Medical Commissioner, Punjab Health Systems Corporation
Key Responsibilities:
Project commissioner for the project under World Bank to strengthen the secondary health care. Responsibilities included both administrative and planning
Academic Credentials
HIV Specialist
AAHIVM (American Academy of HIV Medicine)                                                                            2007
MD in dermatology, venereology and leprology
Medical College, Amritsar, India                                                                                                          1989
Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Punjab                                                                   1975
Graduate in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
DAV College Jalandhar, Punjab University, Chandigarh                                                                 1970
-More than 30 publications to credit at various places including national and international journals. Few key publications which were based on rare trials of new therapies and original are: Role of Topiramate in dermatology-International online journal of dermatology, Pefloxacin in Leprosy, Mesalazine and Sulfasalazine in Psoriasis
-Around 650 families of HIV victims under my care at present.
-Have attended and presented papers in various national and international conferences ever since 1991
-Presented papers on HIV/ AIDS prevention and treatment in various international conferences held at various international locations like Bangkok, Sydney, Poland and latest in Vienna-July 2010
-Referee for IJDVL for STD and HIV related topics
-Conducted 3 VC’s on HIV update covering at least seven cities of India

Latest Work
-Author of chapter on pemphigus erythematosus in E-medicine- an online book of dermatology
-Co author of a chapter - Fugo Blade in dermatology is published the book “Ocular Applications of the Fugo Blade”, edited by Hampton Roy, MD, Richard Fugo, MD, PhD, and Daljit Singh, MS, DSc. (Publisher Lippincott,Williams &Wilkins,Philadelphia,2010)
-Publication in Dermacon 2010 “Do they want to survive or they want to live quality life-new challenges of HIV survivor’s
-Trial of local application of Topiramate with collaboration of Novadermix an Israel based Pharma (Latest ongoing work is on acne scar removal)
-Creating awareness amongst truckers, Students, medicos etc of HIV and AIDS under various separate heads at various different conferences
-Active online involvement through AAG Blog and helpline on Arogya.com
International AIDS Society (IAS), Indian Association of Leprosy (IAL), IADVL – Ex-secretary Punjab, Himachal and Chandigarh, Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Adress: 27-D Sant Avenue, The Mall, Amritsar, Punjab, India – 143001, Mobile: +91- 9814044213,Email:rakesh.bharti1@gmail.com



Head of the Mycology Department, Service of Dermatology, General Hospital of Mexico. National researcher. Professor of prea and posgrade of the UNAM (National Autonomus University of Mexico), Mexico.

Prof. Iqbal Abdulaziz Bukhari                                                                         Saudi Arabia
Professor, Consultant Dermatologist- Dermatology Department, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Academic Qualifications (in chronological order):
2004-American Board of Laser Surgery in Dermatology, USA
1994-KFU Fellowship in Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
1989-MBBS, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Current Researches:
Research Title: Analysis of laboratory abnormalities during Isotretinoin Therapy in patients with Acne Vulgaris attending the dermatology clinic at King Fahad hospital of the University during the year 2007. Names of Investigators: Samira  mutabagani, Amal AlShehri, Iqbal Bukhari.

Active membership of scientific and professional societies and organizations:
Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatology Surgery
American Academy of Dermatology
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Americam Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology
Women's Dermatology Society of USA
Photomedicne Society
The International Society of Dermatopathology
Committee Membership:
Charity Committee in Dammam جمعية البر الخيريه بالدمام (2005
Nutrition Services Committee (2003)
Clinical Responsibilities:
Management of both outpatients and inpatients high risk dermatology cases
Treatment of cosmetically important vascular and pigmented lesions by laser
Inpatient consultations in the wards of various specialties
publications, presentation, conferences, symposia & workshops in pdf

Jean Christopher Chamcheu, PhD                                                                   USA

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1300 University Ave, MSC 4385, Madison, WI 53706, USA

PhD in Dermatology & Venereology June 2010
Uppsala University, Medical Faculty, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. 
Dissertation entitled:” Disease-causing Keratin Mutations and Cytoskeleton Dysfunction in Human Skin: In vitro Models and new Pharmacologic Strategies for Treating Epidermolytic Genodermatoses”. Advisors: Anders Vahlquist, Hans Törmä and Harshad Navsaria
Master of Science (M.Sc) in Biomedicine June 2004
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping, Sweden
Thesis entitled:” Cellular and Molecular Effects of Ambient Air Pollution Particles on Human Blood Platelets: Implications on Cardiovacular, Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases” Advisors: Profs. Magnus Grenegård & Margaretha Lindroth
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Biochemistry September 2000
University of Dschang, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Cameroon,
Research Interests
Screening and identification of the genetic and molecular basis of human skin diseases and the mechanisms that lead to clinical phenotypes.
Development of in vitro models and tools for treating skin disorders.
Skin tissue engineering, therapeutic applications and solving complex biomedical problems with an ultimate goal to develop novel, biologically valid therapeutic strategies.
Work Experience
Postdoc Research Associate: Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health,Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health,
Visiting Scientist: Centre for Cutaneous Research, ICMS, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom January-June 2006
Laboratory Instructor: Department of Medical Sciences, Dermatology and Venereology, Uppsala, Sweden, October-2005
Teaching Assistant: Department of Medical Sciences, Dermatology and Venereology, Uppsala, Sweden October-2005 - present
Research Assistant: Department of Medical Sciences, Dermatology and Venereology, Uppsala, Sweden Oct, 2004 - October 2005
Research Assistant: Department of Biomedicine and surgery, Linköping Hospital 2004
Clinical Laboratory Research Assistant: District Hospital / Medical Research Station, Kumba, September 1999 – Oct 2001
Membership of scientific Societies
American Chemical Society
Europan Society for Dermatological Research
Swedish Association on University Teachers
Swedish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Society for Investigative Dermatology
Chamcheu JC, Navsaria H, Pihl-Lundin I, Liovic M, Vahlquist A, Törmä H (2011). Chemical chaperones protect epidermolysis bullosa simplex keratinocytes from heat stress-induced keratin aggregation: Involvement of heat shock proteins and MAP Kinases. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 2011 (In press).
Chamcheu JC, Pihl-Lundin I, Eteti MC, Gester T, Virtanen M, Moustakas A, Navsaria H, Vahlquist A, Törmä H. Immortalized keratinocytes derived from epidermolytic ichthyosis patients reproduce the disease phenotype: a useful in vitro model for testing new treatments. British Journal of Dermatology, 2011;Feb; 164(2):263-272.
Chamcheu JC, Virtanen M, Navsaria H, Bowden PE, Vahlquist A, Törmä H. Epidermolysis bullosa simplex due to KRT5 mutations: Mutation-related differences in cellular fragility and the protective effects of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) in cultured primary keratinocytes. British Journal of Dermatology, (2010), 162 (5): 980-989.
Pavez Loriè E, Chamcheu JC, Vahlquist A, Törmä H. Both all-trans retinoic acid and cytochrome P450 (CYP26) inhibitors affect the expression of vitamin A metabolising enzymes and retinoid biomarkers in organotypic epidermis. Archives of Dermatological Research, 2009; 301(7):475-85.
Chamcheu JC, Pavez Loriè E, Akgul B, Bannbers E, Virtanen M, Gammon L, Moustakas A, NavsariaH, Vahlquist A and Törmä H. Characterization of immortalized human epidermolysis bullosa simplex (KRT5) cell lines: Trimethylamine N-oxide protects the keratin cytoskeleton against disruptive stress condition. Journal of Dermatological Science, 2009; 53(3):198-206.
Chamcheu JC, Siddiqui IA, Syed DN, Adhami VM, Liovic M, Mukhtar H. Keratin gene mutations in disorders of human skin and its appendages. Arch Biochem Biophys, 2010 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]; PMID: 21176769.
Chamcheu JC, Disease-causing Keratin Mutations and Cytoskeleton Dysfunction in Human Skin: In vitro Models and new Pharmacologic Strategies for Treating Epidermolytic Genodermatoses. Society for the Publication of Acta-Dermato-Venereologica (ISSN 1402-2915), Forum for Nord Derm Ven, 2010, 15(4): 120-121.
Chamcheu JC, Disease-causing Keratin Mutations and Cytoskeleton Dysfunction in Human Skin: In vitro Models and new Pharmacologic Strategies for Treating Epidermolytic Genodermatoses. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2010; ISSN1651-6206; 564: Published thesis.


Patricia Chang, MD PhD                                                                                Guatemala

Dermatologist. Active Associate No. 2622, School of Doctors and Surgeons, Guatemala

1983                                      M.S.                       PASCUA Dermatological Center, México D.F.
                                               Ph.D.                      Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala
1983-Present                Dermatologist, Hospital Ángeles
1983-Present                Dermatologist, Guatemala’s Social Security General Hospital
1989-1991                     Secretary, Guatemalan Association of Dermatology
1991-1993                     President, Guatemalan Association of Dermatology
2004-2008                     Delegate representing Guatemala before the Iberian-Latin American School of Dermatology
2004-2008                     Cilad Mycology Representative
2006-2012                     Archive Secretary, Central American and Caribbean Society of Dermatology
1983-Present                Pro Bono Professorship, Dermatology, Ph.D. studies at Guatemala’s Social Security General Hospital
2009-2012                     Director of Medical Assistance Program and Education Cilad  (PRAMED)
Guatemalan Association of Dermatology
Mexican Association of Dermatology
Nicaraguan Association of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Colegio Ibero latinoamericano de Dermatología
Member of the Editorial Committee of Cosmetic Dermatology, Medical – Surgical
Corresponding Member of the Mexican Association of Medical Mycology, A.C.
Member of the Editorial Committee of Minutes on Dermal Syphilology
Member of the virtual review PIEL L.org
Member of the virtual review www.odermatol.like.pl
Mexican Magazine of Dermatology, Journal of Internal Medicine, Dermatological Review, Complexion, Skin, and Cosmetic Dermatology, Medical-Surgical, Medical-Surgical Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin, International Journal of Dermatology, Cutis
198   Dermatological Publication in different reviews (local and international)
1.Chang, Patricia, Manual How to Interpret Nails
2.Chang, Patricia, Onychomycosis
3.Chang, Patricia, Basic Dermatology
4.Chang, Patricia, Diabetes Mellitus and Skin
5.Chang, Patricia et al, Atlas of cutaneous Oncology
6.Chang, Patricia, Nails and Systemic Diseases
7.Chang, Patricia, Haneke Eckart, Iconography of the Pathology of the Nail on edition
31 Virtual Publications on Piel-L.org  Los casos de Patricia
01Virtual Publication: Iconography of cutaneous malignity’s  Dermatología Ibero latinoamericana on line 1 www.cilad.org
01 Virtual Publications on Our Dermatology On line www.odermatol.like.pl
E-mail: pchang2622@gmail.com, www.drapatriciachang.com.gt
Virtual Publications, Publications in pdf


Prof. Antonio An Tung Chuh, (Hong Kong SAR, China)                              Hong Kong

Antonio AT Chuh MD, FRACGP, FRCP(Irel), FHKAM(Fam Med), is Associate Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Some insights: Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicine The University of Hong Kong
Adjunct Associate Professor School of Public Health
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honorary Lecturer in Dermatopharmacology, Sunderland University and The University of Hong Kong SPACE for MSc(Pharmacy)
Editor-in-chief, Viruses and The Skin, Dermatology Research and Practice
Founding Editor, Journal of Dermatological Case Reports Founding Editor,
Research Journal of Medical Sciences Editor, The European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Editor, Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
1991 - MBBS(HK) - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong; with the best result in clinical surgery in the final MBBS examination in the year
1992 - ECFMG Cert - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate, USA - LRCP(Edin) LRCS(Edin) LRCPS(Glasg) - Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; Licentiate, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
1993 - DCH(Lond) - Diploma in Child Health, Royal College of Physicians of London
1995 - DPDerm(Wales) - Diploma in Practical Dermatology, University of Wales College of Medicine - Dip G-U Med(Lond) - Diploma in Genito-Urinary Medicine, Society of Apothecaries of London
1997 - DCH(Irel) - Diploma in Child Health, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
1998 - MRCP(Irel) - Member, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
1990 - MRCP(UK) - Member, Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom - MRCPCH - Member, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
2000 - DipDerm(Glasg) - Diploma in Dermatology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
2002 – FHKAM - Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
2003 - MD(HK) - Doctor of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
2004 - FRCP(Irel) - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
2007 - FRCP(Edin) - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
2009 - FRCP(Glasg) - Fellow qua Physician, Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow
Interests: The detection of viral DNA by polymerase chain reaction and messenger RNA transcripts by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction in plasma and in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in patients with viral and paraviral exanthems. The application of temporal case clustering analyses in exanthems based on a regression model with bootstrapped simulations. The application of spatial-temporal clustering to detect epidemics and mini-epidemics of novel viral and paraviral exanthems locally and internationally. The novel applications of digital epiluminescence dermatoscopy in unpigmented and depigmented cutaneous conditions PAS stain of a skin biopsy specimen of a patient with viral exanthem, taken by Antonio Chuh (West J Med 2002; 176: 6.). The impacts of novel applications of digital epiluminescence dermatoscopy. Serological and other markers of primary infection and endogenous reactivation of the novel human herpesviruses. The association of cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and parvovirus B19 infections and skin exanthem. The association of Chlamydia pneumoniae, C. trachomatis, Legionella longbeachae, L. micdadei, L. pneumophila, and Mycoplasma pneumonia infections with skin exanthems. The similarities and differences in the epidemiology of dermatosis in Hong Kong, USA, UK, India, Kuwait, and Turkey. The application of systematic review for dermatosis from international perspectives of Hong Kong, UK, Columbia, Philippines, and Romania incorporating patient-oriented outcomes in additional to physician-oriented outcomes. Aetiology, epidemiology, symptomatology and diagnostic criteria of Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (papular acrodermatitis of childhood) locally and internationally. Aetiology, epidemiology, symptomatology and diagnostic criteria of pityriasis rosea of Gibert locally and internationally. Symptomatology and diagnostic criteria of asymmetric periflexural exanthem (unilateral laterothoracic exanthem) in children and adults. The association of environmental and dietary factors in the occurence and severity of acne vulgaris in adolescents. The implications of early infections on the predisposition to atopic dermatitis. Application of topical immunosuppressive agent in cutaneous diseases other than atopic and other types of dermatitis. The diagnosis and intervention of juvenile plantar dermatosis in Chinese children. The validation of Cantonese versions of dermatology quality of life indexes for local adults and children with dermatological diseases. Impact of dermatological problems on the quality of life of adults and children.
Address: Office: Correspondence address: Shop B5, Ning Yeung Terrace, 78 Bonham Road, Ground Floor, The Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
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Dr. Mohamed Wael Daboul                                                                  Syrian Arab Republic

D.D.S. MSc, MT (ASCP) Laboratory Medicine Specialist.
Daboul Medical Laboratory, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.
Mohamed Wael Daboul: Urine Screening Test by Enzyme Catalase Activity. Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences. Vol. 23, No.2, 2007. 
Daboul MW: Is the Amastigote Form of Leishmania the Only Form Found in Humans Infected With Cutaneous Leishmaniasis? Labmedicine; 2008: 39: 38-41.
Mohamed Weal Tayseer Daboul. Cutaneous Leishmania in Damascus. East Mediterr Health j, Vol. 15, No. 5,2009.
Mohamed Wael Daboul: The Pathological Features of Cutaneous Leishmania. Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences. Vol. 25, No. 1, 2009.
Mohammed Wael Daboul: A Cytomorphologic Study of the Different Manifestations seen for the Amastigote form in Cutaneous Leishmania. JABHS; Vol. 10,No.2, 2009.
Mohammed Wael Daboul: A study of ALT elevation in association with Triglyceride, Cholesterol and Glucose elevation in  human serum. JABHS; Vol. 11, No.2,2010. 
Daboul MW: Neutrophils role in cutaneous  leishmania. East Mediterr Health j, 2010 Oct;16(10):1055-8
E-mail: idaboul@scs-net.org


Prof. Mehmet Doganay                                                                               Turkey

Professor in Infectious Diseases. Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Turkey. Main interests are soft tissue infections and sepsis, particularly anthrax and other bacterial zoonotic infections.


Dr. Jovanka Darkoska                                                                          Republic of Macedonia

Clinic of dermatology, 1000 Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
A.V'lckova-Laskoska MT, Laskoski DS, Caca-Biljanovska NG, Darkoska JS.Pyoderma gangrenosum successfully treated with cyclosporin Adv Exp Med Biol. 1999;455:541-5
E-Mail: jdarkoska@yahoo.com

Irida Drljevic, MD PhD                                                                           Bosna i Herzegovina
Dermatologist, Clinical Medical Center University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
EADV member, president of Association of Dermatoscopy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ITD member.
My spacial interesting are: dermatooncology, dermoscopy, autoimmune bullous diseases and pediatric dermatology


Prof. Rūta Dubakienė                                                                                     Lithuania

Allergy Centre Vilnius University Antakalnis Hospital, Vilnius, Lithuania
Professor, dr.med.habil., Medical Faculty Vilnius Uuniversity. Expert – member - of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Chairman of the Allergology Committee at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
Previous positions - assistant professor        1976-1989 (Vilnius University)
                                  - associate professor       1990 – 1994
                                  - professor                         since 1994
Education - Vilnius University Medical Faculty   1969 – 1975
                   - graduated in 1975 summa cum laude (MD)
                   - post-graduate studies in Moscow  1980 – 1982 (allergology and clinical immunology ), Helsinki University 1996
                   - allergologist and clinical immunologist – Nr.of licence MPL - 04733
Scientific degrees - Med.dr. -  1983; Habil.med.dr.- 1990;  Expert - Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences- 1996 
Training - National Lung and Heart institute (London) - 1993-1994
                 - Helsinki University and Institute of the Occupational Health (Finland) - 1995-1996
                 - Copenhagen University (Denmark) - 1998,
                 - Stockholm Karolinska Institute (Sweden) - 2001
Publications  - 180 scientific articles, 4 monographs, 3 textbooks
Scientific interests - specific immunotherapy , mechanisms of allergic diseases, epidemiology of allergic diseases, the role of the various, environmental factors of allergy (molds, drugs, cosmetics, mites, pollens etc.) on human health
Membership - European Federation of Biotechnology, Euro pean Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Lithuanian Society of Immunology, Baltic Immunology Society, Lithuanian society of Allergology and Clinical, Immunology (vice-president), European Respiratory Society
Activities - Chief editor of journal:”Alergologija ir klinikine immunologija” (Allergology and clinical immunology) www.alergija.lt
                  - Chief editor of  Lithuanian web site for allergy “Alergija, astma, imunologija” www.aai.lt
Member of the editorial board of international journalsInternational Revue of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Allergy, Asthma, Hypersensitivity, Иммунопатогия
                                                           national journals: Acta Medica Lituanica, Medicina
Chair of Lithuanian Cosmetics Committee, Chair of Allergology committee in Lithuania Academy Sciences
Consultant for Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Lithuanian Ministry of Health
President of Lithuanian Allergy and Asthma Association
Member  of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products at the European Commission
Observer of Nordic Medical Research Council Representative from Lithuania for Specialty board and section at EAACI
Awards - 2002 – II prize of Lithuanian Ministry of Science and education for first Lithuanian textbook “Alergologija”
               - 2005 – Lithuania State Science Prize for research: ”Allergology: ecological premises, new diagnostic and treatment aspects” (1982- 2003)
Participation in clinical trials in 10  as principal investigator  II-IV phases


Dr. Antonio José Guzmán Fawcett                                                                   Paraguay

Dermatologist, Dermatologist Surgeon. Specialist an Professor in Stomatology and Oral Pathology


Dr. Takashi Hashimoto                                                                                     Japan

Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine.

1970-1976 Keio University School of Medicine
1976          M.D.
1976-1982 Department of Dermatology,Keio University School of Medicine (Lecturer)
1982-1984 Department of Dermatology, University of Wales College of Medicine (Visiting Researcher)
1984-1987 Department of Dermatology, Kitasato Institute (Lecturer)
1987-1996 Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine (Assistant Professor)
1996-         Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine (Professor and Chairman)
Social activity:
2008 Board Member for Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology
2008 Board Member for Japanese Dermatology Association
1982 European Society of Dermatological Research
1986 Society for Investigative Dermatology
1999 American Academy of Dermatology
Editorial Board:
Journal of Dermatological Science, Journal of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Experimental Dermatology, Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica, Open Dermatology Journal, Kurume Medical Journal, Middle Eastern Journal of Skin Research, Dermatology Research and Practice, Open Biomarkers Journal
Major interests:
Autoimmune bullous dermatosis, pemphigus, bullous Pemphigoid, hereditary skin diseases, ichthyosis, epidermolysis bullosa hereditaria, autoimmune diseases, collagen diseases, keratinizing skin dseases, psoriasis, dermadrome, skin diseases with internal malignancy, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, hair research, stem cells of the epidermis, iPS cells, pressure ulcer, skin ulcer, vasculitis.
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Dr. Iffat Hassan                                                                                                   India

Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Govt. Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Srinagar-Kashmir(J&K),INDIA

She has done her under-graduation from Govt. Medical College Srinagar(India) and completed her post-graduation in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology from PGI- Chandigarh(India) in 1996. After completing her Registrarship, she joined as a Lecturer in the department of Skin & STD in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Medical College Srinagar(India) in 1999 and was heading this department for a period of 1 year. She then joined the department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy in Government Medical College Srinagar(India) as a Lecturer in October 2000 and was promoted as an Assistant Professor in 2003 and was subsequently promoted as an Associate Professor in 2010. She is a postgraduate examiner and is a registered postgraduate guide for MD (Dermatology, STD and Leprosy) awarded by the University of Kashmir and has guided several postgraduate students. She has around 125 publications to her credit published and accepted in standard indexed international and national journals. She was awarded Professor K. Sidappa gold medal, certificate of honour and a cash prize for original research paper at the 25th National conference of the Indian association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists held at Guwahati(India) in January 1997. She was awarded the Young Scientists Award for the year 2000 by the J&K State Council of Science and Technology. She has presented papers in various National and International Conferences and is actively engaged in under-graduate and post-graduate teaching. She was invited for a guest lecture at the 36th National conference of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists held at Chandigarh in January 2008 and delivered a talk on “Systemic sclerosis-current concepts”. In November 2008 she again delivered a talk on “Ageing of the Skin: a dermatologists approach in the Modern Era” at the 4th JK Science Congress held at the University of Kashmir. In May 2009 she was again invited as a guest speaker for Neuro Update Kashmir 2009 and spoke on “Neurocutaneous disorders-an overview”.She was Chairperson of the Scientific Committee ACSICON 2009 (Live Workshop cum conference of the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India held at Srinagar in October 2009.She was also an invited faculty for ACSICON 2009 and delivered a talk on “What are Scars?”For ACSICON2010,she was again invited as a guest faculty and to deliver a talk on “IPL hair removal in Kashmiri skin-My experience”. She also attended the SAARC Conference of Dermatology held at Nepal in November 2009 and presented various papers.Recently in November 2010 she delivered a talk on “Melasma:Is it still a challenge for the dermatologist?”at the 5th JK Science Congress held at the University of Kashmir. She is a life member of several associations like Women’s Dermatologic Society, Indian Association of Dermatologists,Venereologists and Leprologists, Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Leprologists, Cosmetology Society of India,Association of Paediatric Dermatologists of India and Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India and has attended various conferences and workshops. She is also on the editorial board of Kashmir Medical Journal. She is also on the panel of reviewers of Indian Journal of Dermatology,Venereology and Leprology. She is one of the members of the Taskforce of the special interest group on Dermatology Nursing. Dr. Iffat also runs her own Skin Research and Laser Center and is working on the effects of the IPL in various dermatological indications in the Kashmiri population. Presently she is working on antioxidant defense status in various diseases like psoriasis and vitiligo.Her other interest areas include systemic sclerosis.She also involved in dermatosurgical procedures like vitiligo surgery,hair transplantation,mole removal,nail surgery and lasers.


Prof. Howard Maibach                                                                                       USA

Dermatology, with a long term interest in dermatopharmacology and dermatotoxicology.

Dr. Shahbaz Janjua                                                                                            Pakistan
Ayza Skin & Research Center, Pakistan
Govt.College University, Lahore, Pakistan 1985
King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan 1991
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan 1999
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK 2008
Moderator, the Community for Teledermatology
Board member, International Society of Teledermatology
Secretary, International Society for Dermatologic Imaging
Secretary, Pakistan Society of Teledermatology
Editor, Dermatlas, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Editor, Global Skin Atlas
Scientific research papers published in:
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology, Cutis, Dermatology Online Journal
Book chapters authored for:
“Teledermatology Perspectives”
Professional Awards:
Listed in Marquis “Who is Who in the World” for describing a new disorder of Skin 2010
Listed in “Top 100 health professionals” by International Biographical Centre, England


Prof. Ramiro Jordán Rodriguez                                                                        Bolivia

68 years old. Had taken the undergraduated medical Course a thet Federal Fluminense Faculty of medicine Rio Brasil. After, Post Graduate Course in Infectious diseases and tropical Medicine in the same University Rio Brasil. Former post graduate student of the Dermatology Diploma Course From de University of London at the St Johns Hospital for diseases of the Skin and the Diploma of Venereal Diseases from the Society of Aphotecaries London, Former Lecturer in Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of San Simon Cochabamba Bolivia. Member of CILAD- Society Iberolatinoamerican of Dermatology. At present doing private practice in Dermatology in Cochabamba Bolivia.


Prof. Andrzej Kaszuba                                                                                        Poland

Department of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and Dermatological Oncology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
National consultant in the field of dermatology and Venerology.
E-mail: andrzej.kaszuba@umed.lodz.pl


Ali Khamesipour, PhD                                                                                    Iran

Professor, Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Working on leishmaniasis from 1993, main interest leishmaniasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis immune response, vaccine and drug development and clinical.
Post-doctoral fellowship 8/1992 - 8/1993
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Irvine, California, USA
PhD, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine,
Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Ill. (1992)
Advisor: Professor and Head Dept., Morris D. Cooper PhD
Major: Microbiology and Immunology
MSPH, Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University (1979)
Major: Pathobiology, Advisor: Farrokh Modabber PhD
BS, School of Medicine, Isfahan University, Iran (1976)
Major: Medical Technology
Professional Experience:
Professor 2011 - present: Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Associated professor 2005 - 2011: Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Assistant professor 1993 - 2005: Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Visiting Professor 1995-1998: Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
Research Fellow, 5/1988 - 7/1992: Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Department of Medical, Microbiology and Immunology, Springfield, Illinois USA8
Teaching Assistant 8/1987 - 5/1988: Southern Illinois University, Department of Microbiology, Carbondale, Illinois USA
Medical Laboratory Supervisor 12/1976 - 3/1986: Baharlou Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, 11/1983 - 4/1985: Public Health Clinic, Tehran, Iran
Research Assistant, 10/1976 - 6/1980: Tehran University, School of Public Health, Pathobiology Department, Tehran, Iran
Blood Bank Technician, 6/1974 - 5/1976: Isfahan University Hospital, Isfahan, Iran
Membership in professional associations:
Editorial Board of Clinical Reviews and Opinions, 2009-present
National committee on leishmaniasis management, 2088-present
Editorial Board of Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases, 2007-present
The Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative, Implementation Working Group, 2007-present
Member of Research Council of Iran Molecular Medicine Network, since Jan 2005-present8
The Brighton Collaboration/allergy working group 2002-present
Editorial board, Iranian Journal of Dermatology, 1998-present
Board of consultants, Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1997-2000
American Society for Microbiology 1988 - 1998
Additional Professional Activities:
International research reference group on Leishmaniasis and Human African Trypanosomiasis, and Chagas Disease, TDR/WHO, 2008-present
WHO/TDR Member Product Development Team, Leishmaniasis Vaccine. 1998-2002
WHO/TDR Steering Committee on Leishmaniases (observer) 1997
National Committee on Leishmaniases 1994-1998
National Committee on Tuberculosis 1994-1995
Frequency of hepatitis B virus DNA in anti-HBc+, HBsAg– blood donors in Rasht, north of Iran, WHO/EMRO.
Preparation of LPD nanoparticles containing rgp63 and rLmaC1N as vaccine against cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Comparison of combination of Imiquimod cream plus Glucantime vs Glucantime alone in the treatment of Anthroponotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL).
Field efficacy vaccine trial with Alum precipitated Leishmania major Antigen against canine visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Meshkin-Shahr district, northwest Iran.
The dynamic of amastigote growth within macrophages in human cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Field trial of ALM vaccine efficacy against ACL in 6-8 year old in Bam. TDR/WHO ID No. 970214.
Itraconazole in treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis. A multicenteric double blind placebo controlled study.  JANSSEN-CILA, ID No. JRF/ITR-INT-82.
An open trial to evaluate pulse therapy with oral itraconazole in the treatment of disto-lateral onychomycosis. Janssen Pharmacetica, ID No. A3042
Efficacy of killed Leishmania major vaccine against natural cutaneous leishmaniasis in adults and children older than 5. TDR/WHO, ID No. 94008
Immunogenicity of killed Leishmania major vaccine in human volunteers in non-endemic area. TDR/WHO, ID No. 940181
Topical Application of Human Recombinant Epidermal Growth Factor in the Treatment of Burned Patients. Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba.
Role of mucosal IgA in C. trachomatis genital infection, ID No. PA-93-034 NIH, USA.
Collaborator of five more TDR/WHO supported projects.
Email address: Khamesipour_ali@yahoo.com
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Dr. Jorge Génesis López-Granja                                                                        Belize

Private practice as dermatologist at Belize Medical Associates. Belize City, Belize.

Professional education:
-Doctor en Medicina y Cirugia (Medical Doctor), june 2002, Universidad Americana (UAM). Thesis: "Prevalence of the depressive syndrome in the Baptist Hospital's outpatient primary care attentionF From July to December 2001". (Tutored by Dr. Roberto Aguilar B., psychiatrist).
-Especialista en Dermatologia (Dermatologist), April 2006, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAN). Thesis: "Dermatophyte species causing tinea capitis in patients under 18 years of age  who attended the National Dermatology Center in Mangua from October 2003 to January 2006". (Lead by Dra. Marlene Parra, dermatologist).
Asociacion Nicaraguense de Dermatologia
Colegio Ibero Latinoamericano de Dermatologia (CILAD)
Belize Medical and Dental Association
Working Experience:
April 2005 - March 2006: Chief Resident. Centro Nacional de Dermatologia, Managua.  
April 2006 - September 2007: Attending Dermatologist. Hospital Militar "ADB", Managua.
April 2006 - September 2007: Private practice. Lomac del Valle Clinic.
May 2008 - to date: Private practice as dermatologist at Belize Medical Associates, Belize City, Belize


Prof. Torello Lotti                                                                                               Italy

Professore Universitario di Ruolo, Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia.

Visiting Professor & Director, International Centre for Balneology, Cell Biology, and Physiotherapy Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (PA, USA) 
Visiting Professor of Dermatology, Charles University, Prague, republica Ceca
Visiting Professor of Dermatology, Bowman Gray University, Winston Salem (NC, USA)
Visiting Professor of Dermatology, University of Louisville, Louisville (KY, USA)
Visiting Professor of Dermatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (SC,USA)
Visiting Professor of Dermatology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic University Medal, Charles University, Czech Republic
Key Note Lecturer, Japanese Society of Cosmetic Dermatology
Chairman Centro Universitario di Dermatologia Biologica e Psicosomatica, Università di Firenze, Siena e Milano, Italy
Full Professor of Dermatology, Dept of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Italy


Dr. Manal Al Mashaleh                                                                                       Jordan

Main interest: Cutaneous manifestations of Connective tissue diseases.

Consultant Internal Medicine
Consultant Rheumatologist
Member in the Jordan Medical Society
Member in the Jordanian Internal Medicine Society
Member in the Jordanian Rheumatism Society
Head of the Scientific Comittee in the Jordanian Rheumatism Society
Addres: King Hussein Medical Center, Royal Medical Services, Amman, Jordan  


Dr. Carsten Sauer Mikkelsen                                                                              Denmark

Private praxis in Broenderslev, Denmark

Some insights:I did reseach in 1999-2001 on a WHO-financed project in Guinea Bissau in West Africa on Rotavirus. I have a broad clinical experiences within Dermatology, where I`m specialized. Besides I have worked many years within other relevant specialities such as rheumatology, oncology, GP, infectious diseases and internal medicine.

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Dr. Luiz Alberto Alves Mota                                                                                 Brazil

Otolaryngologist Assistant Professor of Otolaringology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Pernambuco.

Head of the Otolaringology Service at the Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital, Recife.
I have been a Reviewer of the Journal of the Associação Médica Brasileira since June 2010.
Published articles include:
1. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome and its multisystemic effects. Rev.  Assoc. Med. Bras. vol.56 p. 590-595, nº.5 São Paulo, 2010
2. Cisplatin ototoxicity: series of cases.  Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. v.  53, p. 370-373, 2007
3. Toluene's ototoxicity: Literature review. Acta ORL, v. 27, p. 76-79, 2009.
4.Videolaringoscopy and Pepsin Activity in Salive of Volunteers with  Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Symptoms. @rquivos internacionais de otorrinolaringologia (Online), v. 12, p. 89-94, 2008.
5. Signs and Symptoms Associated to Otalgia in Temporomandibular Disorder. @rquivos Internacionais de Otorrinolaringologia, v. 11, p. 411-415, 2007.


Dr. Fatma Mrisho                                                                                                Tanzanian

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Makerere Univ. Uganda)
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Master of Science in Human Nutrition (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
Diploma in Management for Development (Ede Institute for Development, The Netherlands)
Certificate Women in Management, CEDPA Washington DC, USA
Work history:
February 2007 – present time: Executive Chairman, Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS); coordinating all national HIV and AIDS response initiatives in Tanzania
January 2006 - January 2007: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative Uganda
January - December 2005: Private international health consultant – mainly in Reproductive Health inclusive of Family Planning
June 2000 – January 2005: Regional Advisor Reproductive Health, UNFPA Country Support Team – covering
East, Central and West Africa. Participated in development of RH strategies and action plans for a number of African Countries
June 1995 – December 1999: Chief Technical Advisor in Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia. Facilitated expansion of RH services, development of tools and guidelines and development of a RH monitoring system.
1985-1993: Director, Preventive Health Services, Ministry of Health, Tanzania. Initiated the Safe Motherhood Program and supervised 8 National Programs
1993-1995: Director and Manager, National Family Planning Program, Ministry of Health, Tanzania. Initiated the National Family Planning Program including CBD Program in Tanzania which doubled the CPR in 3 years
1983 – 1993: Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Health, Muhimbili School of Medicine
1980- 1983:District Medical Officer
Membership and Key Committees:
Committee Member, UNAIDS Global Committee on Gender and HIV; Former Member WHO African Reproductive Health Committee; International AMREF Board and current Member Tanzania AMREF Advisory Board

Prof. Roman Janusz Nowicki                                                                                Poland
After graduating in medicine (MD qualification) in 1982 from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, Dr Nowicki specialized in dermatology and venereology. He obtained his specialization and the Ph.D. in 1988. This was followed by a habilitation dissertation “Enzymatic activity of dermatophytes” in 1996 at the Medical University of Gdansk. In 1999, he became specialized in allergology. From 1982 to 2002, Dr Nowicki held the position of Assistant, Senior Assistant, Assistant Professor and Head of Mycology Laboratory in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Medical University of Gdansk. Since 2003 he was an associate professor and since 2009 he is professor in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Medical University of Gdansk. Dr Nowicki has received post-graduate training at Fitzwilliam College, the University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom as well as Dermatology Department Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich , Germany. He is a member on several national (Polish Dermatology Society, Polish Allergology Society, Forum of Young Researchers in Dermatology, Gdansk Science Society) and international societies (European Academy Dermatology and Venereology, Society for Investigative Dermatology, European Academy of Allergology and the Clinical Immunology, European Society for Dermatological Research, American Academy of Dermatology, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, European Nail Society and European Confederation for Medical Mycology). Since 2004 Dr Nowicki is a Chairman of the Dermatology Section Polish Allergology Society. He is a member of the editorial board of ”Medical Mycology” and “Allergy, Asthma, Immunology” - medical polish magazines. He has also authored or co-authored over 200 articles in national and international journals and several book chapters. Dr Nowicki’s clinical trial experience has centred on the epidemiology of superficial mycoses and their enzymatic activity and evaluating the efficacy of new therapies in dermatology, medical mycology and allergology.  


Lawrence Chukwudi Nwabudike, MD PhD                                                       Romania

Senior Dermatologist, Ph.D. Dermatology and Diabetic Footcare N. Paulescu Institute of Diabetes,Bucharest. Romania

Main areas of interest: Diabetes skin and footcare as well as Alternative medicine in dermatology.

Published following chapters:
L.C. Nwabudike, C. Ionescu-Tirgoviste: Piciorul diabetic (The diabetic foot) in Tratat de diabet Paulescu (The Paulescu Textbook of Diabetes) Editura Academiei Romane, C. Ionescu-Tirgoviste (ed), 2004
L.C. Nwabudike, C. Ionescu-Tirgivoste: Tegumentul in diabet (The Tegument in Diabetes) in Tratat de diabet Paulescu (The Paulescu Textbook of Diabetes) Editura Academiei Romane, C. Ionescu-Tirgoviste (ed), 2004
L.C. Nwabudike: The Role of the Vasculature in Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Vascular Involvement in Diabetes: Clinical, Experimental and Beyond. Editura Academiei Romane & Verlag S. Karger AG, Cheta D. (ed), 2005


Dr. Rukhsana Parvin                                                                                          Bangladesh

I was born on 15th March 1974 in Dhaka,Bangladesh. Passed MBBS in 1999. Obtained a fellowship in Internal Medicine from National University Hospital, Sinagpore in 2005. I achieved MRCP(UK) in 2009. Now working as an assistant Professor in Enam Medical College,Savar,Dhaka. I have few publications in local journal.I wrote on Hodgkin's Lymphoma with peripheral neuropathy,Deep fungal infections:case reports in Bangladesh etc. I am also working as an academic co-ordinator in my medical college and organisers of cme programmes and presentations.


Prof. Jeanetta du Plessis                                                                                     South Africa

I obtained my qualifications from the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE). Firstly my B.Pharm degree in 1982 and after completing my internship year in a Transmed pharmacy in Springs, Gauteng (1983), I registered as a pharmacist in 1984. I enrolled at PU for CHE where I completed my MSc in Pharmaceutics in 1986, a Diploma in Tertiary Education (cum laude) in 1986 and finally my PhD in Pharmaceutics in 1993.
My professional career commenced at PU for CHE in the Department of Pharmaceutics as a Senior Assistant (1984-1987), a Lecturer (1988-1992), a Senior Lecturer (1993-1995), an Associate Professor (1996-2000), a Professor of Pharmaceutics (2001 – Currently) and currently as the Director of Research at the Unit for Drug and Development.
I have worked in international laboratories on two occasions: During September 1990 - September 1991 as visiting scientist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in the laboratories of Dr. N. Weiner, sponsored by the FRD and EliLilly (SA), and for the period 1 July 1998 – 30 June 1999 as visiting research fellow at University of Cardiff, Wales with Prof. Jonathan Hadgraft, sponsored by The Wellcome Trust, U.K.
My main teaching and research interests are in the field of absorption processes across the skin, in order to extend and develop predictive models for transdermal penetration and to provide guidelines for the rational choice of formulation strategies for topical and transdermal drug delivery.  My research programme forms part of an international research network including collaborators from U.K, Australia, U.S.A and Europe.
Since 1995, I have been rated by the National Research Foundation firstly as a young researcher and then twice as an established researcher in2001 and 2006 respectively. I am the author and co-author of more than 50 scientific contributions to peer-reviewed journals and books and have participated extensively at conferences, both nationally and internationally.  I have supervised more than 55 post graduate students.  I am a regular reviewer for scientific manuscripts on transdermal delivery research for international peer-reviewed journals such as Pharm, Res., J. Pharm, Sci., Eur, J. Pharm., Int. J. Pharm. I also act as a reviewer for NRF-related applications.  I am a member of the Scientific Editorial Boards of Journal of Drug Delivery and Journal of Global Pharma Technology.  I am also a member of the DST Nanotechnology HSE Advisory committee.
My research has been rewarded on several occasions.  I received the prize for the best presentation at the South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SASPEN) congress which was held in February 1988 in Cape Town; the prize for the best presentation at the Academy for Pharmaceutical Sciences congress in 1988 in Port Elizabeth; the Maison de Nevarre Prize in 1994 which is the International Federation of Cosmetic Society’s essay prize valued at 5 500 Swiss Franc; I received a Y-rating (Young scientist) in 1995 at the Foundation for Research Development; the Upjohn Achievement Award for best publication in Pharmaceutics at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1995.  I also co-authored a publication of two of my post graduate students which was rewarded as the best publication in Pharmaceutics at the ICPPS conference in Boksburg in 2002 and again in Potchefstroom in 2009.  One of my publications on the formulation of cosmetic emulsions in 2009 was declared the most downloaded publication from the IFSCC web-site.  I am a member of the Controlled Release Society, South African Pharmaceutical Society, the South African Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the South African Society of Cosmetic Chemists. 
Currently I am the Director of the Unit for Drug Research and Development.  This research unit consists of 11 primary members (all of them NRF rated researchers), 14 secondary members and about 100 post graduate students. My main tasks include the drafting and implementation of a strategic research plan, leadership, innovation and initiation of research programmes as well as the preparation of funding applications and exploitation of research outcomes.  The administrative co-ordination of all post graduate programmes in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, the recruitment of students and marketing of skills of the members of this focus area as well as the exploitation of research outcomes are handled by me.  One of my core tasks is the quality assurance of the research programme.
Over and above these management responsibilities, I am also the scientific leader of the Cosmeceutical research group within the Research Unit where world-class research is done on topical, transdermal and cosmetic delivery systems.  This group consists of 4 faculty members, 2 post doctoral fellows, 3 PhD students and 11 MSc students. My research on transdermal drug delivery has contributed significantly towards capacity and infrastructure building in the Unit for Drug Research and Development at the North-West University and has contributed significantly towards capital investment and research funding successes.

Prof. Khalifa Sharquie                                                                                            Iraq
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad
Chairman of Iraqi Board for Dermatology

Dr. Mary Shawa                                                                                                     Malawi
Dr. Mary Shawa is the Principal Secretary for Nutrition and HIV/AIDS for the Ministry of Health in Malawi. Prior to her current position she served as Deputy Director for the Ministry of Gender, Youth, and Community Services.

Alin Tatu, MD PhD                                                                                                Romania
Dermato-Venerologist. Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy ,University Dunarea de Jos, Galati, Romania, Private Practice.Interested about Dermoscopy,Teledermatology,Nevi and Pregnancy, Hair, International colaboration ,Rotary club member and other fields.
1988-1994: umf carol davila – faculty of general medicine; medical degree with an average grade of  9, 84
1994 – resident through national contest
1994-1995: courses of internal medicine at b medical department of the internal medicine institute of “n. gh. lupu” Hospital, Bucharest
1995 – postuniversitary courses of instructions in first aid rescue (life basic and advanced support)
1996 – 1997:  courses in “pathological anatomy” and “allergology and immunology"
1998: workshops in laser therapy and laser surgery under the aegis of the romanian society of dermatology (srd)
1998: workshop in aesthetic dermatology - cosmetology under the aegis of the romanian society of aesthetic medicine
1999: final exam as a dermatologist-venereologist sustained at the department of dermatology of umf carol davilla, bucharest, clinic 1, “n. gh. lupu” hospital
2001: courses in using botulin toxine in dermatology (prof. Ascher)
2004 sept. – course in surgical laser in dermatology – Ulm, Germany
2004.29.11-03.12.2004 – course ;dermoscopy – diagnostic method for pigmentarylesions – university of medecine iuliu haţeganu, Cluj, Romania
2005 – senior in  dermato-venerology injune session- university of m edicine and pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
2005 july – international  course on dermoscopy (prof.Soyer, prof. Argenziano)-Graz, Austria
2005 october – courses on surgical  dermatology and photodinamyc therapy – London, UK
2006 september – international course on  capilaroscopy genova – Italy
2008 january   -course :academic  in dermatology-San Antonio, Texas, USA
2008 february- developpemment of teaching dermatology in Universities USA, Texas
2008 february-advances in dermoscopy-  course prof stolz.prof argenziano, prof Braun, San Antonio, Texas, USA
2008 june –dermoscopie course prof. argenziano, dr Iris Zalaudek-Chicago, Illinois, USA
2009 march-sclerotherapy –san Francisco, California, USA
2009 march-clinical applications of confocal microscopy -san Francisco, california, USA
medical doctor md specialised in dermatology- venereology
phd;ph-md- april 2009 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Member of profesional asociacions:
member of the Romanian Society of Dermatology
member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
member of Central and East European Academy of Dermato-Venerology
founding member of the Romanian Association for Erectile Dysfunction (ARDE)
member of the Romanian Society of Aesthetic Medicine
member of International Society of Dermoscopy
member of International Society of Teledermatology
member of African Association for Teledermatology
member of International  Hiperhidrosis Society
member of  International Society of Dermatology
member of American Academy of Dermatology
member of Czeh Academy of Dermatology
member of European Society for Dermatologic Research
member of Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
member of European Society of Pediatric Dermatology
publications, scientific congress attending, teaching experience in pdf


Dr. Roni Leonardo Teixeira                                                                                   Brazil

Doctor degree from the University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil;
Residency in General Surgery at the Hospital Julio Muller, in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil;
Medical Residency in Pediatric Surgery at the Hospital de Base, São José do Rio Preto, Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil;
Member of the Brazilian College of Surgeons;
Member of the Brazilian Association of Pediatric Surgery (CIPE)
Interest in derm atological diseases, potentially surgical.


Dr. Oscar Wilfredo Tincopa-Wong                                                                       Peru

Médico Cirujano, título a nombre de la nación, 1974.
Inscrito en el Colegio Médico del Perú(CMP): matrícula 9150.
Especializado en Medicina Interna, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 1977 con Registro Nacional de Especialista.
Especializado en Dermatología, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San marcos, 1977 y en el Centro Dermatológico "Dr. Ladislao de la Pascua", México D.F., 1980-1981, con Registro Nacional de Especialista en Dermatología.
Médico Dermatólogo visitante, becado por el Colegio Iberolatinoamericano de Dermatología, Setiembre de 1999, en el Hospital de Pediatría, Juan P. Garrahan, Buenos Aires Argentina.
Trabajé en el Seguro Social del Perú, EsSALUD, desde Febrero de 1978 hasta 30 de Julio del 2003. Ahora cesante del Seguro Social del Perú. Inicié mi labor en el Hospital Central del Norte del Seguro Social, en Chiclayo, Perú, durante 3 años, para después, destacado laborar en el Hospital Víctor Lazarte Echegaray, de Trujillo, hasta mi retiro.
En la actualidad estoy terminnado de compilar un texto de Dermatología para nuestra región, el norte del Perú, de 808 carillas, próximo a ser impreso.
Tengo una afinidad, también me dedico a la Dermatología Pediátrica desde hace 20 años.
Pertenezo a las instituciones siguientes:
Colegio Médico del Peru
Miembro Titular de la Sociedad Peruana de Dermatología
Miembro Titular de la Sociedad Peruana de Medicina Interna
Miembro Titular del Colegio Iberolatinoamericano de Dermatología
Miembro Titular y Fundador de la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Dermatología Pediátrica
Miembro de la Sociedad Internacional de Dermatología
Miembro Correspondiente de la Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Dermatología
Miembro Honorario de la Asociación Ecuatoriana de Dermatología y Ciencias Afines
En la actualidad estoy en la actividad privada en Trujillo, Perú
E-mail: oscartincopa48@yahoo.es, oscartincopa48@gmail.com


Dr Anaparthy Usharani                                                                                        India

Present position: Professor in Siddarthra Medical College(35 yrs. old Medical College Vijayawada, India

Qualification : MBBS , MD (Microbiology)
Experience in teaching:
Tutor: 4 yrs.
Assistant professor: 7 yrs
Associate professor: 7 yrs.
Fields of teaching:
15 years of teaching experience in under graduate teaching for Medical(MBBS), Dental( BDS), Physiotherapy, M.Sc (Micro), B.Sc nursing, B.Sc lab technology.
Post graduate teaching : 10 years of experience in guiding PG students in MD  (Microbiology), M.Sc (Microbiology) and in conducting PG seminars and workshops.
10 years of teaching experience HIV medicine:In  teaching of medical officers, medical post graduates of various faculties and other teaching staff, supervisors and lab. Technicians and conducting reorientation programmes.
Practical experience: In guiding and teaching postgraduates in Bacteriology, HIV, serology and Mycology.
Fields of interest: HIV and medical mycology.
Uncommon fungal pathogens in sputum of HIV positive patients in JMM :Dec. 2010
Fungal pathogens in HIV positive patients (under consideration for publication in JAHR)


Prof. Zabielski Stanisław                                                                                      Poland

Researcher-Military Medical Institute in Warsaw, Poland. Researcher-University of Humanities and Sciences in Kielce, Poland.

Professor Zabielski with a passion for enriching readings gives a historical knowledge. She also likes to travel around the world and learn about the culture of countries visited.
Research activity:
five research teams, departmental and personal
4 topics statutory KBN
author of more than 100 scientific papers, 4 monographs
promoter 6 PhDs and a 1 habilitation dissertation
Reviewer 7 doctoral theses
member of the editorial board of 5 scientific journals