29th RDTC CME Conference and Past Graduate Reunion 2024
29th RDTC CME Conference and Past Graduate Reunion 2024
Join us for the 29th Regional Dermatology Training Center (RDTC) Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference & Past Graduate Reunion from 10 - 12 January 2024. This year's theme is Innovation and research in community health dermatology and will be held at the KCMC in Moshi, Tanzania. The CME provides an important opportunity for graduates to improve their skills and learn from speakers from all over the world.
Registrations is now open for the 29th RDTC CMEClick here to register
One of the most impressive aspects of the RDTC CME is that it ensures that previous graduates have an opportunity to continue their medical education. In fact, the conference is the only one of its kind in the region. Additionally, current students and residents had the opportunity to present their research and seek advice on challenging cases. For more information, read the ILDS News Article on the 28th RDTC CME in January 2023 here.
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The programme features an impressive panels of speakers and facilitators from all over the world. Here is an overview of the speakers and their biographies to learn more.
Dr Claire Fuller is a consultant dermatologist from London, UK. She is a medical dermatologist with interest in infectious and tropical dermatoses as well as multidisciplinary genital skin diseases management. She is on the leadership team of the Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network Skin NTD Cross Cutting Group and is a founder member of GLODERM (The International Alliance for Global Health Dermatology) as well as IACS International Alliance for the Control of Scabies.
Prof Ncoza Dlova, is the Dean of the SCM, and HOD Dermatology, UKZN, Durban,SA. She has many accolades and leadership awards behind her name. She is a well published dermatologist with more than 135 scientific publications., and a “B” NRF rated researcher, which speaks to her impactful research which is recognised both locally and internationally She is a member of numerous international dermatology boards and societies. She has been invited as guest speaker in more than 50 countries.
Prof. Dr. med. Lars E French MD is a clinician-scientist and the current Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), one of the largest in Europe . Professor French is engaged in competitive research in the field of inflammatory skin disease and adverse cutaneous drug reactions. He is author of over 440 original publications with an h-index of 60, over 15000 citations, and is a past-president of the ILDS, ESDR and EDF.
HENRY W. LIM is the former chairman of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health, Detroit, Michigan, USA. He received his M.D. from SUNY Downstate, and completed his residency at NYU. He has served as president of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a recognized international expert on photodermatology. He is an honorary member of the following dermatological societies: US, Austria, France, the Philippines, China, the Baltics, Spain, Chinese Taipei, and Peru.
Presentation title: "Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for Global Health Research for the Skin"
Rie R. Yotsu, MD, MIPH, DTM&H, PhD
Rie Yotsu is a dermatologist, and with her interest in global health, has cultivated her expertise in skin infections. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, USA. She especially has longstanding track record of her contributions to the field of skin-related neglected tropical diseases, or the ‘skin NTDs’. She led the technical development the recently published skin NTDs framework - a first document by WHO on skin NTDs, putting skin health to the global agenda. Her research focus has been on the epidemiology, surveillance, and management of skin NTDs, especially recently, through the use of digital health tools with an aim to bring healthcare closer to where people affected by skin NTDs reside. Her work also extends to diagnostic kit development, wound care, and reduction of stigma and discrimination. She holds degrees in Medicine from Jikei University School of Medicine (Japan), a Master's in International Public Health and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene both from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK), and Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Tokyo.
Presentation title: "Teledermatology in Bangladesh"
Dr Sidra Khan BSc (Hons), MBChB, DTMH, MRCP (Derm)
Dr Sidra Khan is a dermatology consultant based at Manchester Foundation Trust and an honorary lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She has a strong interest in complex skin infections, tropical dermatology and global health. She is a member of the International Foundation of Dermatology’s Migrant Health Working Group and has set up a teledermatology service in the Cox’s bazar Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. She is also a member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology’s Mycology Taskforce and is studying the global spread of and trends in dermatophyte resistance. She is also the current lead for the British Association of Dermatology’s Global Health Committee.
Presentation title: "Condyloma accuminatum recurrence can be reduced by lesional autotransplantation "
Dr Epipode NTAWUYAMARA is a Medical Doctor,PhD Candidate in Dermatology and Venereologyat Southern Medical University in China. He is at the same time Lecturer at University of Burundi, faculty of Medicine and aConsultant dermatologist at Kamenge Teaching Hospital affiliated to University of Burundi,Bujumbura, Burundi. HisPhD researchtopic is about Psoriasis where he is assessingeffectiveness and safety of biological treatment in management of psoriasis in Chinese population. He has also a great interest in Sexually Transmitted Diseases,viral diseases and dermatology like HIV, HPV and Mpox. He provides technical support to the Ministry of Health via its NationalIntegrated Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Programme in diagnosis and management of leprosy.Now,he leadsa team of Burundian dermatologists to found SOBUDEV(Burundi Society of Dermatology and Venereology).
Presentation title: " HIV the past, present and future."
Prof Koos Sanders: "I work as a consultant dermatologist at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, Netherlands, with
interest in general dermatology, phlebology, oncology, infectious diseases, auto-immune and
inflammatory conditions and coordinate and conduct teaching and training of students in nursing
and medical curricula worldwide. I am thankful for the collaboration with students and colleagues at
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