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The importance of dermatopathology meetings

Dr. Mona Abdel-Halim


[center][b][i]Mona R.E. Abdel Halim[/i][/b][/center]
[center][b][i]MD Dermatology, Diploma of Dermatopathology (ICDP-UEMS)[/i][/b][/center]

Attending dermatopathology meetings is an important tool for upgrading the knowledge of any dermatopathologist especially international meetings.

Skin diseases have different distributions around the world. For example, whereas melanoma and non melanoma skin cancer are prevalent in the west, other skin diseases are more prevalent in the Middle East and in Africa such as infectious skin diseases.

I have participated in the London Dermatopathology Symposium 2015 and presented a lecture about non-melanocytic pediatric dermatopathology. It included 25 pediatric cases from the Dermatology Department, Cairo University covering a wide range of diseases; congenital malformations, genodermatoses, infections, inflammatory disorders, nevoid hamartomatous conditions, non-lymphoid cutaneous infiltrations, lymphoproliferative disorders and metabolic disorders. Many told me that they haven't seen such cases before.

In the same time, I learned a lot from eminent dermatopathologists about melanoma, non melanoma skin cancer, soft tissue tumors and other areas of dermatopathology that we do not seen often in Egypt.

This interaction of dermatopathologists from around the world is vital for enriching our knowledge and expanding our skills.

Looking forward for another opportunity to exchange experience with colleagues from around the world.


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