'EDGE' - An Internationally Accredited Innovative Dermatology CME Program Held in United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman on 11th - 12th October, 2013

Oct 29, 2013, 05:17 ET from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

DUBAI, UAE and MUSCAT, Oman, October 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

'EDGE (Excellence in Dermatology a Global InitiativE)' an internationally accredited continuing medical education (CME) program for cosmetologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other healthcare professionals (HCP) interested in the field of clinical dermatology was held in Dubai on the 11th October and Muscat on the 12th October 2013. The audience comprised of 170 HCP in Dubai, and over 50 in Muscat, making the EDGE interactive programs a success. The principal objective was to discuss efforts to optimize the management of two of the most common skin disorders in the Gulf region and indeed globally, acne and skin infections. The EDGE international and national faculty comprised of Prof. Lynn McKinley-Grant (Washington, DC, USA), Prof Vidya Kharkar (Mumbai, India), Dr Anwar Al Hammadi (Dubai), Dr. Abla Al Ismaily (Muscat), Dr. Degamber Banodkar (Muscat), Dr. Hanish Babu (Dubai),  Dr. Samir Al-Ali (Abu Dhabi), Dr. Hala Fadli(Dubai), Dr. Salah Al Azawi (Sharjah) and Dr. Abdullah Al-Taie (Muscat); Prof Tariq Mughal (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) was the program moderator.

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Said Prof. Tariq Mughal, "The EDGE innovative and interactive programs accorded a unique opportunity to focus on two of the most common, and often challenging skin disorders. It is through such educational efforts that we should be able to witness the appropriate integration of the novel molecular information being garnered and optimize personalized care of the individual patients."

Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi added, "This initiative in Dermatology to provide practitioners with Continuous Medical Education in various aspects of clinical dermatology is an important. With cosmetology garnering a sizable time of practicing dermatologists, such initiatives in clinical dermatology are welcome. I hope the EGDE initiative will truly become a continuous effort covering various topics in skin care in the Gulf region."

EDGE programs were accredited by the Postgraduate Institution for Medicine (PIM; Denver, Colorado, USA), an American Accreditation of Continuous Medical Education (AACME) certified provider, in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Health, The Oman Society of Dermatology and the Indian Cancer Network (ICN; Bangalore, India). The programs were facilitated by a restricted educational grant from Glenmark Pharmaceutical, MENA region and the logistics accorded by WebRx of Bangalore, India.

Glenmark is a leading research-based global pharmaceuticals company with operations in over 90 countries including the Gulf countries. It is widely regarded to be among the foremost companies in the world in the dermatological discipline.



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