Dr. Saad AlSogair, Secretary General, MEIDAM; Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan, Vice President, MEIDAM; and Dr. Khaled Al Nuaimi, President, MEIDAM Image Credit: Supplied

A revolution in the world of dermatology and cosmetic medicine in the Middle East, the MEDAM Conference 2023 will bring together over 40 international associations and leading global experts and renowned speakers in Dubai to discuss the latest trends in skin diseases and cosmetic medicine.

The Middle East International Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine conference will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from September 22–24, 2023, with over 2,500 participants from 43 countries, an increase of more than 350% compared to the first edition launched in 2016. MEIDAM 2023 is setting the standard for the MENA medical event industry.

The event will include 47 specialised seminars and workshops, curated to highlight innovative new topics in dermatology and cosmetic medicine, as attendees deliberate over 207 peer-reviewed research papers in more than 210 scientific lectures, showcasing the latest studies on skin diseases and cosmetic procedures. The accompanying MEIDAM 2023 exhibition will display cutting-edge equipment and industry leading trends.

Dr. Khaled Al Nuaimi, the President of the Conference, states, "MEDAM holds an important place on the agenda of specialised International conferences in dermatology and cosmetic medicine. It aims to educate and engage specialists and those interested in dermatology and cosmetic medicine with the latest scientific advances in this field by hosting scientific and training programs from leading medical associations and organisations, bringing modern technologies to Dubai and the Middle East whilst providing an opportunity for the new generation of medical professionals to gain experience, information, and access to new ideas. Undoubtedly, the success of MEDAM as a medical event is the largest in its field in MENA and cement Dubai's status as a global event destination."

Dr. Saad AlSogair, Secretary General of MEIDAM Association, said, “MEIDAM 2023 will discuss a range of important topics, including developments in the treatment of vitiligo, new biologic medications for the treatment of hereditary eczema and psoriasis, and new medications for alopecia, acne, and skin aging. The eighth edition of the event will see the signing of cooperation agreements with several international associations and global experts to advance dermatological and cosmetic practices in Middle Eastern countries.”

More than 40 global and governmental medical associations have confirmed their participation in the event, including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the South Korean Dermatology Society (SKDS), and the International Society of Dermatology (ISD). Invitations have also been extended to all MENA region head of societies.

Memoranda of understanding

MEIDAM has successfully signed Memoranda of Understanding with 27 associations for scientific cooperation both within and outside the region, including the South Asian Association for Dermatology (SAARC AAD), the Russian Society for Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), This cooperation has deepened communication with leading experts in the field of dermatology from around the world.

The "Charity Initiative" is one of the ongoing humanitarian initiatives of the MEIDAM conference since its inception seven years ago. It is committed to supporting the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the humanitarian partner of the conference, in providing healthcare in the Middle East region, encouraging partners to support the commissioner's humanitarian programs, and allocating part of the conference's revenue for this purpose.