HCMC hosts 2nd World Skin Summit

The Second World Skin Summit was held yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), co-organized by the Vietnam Dermatological Society and the HCMC Skin Hospital.

The 2nd World Skin Summit held in HCMC

The 2nd World Skin Summit held in HCMC

The World Skin Summit is a forum to share and discuss issues related to the design and development of strategies to improve skin health in all levels, ranging from grassroots to international scale; the current international challenges in skin care; the research on rarely seen skin diseases; and the health care for patients in remote areas with limited medical resources.

According to Professor Doctor Tran Hau Khang, Director of the Vietnam Dermatological Society, the organization of the 2nd World Skin Summit is a good opportunity for domestic doctors to meet and exchange knowledge with their international counterparts, helping them to easily integrate with the medical community in the neighborhood as well as in the world.

This, in turn, will aid in the development of suitable strategies for the medical growth of Vietnam.

As said by Prof. Dr. Tran Hau Khang, the Vietnam Dermatology Society has been a member of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) since 2011. It has offer many chances for Vietnamese doctors to widen their knowledge, skills, and experience via training and discussions, which sequentially help the growth of the dermatology field in the country.

In this event, the ILDS will summarize and evaluate achievements of its members, followed by necessary recommendations, including plans and directions for many new strategies and projects, in order to come closer to the fulfillment of the goal ‘For skin health in the world’.

Taking part in the 2nd World Skin Summit were Professor Doctor Tran Hau Khang, Director of the Vietnam Dermatological Society cum Deputy Director of the Asian Dermatological Society; Professor Doctor Nguyen Tan Binh, Director of the HCMC Department of Health; and more than 200 delegates from 30 nations worldwide as well as members of the ILDS.

By MINH DIEM – Translated by Yen Nhi

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