2020 Dermatology Congress of South Africa

Keynote speakers

Prof Alan Fleischer

Prof Alan Fleischer

Prof Alan Fleischer is Residency Program Director at the Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Ohio. Prof Fleischer has written about 350 peer reviewed articles and several books on a wide variety of dermatology topics.

Prof Fleischer is a founding member and officer of the International forum for the study of Itch

Dr Anna Bar

Dr Anna Bar

Dr Bar is an Associate Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, USA.

She is also an Associate professor of dermatology and co-director of Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr Bar is Director of the fellowship program in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, and has trained fellows since 2006 in this advanced technique. Dr Bar Specializes in skin cancer surgery, including Mohs micrographic surgery and the subsequent reconstruction. She also offers advanced training in laser and cosmetic surgery, fillers, and scar revision.

Prof Emma Guttman

Prof Emma Guttman

Emma Guttman-Yassky is the Sol and Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Eczema and Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Dr. Guttman’s major research focus is atopic dermatitis (AD), a disease in which she has made paradigm-shifting discoveries on pathogenesis, opening the door to new therapeutics.

Dr. Guttman published ~200 peer-reviewed publications and gave many international keynote and plenary presentations. She received several awards for her translational work on AD that led to better treatments and is the current president of the International Eczema Council (IEC), the largest organization for key opinion leaders in AD.

Prof Mauro Picardo

Prof Mauro Picardo

Mauro Picardo, is Director of the Clinical and Experimental Department and of Cutaneous Physiopathology and Metabolomic Center at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome. He received his degree at the Rome University “La Sapienza”. The main topics of interest are skin biochemistry, free radicals mediated damage of the skin, sebogenesis, mechanism of control of skin pigmentation, pigmentary disorders and in particular vitiligo. He coordinates lipidomic studies on several inflammatory (acne and related disorders) and non inflammatory skin diseases in skin and blood samples. His group studied the physiopathology of pigmentary disorders and particularly of vitiligo and melasma proposing a free radical mediated mechanism of damage and suggesting an alteration of the cell cross talk in the pathogenesis. Studies on skin lipids leads to clarify mechanisms of control of sebogenesis and to identify possible therapeutic targets for the treatment of acne. His group has defined several collaborations with national and international research groups. Together with prof Alain Taieb is the co-coordinator of the European Vitiligo Task Force and the Vitiligo Global Issue Consensus Conference and the co Editor of the textbook Vitiligo (1° and 2° edition) He served on several Boards of National and International Scientific Societies ( Past president of ESDR, ESPCR IFPCS) and Editorial Boards of indexed scientific journals and member of the Italian National Health Council. Author of more than 300 publications in peer reviewed journals and of more than 30 chapters in multi authors books.