Nearly 1,000 dermatological experts and scientists from France, Canada, the US, Australia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, India, the Republic of Korea and ASEAN member nations gathered at the 21st Regional Conference of Dermatology, held in the central city of Da Nang on April 10.

Organised by the Central Dermatology Hospital, the Southeast Asian Dermatological Association and the Asia-Australia Dermatological Association, the conference helped participants gain more knowledge about dermatology.

Participants discussed and shared experience on issues related to dermatological diseases, which are difficult to diagnose and treat such as sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, gonorrhoea, HIV/AIDS ), leprosy and others.

Vietnamese scientists presented about 60 scientific subjects among the 300 heard at the conference.

Organised for the first time in Singapore in 1972, the biennial conference aims to update participants on the latest know-how in treating dermatological diseases, especially unfamiliar ones.

According to Tran Hau Giang, President of the Vietnamese Society of Dermatology, this is the first time Vietnam has hosted the event, which offered a good chance for Vietnamese doctors to better their understanding of the field, thus actively contributing to healthcare for people in the future.

The day before, there were three training courses on dermatology organised in the city with the participation of about 100 domestic and foreign health staff working in the field.-VNA