The 2nd Asia Pacific Meeting of Experts in Dermatology (APMED)

14 - 15 May, 2016
JW Marriott, Hanoi No 8 Do Duc Duc Road, Me Tri Ward, South Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are pleased to welcome you to the beautiful city of Hanoi in Vietnam to participate in the 2nd  Asia Pacific Meeting of Experts in Dermatology (APMED 2016), with the theme: “Embrace the New Paradigms in Dermatology”.
This time our objective will be to come together, advancing knowledge on the disease pathogenesis, discuss the available evidence based treatment, and share best practices on dermatology management such as: atopic dermatitis, acne, seborrheic dermatitis, urticaria, and role of botullinum toxin in dermatology aesthetics.
Supported by 24 international speakers from the United States, Italy, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, we will cover a broad range of topics including recent updates on acne pathogenesis and diagnosis, benefits and limitations of current treatment modalities, sharing clinical best practices and guidelines from around the region, and the evolving / new paradigm of disease management. I hope this 2nd
APMED provides you with the opportunity to build networking, find answers to clinical questions and share unique cases from your own experience.
On behalf of the 2nd
APMED faculty and Vietnamese Association of Dermato-Venerology, thank you for attending APMED 2016. We hope you enjoy this meeting and find it beneficial in helping you run a good medical practice with the spirit ‘the dedication our skin deserves’.
Thanks to A. Menarini Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, who have organized this meeting so that the meeting takes place smoothly.


Professor Tran Hau Khang
President of Vietnamese Association of Dermato-Venerology
Chairman of the 2nd Asia Pacific Meeting of Experts in Dermatology


Day 1: 14th May 2016

0830 – 0845
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcoming Remarks by Menarini
  • Opening Remarks by President VDVS and Chairman
  • Introduction of Co-chairs by Chairman

Attilio Di Gaudio (Menarini)
Prof. Tran Hau Khang (VN)
Chairman APMED 2016
Session 1 - Seborrheic Dermatitis
Co-chaired by Dr Cheong Wai Kwong (SG)
0845 – 0910Seborrheic Dermatitis – Understanding the Pathogenesis Prof. Neal Bhatia (USA)
0910 – 0930Seborrheic Dermatitis – The Asian Perspective (Thailand Study) and the Clinical DiagnosisProf. Kanokvalai Kulthanan  (TH)
0930 – 1000The Debate: The Unmet Needs in Seborrheic Dermatitis Modalities
  • Steroids (rationale)
  • Anti-Fungals (rationale)
Dr. Lee Haur Yueh (SG)
Dr. Rataporn Ungpakorn (TH)
1000 – 1015Q&A Panel Discussion         All speakers of session 1
(first half)
1015 – 1030Coffee BreakAll
1030 – 1050Filling the Unmet Needs in Managing Seborrheic Dermatitis in Adults and Infants (The EBM Review)Prof. Teresita Gabriel (PH)
1050 – 1110Clinical Study on Novel AIAFp with an Erythema-directed Digital Photography SystemProf. Giuseppe Micali (IT)
1110 – 1125A Consensus Guide: Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis in AsiaDr. Cheong Wai Kwong
1125 – 1210Patients Experience Programme:
  • Introduction to the PEP Protocol (APMED 2015)
  • Patient Cases
A/Prof. Chong Wei Sheng (SG)
Dr. Mark Koh (Singapore)
Dr. Noor Zalmy (MY)
1210 – 1230Q&A Panel DiscussionAll speakers of session 1 (second half)
1230 – 1330Lunch BreakAll
Session 2 - Atopic Dermatitis
Co-chaired by A/Prof Maria Victoria Dizon (PH)
1330 – 1350Atopic Dermatitis – Update from the Global PerspectiveProf. Neal Bhatia
1350 – 1410Atopic Dermatitis – Asian Phenotype and the Disease Burden in AsiaA/Prof. Mark Tang (SG)
1410 – 1430Cost Effective Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis Patients – Latest PublicationsDr. Leong Kin Fon (MY)
1430 – 1500Asian Atopic Dermatitis Summit (AADS) Consensus SharingA/Prof. Maria Victoria Dizon
1500 – 1515Q&A Panel DiscussionAll speakers of session 2
1515 – 1530Coffee BreakAll
Session 3 - Urticaria
Co-chaired by Dr Cheong Wai Kwong (SG)
1530 – 1600International Guidelines on the Use of 2nd Generation Antihistamines for Urticaria: Efficacy and SafetyProf. Kanokvalai Kulthanan
1600 – 1630The Use of Bilastine in the Management of
Urticaria: Philippine Experience
Prof. Teresita Gabriel
1630 – 1645Q&A Panel DiscussionAll speakers of session 3
1645 – 1700Closing Remarks and Highlights by ChairmanProf. Tran Hau Khang

Day 2: 15th May 2016

0830 – 0845
  • Opening of Day 2, APMED 2016
  • Introduction of Co-Chairs by Chairman
Prof. Tran Hau Khang
Session 4 - Botulinum Toxin
Co-Chaired by Dr. Peachy Lao (PH)
0845 – 0900Asian Concept of BeautyDr. Peachy Lao
0900 – 0920Understanding the Science of Botulinum ToxinProf. Raymond Rosales (PH)
0920 – 0940The Application of Botulinum Toxin in Clinical PracticeDr. Janejira Chaichalotornkul (TH)
0940 – 1000Q&A Panel DiscussionAll speakers of session 4
1000 – 1015Coffee Break       All
Session 5 – Acne
Co-Chaired by Dr. Wong Su Ni (SG)
1015 – 1040Acne Management: Nicotinamide, a Multifunctional Cosmeceutical for Acne ManagementProf. Goh Chee Leok (SG)
1040 – 1100Bacterial Resistance Challenge Towards Antibiotic AbuseA/Prof. Nopadon Noppakun (TH)
1100 – 1120Dermocosmetics – Evidence Based ManagementProf. Giuseppe Micali
1120 – 1140A Consensus Guide on Dermocosmetics in AsiaDr. Wong Su Ni
1140 – 1230Patients Experience Programme:
  • The Indonesian Acne Guide
  • The Taiwanese Acne Guide
  • Patient Cases
Dr. Peachy Lao
Dr. Irma Bernadette (ID)
Dr. Chiu Pin Chi (TW)
1230 – 1245Q&A Panel DiscussionAll speakers of session 5
1245 – 1345Lunch BreakAll
Session 6 - Meet the Expert Session
Moderated by Dr. Peachy Lao (PH) & Dr. Leong Kin Fon (MY)
1345 – 1445BREAKOUT 1:
Meet the Expert “ACNE”
Meet the Expert “DERMATITIS”
Dr. Peachy Lao
Prof. Goh Chee Leok
Dr. Chiu Pin Chi
Dr. Leong Kin Fon
Prof. Giuseppe Micali
Prof. Neal Bhatia
1445 – 1500Highlights and Remarks by Chairman
Closing Remarks by Menarini
Prof. Tran Hau Khang
Attilio Di Gaudio
1500 – 1515Coffee BreakAll



Prof Tran Hau Khang
President of Vietnamese Association of Dermato-Venerology
Chairman of the 2nd Asia Pacific Meeting of Experts in Dermatology

International Speakers
Prof Giuseppe Micali
Residency Program Director and Head of Department of Dermatology
University of Catania

Prof Neal Bhatia
Board of Director American Academy of Dermatology
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

United States of America
Regional Speakers
Dr Irma Bernadette Simbolon Sitohang
Cosmetic Dermatology Division
Universitas of Indonesia, Jakarta

Dr Noor Zalmy Azizan
Senior Consultant of Dermatology.
Kuala Lumpur General Hospital

Dr Leong Kin Fon
Consultant Pediatric Dermatologist
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

A/Prof Maria Victoria Dizon        
Department of Dermatology College of Medicine & Surgery
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Prof Teresita Gabriel
Chairperson Department of Dermatology, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Manila
Immediate Past President and Board of Directors the Philippine Dermatological Society

Dr Ma Purita Paz-Lao (Peachy Lao)
Chairman Department of Dermatology and Head of the DermLaser and Phototherapy Center
Makati Medical Center, Manila

Dr Cheong Wai Kwong
Director of the Specialist Skin Clinic and Associates
Past President of Dermatological Society of Singapore

A/Prof Chong Wei Sheng
Senior Consultant Dermatologist & Head of Photodermatology Unit, National Skin Centre
Visiting Senior Consultant & Head of Dermatology Unit, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Prof Goh Chee Leok
Clinical Professor, National Skin Centre
National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Post Graduate Medical School

A/Prof Mark Koh

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Dr Lee Haur Yueh
Head and Consultant Department of Dermatology
Singapore General Hospital

A/Prof Mark Tang
Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Director of Research
National Skin Centre

Dr Wong Su Ni
Dr SN Wong Skin, Hair, Nails and Laser Specialist Clinic
President of the League of ASEAN Dermatological Societies (LADS)

Dr Chiu Pin Chi
Chairman, International Asthetic Medical Center
Chinese Medical University Hospital

Prof Kanokvalai Kulthanan 
Professor and Chairperson Department of Dermatology
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Dr Janejira Chaichalotornkul
Director of Cosmetic Center Phayathai Hospital & Consultant ofBioscore Hair Restoration Center Samitivej Hospital
Medical Director ofMalawalee Clinic &Malawalee Aesthetic Training Center

A/Prof Nopadon Noppakun
President of the Dermatological Society of Thailand
Chulalongkorn University and Bumrungrad International Hospital

Dr Rataporn Ungpakorn
Secretary General Dermatology Society of Thailand
Bumrungrad International Hospital, Thailand


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No 8 Do Duc Duc Road
Me Tri Ward, South Tu Liem District
Hanoi, Vietnam
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