The 1st Advance Acne Symposium and Workshop

Sun, 8 Apr, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT+7)
Le Meridien, Saigon Le Méridien Saigon, Bến Nghé, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Welcome Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to welcome you to one of the most emerging city in South East Asia, Ho Chi Minh to participate in the 1st Advance Acne and Symposium Workshop (AAS, with the theme: “New Horizon in Acne Management”. 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 on acne.

Supported by 11 regional speakers from all over Asia Pacific, we will cover a broad range of topics from diagnosis to management, and clinical expert sharing. I hope this scientific meeting will provide the opportunity to build networking and find answers to our clinical questions. On behalf of the Hospital of Dermato-Venereology, thank you for taking the time to attend AAWS 2018. We hope you enjoy this accredited CME meeting 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.

Dr. Nguyen Trong Hao, MD, PhD.
Director of HCMC Hospital of Dermato-Venereology
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 1: 8th April 2018

08:45 - 09:00Welcome and Opening Remarks
Scientific Agenda and Introduction of Co-Chair
Nguyen Trong Hao, MD, PhD.
Director, HCMC Hospital of Dermato-Venereology
 Co-Chair Symposium (A/Prof Nguyen Van Thuong, MD, PhD) 
09:00 - 09:30Acne Trend in Asia and VietnamNguyen Trong Hao, MD, PhD (VN)
09:30 - 09:50Acne Scar – How can we avoid and manageDr. Peachy Lao (PH)
09:50 - 10:10Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation in acne – approaches to treatmentDr. Vesarat Wessagowit (TH)
10:10 - 10:30Dermocosmetics in acne – “Help or Hoax”Dr. Cheong Wai Kwong (SG)
10:30 - 10:45Question and Answer 
10:45 - 11:00Coffee Break 
 Co-Chair Advance Clinical Workshop (Dr. Cheong Wai Kwong) 
11:00 - 11:15Clinical Expert Sharing - Case Study 1Dr. Silvia Veronica Sp.KK (ID)
11:15 - 11:30Clinical Expert Sharing - Case Study 2Vu Nguyet Minh, MD (VN)
11:30 - 11:45Clinical Expert Sharing - Case Study 3Tran Nguyen Anh Tu, MD (VN)
11:45 - 12:00Clinical Expert Sharing - Case Study 4Vo Thi Doan Phuong, MD (VN)
12:00 - 12:15Clinical Expert Sharing - Case Study 5Vu Thi Phuong Thao, MD (VN)
12:15 - 12:30Clinical Expert Sharing - Case Study 6 
12:30 - 13:00Q&A Discussion and Summary Session 
13:00 - 14:00Lunch 



Dr. Nguyen Trong Hao, MD, PhD.
Director of HCMC Hospital of Dermato-Venereology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Co-chair and Speaker

A/Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong, MD, PhD.
Director of National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dr. Cheong Wai Kwong
Past President of Dermatological Society of Singapore (2000 -2005)
Specialist Skin Clinic & Associates Pte Ltd, Singapore​

Regional Speakers

Dr. Irma Bernadette, Sp.KK
Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Peachy Lao
DermLaser and Phototherapy Center, Makati Medical Center, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Vesarat Wessagowit
Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Silvia Veronica, Sp.KK
Gatot Subroto Central Army Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Vu Nguyet Minh, MD.
National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tran Nguyen Anh Tu, MD.
HCMC Hospital of Dermato-Venereology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vo Thi Doan Phuong, MD.
HCMC Hospital of Dermato-Venereology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vu Thi Phuong Thao, MD.
HCMC Hospital of Dermato-Venereology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Accredited by Hospital of Dermato-Venereology with four (4) credit points.


Le Meridien Saigon
3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Transfer Arrangement

Arrival Transfer
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Departure Transfer 
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Dress Code
Business Wear

Highest Temperature: 32ºC
Lowest Temperature: 23ºC

Contact Us

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Associate Marketing Director
+65 8569 2583  
Derris Loy
Associate Regional Therapeutic Area Manager
+65 9366 5459

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Regional Marketing Operations Executive
+65 9068 4241  

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