Philippine Dermatological Society

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by Drs. Julie W. Pabico & Carol A. Carpio

Every November, dermatologists throughout the country gather together for a much-awaited annual convention. This year’s assembly was quite unparalleled; as the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) in cooperation with the Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research (ASPCR) brought forth “Kaleidoscope of Pigmentary Disorders”—highlighting on the constant role of colorism and its mutations in modern society.

Sixty-three speakers from 4 different continents expounded on their different specialities and subspecialties. Topics ranged from pigmentary disorders like vitiligo in the pediatric patient to management of melasma and resistant hyperpigmentation. New research regarding several interesting advancements such as new lasers in pigmentation were shared and updated by the lecturers. A workshop on pigmentaroscopy was also conducted. Perpetuo Gutierrez Memorial Lecturer was ISD’s Immediate Past President, Dr. Evangeline B. Handog.

The event overall, stayed true to its theme. It was a chromatic event touching the procedural, cosmetic and pathological facets of dermatology.

The fellowship night was a ‘kaleidoscope’ of its own, with its colorful dance production numbers admixed with special light effects and props.  Befittingly themed GALA NIGHT 2019 – Music Throughout the Decades, we were enthralled by the fashion show and the colorful costumes and garb of guests. Our invited artist-impersonators performed the likes of Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Michael J & Lady Gaga to the delight of our members and foreign guests.

Truly, this was another culminating event for the books!


Members of the PDS and ASPCR Organizing Committee


Leading experts and speakers during the convention

Photos from the Fellowship Night

 

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