MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF PERDOSKI
Indonesian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (PERDOSKI) will hold its 13th Annual Scientific Meeting in the City of culture, Yogyakarta, this year, in conjunction with 12th Asia Pasific Environmental and Occupational Dermatology Symposium. The theme of this symposium is ‘The role of Dermatovenereology in Environmental and Occupational Health'. This symposium will cover diverse topics in environmental and occupational dermatology including new discoveries and most up to date advances in management. This also presents a unique opportunity for the dermatological professions to enhance regional and international colaboration in this field. This program is jointly organized by the APEODS and PERDOSKI.
Active participation of all study groups during this annual scientific meeting is highly appreciated in order for all our members to be able to update their knowledge and skill.
In addition, social program and gathering events are just equally important to strengthen bonding among members. Hopefully everyone can also enjoy Yogyakarta's well-known unique ethnic and historic cultures.
Last but not least, I would like to convey my highest gratitude and appreciation to all speakers, organizing committee and those who have supported and contributed in making this symposium a succesfull one.
Sjarief Hidayat, MD, FINSDV, FAADV
Indonesian Society of Dermatology and Venereology
WELCOME ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN
We are approaching to the 12th Asia Pacific Environmental & Occupational Dermatology Symposium (APEODS XII) and the 13th Annual Meeting of Indonesian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (PIT-PERDOSKI XIII) which will be held in Yogyakarta Indonesia next October 23-26th, 2013.
As we have mentioned in our First Announcement, the theme of this meeting is “The Role of Dermatology in Occupational and Environmental Health” with the hope that as dermatologists we have to demonstrate to the community that we are much concerned with health problems related to occupational and environments. The fast growing industries and the impacts in environment should encourage us to participate in solving this problems. Beside the main focus of this the meeting which is occupational and environmental dermatology, this four days conference will also cover basic and clinical aspects of dermatology and venereology in general.
We have prepared this meeting with our best efforts: the venue, the lodging, and most importantly the scientific programmes. The majority of world prominent speakers from overseas (Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA, Australia, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Philippines) have been committed to attend this meeting. They will give lectures on the most recent findings and advanced scientific knowledge relevant to the theme of this meeting. We also offer to our colleague’s pre-conference workshops, patch test technique and phototherapy, with intention to mastering our skills in doing skin test technique and reminding phototherapy procedure in our daily practice.
The tour programme has also been organized to visit many interesting places in Yogyakarta and surrounding like Sultan’s Palace, Prambanan and Borobudur Temples, Merapi volcano’s lava tour. In addition, for colleagues whose interested in occupational industries we also offer official tour to visit batik and ceramic industries, and many more interesting programmes.
Once again we are looking forward to welcoming you to this congress and to enjoying the beauty of city of Yogyakarta and surroundings.
Prof. Dr. dr. Hardyanto Soebono, Sp.KK (K)