We are excited and honored to invite you to The 42nd Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Dermatology and Venereology, which will be held in Tel Aviv this upcoming June.
After a long period of pandemic sanctions that prevented this conference from transpiring, the time has finally come that all our hard work has come to fruition.
The conference will prove to be one of mutual enrichment, both professionally and socially. It will be held at the newly opened Kempinski Hotel, a venue befitting the calibre of the dermatological profession.
The conference, including lectures, will cover topics such as new innovations in clinical dermatology. It will also include presentations of abstracts and sessions with a new format, discussing various dermatological topics.
A preliminary conference with a detailed program will cover the genetics of skin diseases and courses on aesthetic medicine, to mention but a few. Sessions will be also dedicated to honoring those with outstanding work.
As part of the clinical and theoretical aspect of the conference, participants will be able to enjoy several special social events, hosted by the best that Israel and its traditions have to offer.
Looking forward to seeing you all for a four-day dermatological celebration!
Prof. Eli Sprecher,
Conference Chairmen & all Committee Members
Prof. Amy Paller
Amy Paller, MS, MD is the Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center (SBDRC) at Northwestern. An author of >550 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Paller has also edited Hurwitz’s Clinical Pediatric Dermatology and Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. She is an NIH-funded investigator in laboratory-based and clinical research. She directs the Pediatric Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit at Lurie Children’s Hospital and has been lead investigator on several landmark trials, particularly related to pediatric inflammatory skin diseases.
Prof. John Harris
Dr. Harris is Chair of Dermatology, Director of the Autoimmune Therapeutics Institute, and Director of the Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center at UMass Medical School. He is a dermatologist and physician-scientist, caring for patients in a vitiligo specialty clinic and running a research laboratory focused on understanding disease pathogenesis and developing new treatments. His group integrates basic, translational, and clinical research strategies to accomplish this. As a result, early clinical trials in vitiligo have shown success. Dr. Harris founded Villaris Therapeutics, whose focus is to develop an effective, long-lasting treatment for vitiligo, as well as NIRA Biosciences, Aldena Therapeutics, and Vimela Therapeutics, companies focused on inflammatory skin diseases.
Prof. John McGrath
John McGrath is the academic head of St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London where he also runs the Genetic Skin Disease Group. He holds the Mary Dunhill Chair in Cutaneous Medicine at King’s College London and is Honorary Consultant Dermatologist to the Guy’s and St Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust. He has lead roles in delivering experimental medicine and precision medicine within the Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s Hospital and in organising several national phenotyping and genotyping of rare disease initiatives in the U.K. His research focuses on the molecular characterization of inherited skin diseases and the development of novel treatments for rare skin diseases. He has carried out first in man trials of cell (fibroblast, mesenchymal stromal cells and gene (autologous gene-corrected fibroblasts) therapies for patients with the inherited blistering skin disease, epidermolysis bullosa, and continues to develop translational research involving gene, cell, protein and small molecule-based approaches to target genetic skin diseases
Prof. Joyce Teng
Dr. Teng is a professor and chief of Pediatric Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Stanford University, Dr. Teng was the chief of pediatric dermatology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Dr. Teng’s has a special clinical and research interests in complex pediatric dermatologic disorders and directs the Rheumatology-Dermatology multidisciplinary clinic at Stanford Children’s Health. Her translational research focuses on drug repurpose and targeted therapy discovery. She is the chief editor of textbook, Therapy in Pediatric Dermatology- Management of Pediatric Skin Diseases. She has also authorized many book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed articles.
Prof. Aimee Payne
Dr. Payne is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice specializes in autoimmune blistering diseases including pemphigus and pemphigoid. Her laboratory research has investigated how autoimmunity occurs in order to develop precision medicine therapies for pemphigus as well as other autoantibody-mediated diseases. Dr. Payne has received several honors for her work, including the “Top 10” national Clinical Research Forum Award, Eugene J. Van Scott Award for Innovative Therapy, and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. At Penn, Dr. Payne also serves as Director of the Clinical Autoimmunity Center of Excellence, Core Director for the Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center, and Associate Director of the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program. Outside of Penn, she serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Council of the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, chair of the NIH/NIAMS Board of Scientific Counselors, Vice President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and co-founder and co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at Cabaletta Bio, Inc., focused on advancing targeted cellular immunotherapies of B cell-mediated diseases to clinical trials.
Prof. Yuval Ramot
Yuval Ramot holds an MD and an MSc degree in Biochemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and he is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Venereology in the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University. His main research interests are focused on inflammatory skin conditions, genetic skin and hair diseases, and toxicology of the skin. His main clinical interest is inflammatory diseases of the skin, and he is the director of the psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa clinics in Hadassah. He is the recipient of the Minerva Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the Young Dermatologist International Achievement Award. He is a member of the European Hair Research Society board and the Israel Society of Dermatology and Venereology board. In addition, he is part of the Editorial Board of Experimental Dermatology, Skin Health and Disease and JEADV Clinical Practice. He has co-authored more than 10 chapters in books and more than 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Liat Samuelov
Dr. Liat Samuelov received her MD degree from the Sackler faculty of medicine, Tel-Aviv University. She specialized in Dermatology at the Tel-Aviv Medical center. During her residency she completed a research fellowship as part of a Minerva scholarship at the lab of Prof. Ralf Paus, University of Luebeck, Germany, performing hair follicle research. Following her residency, she performed a research fellowship at the Department of Dermatology lab of Prof. Richard Gallo at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and then completed a Pediatric Dermatology fellowship at Lurie Childrens’ Hospital, Chicago. Since 2017 she serves as the vice chair of the Division of Dermatology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center. She has co-authored 50 scientific publications and several book chapters. Her research focuses on genetics of skin diseases, atopic dermatitis, pediatric dermatology and hair disorders. She holds a senior lecturer position at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.
Dr. Ofir Artzi
Dr. Ofir Artzi is an internationally renowned expert in the field of lasers and aesthetic dermatology. He heads the center for Aesthetic Dermatology at the department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Medical center. Dr. Artzi has published many scientific medical articles and participates in many cosmetic clinical trials ranging from injectable cosmetic agents to lasers and topical therapies, including many clinical studies and FDA-trials. Dr. Artzi has been voted by his peers as one of Israel Forbes Magazine Top Doctors in 2018 (including listings for cosmetic procedures as well as lasers). Dr. Artzi is a member of many national and international dermatological and cosmetic professional associations and participates in many professional forums. He is the chairman of SCARS – the known international scar treatment conference. He has been honored as a guest speaker at numerous national and international aesthetic and dermatologic conferences.
Eran Cohen-Barak serves as the vice head of dermatology department in Emek medical center, Afula, Israel and as the director of the pediatric dermatology clinic there. He graduated his MD, summa cum laude at the faculty of medicine, Technion, Israel and completed dermatology residency at Emek medical center. As a Fulbright post-doctoral fellow, he investigated keratinocyte cell biology under the guidance of Kathleen Green, at Northwestern university, Chicago. Apart of his clinical duties, Eran established a laboratory at Emek, where his research group focuses in molecular mechanisms of genetic skin diseases.
Dr. Eran Cohen- Barak
Dr. Roni P. Dodiuk-Gad
A clinician, researcher, educator, and opinion leader in Dermatology on the topics of adverse cutaneous drug reactions and Darier disease. She mentors students and residents both in Israel and Canada and leads several research teams focusing specifically on these topics. Dr. Dodiuk-Gad graduated from the Technion and conducted clinical and research fellowships in the University of Toronto. She is currently an Assistant Professor in both these institutes, the Head of the Dermatology Program in the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel and the Head of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Skin diseases Unit in the Dermatology Department, Emek Medical Center, Israel. Dr. Dodiuk-Gad initiated several global educational platforms in Dermatology and she is engaged in major international collaborations.
Dr. Ofer Reiter Agar
Dr. Ofer Reiter Agar is a graduate of the dermatology residency program at Rabin Medical Canter and of the Cutaneous-Oncology fellowship program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Nowadays, he serves as an attending dermatologist at the skin cancer screening clinic in the division of dermatology of Rabin Medical Center. Dr. Reiter holds the rank of Clinical Lecturer and is the dermatology course coordinator at the New-York program in the Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University. Dr. Reiter participates in multiple committees at the International Dermoscopy Society. His main areas of research are early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and the implementation of artificial intelligence in dermatology practice.
Dr. Lev Pavlvosky
Dr. Lev Pavlovsky has graduated from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Medical School, MD Ph.D. program. He completed a residency in dermatology at Rabin Medical Center and was trained in phototherapy and psoriasis in the Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of medicine in New York under the supervision of prof. Mark Lebwhol. Currently, he is the director of psoriasis treatment service and the outpatient clinics in the Division of Dermatology at Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva, Israel. His field of expertise is immunobiological treatments of psoriasis. During his work at Rabin Medical Center, he has led numerous international clinical trials in this field. He is a secretary of ISDV and the association for psoriasis. He has authorized more than 40 scientific publications and book chapters.
Dr. Anna Lyakhovitsky
Dr. Anna Lyakhovitsky graduated from Hebrew University's Hadassah Medical School. She completed dermatology residency at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer in 2003 and stayed as a senior dermatologist. Dr. Lyakhovitsky trained at the Hair Disease Clinic, Boston University School of Medicine in 2010 and has since led the hair disease clinic at Sheba Medical Center focusing her clinical and research interests on hair disorders. She is an expert in trichoscopy who actively promotes its use by teaching in Israel and abroad. She is a member of the European Hair Research Society, the International Trichoscopy Society and American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Vered Molho Pessach
After concluding her Dermatology residency at the Department of Dermatology of Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel in 2009, Dr. Vered Molho-Pessach performed her fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, New York University, NYC. Later, in 2011, Dr. Molho-Pessach was a research fellow at Dr. Helen Hobbs laboratory at the McDermot Center for Human Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. During the last ten years Dr. Molho-Pessach has been working as a senior dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology of Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. She is Head of the Pediatric Dermatology Service at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. Dr. Molho-Pessach serves as the treasurer of the Israeli Dermatological Association and as the secretary of the Israeli Pediatric Dermatology Society. She is a senior lecturer at the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine.
Prof. Assi Levi
Prof. Levi is a graduate of the Hadassah – Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He completed his residency in dermatology at Hadassah Medical Center. Prof. Levi was trained in the fields of photobiology and energy based devices and he is currently the head of the Photodermatosis Service and a senior physician at the Laser Unit of the Dermatology Division of Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva, Israel. His current research is focused on photobiology and energy based devices and he is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Dr. Yuliya Valdman-Grinshpoun
Dr. Yuliya Valdman-Grinshpoun is the Head of the Dermatology Department at Soroka Medical Center and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She completed her residency in Dermatology in the Dermatology Department at Soroka Medical Center in 2010. Subsequently, she conducted a one-year clinical fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel. In her previous position, Dr. Valdman-Grinshpoun was the Head of the Dermatology Unit at Kaplan Medical Center.
Dr. Ziad Khamaysi
Ziad Khamaysi, MD in An assistant professor in Rappaport School of Medicine- Technion and work as a head of laser unit at the Department of Dermatology at Rambam Health Care Campus. He received in 2001 his MD diploma from the faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and had award for excellence in medical studies . Then he completed his dermatology residency at the Dermatology department of Rambam, and obtained his Israeli Board Certification in Dermatology in 2007. In 2006 he received Award for the best Israeli research in dermatology from Israeli Society for Dermatology and Venerology. He is currently lead several researches in several fields including: laser medical technology studies, vascular anomalies and hemangioma treatment, and hidradenitis suppurativa.
Dr. Emily Avitan-Hersh
Dr. Emily Avitan-Hersh is the chair of the Department of Dermatology at Rambam and Head of the skin cancer research lab at CRIR. Dr. Avitan-Hersh graduated (cum laude) from the Technion Faculty of Medicine, and completed her residency in the Department of Dermatology at Rambam. After her residency, she completed her PhD studies on the role of the ubiquitin ligase RNF4 in melanoma tumorigenesis and in resistance to targeted therapy, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Amir Orian (Technion, Haifa, Israel) and Prof. Ze'ev Ronai (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Lolla, CA, USA). She leads the dermato-oncology and melanoma early detection clinic at Rambam. Her research interests include skin cancers , cutaneous lymphoma, and cutaneous side effects of targeted and immune-therapies. Dr Avitan-Hersh is a senior lecturer at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and is a member of the leading committee of the Israeli Society of Dermatology and Venereology.
Dr. Ariela Hafner
Ariela hafner MD , graduated from Sackler school of medicine in Tel Aviv Israel . She did her residency in Dermatology in Rabin Medical Center Beilinson campus in Petah -Tikva Israel. She now serves as the head of the dermatology day care unit, the multidisciplinary chronic wounds clinic and the multidisciplinary Hidradenitis Suppurativa clinic at the division of Dermatology in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Dr. Marina Eskin-Schwartz
Dr. Marina Eskin-Schwartz is board-certified in Dermatology and in Medical Genetics. Following MD-PhD training at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she did her Dermatology residency at Rabin Medical Center, under the supervision of Prof. Hodak. She then specialized in the field of hereditary skin disorders in Tel-Aviv Medical Center, mentored my Prof. Eli Sprecher. Thereafter, she completed her fellowship in Medical Genetics combined with basic research in human genetics under the supervision of Prof. Ohad Birk. Nowadays, Dr. Eskin Schwartz is a senior geneticist at Soroka Medical Center, focusing on genetic skin disorders and pediatric genetics.
Dr. Felix Pavlotsky
Graduate of Faculty of Medicine, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Residence in Oncology and Dermatology
Head of Psoriasis and Phototherapy Center, Dermatology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel- Hashomer, Israel.
Senior lecturer at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
European Organization of Treatment and Research of Cancer (EORTC) - Melanoma and Cutaneous Lymphoma Subgroups
Chief dermatological advisor of the Israel Cancer Association (ICA)
Head of the Israeli Dermatology Board Committee
Dr. Amir Horev
Dr. Amir Horev, MD is a Pediatric Dermatologist. He completed his residency in Soroka Medical Center, and a pediatric dermatology fellowship in UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA. Since 2014 he is the head of pediatric dermatology service in Soroka Medical Center. He is a Lecturer of Dermatology at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and responsible for education of medical students and residents in pediatric dermatology.
Dr. Horev’s scientific interests are focused on skin diseases that are common in the pediatric population and in the southern Israel's unique community. He is mentoring medical students in their MD thesis and residents in their basic research, and has 35 publications in the dermatology field.
Dr. Marina Landau
Practices medical and procedural dermatology. Graduated from Medical School in Ben Gurion University and trained in dermatology in Tel Aviv Medical Center followed by fellowships in dermatopathology in NYU, New, Clinical Pharmacology in Sunnybrook Hospital, and Pediatric Dermatology, Sick Children Hospital, Toronto.
Dr. Landau is currently part of the staff of the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Shamir Medical Center, affiliated to Sourasky Medical School of Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Landau is a founding president of the International Peeling Society, past President of the Israel Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (IFAAD).
For the last 20 years Dr. Landau is dedicated to aesthetic dermatology by implementing her knowledge of basic processes in the skin into daily cosmetic practice and scientific research.
Dr. Landau is a well-known international speaker on non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including injectables, peels, lasers and threads.
Dr. Landau is an author of more than 90 scientific articles and a coauthor of chapters of 7 textbooks in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.
*Conference registration fees include access to lectures, the professional exhibition, lunch, and coffee breaks - according to the conference program.
*17% VAT excluded - International tourists and holders of B2, B3, B4 visa are exempt of VAT payment.
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