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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the First International Conference on Nail Disorders in Israel.

The aims of the conference are many and varied, and the main goal is to open a window into a fascinating and challenging field of dermatology, while focusing on various nail diseases. Different skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, Lichen planus, etc. often affect nails with or without the appearance of fungal infection.

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Conference President

Prof. Avner Shemer

 

 

 

Conference Co-chairs


Prof. Dimitris Rigopoulos 

Prof. Ralph Daniel

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Invited Speakers

  • Prof. C. Ralph Daniel

    University of Mississippi Medical Center and, University of Alabama
    USA

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  • Prof. Boni Elewski

    University of Alabama
    USA

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  • Dr. Renata Farhi

    The Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein
    Brazil

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  • Prof. Aditya K. Gupta

    University of Toronto
    Canada

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  • Prof. Eckart Haneke

    Dermatologist, Dermatol Clin „Dermaticum“
    Germany

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  • Prof. Bianca Maria Piraccini

    University of Bologna
    Italy

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  • Prof. Phoebe Rich

    Oregon Health & Science University
    USA

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  • Prof. Dimitris Rigopoulos

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Sygros Hospital
    Greece

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  • Prof. Adam I. Rubin

    University of Pennsylvania
    USA

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  • Dr. Regina Casz Schechtman

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil

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Prof. C. Ralph Daniel

Clinical Professor of DermatologyUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center and, University of Alabama
USA

Bio:

Undergraduate Education:

Vanderbilt University – 1970-1973
Medical school – University of Mississippi Medical Center – 1973-1977
Medical Internship – University of Mississippi Medical Center – 1977-1978
Residency in Dermatology – University of Alabama, Birmingham – 1978-1981

Leadership positions:

  1. President Council for Nail Disorders, Mississippi Dermatology Society, Jackson Academy of Medicine, St. Dominic’s Health Services Foundation
  2. Vice President European Nail Society
  3. Board of Directors – American Academy of Dermatology, NOAH, American Medical Athletic Association
  4. Published:
    1. 6 books on nails
    2. Over 120 papers

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Prof. Boni Elewski

Professor and Chair, James Elder Endowed Professor of Graduate Medical EducationUniversity of Alabama
USA

Bio:

Dr. Boni Elewski, an Ohio native, started her career at Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree.  She completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology at University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital, and she held faculty positions at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, before joining UAB faculty in 1999.  Currently, Dr. Elewski serves as the Chair for UAB’s Department of Dermatology and the Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program, where she has been a professor for the past seventeen years. She holds the James E. Elder M.D. Endowed Professorship for Graduate Education. As an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials, she has conducted clinical trials through her entire career and has received 85 clinical trial study grants to pursue therapies for many dermatologic conditions.  Dr. Boni Elewski is the author of more than 300 publications and has an esteemed history of serving in numerous national societies and professional organizations, including president of the American Academy of Dermatology from 2004-2005.

 

Title:

Lecture 1:
Approach to the Combination of Nail Psoriasis and Onychomycosis

Lecture 2:
Onychomycosis: An Update

Abstract:

Abstract 1:

Nail psoriasis occurs in about 80% of psoriasis patients and may be the only sign of disease in 5% of patients. It is frequently associated with scalp disease, genital psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  Nail disease can be nonspecific but most indicative of diagnosis are irregular pitting, oil spots and onycholysis with a red border. Onychomycosis and psoriasis may co-exist.  The rate of concomitant disease ranges from 13-47% of patients. The cause of this association is unknown but there are several hypotheses including the koebner phenomenon, immunosuppression, and the psoriatic dystrophy allowing a portal of entry for fungal invasion. Systemic treatment of psoriasis with a biologic will not improve the fungal nail infection so separate antifungal treatment may be required.

Abstract 2:

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit caused by dermatophytes, non-dermatophyte molds and Candida. It is more common in toenails than fingernails and more common in men than women.  The prevalence has increased over the past several decades. There are five primary subtypes named by the method of fungal invasion into the nail unit: distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO), white superficial onychomycosis (WSO), proximal white subungual onychomycosis (PWSO), Candida (CMCC) and Endonyx.

DLSO is the most common pattern and occurs when the fungus invades proximally under the nail plate in the nail bed in the region of the hyponychium.  Tinea pedis is a risk factor. The fungus attacks the nail plate directly in WSO leaving a whitish discolored and rough nail plate. PWSO generally occurs in patients who have primary or secondary immunodeficiencies. Endonyx is caused by dermatophytes often associated with endothrix type of tinea capitis.  Histology shows fungal filaments under the nail plate but there is no onycholysis.  Candida onychomycosis occurs in patients with CMCC.

Oral antifungal medications (terbinafine, itraconazole, fluconazole) continued for several weeks to months can be effective treatment.   Additionally, there are several topical antifungal preparations that can be applied directly to the infected nail unit, which can be used as primary or adjunct therapy 

Dr. Renata Farhi

Post Graduation in Procedures, Laser and Cosmiatry (Dermatology)The Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein
Brazil

Bio:

Medical Degree from Fundação Técnico Educacional Souza Marques in 2010, Volunteer of the Brazilian Army as a doctor, working in the areas of Internal Medicine, Intensive Care and Emergency Room; residence in Dermatology at Hospital Nossa Senhora da Saúde Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Rio de Janeiro in 2014, title of Specialist by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, specialist by the Brazilian Medical Association, fellow at Tel Hashomer Hospital, INCA (National Cancer Institute) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, worked as a dermatology at Dermagrupo, Maternity Maria Amelia. Is currently pursuing a post graduation in dermatology in the field of Procedures, Laser and Cosmiatry at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Brazil.

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Prof. Aditya K. Gupta

Professor of DermatologyUniversity of Toronto
Canada

Bio:

Aditya K. Gupta, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Southampton, UK. He completed his internship at the University of Toronto, Ontario, and a dermatology residency and clinical research fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his PhD from the University of Göteborg, Sweden.

 

Dr. Gupta is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Toronto. He runs active clinical trial units in London, Ontario and is the director of a mycology research laboratory. His clinical research has focused on superficial fungal infections (onychomycosis, tinea pedis, tinea capitis), psoriasis, eczema, acne, actinic keratosis, and skin cancer. Dr. Gupta has over 600 publications, is on 19 journal editorial boards, and reviews for over 25 journals. 

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Prof. Eckart Haneke

Dermatologist, Dermatol Clin „Dermaticum“
Germany

Bio:

Dermatologist, Dermatol Clin „Dermaticum“, Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse, Freiburg, Germany, since 2004

Visiting professor, Dept Dermatol, Univ Berne, Switzerland, since 2005

Senior Consultant, Dept Dermatol, Acad Hosp, Univ Ghent, Belgium, since 2006

Senior Consultant, Centro de Dermatologia, Instituto CUF, Porto, Portugal, since 2008

MD: Univ Halle 1968
PhD: Univ Erlangen 1978

Special interests

Dermatopathology, dermatological surgery, nail diseases, diseases of the oral mucosa, aesthetic dermatology

Publications

403 journal articles, >230 book chapters, author of 5 books, co-editor of 10 books, >1600 lectures at national and international meetings

Reviewer and member Editorial Board of several peer-review journals

Ordinary, corresponding and honorary member of many dermatological societies

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Lecture 1:
Ungual Melanoma – Still a Challenge in Dermatology and General Medicine

Lecture 2:
Nail Specific Tumours

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Prof. Bianca Maria Piraccini

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty MedicineUniversity of Bologna
Italy

Bio:

Prof. BM Piraccini is Associate Professor in Dermatology at the University of Bologna, Italy.

She is Head of the Outpatient consultation for Hair and Nail Disorders, Outpatient consultation of Allergology, and the Laboratory of Mycology and Parasitology.

Major research activities:

  • Hair science: clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and basic aspects
  • Nail science: clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and basic aspects
  • Mycology: direct examination and cultures of biological materials

Memberships:

  • European Hair Research Society (EHRS) (President)
  • European Nail Society (ENS) (Past-President)
  • Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Malattie Sessualmente Trasmesse (SIDeMaST) (Board member)
  • Council for Nail Disorders (CND) (Board member)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
  • North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS)

Editoral boards:

  • New pages on Therapy
  • Journal of Clinical and Esthetic Dermatology
  • Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research
  • Skin Appendage Disorders
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Professor Piraccini is Author of 270 Papers published on International and Italian Journals, and of 13 monographies on diseases of the cutaneous appendages.

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Prof. Phoebe Rich

Director of the Nail Disorder ClinicOregon Health & Science University
USA

Bio:

Phoebe Rich, M.D. is adjunct professor of dermatology and director of the Nail Disorder Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University. She has been in private practice in Portland for 30 years. She received her medical degree at OHSU and performed her Dermatology residency at OHSU. She is a scientific advisory board member of the Council of Nail Disorders, an organization dedicated to research and education about nail disorders and nail science. Additionally, she is a member of the European Nail Society and previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Rich enjoys educating residents and lecturing nationally and internationally on the vast array and importance of inflammatory, neoplastic, infectious, and inherited nail conditions. She has over 20 years of experience as principal investigator in over 120 clinical trials.  Phoebe has authored a textbook Nail Atlas, numerous text book chapters including the Nail Surgery chapter in the Bolognia Dermatology text, three nail chapters in the online reference UpToDate, and over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals. She has also been involved in mentoring with the Woman’s Dermatology Society and the Council for Nail Disorders.

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Prof. Dimitris Rigopoulos

Professor of Dermatology-Venereology Chair of the 1st Department of Dermatology-VenereologyNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Sygros Hospital
Greece

Bio:

Professor Rigopoulos graduated from the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece. He performed his residency in Dermatology-Venereology at Sygros Hospital, he was trained in Lasers and Dermo-surgery at the Northwestern University of Chicago. He was elected as Lecturer at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, then as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and finally as Full Professor of Dermatology.

He is Member of the European Academy of Dermatology, of the American Academy of Dermatology, of the American Dermatological Association , of the International Society of Dermatology.

He was the Past President of the Council for Nail Diseases (USA) and he is the President of the European Nail Society.

He is the President of the Hellenic Society of Dermatology and Venereology since 2010.

He has published 200 peer reviewed papers, he is the author of 10 books, 20 chapters in books and has participated in 30 clinical trials. He is invited speaker in many European and International Congresses and Meetings.

He is the founder and one of the two Editors of the Skin Appendage Disorders Medical Journal, Published by S. Karger AG, Basel, Switzerland.

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Nail Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Cases

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Prof. Adam I. Rubin

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania
USA

Bio:

Adam I. Rubin, MD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. There he directs the adult and pediatric nail clinics, and practices at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rubin specializes in nail disorders, nail surgery, and histopathology of the nail unit. Dr. Rubin is the lead editor for the 4th edition of Scher and Daniel’s Nails: Diagnosis, Therapy, Surgery, published in 2018. He is an author of the 3rd edition of the Atlas and Synopsis of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin, and an associate editor of the 11th edition of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin. At the Children’s Hospital of Philadephia he is the pediatric dermatopathologist, and a member of the largest pediatric dermatology group in the United States. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, where he focuses on nail pathology and pediatric dermatopathology. He is an Assistant Editor for the journal Dermatologic Surgery, where he focuses on nail surgery. Dr. Rubin is also an Assistant Section Editor for JAMA Dermatology. He serves on multiple other editorial boards including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, The American Journal of Dermatopathology, Skin Appendage Disorders, and Dermatology Practical and Conceptual. Dr. Rubin is a current board member of the Council for Nail Disorders and The European Nail Society, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Dermatopathology. Dr. Rubin is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the Council for Nail Disorders and a co-director of the annual European Nail Society Nail Histopathology Workshop.

Title:

Advances in Nail Pathology

Abstract:

This lecture will provide state of the art updated information regarding important and practical aspects of nail unit pathology.  Information covered will include important insights into new information regarding benign and malignant nail unit neoplasms and inflammatory disorders affecting the nail unit.  Emerging ideas in nail unit and acral dermatopathology will also be introduced.

Dr. Regina Casz Schechtman

Heads the Dermatological Mycology Department and Academic Coordinator for the Training Program in DermatologyPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Bio:

Regina Casz Schechtman is a dermatologist for more than 30 years with a PhD from University of London (1995). She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students since 1996. Has lectured in national and international meetings such as the Nail Council and AAD. She is a director of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology - Regional RJ and of ISD - FIDE Beca and was a member of the AAD International Committee Award (2011-14). She heads the dermatological mycology department and is the academic coordinator for the training program in dermatology at PUC-RJ University. In 2018 she was recipient of PUC-RJ award on medical education.

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Registration

Full

500 NIS

Registration Fees Include:

  • Entrance to all Sessions
  • Entrance to Exhibition
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Refreshments
  • Program Book

Daily

350 NIS

Registration Fees Include:

  • Entrance to all Sessions on Wedneday or Thursday
  • Entrance to Exhibition
  • Lunches
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Refreshments
  • Program Book