Welcome Note

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are proud to announce that The International Congress on Controversies in Dermatology- Burning Issues in Clinical Practice (CCD) will take place in Berlin, Germany, November 7-10, 2013.

The intention of the CCD Congress is to function as an exclusive forum for world leading experts to share and compare experiences and debate burning issues in clinical practice today.

We would like to invite you to participate in the CCD Scientific Program that will focus on the following topics:
• Open issues in the choice of biologics for psoriasis
• New indications for biologics in dermatology/Off-label use
• Full body photography for patients with melanocytic nevi: Is it necessary? Is it useful?
• Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma
Pigmentation disorders
• Debate: What is better for pigmentation disorders? (IPL / Lasers)
• Topical therapy
Atopic dermatitis
Should we use new non-steroidal topical medications for patients with topic dermatitis or are simple moisturizers enough?
Atopic dermatitis: Is there a need to change the diet?
Atopic dermatitis: Are topic steroids passé?
• Is there an effective treatment for vitiligo?
• Which treatment is better for onychomycosis? (Lasers / Systemic therapy)
• Is onychomycosis treatment a must?
HPV Vaccine
• The role and meaning of HPV Vaccine for the dermatologist
Actinic Keratosis
• Actinic Keratosis: When and how to treat?
• Which oral contraceptive should I use in patients with acne?
Mollusca contagiosa
• Mollusca contagiosa: Is Imiquimod useful?
Off-label use
• Off-label use of dermatological drugs: Where do we stand?
Quality of Life
• DLQI: Is it time to look further?
• How do we combine psycho-dermatology in real life?
• Is patient-centered medicine really time-consuming?
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
• Are biologics a good option for treatment?
We believe that the CCD Congress will create an exciting forum dedicated to the delineation and solution of controversies.

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting event in the beautiful city of Berlin!

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Arnon D. Cohen
Department of Quality Measures and Research (Director)
Clalit Heath Services, Tel Aviv, Israel
Dr. Dennis Linder
Dermatology Clinic, Padua, Italy

Co-Chairpersons of the CCD Congress

In conjunction with The 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology & Aging (CoPAASDy)