Organized by the Department of Dermatology of Hotel-Dieu de France, the 8th Symposium of Dermatology was held Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the Mövenpick hotel.

This important forum assembled the most renowned specialists around current subjects in the fields of dermatology, Dermatologic surgery and cosmetics. The speakers invited for this event were Professors Selim Aractingi, Olivier Chosidow, René Laurent and Patrice Morel.

Following a welcome note by Professor Roland Tomb, the sessions began and the principal subjects reviewed touched upon bacterial infections, the intensification of the cutaneous tuberculosis, the dermatomes of the pregnancy, the new techniques of surgical dermatology, as well as an overview of medical novelties concerning the prevention of cutaneous aging.

Responding to women’s aspirations and to plastic surgery considerations of this century, the dermatologic surgery introduces today new techniques such as the non-ablative radiofrequency, the photodynamic therapy and the fractioned photothermolysis, all of which are techniques aimed at slowing the inevitable process of aging.

At the close of this medical Symposium, the Department of Dermatology at the Hotel-Dieu de France thanked the companies that contributed to the success of the event, among which, Obagi, the skin health company that specializes in Anti-aging products and who ought to participate in such professional and important gathering.