1st International Conference on Dermal Sciences – ICDS 2021

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20-Nov-2021

Department of Dermatology, in collaboration with ORIC, TUF organized first 1st International Conference on Dermal Sciences in The University of Faisalabad on November 20, 2021. The conference was on the theme of “Psychosocial Impact of Colorism” which was first ever of its kind in Pakistan.

 

 

 

Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Rector TUF, Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Head Department of Dermatology & others addressing in conference

It was a hybrid conference participated by Dermatologists, Psychologists and Researchers from seven different countries including Pakistan, USA, China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Malaysia. The experts presented their research work to highlight the Psychosocial Impact of Colorism. They told that, prejudice based on color of skin or preference of people with lighter skin over darker ones is Colorism, which results in several psychological and social issues.

Mr Muhammad Haider Amin, Chairman Board of Governors, TUF, Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Rector & others during the conference

Faculty members of UMDC also attended the conference

This emerging problem is further causing self identity crisis and people with darker tone being a victim of traumatic stress, initiate the use of unethical treatments for the sake of fair skin tone or a better life.

Panel Discussion in conference

Dr Sohail Jabbar, Director ORIC addressing to conference

Prof Dr Muhammad Arif Maan, Head Department of Dermatology, Faisalabad Medical University, Dr Muhammad Saleem Ghori, Prof Dr Aamir Ali Choudhry, Principal University Medical & Dental College Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Head Department of Dermatology and Dr Sohail Jabbar, Director ORIC were also present to encourage the young researchers. On this occasion, students from various universities of participant countries also took part in E-Poster, Documentary, Photography, Essay writing, and Poetry competitions. The winners were awarded cash prizes and certificates.

 

 

 

Guest speakers & organizers of the conference are receiving shields.

 

Group photo of participants

Group photo of organizers