We are planning an international conference to be held at Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia. This programme is sponsored by The Kauai Foundation for Continuing Education, Virtual Grand Rounds in Dermatology, and online journal Dermanities.

We will assemble a group of talented speakers to consider topics that are important to dermatologists the world over. The conference will address science, clinical dermatology, the role of informatics and the art of practice. The Penang meeting will not be yet another “been there, heard that, done that” event; but will break new ground in education and collegiality.

In order to foster collegiality, the Penang programme will be relatively small. Our speakers will be individuals who will come to learn as well as lecture. Chaucer’s great quote “And gladlye wolde he lerne and gladlye teche” will describe our faculty. As with the American Academy of Dermatology we do not pay our speakers.

Please consider joining us in this quiet and historic corner of Malaysia to spend a relaxing and stimulating three-day weekend with colleagues from all parts of the world. We have speakers confirmed from the Malaysia, Singapore, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India, New Zealand and the U.S. at this time.

Some of the topics we can address will be:
• Cutting Edge Science in Dermatology
• The Art of Practice
• Frontiers of Dermatologic Surgery
• Innovative Therapy
• Virtual Grand Rounds Colloquium
• Teledermatology

The programme will develop around what our teaching staff will address. It will be invaluable to have that next generation of dermatologists as faculty and registrants. To this end, we will invite registrars and trainee dermatologists to come at greatly reduced rates.

Should you elect to join us, your time at the Penang conference will be a memorable experience from the educational and personal standpoints.

Program Directors
David Elpern MD
Williamstown, MA, USA

Henry Foong FRCP
Ipoh, Malaysia