East Meets West meeting in Penang

Dear Registrants and Faculty,

It was a great pleasure to meet all of you and to be involved with the East Meets West meeting. The whole thing was born when we stumbled on the idea of VGRD in 2000 -- and one thing led to another. The result: three days of collegiality and bonhomie at an extraordinarily friendly and relaxing destination.We feel that the educational programme met and even exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Faculty, for your hard work and expertise. And, thank you, Registrants, for joining us. You all were a knowledgeable and fun loving group. It was great to meet all of you.

What fine memories we will have! Please feel free to share your favorite pictures with us and we'll post them on a Picasa Web Album for all to view.

We invite you join VGRD if you are not a member already. It will be a pleasure to have you as a participant, and also please consider submitting an occasional case presentation.

Hopefully, we will continue this meeting in future. If you haven't already done so, let us know where you would like the East Meets West conference to be held in future. Malaysia? Thailand, India, Iran, Australia, Brooklyn, NY, elsewhere?

Also, think about joining us on Kauai for the next Hot Spots in Dermatology August 15 - 18, 2007. Any Penang attendee can come for a 50% tuition reduction.

Best wishes, Till we meet again, Selamat Tinggal, Ma-salaam, Chai Chian and Aloha nui loa,

David Elpern MD
Henry Foong FRCP