Asia Derma Conference - Brands and Speakers at Conference

Xinyi Soh | 15 Feb 2019

The Asia Derma conference that took place from 5th to 7th December last year delivered expertly curated content on dermatology and other skin concerns in Asia. It is the first conference of its kind to combine medical dermatology and aesthetic dermatology in a single platform.

Asia Derma conference delegates had the opportunity to discover the latest advancements and treatments in aesthetic dermatology, including Skin Rejuvenation, Toxin and Fillers, and got to know more about Asian-centric skin concerns and trends from industry leading experts in a series of plenary lectures. 

The conference programme was conceptualised by the Asia Derma 2018 Scientific Committee, which comprised of the best regional and international minds and faculty experts in clinical and aesthetic dermatology, headed by Chairman Professor Goh Chee Leok.

Renowned doctors and their areas of discussion included: 

Professor Luca Borradori, Head of Dermatology at University Hospital, Inselspital Bern, on bullous pemphigoid. He had in the past, been backed by the Swiss National Foundation of Research, and published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. 

Professor Akimichi Morita, Chairman of the Department of Geriatric and Environmental Dermatology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, shed light on phototherapy. He is also the President of the Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology. 

Professor Henry Lim, Chair Emeritus, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital Medical Centre, illustrated what physicians need to know about biologics. He is also currently the President of the American Academy of Dermatology. 

Professor Giuseppe Micali, Professor and Director, Department of Dermatology, University of Catania, on atopic dermatitis. He also sits on the Editorial Board of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Dermatology Treatment, Skin Appendage Disorders.

Dr Joyce Lim Teng, on alternatives to hydroquinone treatments, as a breakthrough in hyperpigmentation treatment. Dr Joyce is a dermatologist in private practice at her clinic, Joyce Lim Skin and Laser Clinic in Singapore. 

There was also a showcase of the top Korean skincare and dermatological brands, and Korea’s involvement in Asia Derma is proudly supported by Korea’s International Beauty Industry Trade Association (IBITA). 

Korean brand DERMAFIRM offered a broad range of skincare solutions for blemishes, dryness, aging and sensitive skin, as well as basic makeup and beauty tools. All DERMAFIRM products are made without tar, parabens, mineral oils, triclosan, hydroquinone or diazolidinyl urea. 

Notable exhibitors also showcased their latest products at the conference. Other exhibitors included:

ISISPHARMA, a brand of dermatological care products. The brand aims to improvepatients’ quality of life by providing effective, accessible and qualitative dermatological cares, and to preserve and restore the natural physiological balance of the skin. 

NEOAsia, a key player in AHA/PHA skincare technology. Combining cutting-edge technologies with exceptional relationships and premier services, NEOAsia continues to keep their clients at the forefront of aesthetic trends, keeping their fingers on the pulse of global aesthetic market trends.

Japore Corporation, who’s been working with clinics in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam providing scientifically proven skincare products from Japan. 

Aesthetic Marketing Asia, a one-stop beauty and aesthetics solutions provider, offering product and equipment training, business strategy planning and conceptualization and design consultancy. 

With insights from the Scientific Committee and showcases from industry leading dermatology brands, Asia Derma is set to be the definitive dermatology and aesthetic conference for industry professionals.

Asia Derma took place at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore between 5th and 7th December 2018. Look forward to their next conference and for more information and details, please visit