Thursday, 24 January 2013

Friday Meetings: Friday 25/1/2013

Friday 25/1/13 1:30 pm Cairo Time Google Plus Hangout


1-Secondary hyperkeratosis of the nipple and/or areola
2-Hypopigmented parapsoriasis
3-Update on ART

Free talks via Google Hangout on Fridays have been arranged. These Friday Meetings have been audiovisual online meetings where we have typed, talked and screen shared. The Handouts, when available, can be emailed on request unless they become out-of-date.

Similarly, Thursday Meetings have been developed to discuss Rook's Textbook of Dermatology on Google Hangout. 

Friday, 11 January 2013

Update on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for Treatment-Naive HIV-1 Adult Patients

Annual ESDV Conference 2013
Marriott Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Update on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for Treatment-Naive HIV-1 Adult Patients

Thursday 17/1 at 10:50 am

Abstract: There is no cure for HIV infection but treatment is aimed at reducing the plasma viral load as much as possible and for as long as possible. The most recent British HIV Association (BHIVA) treatment guidelines published in 2012 will be discussed in relation to treatment-naive adult patients. How to get ART in Egypt will be discussed too.

ESDV Competition Regulations:

1- You must be a trainee in Dermatology/Venereology in Egypt (i.e. below Consultant level); a scanned statement issued by the Hospital Department is required.

2- The statement and the answers are sent to AND TO from 16/12/12 to 31/12/12. Answers without the statement are not accepted.

3- First ten highest scorers will win the full Conference

4- Whenever the statement and answers are received, you should receive the following "Answers and the statement have been received. Thanks."

5- Those who win the competition will be named on 1/1/13.

6- All those who get full marks will be named even if they do not win the competition (not among the first ten highest scorers).

7- All those who pass the test will be named  even if they do not win the competition (not among the first ten highest scorers).

8- A mark of 60% is required to pass the test.


This page was last updated in January 2013

Main Works of Reference List (The first eight are my top favourites)

  • British National Formulary
  • British National Formulary for Children
  • Guidelines (BAD - BASHH - BHIVA - Uroweb)
  • Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV, and Sexual Health
  • Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology
  • Rook's Textbook of Dermatology
  • Simple Skin Surgery
  • Weedon's Skin Pathology
  • A Concise Atlas of Dermatopathology (P Mckee)
  • Andrews' Diseases of the Skin
  • Andrology (Nieschlag E FRCP, Behre M and Nieschlag S)
  • Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
  • Davidson's Essentials of Medicine
  • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • Fitzpatrick's Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Klaus Wolff FRCP and Richard Allen Johnson)
  • Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine
  • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Hamilton Bailey's Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery
  • Hutchison's Clinical Methods
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin (Atlas and Synopsis)
  • Macleod's Clinical Examination
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills
  • Oxford Textbook of Medicine
  • Practical Dermatopathology (R Rapini)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Holmes K et al)
  • Statistics in Clinical Practice (D Coggon FRCP)
  • Stockley's Drug Interactions
  • Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies
  • Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology