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The 4th Annual meeting of the Asian Society of Dermatopathology 2022

The 4th Annual meeting of the Asian Society of Dermatopathology (ASD) was organized by the Dermatopathology Society of the Philippines in the Philippine Dermatological Society (DSP-PDS). The event was held virtually on October 24-25, 2022 and was well-attended by multi-nationalities of over 195 registrants composed of dermatopathologists, pathologists, and dermatology consultants and residents/fellows-in-training. There were 17 plenary speakers from 8 different countries of Europe, USA and Asia with 10 case discussion speakers from the Asian countries   All of the speakers were of high-caliber and world-renowned experts in their subspecialties. The overall chair of the organizing committee was Arnelfa C. Paliza, MD, FPDS, President of DSP-PDS, and the scientific committee was chaired by Ma. Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS.

Here are some of the testimonials from the attendees:

“The meeting was fantastic! It was a great success!” – Yu-Hung Wu, MD, ASD President 

“It was a nice a meeting.  Great job!” – Suat Hoon Tan, MD, ASD Vice-President

 “The speakers were top-notched leaders in dermatopathology.”  – Thuy Phung, MD, ASD treasurer 

“It’s a hard act to follow.” – Joyce Lee, MD, ASD Chair of Education Committee

The next ASD may not be able to have the caliber and number of speakers such as this”- Daisuke Tsuruta, MD, overall chair of upcoming 5th ASD Annual Meeting

“Many thanks for the academic feast.” – Sivaranjini Ramassamy, MD, delegate from India

“Thank you. I really enjoyed it. It was a great meeting. I love the platform. I look forward to next year’s one.” – Alexander Nirenberg, MD, delegate from Australia

Organizing Committee of the 4th ASD Annual Meeting together with Yu-Hung Wu, MD, President of ASD

Day 1 Plenary: Diagnostic clues in Medical Dermatopathology

1st row (L-R): Kara Melissa T. Culala, MD (moderator); Rosalie Elinitsas, MD (speaker); Dr. Jacqueline Junkins Hopkins, MD

2nd row (L-R): Dr. Joyce Lee, MD (moderator); Dr. Jennifer McNiff, MD (speaker); Dr. Jag Bhawan, MD

Day 1 Case Discussion

1st row (L-R): Dr. Bryan K. Guevara, MD (moderator); Chia Hui Yi, MD (speaker); Dr. Dongyoun Lee, MD (speaker)

2nd row (L-R): Dr. Sondang Mh Aemilia Pandjaitan Sirait, MD (moderator); Chao-Kai Hsu, MD (speaker); Lei Wang, MD (speaker)

Free communications with the Research Committee: Mara Therese E. Huber, MD (Chair) and  Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD (Member)

Day 1 Plenary: Challenging Dermatologic Infections

1st row (L-R): Arnelfa C. Paliza, MD (DSP-PDS president); Andrea Marie B. Mendoza, MD; Maria Isabel Beatriz L. Puno, MD (moderator)

2nd row (L-R): Nopadon Noppakun, MD (speaker); Johannes F. Dayrit, MD (speaker); Maria Franchesca S. Quinio, MD (moderator)

Day 2 Plenary: Tackling tumors and nails

1st row (L-R): Steven D. Billings, MD (speaker); Phyu P. Aung, MD (moderator)

2nd row (L-R): Maria Jasmin J. Jamora, MD (moderator); Mary Grace Anne A. Calvarido, MD (moderator)

Day 2 Case Discussion

1st row (L-R): Arnelfa C. Paliza, MD (DSP-PDS president); Andrea Marie B. Mendoza, MD; Erin Jane T. Santos, MD (moderator)

2nd row (L-R): Poonnawis Sudtikoonaseth, MD (speaker); Ikmal Hisyam Bakrin, MD (speaker); Daisuke Tsuruta, MD (speaker)

Ken Natsuga

Day 2 Plenary: Advances in Dermatologic Diagnostics

1st row (L-R): Tan Suat Hoon, MD (moderator); Yu-hung Wu, MD (speaker); Riza Milante, MD (moderator)

2nd row (L-R): Ken Natsuga, MD (speaker); John McGrath, MD (speaker); Shang-Ian Tee, MD (speaker)

3rd row (L-R): Maria Jasmin J. Jamora, MD (moderator); Werner Kempf, MD (speaker); Arnelfa C. Paliza, MD (DSP-PDS president)

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