Chairman Message

Dermatopathology is a specialty that needs a philosophical way of thinking. It is amazing how cells can artfully create your vision of a slide diagnosis.

Another exciting field, in rather a different way, is aesthetics. It is astounding how science can formulate beauty with the aid of light-based technology and injectables, being used properly.

Even though they might look different, these two fields share both enormous challenge and conceptual art. DIAD comprises the challenge and art of definite diagnosis, while DIAL entertains the challenge and art of favorable treatment.

I think of them as the most enchanting duet in dermatology. Bringing them together is an attainment, as are many missions in the extraordinary city of Dubai.

Faiza Al Ali, MD
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Chairman of DIAD-DIAL

Organized by

Supported by

Diad Scientific Committee


Dial Scientific Committee

Not only a breathtaking city, a dynamic business center, and a tourist paradise; Dubai has exceeded all expectations to set a whole new standard of distinction.

“Winning” Expo 2020 showed that dreams can be turned into reality through enterprise and passion.

“Victory” is evidently attained when glancing at any spot of the  city.  Achievements captivate your mind and fascinate your soul.

“Love” is the melting pot that serves as a second home for a blend of nationalities i n this rich culture.

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, introduced an innovative logo symbolizing the trademark of his nation's success.

Three-fingered salute, Win, Victory and Love. In a statement, he said: “Dubai will bring to life our vision: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”


What is DIAD-DIAL?
DIAD is Dubai International Academy of Dermatopathology
DIAL is Dubai International Academy of Laser & Aesthetic Dermatology

How is it a "Dual" event?
They are both taking place during the same days, only different timing.
DIAD scientific program will be from 9am to 2pm, DIAL scientific program will be from 3pm to 7pm.
Workshops & Master classes will be held in separate rooms according to scheduled timing.

Who should attend DIAD-DIAL?
DIAD lectures & workshops: Dermatologists, dermatopathologists, pathologists, residents, Board exam fellows
DIAL lectures & workshops : Dermatologists, Plastic surgeons, aestehtic specialists, residents, Board exam fellows
Exhibition: all the above can attend the exhibition, in addition to business concerned delegates.

Can I attend both?
Yes. You may select one event, or attend both. Lectures are not parallel.
Certificates and CME hours are independent for each event .


  • The first and only Dermatopathology Academy in the Middle East
  • World's inspiring leaders and legends of the field
  • Outstanding scientific program, workshops and Master classes
  • Training fellows and residents for Board exams
  • DIAD is the twin of DIAL Certificates and CME hours are independent for each event
  • DIAD is associated with the International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP)


  • Major titles of dermatopathology (basic/advanced)
  • Clinicopathological correlation
  • Self-assessment sessions
  • Tips for Board exam preparation by examiners
  • Guidance for Fellowship by program directors
  • The most challenging slide of DIAD - ICPC (International Case Presentation Competition)
  • DIAD Exclusive Features (to be announced soon)


  • World's inspiring leaders and legends of the field
  • Outstanding scientific program
  • Numerous Workshops & Master Classes for intensive training
  • DIAL is the twin of DIAD Certificates and CME hours are independent for each event.



  • Laser from basics to state-of-the-art
  • Essential & advanced injectables techniques
  • Dealing with complications of injectables
  • Non-invasive facial & body contouring (Lipolysis, threads, ..etc)
  • Challenging cases in aesthetic dermatology (Records by experts)
  • The most inspiring case of DIAL - ICPC (International Case Presentation Competition)
  • Concepts of smart marketing & branding
  • DIAL Exclusive Features (to be announced soon)