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Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Venereology, Division of the Egyptian Medical Association

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that dates back to ancient history. Despite its recognition there is no curable treatment to date. The disorder is expected to affect the quality of life of those who are affected.
The Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ESDV), a subdivision of the Egyptian Medical Association (EMA) takes the initiative by Psoriasis International Org. to fulfill the following objectives:
1. Help the creation of patient support groups.
2. Update dermatologists with recent advances in management of psoriasis.
3. Facilitate communication between Egyptian dermatologists who have special interest in psoriasis locally and internationally.

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2008 - 07 - 30

Created in 1951, 3000 members.

The Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ESDV) is a subdivision of the Egyptian Medical Association (EMA) and is one of the four specialties that founded the EMA in 1920.

The ESDV goal is excellence in practice and ethical conducts of its 3000 members.That is achieved by providing continued medical education through an annual conference and a summer meeting held in January and June. Workshops and special courses are organized for the members who must have at least one of the different specialty university degrees (Diploma, M Sc. and MD in dermatology and venereal diseases).

The financial support is provided by the members and the pharmaceutical industry. The society offers grants for young researchers. The "Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology" is a periodical hard copy of the ESDV and it is the major supporter of the "Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal" (EDOJ)at http://www.edoj.org.eg/.