From dermatologists to eminent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and pharmacologists; the sui generis ensemble of experienced faculty and experts with years of having been practicing the art of psychodermatology shall cover highly informative, illustrious and interactive lectures in the pre-lunch sessions. The topics dwelled upon shall include the basic concepts of Mind-Body-Skin or Psychosomatic Dermatology with crystallizing snippets on optimizing the therapeutic outcome of patients with a psychological realm to their skin/hair disorder. Handling a “difficult” patient shall not be that difficult after attending this first-of-its-kind Conclave!
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION WITH EXPERTS
The burning question in PSYCHODERMATOLOGY is embarking upon the perfect balance of therapy by addressing the skin-related psychological morbidity of the patient. Whether the dermatologist should manage such patients independently or seek the help of a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist! And most importantly, to know
WHEN, and HOW to refer the patient to the Mental Health specialist………….
“Zazen”, an ancient sacred word from Zen Buddhism, symbolized differently in traditional Japanese and Chinese script literally means “Sitting Meditation”. What could be a better non-academic treat for the attending faculty and delegates of the Psychodermatology Conclave, than to make them experience the power of meditation, the best and strongest source of relaxation; not just for the peace of our own minds, but to extend that non-pharmacological intervention of ‘anti-anxiety’ and ’stress-relief’ to our anxious and distressed patients.
THE ROLE PLAY SIMULATION WORKSHOP
The Role Play Simulation workshop shall recreate real-life clinical situations for the delegates in the auditorium and shall be skillfully trained into handling tough situations more ably, aided by the expertise of Psychiatrists and Dermatologists proficient in Psychodermatology.
This model of learning will be used for the first time in the history of Indian Dermatology!