Dermatology specialists referents have met for the second year in Dermaconnect , a training event organized by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV). The objective of this initiative is to “provide an update on progress in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment that arise each year in five selected fields of dermatology , ” said Vicente Garcia-Patos, coordinator of the event.
This year one of the protagonists issues have been technological advances in diagnostic imaging . “Spain is one of the countries at the forefront of teledermatology in Europe, there are more than 70 centers with this system and who have contributed their acquired knowledge to the Spanish Group E-Dermatology and Image (Gedei) , ” said Guillemos Romero, coordinator of the program. This expert has insisted that the image has always been key in detecting diseases of the skin , but in the digital age has become essential.
At this point, the specialist Susana Puig stressed that ” dermoscopy is a technique widely used by Spanish dermatologists, improving not only the diagnosis but also the therapeutic approach to patients with skin cancer .” In addition, he noted that recently have created new algorithms to identify different subtypes of basal cell carcinoma and have identified some genetic variants associated with the development of melanoma . Moreover, dermatologists have noted that “dermoscopy is not unique to tumor lesions, but its use can be extended to daily room visits Dermatology”.