UKZN’s Dermatology Department was well represented and scooped a number of awards at the Annual Dermatological Society of South Africa (DSSA) Meeting in Cape Town from 13 to 15 September.
The UKZN registrars won the prize for the best registrar team in the Quiz held between all departments countrywide. UKZN staff were also awarded all the poster prizes. First prize was awarded to Dr Antoinette Chateau for a case report on corticosteroids wraps as mono therapy to treat a child with extensive pyoderma gangrenosum, while second prize went to Dr Josiah Masuka for his poster entitled, Two Cases of Osteomyelitis Secondary to Atopic Eczema. Dr Koaita Hoosen received third prize for her poster: 25 Shades of Grey, a Case of Extensive Greying Post Alopecia Universali.
Dr Kiasha Govender who was mentored by Professor Ncoza Dlova was awarded the Galderma Research grant for her research work entitled, Barbers and hairstylists as community health activists in the early detection of alopecia.
Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at UKZN, Dlova delivered the John Moche lecture and received a special recognition award for her contribution to dermatology.
Words: Lihle Sosibo