6th Scientific Symposium 2017

July 6, 2017, Thursday saw 55 PACCD members attend a symposium entitled “Zinc in Skin Repair at a Cellular Level.”  This event was sponsored by Mega Lifesciences PTY, L.T.D., distributor of Skizin , and held in Cocoon Boutique Hotel at Scout Tobias St., Quezon City.

Dr. Pramod Ramchandra Mane, the Company’s Medical Director, gave an exhaustive lecture on the physiologic features and Medical importance of Zinc.  The latter mineral, due to its being a component of 300 different enzymes – is required in successful wound healing, post-surgical recovery, as well as convalescence from certain parasitic diseases.

Skizin is unique in the market because its’ zinc is methionine-bound, thus increasing its bioavailability; and has incorporated Vitamin C and E, plus natural mixed carotenoids and chromium –further amplifying its anti-oxidant and immune-enhancing capacity.

Although the supplement had innumerable indications (i.e. atopic dermatitis); our members were interested in its dosing for Acne Vulgaris.  The dose is 1 cap three times a day for 12 weeks, with improvement seen in the second week  –then, eventually, 1-2 times a day as maintenance.  It is adviseable to give this capsule after meals, because it may cause gastric upset. Tetracyclines and Quinolones are contraindicated.

The other Dramatis Personae for this occasion were Drs. Becca Sanchez, who gave the invocation; Ma. Victoria Lantin, who gave the opening remarks; Sonia Baluyot, who served as the emcee; Angelina Aquende and Cheet Perez, who presented the plaques of appreciation.  Also acknowledged were Mr. Hrishikesh Pradhan, Mega Lifesciences Managing Director; and Mr. Christopher Nevarosa, Regional Sales Manager.

And of course, the real star of the day: Dr. Vinson B. Pineda, who turned 81 years young.  To whom, we greeted with flowers; a delicious caramel cake — and toasted with an Australian Merlot! Happy Birthday, Sir!

– Ramon Briones, M.D.