Prof Motswaledi

Prof Motswaledi is a speaker, co-chair of the SCFSA online Skin Cancer Update.

Topic: Albinism in Africa

MBChB(Medunsa),MMED(Derm), FCDerm(SA)

Abstract:
Oculocutaneous Albinism consists of a group of genetic disorders characterized by diffuse pigmentory
dilution due to a partial or total absence of melanin pigment within melanocytes of the skin, hair follicles
and eyes. Melanocytes are present in the normal distribution, but fail to produce melanin due to the partial or complete absence of the enzyme tyrosinase.

By virtue of their skin, Albino people experience 2 fundamental problems: Skin health problems and Socioeconomic problems, which will be discussed in this presentation.

Present

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Professor and Head of Department of Dermatology

College of Dermatologists of South Africa

Past President

International Society of Dermatology

Member of the editorial board

Prof Motswaledi history and Accolades

History:
Professor and Head of Department of Dermatology at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa.
Published 50 papers in Peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals.
Presented several papers at local and international congresses.
Reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Dermatology.
Editorial Board member of the International Society of Dermatology.
Immediate past President of the council of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa.