About Dr. Sami Al-Sogair Award
Dr. AL-Sogair was one of the first pioneers in the specialty of skin diseases who were interested in attending conferences and seminars in the specialty outside the Kingdom, where they were not held in the Kingdom.

Dr. Sami found that the number of attendees from the Kingdom was very few and often he finds himself alone at the end of the seventies and early eighties of the last century, then the participation of Dr. AL-Sogair on the sidelines of the World Congress of Dermatology in Berlin in 1987 in the re-establishment of the Association of Dermatologists Arabs and decided to hold the first meeting in Amman - Jordan in 1988, Then he was elected Dr. AL-Sogair Deputy Secretary-General of the Association and participated in a personal capacity, Here emerged the big desire to achieve the dream was anticipating a specialty of skin diseases and the formation of the Assembly of Saudi Arabia participates heavily in the scientific activities of local, regional and international levels.

On this basis, and through his position as Director-General of Health Affairs, Eastern Province has to contact health institutions in the Kingdom in all sectors such as the Ministry of Health and Hospitals and Department of Defense and the hospitals of the National Guard and Public Security and the university hospitals, hospitals semi-government, such as Aramkuo Khafji, Jubail and Yanbu, and the private hospitals to determine the number of dermatologists and inventory their ¬-names and contact them and invite them to the first conference Allomrad skin in Al- Jubail in 1988 under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of the Eastern Region and was opened by the late, God willing, Royal Highness Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, where he was President of the Conference, Dr. Sami Sogair announced the establishment of the Saudi Society of Dermatology.

Was held the first meeting of the Assembly, where he headed Dr. AL-Sogair constituent meeting was attended by Dr. Tawfik Rahimi, Samir Zimmo and Sami Hamdi and Tariq from Jeddah, and Dr. Marwan Khawaja from Riyadh Dr. Abdulaziz Aba Hussein, Dr. Yassin Humaidan and Dr. Adel Al-Ghanim of the eastern region and Dr. Sami Sogair personal connection to His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, who graciously agreed to be honorary chairman of the Assembly and also to be the Honorary President of the Second Conference of the Association, which was held in a hotel in Dhahran in 1990 and was one of the biggest and best conferences at the level the Arab world .

On the sidelines of the second meeting of the Association of Dermatologists Arabs in Cairo in 1989 invited Dr. AL-Sogair his colleagues in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to establish the Association of Dermatologists Gulf Cooperation Council and under the umbrella of the General Secretariat of the Health Ministers of the Council were chosen by Dr. AL-Sogair secretary-general of the first period and then re-selected again in 2005 for a further period

He continued his Chairmanship up to year 1994, where he began to realize that in kingdom of Saudi Arabia the number of dermatologist has been increasing, as a result he shifted his concentration towards participation in international levels

And after the expansion of activity of the Saudi Society it changed the name to the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery with considerable efforts of Dr. Omar al-Sheikh, who chaired the Assembly after Dr. AL-Sogair so that conferences and scientific conferences Saudi Arabia became a Skin match local conferences in the scientific level but also simulates the global conferences.

As the number of Saudi doctors is increasing with progress in the scientific standard , and here come to his mind the second dream, which encouraged a of medicine Saudi to participation in global conferences, research, which put the Saudi doctor impress to the scientific map and shouldn’t be limited to his participation on the attendance only.

Council was given a award project of Dr. Sami bin Mohammed AL-Sogair for scientific research and excellence and community service under the auspices of the Saudi Society of Medicine and Dermatologic Surgery and Laser for this award, which will be presented during scientific conferences, the main association identified objectives and conditions of the award and winners will be annaunced in the up coming conferances of the Saudi Society.