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2018 Speakers

Dr George Moncrieff 

In January last year Dr George Moncrieff retired from his General Practice partnership in rural North Oxfordshire where he had been a GP partner since 1985. 

His interests include Dermatology, Child Health and Medical Education.  He was a GP trainer for 19 years and an undergraduate tutor at Oxford University for 12 years. He was an examiner for the DCH for 10 years and an external examiner for the Cardiff Diploma in Practical Dermatology until 2005.  He was Chair of The Dermatology Council for England from 2013 until July this year working closely with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Skin disease. He was the Dermatology Curriculum Guardian for the RCGP from 2009 for four years. He was a committee member of the PCDs until earlier this year. 

From 2000 until retiring he ran an interface Dermatology service from his practice, receiving about 15 new referrals each week from the local GPs, covering a population of 80,000. He now works one day a week in a private practice in Oxford city and provides locum support as needed to a number of local practices. This means he can now concentrate on his interests in teaching dermatology, as well as spending time pursuing his non-medical interest and looking after his grandchildren.


Dr Liz Ogden

Dr Ogden trained and worked as a GP and started in Dermatology in 1993 as a Clinical Assistant and has worked in both hospital and community dermatology ever since then. She is clinical lead of the Hertfordshire Community Trust Skin Health Service and is an Associate Specialist in East and North Herts NHS Trust. She works as well in Reproductive and Sexual Health. Her special interests are Genital Dermatology , Paediatrics and Psychodermatology.


Dr Robert Boyle

Dr Boyle is a paediatric allergist with a research programme focussed on the prevention of eczema and other allergic diseases. He trained in Melbourne where his PhD investigated mechanisms through which probiotics might prevent eczema, and most recently wrote a series of reports for the Food Standards Agency on the relationship between diet during pregnancy and infancy and allergic or autoimmune diseases. Dr Boyle works as joint Co-ordinating Editor for Cochrane Skin at the University of Nottingham, and is involved in the BEEP trial of emollients for preventing eczema and other allergic diseases. In this talk he will discuss the relationship between eczema and food allergy, explore some common myths and pitfalls in eczema management, and highlight new interventions for preventing and managing eczema. 

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  • Dermatology 2018

    “Well organised, very relevant information, well presented. One of the best courses I’ve been on.”

    Dr Camilla Arthur


  • Dermatology 2018

    “Very informative and well presented. Always a hallmark of Pulse’s seminars.”

     Dr Herman Lai

  • CVD & Diabetes 2017

    “One of the best conferences I have ever attended! I learnt so much and have begun to change my practice already. Thanks to all the speakers they were excellent!”

    Dr Gunen Ucyigit

  • Women’s Health 2017

    Came out educated, more confident to tackle related problems in surgery.”

    Dr Raj Aggarwal

  • CVD & Diabetes 2017

    Excellent, amazing, very well organised, useful and practical, this is the best seminar i have attended.”

    Dr Alaa Suliman

  • Women’s Health 2017

    A very useful day as most of the talks were relevant to my daily practice. ”Prescribing in Pregnancy” has changed my practice completely in certain aspects.”

    Dr Eliza V. Moldovan 

  • Dermatology 2018

    “This is the second time I have been to the pulse dermatology seminar, and I would do so again. The material is practical, relevant and interesting.”

    Dr Sue Rutherford