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 dermatology-icon  Dermatology Birmingham: 12 November 2019


Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Location: Jurys Inn, Birmingham



Registration, refreshments and networking


Chairs opening speech



Lesion recognition and dermoscopy

  • Gain confidence in undertaking dermoscopy examinations in general practice.
  • Gain confidence in spotting pre-cancerous skin lesions.
  • Correctly identifying benign lesions.

Dr Finbar McGrady, GPwSI dermatology, sessional GP and clinical teaching fellow, Queens University, Belfast


New Advances In Acne for Primary Care with Case Studies

  • Effective management of acne for primary care.
  • Acne and the microbiome, the new discovery.
  • Let’s talk about acne with case studies.

Dr Joanna E Gach, Consultant dermatologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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Refreshment break and exhibition

The seminar room will be closed during this time.


Lesion recognition quiz: Test your knowledge

Following on from the previous session with Dr McGrady, take part in this interactive quiz to test your skills and knowledge on lesion recognition.

Dr Finbar McGrady, GPwSI dermatology, sessional GP and clinical teaching fellow, Queens University, Belfast


Eczema in children and young people

  • Developments in prevention of eczema.
  • Relationship between eczema and food allergy.
  • Common pitfalls in eczema management. 

Dr Robert Boyle, reader in paediatric allergy, Imperial College London


Cutaneous Skin Reactions 101

  • Approach to recognizing drug related skin eruptions.
  • Recognizing common drugs prescribed in primary care that leads to drug reactions.
  • Differentials to consider and when to refer.

Dr Bernard Ho, clinical fellow in dermatology, St George’s Hospital


Lunch, exhibition and networking

The seminar room will be closed during this time.


Managing Psoriasis

  • Recognise different types of psoriasis on the face, scalp and body.
  • Managing chronic plaque psoriasis.
  • Types and strengths of different medications and when to use them.

Dr Naomi Kemp, GPSI dermatology , Elm Lodge Surgery



Confidently assessing hair and scalp conditions

  • Recognise and assess different hair conditions.
  • When to refer to secondary care.
  • Learn through a series of case studies how to support patients.

Dr Manjit Kaur, consultant dermatologist, lecturer and founding member, The British Hair and Nail Society



Refreshment break

The seminar room will be closed during this time.


Actinic keratosis 

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of risk factors for developing the disorder.
  • Confidently recognise actinic keratosis variants.
  • Best treatment options for patients.

Dr Sanjeev Rana, GPwSI dermatology, medical director and clinical commissioner, Hertfordshire STP


Top tips on assessing nail disorders 

  • Recognise common disorders of the nails.
  • Best options for treatment of different nail conditions.
  • Confidently assess and suggest treatments for fungal nail infections.

Dr Anita Takwale, consultant dermatologist, clinical lead  and president, The British Hair and Nail Society


Close of conference

Prepared by Cogora 05/09/19 

*We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners including for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceuticals companies including Aspire Pharma, Galderma,  La Roche-Posay, Leo Pharma, Moberg Pharma, and Thornton & Ross pharmaceuticals. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.

** Your delegate badge may, with your permission, be scanned by sponsor companies in the exhibition hall and at sponsored sessions.  If you allow your badge to be scanned, you agree for those companies to contact you about their products, events and/or services – some of which may be promotional in nature. If you do not wish to be contacted by our sponsor companies you have the right to not have your badge scanned when visiting a sponsored stand in the exhibition hall or attending sponsored sessions. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the sponsor.



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