About this event

  • Date and time Thu 20 Dec 2018 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Dermatology

This is a clinically-orientated meeting of interest to dermatologists, clinical geneticists and paediatricians of all grades. It will provide practical advice and tips for dealing with the diagnosis and management of a range of genetic diseases that affect the skin. Highlighting specific problems or complications that need to be considered and potential therapeutic pitfalls. 

Topics include:

  • The diagnostic algorithms and criteria for some of the more common genetic diseases affecting the skin
  • Develop practical clinical approaches to manage these conditions
  • Which other professionals should be involved in the management of these patient groups

Key speakers

Dr Nigel Burrows

Consultant Dermatologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Julian Sampson

Director, Division of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University

Dr Catherine Orteu

Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Celia Moss

Consultant Dermatologist, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Jemima Mellerio, President, Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Professor Mike Pope, Consultant Dermatologist

Setting the scene: Phenotyping and genotyping of genetic skin diseases

Professor John McGrath

Approaching the child with epidermolysis bullosa

Dr Anna Martinez, Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Management tips for ichthyosis

Professor Jemima Mellerio

An update on pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Dr Nigel Burrows, Consultant Dermatologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break
Tuberous sclerosis complex

Professor Julian Sampson, Director, Division of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University

An update on diagnosis and management of Fabry disease

Dr Catherine Orteu, Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Important birth marks

Professor Celia Moss, Consultant Dermatologist, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Close of meeting
Lunch

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom