About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 Jan 2020 from 8:45am to 1:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Dermatology

This symposium will review advances in the understanding of skin immunity, including skin disorders in impaired immunity and autoimmunity.

You will cover new aspects of immunodeficiency from diagnosis to management and associated autoimmune disorders. The meeting will be relevant to clinical practice in Dermatology, Immunology, Rheumatology and Paediatrics.

You will gain knowledge about the pathogenesis, presentation and management of skin disorders in immunodeficiency and autoimmunity syndromes.

The Gerald Levene Lecture will be delivered during the symposium by Professor David D'Cruz, Consultant Rheumatologist in the Louise Coote Lupus Unit at Guy’s St Thomas’ Hospital, entitled: Challenges in managing skin disease in SLE.


This meeting is in association with the Section of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Society of Medicine.


We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

AbbVie, Almirall, Bioderma, Eucerin (Beiersdorf UK), Janssen-Cilag, LEO Pharma, Lilly UK, L’Oreal, Sanofi and UCB Pharma Ltd

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Professor David D’Cruz

Consultant Rheumatologist in the Louise Coote Lupus Unit at Guy’s St Thomas’ Hospital.

Speaker's biography

Professor David D’Cruz is a Consultant Rheumatologist in the Louise Coote Lupus Unit at Guy’s St Thomas’ Hospital. His major clinical and research interests are systemic lupus erythematosus, the antiphospholipid syndrome and systemic vasculitis. He trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London.

Senior House Officer and Registrar rotations at University College and the Royal London Hospital were followed by a clinical registrar post and then an ARC Clinical Research Fellowship at St Thomas’ Hospital leading to an MD degree. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals following a Senior Registrar post there. Professor D’Cruz has published 110 peer-reviewed papers, 25 editorials and reviews and 15 book chapters. He is one of the Managing Editors of the journal Lupus and is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Autoimmune Diseases.


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Chairs: Dr Tabi Leslie, President, Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Jane Sterling, President, Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine


Registration, tea and coffee
Cutaneous features of immunodeficiency in childhood

Dr Mary Glover, Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Dermatological presentations of monogenic immune deficiency presenting in older children and adults

Dr Helen Baxendale, Consultant Clinical Immunologist, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals

Skin disorders in transplant recipients

Professor Catherine Harwood, Consultant Dermatologist, Barts Health NHS Trust and Centre for Cutaneous Research, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Tea and coffee break
Gerald Levene Lecture: Cutaneous manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus

Professor David D'Cruz, Consultant Rheumatologist, Louise Coote Lupus Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

Alopecia areata

Dr Paul Farrant, Consultant Dermatologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Immune responses in cutaneous drug reactions

Professor Mike Ardern-Jones, Consultant Dermatologist, Southampton General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Close of meeting and lunch


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