About this event

  • Date and time Thu 18 Jun 2020 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Dermatology

This webinar will present and discuss the observed effects on the skin of PPE use and skin hygiene measures that have been adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent experience of skin disorders in healthcare workers will be presented, along with the investigations used to ascertain the nature of the reactions. Approaches to management of acute problems and future prevention will be explored in detail.

You will learn:

  • The possible adverse reactions from the use of prolonged PPE and repeat skin cleansing
  • How to minimise or avoid skin damage in healthcare workers and the wider public

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We would like to thank our sponsors Eucerin and Naos for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Key speakers

Professor Ian White

Consultant Dermatologist, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology Guy’s Hospital

Speaker's biography

Clinical lead for medical dermatology and cutaneous allergy. As well as the FRCP also is FFOM and, unusually for a clinician, CChem FRSC. Past chairman Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety, European Commission. Past editor-in-chief Contact Dermatitis.

Dr John McFadden

Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Speaker's biography

Dr McFadden has been a Dermatologist at the Department of Cutaneous Allergy, St John’s for over 20 years and ha s300 publications, mostly on contact dermatitis.

Dr Felicity Ferguson

Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Speaker's biography

Consultant Dermatologist with a Special Interest in Cutaneous Allergy at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Prior training was undertaken in a Post CCT Fellowship in Cutaneous Allergy at the Institute following Specialist Training through the Manchester programme. Key interests include Occupational Dermatology, Severe Eczema and Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Dr Louise Cunningham

Consultant Dermatologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Jane Sterling, President, Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Dermatologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Ian White, Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Dr John McFadden, Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Dr Felicity Ferguson, Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Dr Louise Cunningham, Senior Fellow in Cutaneous Allergy, St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Question and answer session
Closing remarks and end of webinar




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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