About this event

  • Date and time Thu 17 Dec 2020 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Dermatology

This webinar is the first of two mini-symposia which will explore and review the role of lasers in the treatment of a multitude of skin conditions and disorders. The final episode is on Thursday 15 April 2021. 

These conditions and disorders include portwine stains and other vascular disorders, congenital moles and other pigmented lesions, tattoos, scars, red faces, acne, various NHS and cosmetic conditions.

CPD accredited. 

This meeting is intended for Healthcare professionals only.

The Dermatology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors AbbVie, Eucerin, Janssen-Cilag, La Roche-Posay & Cerave, Sanofi Genzyme and UCB for their valued support of the 2020 to 2021 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsor Lilly UK for their support of this webinar.

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

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Key speakers

Dr Sean Lanigan

Dr Sean Lanigan MD FRCP DCH

Consultant Dermatologist at Sk:n in Birmingham, now retired, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Lanigan has recently retired from private practice as a Consultant Dermatologist at Sk:n in Birmingham. He was Group Medical Director, Regional Medical Director and Co-Founder of the Medical Standards Committee of Sk:n which is the largest provider of aesthetic treatments throughout the UK.

He was President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG) from 2015 to 2017

He was clinical lead at the Birmingham Regional Skin Laser Centre, City Hospital Birmingham from 2001-2009.

He has had Executive Committee Membership of both the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

He was Editor in Chief of Lasers in Medical Science for 8 years. 

He has over 160 scientific medical publications including 2 textbooks and 16 book chapters.

Dr Vishal Madan

Dr Vishal Madan, MBBS (Hons), MD, FRCP

Consultant Dermatologist, Laser and Dermatological Surgeon at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Vishal Madan, MBBS (Hons), MD, FRCP is a Consultant Dermatologist, Laser and Dermatological surgeon at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust since 2010. Originally from India, he trained in medicine and dermatology in Jabalpur, India. After completing the Addenbrooke's Cambridge medical rotation in 2004, he undertook his specialist training in Dermatology in Manchester.

He did two fellowships- one in Laser Dermatology at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and another fellowship in Mohs micrographic (Skin cancer) and reconstructive skin surgery at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Dr Madan has published 110 scientific articles, authored 10 book chapters and edited books on specialty examination in Dermatology, skin cancer and Laser Dermatology.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Chris Harland, President, Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Sandeep Cliff, Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

How lasers work: clinical cases 

Dr Chris Harland

Lasers, portwine stains and beyond

Dr Sean Lanigan, Consultant Dermatologist, Birmingham and Ex-Medical Director, skin clinics 

Lasers, pigmented lesions and beyond

Dr Vishal Madan, Consultant Dermatologist, Manchester 

Question and answer session
End of symposia



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 ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain 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.

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