About this event

  • Date and time Thu 18 Feb 2021 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Dermatology

This webinar will explore clinical cases and present the Michael Feiwel lecture. The Michael Feiwel lecture will cover recent innovations and new treatments that dermatologists can offer patients in their own clinics.

Professor John McGrathProfessor of  Molecular Dermatology and head of the Genetic Skin Disease Group, Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, will be taking the Michael Feiwel lecture. Professor McGrath is internationally renowned for his superb lectures on genetic diseases and the skin.

The clinical cases will see delegates gain an understanding of the diagnosis and management of rarer and more unusual dermatology conditions, and unusual presentations of common dermatological problems. The clinical cases will consist of six high-quality case presentations with ample Q&A time to allow positive debate for excellent educational value. 

This webinar will cover: 

  • The diagnosis and management of some of the rarer and more unusual dermatology conditions and unusual presentations of common dermatological problems
  • Recent progress in diagnostics and management of dermatological conditions
  • The impact of skin disorders on individuals and the importance of a holistic approach to management
  • New research and treatments in dermatology

CPD learning accredited. 

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 Amgen 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

Professor John McGrath

Professor John McGrath 

Academic Head of St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London, UK

Speaker's biography

John McGrath is the Academic Head of St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London where he also runs the Genetic Skin Disease Group. He holds the Mary Dunhill Chair in Cutaneous Medicine at King’s College London and is Honorary Consultant Dermatologist to the Guy’s and St Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust.

He has lead roles in delivering experimental medicine and precision medicine within the Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s Hospital and in organising several national phenotyping and genotyping of rare disease initiatives in the UK.

His research focuses on the molecular characterization of inherited skin diseases and the development of novel treatments for rare skin diseases.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Chris Harland, President, Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Mediterranean masquerade: Clinicopathogenetic analysis of an unusual presentation of Familial Mediterranean Fever

Dr Lisa F Kiely, Dermatology Senior House Officer, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland on behalf of Dr Cathal O’Connor, Dr Cynthia Heffron, Dr Daniel Costello, D. John Ryan and Dr Mary Bennett          

Drug-induced keratoacanthomas

Dr David Gleeson, Internal Medicine Trainee Year 2, East Surrey Hospital, on behalf of Drs Sandeep Cliff, Manjusha Das and Irene Man

Pyodermatitis vegetans-pyostomatitis vegetans with ocular involvement

Dr Lloyd Steele, Academic Clinical Fellowship Specialty Trainee Year 4, The Royal London Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust on behalf of Dr Goldsmith and Dr Cunningham

“When I drink water it comes out of my nose”: Telephone follow-up in a patient with dermatomyositis

Dr Isobel Spring, Clinical Fellow, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, on behalf of P Goldsmith, T Maruthappu, M Cunningham, A Hong, S Hogan, A Shah, S Kelly, G Thomas, S Jeetle, M Khorshid and CA Harwood

En coup de sabre: Case series

Dr Jane O’Connor, Specialty Trainee, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, on behalf of Susannah Baron, Wedad Abdelrahman

Symmetrical Idiopathic Flexural Exanthem (SIFE)

Dr Satwinderjit Shinhmar, Specialty Trainee Year 6, London Road Community Hospital, Derby, on behalf of Dr Dhawshini Ravindran and Dr Rangarajan Rabindranathnambi    

Comfort break and sponsored industry presentations

Basic skin care as stand-alone or adjunctive basic therapy in the treatment of psoriasis – Data from three studies - given by Dylan Griffiths, Eucerin  

Skin barrier restoring effects of a cream containing ceramides in a multi-vesicular emulsion in people with dry, eczema-prone skin - given by La Roche-Posay and CeraVe

Dupixent Key Message Video - given by Sanofi Genzyme

Michael Feiwel lecture: New treatments for patients with genetic skin diseases 

Professor John McGrath, Professor of Molecular Dermatology and Head, Genetic Skin Disease Group,Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust 

Discussion and closing remarks
Meeting ends and virtual networking session starts

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Virtual networking session ends

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