About this event

  • Date and time Thu 15 Apr 2021 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Dermatology

This webinar is the final episode in the of two-part mini-symposia which explores and reviews the role of lasers in the treatment of a multitude of skin conditions and disorders. The first episode was on Thursday 17 December 2020.

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.

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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 sponsors Amgen and Bioderma (NAOS Group) 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 Daron Seukeran

Consultant Dermatologist, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Daron Seukeran (MBChB(Glasgow), DCH, DRCOG. MRCGP. FRCP (Lon)) is a Consultant Dermatologist at the James Cook University Hospital, Teesside. He is Group Medical Director of the SK:N Laser Clinics and Chairman of the Medical Standards Committee. He undertakes general dermatology but his main interest is laser surgery.


Dr Seukeran has a wide range of expertise in laser surgery but particularly in the treatment of vascular lesions, laser resurfacing for acne scarring as well as other forms of laser ablation.


He is one of the authors of the Cochrane Review for acne scarring, publishes and lectures regularly on laser surgery and other areas of dermatology. He has been involved in research in the area of laser treatment of inflammatory acne and most recently been involved in the development of BAD guidelines for photodynamic therapy and rosacea.

Mr Declan Collins

Consultant, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Mr Declan Collins is a Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with specialist interests in burns, laser and scar management. He undertook his plastic surgery training in London prior to his appointment as a consultant in the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In addition to his plastic surgery training, he has undertaken fellowships in burns care and aesthetic surgery.

His interest in burns care led him to complete a PhD looking at predictors of sepsis in burns, and antimicrobial peptides in wound healing. He has continued his academic interest and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College as well as Clinical Lead for Research in the burn unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This allows him to keep abreast of the new and emerging technologies in wound and scar management, both surgical and non-surgical. He started the Laser Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for scar management as well as the laser hair removal service for the Gender Dysphoria Service.


He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Burn Association (BBA). As well as working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital he works at The London Scar Clinic.

Dr Bav Shergill

Consultant Dermatologist, Hove and Brighton and President, British Cosmetic Dermatology Group, British Association of Dermatologists, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Bav Shergill is the Past President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group and Honorary Senior Lecturer for the MSc in Rejuvenation and Ageing at the University of Manchester. He has been using lasers to treat patients for over 15 years.


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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

Sponsored industry presentations

L'Oréal Active Cosmetics - given by La Roche-Posay and CeraVe

Dupixent MyWay Support Programme - given by Sanofi Genzyme

Psoriasis Patient Profile video - given by UCB Pharma

Ablative lasers and beyond  

Dr Daron Seukeran, Consultant Dermatologist, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lasers, scar management and beyond   

Mr Declan Collins, Consultant, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Trust 

Intense pulsed light and beyond  

Dr BavShergill, Consultant Dermatologist, Hove and Brighton and President, British Cosmetic Dermatology Group, British Association of Dermatologists

Question and answer session 
End of symposia 



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

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