About this event

  • Date and time Thu 17 Mar 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Dermatology

This event will help you understand the diagnosis and management of rarer and more unusual dermatology conditions and unusual presentations of common dermatological problems.

Event topics include: 

  • The diagnosis and management of 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 in dermatology 

Can't join us in person at the RSM? You can also book to watch this event via live stream by clicking here

Attendance criteria

You can only attend this meeting if you hold a Consultant or training post in dermatology. You must bring ID with you to show this. Exceptions are made for those who are members of the Section (by completing an additional application form) who have made significant contributions to dermatology and are of good standing in dermatology and the profession.

This event will be recorded*, all registered delegates will be able to access the recording for 60 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place. 

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The Dermatology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors AbbVie, Almirall, Eucerin, Janssen-Cilag, La Roche-Posay & Cerave, Lilly UK, Sanofi Genzyme and UCB Ltd for their valued support of the 2021 to 2022 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsors Amgen, LEO Pharma and Pierre Fabre for their support of this meeting.

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

Key speakers

Professor Dedee Murrell

Professor Dedee Murrell

Chair of the Department of Dermatology at St George Hospital, University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia

Speaker's biography

Professor Murrell completed medical training at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, 3 years of internal medicine in the UK and USA, dermatology training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a fellowship in dermatopharmacology at Duke, blistering diseases and cell biology at New York University, and then became a Clinical Scholar at Rockefeller University, focussing on epidermolysis bullosa. She holds a doctorate on the pathogenesis of blistering disorders, her main subspecialty interest, and her current research focuses on the development and validation of clinical outcome measures for epidermolysis bullosa and the autoimmune blistering diseases to enable clinical trials to proceed in these orphan diseases.


Professor Murrell has over 350 peer-reviewed papers, 14,000 citations, an H index of 58 and has edited 6 books. She lectures at international congresses regularly and is a visiting professor on 5 continents. She was recently elected as the first International Board Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology has served as Executive Vice President of the International Society of Dermatology and was Congress President of the International Congress of Dermatology 2021, the world’s first virtual Dermathon. She serves as founding Co-Editor of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology and serves on the editorial boards of British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Acta Dermatovenereologica and Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology International.


Professor Murrell has trained over 60 international fellows and mentees from all over the world. She was elected an international honorary member of the American Dermatologic Association in 2008 and awarded a certificate of appreciation from The International League of Dermatological Societies for her international education and outreach work. She recently completed a three year term as the Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s World Congress Task Force and received the International Pioneer Award of the Women’s Dermatologic Society in Milan, 2019, given once every four years.


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Registration, tea and coffee and networking
Welcome and introduction   

Dr Daniel Creamer, President, Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

A case of Olmsted syndrome with dramatic response to erlotinib

Dr Jaimie Oldham, Speciality Trainee Year 4, Barts Health NHS Trust on behalf of Professor Edel O'Toole

A case of isolated unilateral periorbital lupus

Dr Xiang Li Tan, Dermatology Senior House Officer, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of Dr Victoria Akhras and Dr Nicholas Tiffin

Solitary cutaneous mastocytoma

Dr Jeva Cernova, Dermatology Clinical Fellow, Barts Health NHS Trust on behalf of Dr Ravinder Atkar, Dr Majeeda Patel, Dr Marcin Ligaj, Dr Portia Goldsmith and Professor Edel O'Toole

Malignant melanoma within basal cell carcinoma

Dr Isabelle Nicholls, Internal Medicine Trainee Year 1, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of Dr Jennifer Garioch

The knife-cut sign

Dr Sheena Bhadresha, Clinical Teaching Fellow, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of Dr Silvia Aguilar-Duran, Dr Kara Heelan, Dr Mark Ethell and Dr Chris Harland

Psychogenic self-mutilation: 2 cases

Dr Marianne de Brito, Speciality Trainee Year 4, Barts Health NHS Trust on behalf of Professor Anthony Bewley

Tea and coffee break
Popping blistering diseases: The past, present and future

Professor Dedee Murrell, Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, St George Hospital, University of New South Wales

This lecture is supported by the Gerald Levene Bequest

Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Online registration for this event will close at 12:00am on 16 March 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This event 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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