About this event

  • Date and time Thu 20 Jan 2022 from 2:30pm to 4:25pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Dermatology

This webinar will provide an insight into the microvascular and lymphovascular disorders which occur commonly in cutaneous medicine. 

Speakers will explore and discuss the process of angioproliferation in infantile haemangiomas and current management strategies, varied cutaneous manifestations of lymphovascular failure, and the effects of diabetes mellitus on cutaneous microvasculature. 

This webinar will allow you to: 

  • Consider the process of angioproliferation in infantile haemangiomas and understand the current management strategies used to treat these lesions.  
  • Recognise the varied cutaneous manifestations of lymphovascular failure and consider how management reverses microvascular pathophysiology in lymphatic and venous insufficiency. 
  • Gain an understanding of the effects of diabetes mellitus on cutaneous microvasculature and consider how this process leads to the skin manifestations of diabetes mellitus. 

This webinar 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 webinar takes place. 

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The Dermatology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors AbbVie, Almirall, Eucerin, La Roche-Posay & Cerave, Sanofi Genzyme and UCB Ltd for their valued support of the 2021 to 2022 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsors Lilly UK and Pierre Fabre for their support of this meeting.Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Dr Prashanth Vas

Dr Prashanth (Prash) Vas MBBS, FRCP, PhD

Consultant, Diabetes and Diabetes Foot Medicine, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Vas currently works as a Consultant in Diabetes and Diabetes Foot Medicine at King's College Hospital the first dedicated multidisciplinary foot clinic in the world. Prior to this, he undertook his clinical specialist training in the East of England including Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, which also included a period of research at the Ipswich Diabetes Research Unit. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London and a visiting professor at the University of Staffordshire.


Dr Vas’s current research is focused on the lower limb complications of diabetes including the aetiopathogenesis and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic neuropathy (especially small-fibre neuropathy) and in the validation of new techniques designed for the early detection of neuropathy. Alongside Prof Rayman, he was involved in the development of the Ipswich Touch Test, now widely recognised as a simple reliable method for assessing loss of protective foot sensation, adopted by Diabetes UK as the ‘Touch the Toes’ test. He has also been a part of two Quality in Care - Diabetes award-winning teams.


Dr Vas has served been an expert advisor to the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF). He is the co-founder of the British Diabetic Neuropathy Symposium, which is the only academic meeting in the UK on diabetic neuropathy.


In addition to maintain an active clinical schedule at King's College Hospital, Dr Vas continues to train and teach professionals to provide a high-quality diabetic foot and neuropathy service for patients so they can be seen as quickly as possible with the highest level of care.

Dr Kristiana Gordon

Clinical Lead for LymphoedemaConsultant and Honorary Reader in Dermatology and Lymphovascular MedicineSt George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Kristiana Gordon is Clinical Lead of the Lymphoedema Service at St George’s Hospital in London, where her team cares for thousands of patients with lymphoedema and lipoedema. She is also a Foeldi-certified lymphoedema therapist.


Dr Gordon has completed a doctorate in the genetics of primary lymphoedema and imaging of the lymphatic system. She continues to pursue her research interests within the rapidly developing field of lymphovascular medicine and lipoedema.

Tess McPerson

Dr Tess MacPherson MA MBBS MD FRCP

Consultant Dermatologist, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Lead for Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Oxford University Hospitals and current President of the British Society for Paediatric and adolescent Dermatology (BSPAD), UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Tess McPherson is active in national and international paediatric and adolescent dermatology including education, conference organisation (WCPD local organising committee), monitoring effects of medications on children and young people (BADBIR registry) and patient information and guidelines for the British Association of Dermatology (BAD).


Dr McPherson manages children and young people of all ages but has a specialist interest in adolescent dermatology. She was lead clinician on an NIHR funded project to develop a web resource for young adults with skin disease on healthtalk.org, works with charities and patient groups to improve resources and has recently written a book; ‘Skin Conditions in Young People: A practical guide on how to be comfortable in your skin’.


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Welcome and introduction

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

Lymphovascular failure

Dr Kristiana Gordon, Clinical Lead, Lymphoedema, Consultant and Honorary Reader, Dermatology and Lymphovascular Medicine, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  

Cutaneous microvascular disease in diabetes: Reality, relevance and associates

Dr Prashanth (Prash) Vas, Consultant, Diabetes and Diabetes Foot Medicine, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Infantile haemangiomas: What we know now

Dr Tess MacPherson, Consultant Dermatologist and President, British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology

Questions and answers
Close of meeting



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.

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.

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 60 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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