About this event

  • Date and time Tue 13 Apr 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online

Discover the role of health professionals in the climate change emergency.

This third episode of the Health emergency of climate change series will explore the impact of climate change on dermatological health. International experts will cover how warming temperatures impact skin health, looking at topics including inflammatory skin disease, infectious diseases, cancer, and UV radiation.

The panel will also discuss issues of sustainability within dermatology and cosmetics, offering advice for healthcare professionals looking to mitigate healthcare’s own impact on the climate.

Join our leading experts Professor Antony Young, Emeritus Professor of  Photodermatology, King's College London, Member of Environmental Effects Assessment panel of the UN, Dr Mark Dennis P Davis, Vice Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA Chair of the Climate Change Committee of the International Society of Dermatology, Professor Eleni Linos, Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, Stanford University Medical Centre, USA Deputy Editor, British Journal of Dermatology, Kate Lawlor, Specialty Registrar, Cardiff, and Misha Rosenbach, Associate Professor, Dermatology & Internal Medicine, Program Director, Dermatology Residence, University of Pennsylvania.

During this webinar speakers will:

  • Describe the physical impacts of climate change and the effects of UV rays and rising temperatures on skin health 
  • Demonstrate the clinical implications and impact of UK sun rays and a warming world on public health
  • Explore how healthcare professionals can mitigate the adverse dermatology health effects of climate change and a warming world 

Don't miss other episodes in this series:

Episode 4: Tuesday 27 April 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

In this 10-part Health emergency of climate change series, experts from across the health community will unite to address the impact that climate change is having on human health. By positioning health and wellbeing at the centre of the climate change discussion, the Royal Society of Medicine will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to understand the links between climate change and health and recognise how they can help combat climate change and its effects.

Do you have a question for our panelists? If so, please submit your questions here and they will be answered during the webinar.

We would like to thank Michael Rapp for his generous support enabling free access to this webinar series. This webinar has free CPD accreditation.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards on-demand through Zoom. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording on-demand through Zoom. No CPD points will be issued to those who watch the recording on YouTube.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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Key speakers

Professor Antony Young

Emeritus Professor of Photodermatology, King's College London, Member of Environmental Effects Assessment Panel of the UN

Professor Eleni Linos

Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, Stanford University Medical Centre, USA Deputy Editor, British Journal of Dermatology

Professor Misha Rosenbach

Associate Professor, Dermatology & Internal Medicine, Program Director, Dermatology Residence, University of Pennsylvania

Mark Dennis

Dr Mark Dennis P Davis

Vice Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA Chair of the Climate Change Committee of the International Society of Dermatology

Speaker's biography

Dr. Mark Davis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA.  Dr. Davis is from Dublin and attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  He is the author of 238 peer-reviewed publications, and 30 book chapters.  Dr. Davis has an interest in complex medical dermatology and a special interest in the effect of climate change on skin disease and health.

Dr Kate Lawlor

Dermatology Specialist Registrar, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff

Speaker's biography

Dr Lawlor graduated from the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick, Ireland in 2014. She became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2017 and completed her Basic Specialist Training in 2018. She developed an interest in Dermatology as a medical student and has presented both nationally and internationally at Dermatology Meetings. She currently holds a National Training Number in Dermatology and is based in South Wales.

Agenda

View the programme 13 April 2021

Welcome and introduction

Dr Hélène du P Menagé, Consultant Dermatologist

Climate change and human skin cancer

Professor Antony Young, Emeritus Professor of Photodermatology KCL, Member of Environmental Effects Assessment panel of the UN

Sunscreens, cancer and protecting our planet

Professor Eleni Linos, Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, Stanford University Medical Centre, USA Deputy Editor British Journal of Dermatology

The effects of climate change on infectious diseases of the skin

Professor Misha Rosenbach, Associate Professor, Dermatology & Internal Medicine, Program Director, Dermatology Residence, University of Pennsylvania

Climate change and inflammatory skin disease

Dr Mark Davis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

Environmentally sustainable dermatology

Dr Kate Lawlor, Dermatology Specialist Registrar, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff

Q&A session

Panel discussion

Closing remarks

Location

Online

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