With the support of an Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship, final year dermatology trainee Dr Conor Broderick will be travelling to Canada in October 2023 to pursue training in paediatric dermatology. Currently based at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Broderick is also a clinical research fellow at King’s College London where he is studying the skin microbiome in early life.
His primary focus while at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will be to gain subspecialty experience in the diagnosis and management of rare and complex skin diseases. He is particularly interested in rare genetic skin diseases, including epidermolysis bullosa, and vascular anomalies, including the use of laser therapy for vascular birthmarks.
“I am truly honoured to receive an Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship, which will support my subspecialty training at SickKids in Toronto. Paediatric dermatology is an enormously varied specialty,” said Dr Broderick.
“Through dedicated training, and the exposure to the large volume of complex clinical cases treated in Canada's largest children's hospital, I will be well-prepared to embark upon my career as a consultant paediatric dermatologist. Without this fellowship, this international experience would not have been possible.”