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British Society for Cutaneous Allergy

 

President Dr D Orton
Secretary Dr F Campbell
Treasurer Dr M Chowdhury
Meetings Secretary Dr J Williams

Meetings

The BSCA holds an annual meeting alongside the main BAD meeting, a two-yearly update day, a two-yearly scientific meeting, and contact dermatitis courses run by the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. The BSCA website allows access to the BSCA database, BSCA allergen series, and occasional newsletters.

Function

The aims of the BSCA are the promotion of knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of contact dermatitis. The society has a current membership of 154 dermatologists and dermatological nurses. Recently, the BSCA committee has focussed on developing the databases, standardising allergen test series, writing patient advice sheets and trialling ‘new’ allergens. Additionally, we are considering methods to assess competencies in patch testing.

The database, in Microsoft Access, is available to BAD BSCA members through the BAD BSCA website. It has been designed for dermatologists who may not have a particular interest in contact dermatitis but who provide a standard patch testing service. It is simple to use and will allow easy audit of patch test results.

Contact

Dr Mabs Chowdhury
Consultant Dermatologist
Wales Institute of Dermatology
Box 100
Cardiff CF14 4XW
mmu.chowdhury@cardiffandvale.wales.nhs.uk

Please note that the BSCA website is currently undergoing maintenance. Apologies for the inconvinience caused.

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