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Please note that events with the BAD logo beside it, denotes an event or meeting  organised by the BAD.

All other meetings listed are organised externally from this department. Contact details and further information for these can be found under each individual event.

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ALERT! The BAD have been advised by overseas and U.K. Doctors of "scam" dermatology conferences taking place in the U.K. and around the world. Colleagues from developing countries have been targeted.  Do check any UK dermatology conference is listed on our website. If not, the BAD advises caution.


- Further details to follow

British Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting 2020 

Dates: 30th March - 1st April 2020
Venue: National Museum Cardiff, Wales
Organiser: Conference & Event Services from the BAD


Registration now open!

The 2020 BSID Annual Meeting will take place in the picturesque city of Cardiff over 30th March – 1st April 2020.

Held at the impressive National Museum Cardiff, attending delegates for BSID 2020 can again expect a strong scientific programme of key updates and cutting edge research from a host of national and international speakers.

2020 BSID Medal Recipient

The 2020 BSID Medal will be awarded posthumously to Prof Ronald Marks at the BSID Annual Dinner on Tuesday 31st March 2020.  


Scientific Programme - 2020 BSID Annual Meeting – Cardiff

This year’s BSID Annual Meeting will begin with the Clinical Translational Afternoon/Skin Club on the Monday afternoon featuring talks from:

Dr Ricky Frazer (Cardiff, U.K.), Dr John Lear (Manchester U.K.), Dr David De Berker (Bristol, U.K.)

Dr Richard Motley (Cardiff, U.K.), Dr Catherine Harwood (London, U.K.), Dr Rachel Botting (Newcastle, U.K.)

Dr Catherine Hogan (Cardiff, U.K.), Prof Marisa Gariglio (Vercelli VC, Italy), Prof Robert Kelsh (Bath, U.K.)

The Tuesday & Wednesday of the meeting will feature a range of talks from those selected to give oral presentations at the meeting, alongside our 2020 invited speakers including:

  • Keynote Guest Lecture by Dr Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Bethesda, U.S.A
  • Distinguished Local Lecture: Baroness Ilora Finlay, Deputy Speaker (House of Lords), U.K
  • British Photodermatology Group Guest Lecture: Prof Rachel Watson, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester, U.K.

The BSID Committee have also introduced for the 2020 meeting, a new reduced registration rate pilot scheme for PhD/MD & Undergraduate students registering to attend BSID 2020.

For Full Scientific Programme information or to book your place, please visit:




Introduction to Photodermatology, Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Therapy
Dates: 23rd  – 27th March 2020
Venue: Photobiology Unit, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY
Organiser: Professor Sally Ibbotson
Contact Name: Mrs Lorraine Malone
Contact Email:
Contact Number: 44 1382 383272

View the course flyer



American Academy of Dermatology 78th Annual Meeting

Date: 20th – 24th March 2020
Venue: Colorado Convention Centre, Colorado, USA
Organiser: American Academy of Dermatology


Essential Medical Dermatology 2020
11 - 13 March 2020
Venue: Willan House, London
Organiser: Conference & Event Services from the BAD


Specifically designed for dermatology StR and Consultant dermatologists, (Specialty doctors & Associate Specialists also welcome), this 3 day course aims to refresh your knowledge of severe inflammatory skin diseases & the cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases.


Registered delegates have the opportunity to submit abstracts for consideration for the meeting, with the authors of the best four submissions, invited to present their cases to the other delegates within the Wednesday afternoon session.


Dowling Club Overseas Trip
Dates: 15th - 23rd February 2020
Venue: Kerala with possible extensions to the Maldives, Nagarhole and Mysore or Munnar

*Places are limited to 40 people*

We will be visiting

1. Calicut (joint meeting with IADVL, Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

2. Kasaragod (Filariasis and lymphoedema training / treating centre)

3. Thrissur (University Hospital for clinical cases)

4. Cochin (for cultural activities)

For full details and to book online go to


pw: Dowling2020

Contact Alison Hall (Audley Travel) to book - 01993 838 307;


EB 2020 The First World Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa
Dates: 19 - 23 January 2020
Venue: London
Congress Chairs: 
Professor Jemima Mellerio - St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Professor Jouni Uitto - Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jeffferson University, Philadelphia.
Congress Secretariat: Debra UK

Registration for the first world congress on epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is now open at

The scientific programme will be led by the joint chairs, Professors Jemima Mellerio (London, UK) and Jouni Uitto (Philadelphia, USA), supported by an international scientific board drawn from the world’s leading EB researchers and practitioners. The organisers, DEBRA UK, are offering companies involved in EB diagnostics, management, or research a wide range of sponsorship packages for the event.

EB 2020 is supported by an alliance of more than 20 rare disease and dermatology organisations worldwide.

For more information on EB 2020 including the programme, sponsorship opportunities and details on how to attend, please visit For further updates, please follow @EBWorldCongress and use #EB2020 or #EBWorldCongress to engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Introductory Course on the Biology of the Skin
9th - 13th December 2019
Venue: Downing College, Cambridge
Cost: £995

This is an annual residential course, primarily intended for Dermatologists in training and it will include references to clinical Dermatology, it will also be of interest to other practitioners and scientists, all welcome.
Participants will reside in Downing College, Cambridge which offers modern, single study-bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities.

View the course flyer

For further information please contact:

Carole Mills or Melanie Cornwell
Course Administrator (BOS)
Postgraduate Medical Centre
Deakin Centre, Box 111
Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Carole Mills:
+44 (0)1223 217606    Email:

Melanie Cornnwell
+44 (0)1223 254993    Email:

Please book online at


British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED 2019)
Date: Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th November 2019
Venue: Cardiff, Wales