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Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, many events have either been cancelled or postponed by their respective organisers. Please check indvidual event entries for updates on any events you may have booked onto.

Contact details for the orgainser of the meeting (if not organised by the Conference Team) can be found within the individual event entries.

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.


Annual Paediatric Dermatology Course
Date: Monday 18 - Friday 22 May 2020
Location: Birmingham Women's and Children’s Hospital
Course website:

This course is now a co-badged British Association of Dermatologists Educational Event.

This popular course, run by Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, is designed for dermatologists (particularly trainees) and also consultants wanting to update their knowledge and skills.

Our teachers are selected from local paediatricians and dermatologists with special expertise in paediatric dermatology. The aim is to teach paediatric dermatology, not paediatrics, and the principles of child health necessary for the safe practice of dermatology in children.

This course is open to dermatologists only, but a sister course for paediatricians is held at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

View the course flyer:

For further information and to ook your place:



BSSCII: Update on Skin Diseases in Immunocompromised Patients

Date: 14th May 2020
Venue: Willan House, London
Organisers: Conference & Event Services from the BAD

Registration now open:


A Basic Course of Dermatopathology
14 - 16 May 2020
Venue: The Gordon Museum, London
Course Directors:
Dr Catherine M. Stefanato, MD, FRCPath, Dipl. American Boards of Pathology and Dermatopathology
Dr Blanca Martin, MD, DipRCPath
Consultant Dermatopathologists, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London

This three-day course is designed particularly for dermatologists and pathologists in training who wish to enhance their basic knowledge of skin pathology in a structured format.
Participants will receive a stepwise comprehensive exposure to the basic principles of dermatopathology. Special emphasis will be given to clinical-pathological correlation and to understanding the value of integrating
dermatopathology in clinical practice.


The participants will:
1. Increase their knowledge of basic dermatopathology
2. Enhance their overall diagnostic skills
3. Understand the value of clinical-pathological correlation
4. Improve their interpretation of a dermatopathology report and communication with the dermatopathologist

View the ABCD 2020 Course StructureABCD 2020 Course Programme


2020 Scottish Annual Advanced Paediatric Dermatology Course - CANCELLED
11th - 14th May 2020
Venue: Seminar Rooms, Department of Dermatology, Ninewells Hospital, DUNDEE, Scotland
Organiser: Dr Ross Hearn and Professor Sara Brown
Contact: Jill Lamont
Phone: 01382 740590



Dowling Club Business and Interview Skills 2020

Date: 23rd and 24th April 2020

Venue: Willan House, London


Registration now open:


- 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