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Dermatology Masterclass

Date: Friday 4 October 2019

Audience: GPs including GP trainees and practice nurses

Also relevant for: Core medical trainees, FY1/ FY2, Paediatricians, Emergency physicians allergists and Plastic surgeons

Early bird ends 6 September 2019!

Our Dermatology Masterclass will keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence, new guidelines and best practice in the core conditions you come across regularly in your practice. It is a practical course, relevant for any non-skin specialist who sees or treats cutaneous disease on a regular basis and will give you tips and important updates that you can implement the very next day.


    • 6 CPD points
    • Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret the latest guidelines and evidence in your practice
    • Interactive voting – make decisions on cases as you would in your practice and see if your peers and our speakers agree
    • Dedicated question time with the experts – quiz them on a tricky condition, or get advice on how to manage a specific patient
    • The opportunity to discuss key topics with colleagues
  • 6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning

8:15 - 9:00

Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote: Wellbeing at Work (optional)

Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor, BMJ

9:55 - 10:00

Dermatology: Welcome and Introductions

10:00 - 10:45


  • Total emollient therapy
  • Correct steroid use/treatment of flares

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

10:45 - 11:10

Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees.

11:10 - 11:55

Alopecia areata and urticaria

  • Treatment options for alopecia and distinguishing it from scarring alopecias
  • How to manage urticaria

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

11:55 - 12:00

Learning bites 

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice

12:00 - 12:45


  • Avoiding antibacterial resistance
  • Avoiding scarring
  • Treatment in special groups

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

12:45 - 13:35

Lunch and networking

Why not:

  • Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
  • Attend one of our practical stations
  • View our Live Jobs Board

13:25 - 13:55

Session to be announced

13:55 - 14:00

Learning bites

14:00 - 14:45

Skin cancer

  • ABCDEs
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Actinic keratosis

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

14:45 - 14:50

Learning bites 

14:50 - 15:35


  • Using a holistic approach
  • Less common treatment options
  • Referral criteria for biologics/systemics

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

15:35 - 16:00

Afternoon break and refreshments

  • An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area

16:00 - 16:45

Nail dystrophy and hand dermatitis

  • Eczema vs psoriasis, pompholyx, allergic contact vs irritant contact, when to patch test
  • Fungal nail treatment and other causes of nail dystrophy

16:45 - 16:50

Summary and close

*Programme Subject to change

Tailor your experience
BMJ Live is a multi stream conference, so you can tailor your experience by also choosing to attend sessions from our other courses and workshops running at the same time. View the full programme options below.

Other streams on Friday 4 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
Taking Control of Your workload
Managing change and complexity

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physicians General Update
Care of the Older Person
Taking Control of Your workload
Getting published

BMJ Careers Fair
As part of your conference package you will also have access to our careers fair exhibition, and a variety of content to help you progress your career. View the programme.

The speakers were well prepared, especially with good illustrative live cases/photographs to illustrate essential points
Dermatology Masterclass 2015


All the speakers had prepared well for their sessions with plenty of time for questions. All speakers entered into panel type discussion in questions. A wide range of topics covered

Dermatology Masterclass, 2015


The lectures were delivered in an interesting way. I thought the course was excellent

Dermatology Masterclass, 2015



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