Annual Conference

25 –  27 June 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre


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If you are a member and haven’t received an access code for reduced delegate fee, please get in touch

Provisional Programme

Tuesday 25 June
12.00 – 13.15 Annual General Meeting
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 – 14.45 BADBIR session
14.45 – 17.30 Scientific session
14.45 – 17.30 Workshops
17.30 – 18.30 Drinks reception
Wednesday 26 June
09.00 – 09.30 How to use guidelines and search the literature –  Rebecca Penzer
09.00 – 09.30 My experiences as a Principle Investigator – Saskia Reeken
09.30 – 10.00 What is the evidence for topical treatments in acne – Isabel Lavers
09.30 – 10.00 Current evidence for non isotretinoin systemic treatments in acne – Fiona Elliott
10.00 – 10.30 What is the evidence for topical treatments in paediatric atopic eczema – Karen Pett
10.00 – 10.30 Systemic management of paediatric atopic eczema – Dr Sheila Clarke
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee and exhibition
11.00 – 11.30 What is the evidence for topical treatments for NMSC – Claire Machin
11.00 – 11.30 Advanced skin surgery – beyond the ellipse – Carrie Wingfield
11.30 – 12.00 Promoting healthy lifestyles in patients with psoriasis – Lucy Moorhead
11.30 – 12.00 What is the cardiovasculat risk in patients with psoriasis – Rosa Parisi
12.10 – 12.55 Lilly sponsored symposium
12.10 – 12.55 Ego Pharmaceuticals sponsored symposium
12.55 – 14.00 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 – 14.45 Almirall sponsored symposium
14.00 – 14.45 AbbVie sponsored symposium
14.50 – 15.20 An overview of vitiligo – Sarah Copperwheat
14.50 – 15.20 Case studies in contact dermatitis – TBC
15.20 – 15.45 Coffee and exhibition
15.45 – 16.15 Lupus – the patients perspective – Elaine Holland and Susan Frankel
15.45 – 16.15 What is the evidence for treatment in lupus – Prof Mark Goodfield
16.15 – 16.45 Introduction to alopecia – Jackie Tomlinson
16.45 – 16.45 Emerging treatments for alopecia – Dr Andrew Messenger
19.00 – late Annual Dinner
Thursday 27 June
09.30 – 10.00 What is delusional parasitosis – Polly Buchanan
09.30 – 10.15 The role of the clinical psychologist in a vulval clinic – Dr R Johnson
10.00 – 10.45 Coffee and exhibition
10.30 – 11.00 Are you being served? Elizabeth Allen, Mandy Aldwin, Diane Perry and Paula Oliver
11.00 – 11.30 Common vulval conditions –  Karen Stephen
10.45 – 11.30 Penile conditions – Dr Manu Shah
11.40 – 12.25 Abbvie sponsored symposium
12.25 – 13.15 Lunch and exhibition
13.15 – 14.00 UCB Sponsored symposium
14.05 -14.35 Evidence for the impact of alcohol misuse in skin conditions – Julia Wheeler
14.05 – 14.40 Providing psychological support for patients – TBC

Please note: the above programme is provisional and subject to change.

  • Registration fees

    All delegate fees are inclusive of entrance to all educational meetings, delegate bag, entrance to exhibition area and all refreshment breaks. The Conference Dinner and Awards is also included in the  3 DAY delegate fee.


    Before 6 May After 6 May Before 6 May After 6 May
    Member £205 £255 £105 £135
    Non member £255 £305 £155 £185
    Speaker £105 £135

    NB: A booking fee will be payable

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    Booking terms and conditions

    Payments – all delegates must pay the registration fee prior to arrival at conference. Bookings received less than 2 weeks before the conference and onsite can only be paid by cheque or credit/debit card.

    Cancellations and substitutions – A refund, less a 20% admin fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing at least 4 weeks before the conference. Any cancellations after this cannot be refunded. delegates may nominate an alternative person to attend up to 48 hours before the conference. No refunds will be given for failure to attend the conference.

    Registration confirmation – All bookings will be confirmed by email. Please contact us if you have not received confirmation 10 days after submitting your booking.

    Alteration to programme – The BDNG reserves the right to amend any part of the conference programme at any time.

    Liability – The BDNG does not accept responsibility for damages or any nature sustained by delegates or loss of or damage to their personal property as a result of the conference.

    Speakers – Views expressed by speakers are their own. The BDNG cannot accept liability for advice given or views expressed by any speaker at the conference or in material provided to delegates.

    Photography – For promotional purposes, photographs may be taken during the conference. If you do not wish to be photographed, please contact us on

  • Register here

    Click here to register online

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  • Call for abstracts

    The BDNG is now inviting abstract submissions for presentation at the 2019 Annual Conference. Submissions are sought for oral and poster presentations.

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  • Derm School

    Derm School covers the fundamentals of dermatology nursing and is aimed at those new to dermatology, primary care nurses and nursing students.

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  • Foot Dermatology

    Unfortunately Foot Dermatology is now full booked. You may wish to attend Derm School as an alternative. Whilst it is not specifically aimed at podiatrists, it will give you a general overview of dermatological conditions and treatments.

  • Exhibition
  • Social Events

    Welcome Reception

    This will take place on Tuesday 25 June from 17.30 – 18.30 in the Exhibition Hall. No ticket is required to attend this event.

    Annual Conference Dinner and Awards

    This will be held on Wednesday 26 June from 19.00 onwards at the recently refurbished Majestic Hotel.  This is strictly a TICKET ONLY event. Please indicate when booking if you would like to attend this. The cost of attending the Dinner is included in the 3 day delegate rate. For those delegates attending for 1 day only, the ticket cost is £50.

  • Accommodation

    2019 information coming soon

  • Venue

    Harrogate Convention Centre
    Kings Road
    HG1 5LA


    Information on getting to the venue

    For those travelling by train, the above link includes information on a discount on LNER travel.