31st Annual Conference

31st Annual Conference

20 – 22 September 2022

Harrogate Convention Centre

  • Programme

    Tuesday 20 September 2022

    0930 – 1700 Derm School
    1100 – 1200 BADBIR update
    1200 – 1300 UKDCTN update
    1300 – 1400 Lunch and Exhibition
    1400 – 1700 Innovations in dermatology
    1700 – 1800 Welcome reception
    1815 – 1900 Galderma sponsored symposium

    Wednesday 21 September 2022

    0900 – 0930 Lesion Recognition 1 Home phototherapy 0900 – 0945 Workshop TBC
    0930 – 1000 Wound care for the patient with HS Systemic treatment for acne
    1000 – 1030 Child protection and dermatology Genetics in dermatology 0945 – 1030 Workshop TBC
    1030 – 1100 Coffee and exhibition
    1100 – 1200 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    1210 – 1255 Recordati sponsored symposium UCB sponsored symposium 1210 – 1255 Janssen sponsored symposium
    1255 – 1355 Lunch and Exhibition
    1355 – 1440 Lilly sponsored symposium Almirall sponsored symposium 1355 – 1440 Abbvie sponsored symposium
    1445 – 1515 Male genital dermatoses Understanding vitiligo
    1515 – 1545 Coffee and exhibition
    1545 – 1615 Female genital dermatoses Teledermatology 1545 – 1630 Workshop TBC
    1615 – 1645 Lesion recognition 2 Dermatology emergencies

    Thursday 22 September 2022

    0930 – 1000 Prescribing for paediatrics Celebrating 25 years of the Ichthyosis Support Group 0945 – 1030 Workshop TBC
    1000 – 1030 Rashes in pregnancy Nutrition and dermatology
    1030 – 1100 Coffee and Exhibition
    1100 – 1130 Covid and dermatology Psychodermatology
    1140 – 1225 Abbvie sponsored symposium Leo sponsored symposium 1140 – 1225 Biofrontera sponsored symposium
    1225 – 1325 Lunch and exhibition
    1325 – 1410 Novartis sponsored symposium Sanofi sponsored symposium 1235 – 1410 Amgen sponsored symposium
    1415 – 1445 Treatment options for non melanoma skin cancer Immunology of the skin
    1445 – 1515 Treatment options for malignant melanoma Psychological interventions
    1515 Conference closes

    This programme is provisional and subject to change.

  • Registration
    Before 19 August After 19 August
    Full conference (3 days)
    Member £205 £255
    Non Member £255 £305
    Speaker £105 £135
    One day
    Member £105 £135
    Non Member £155 £185

    Click here to register

  • Conference Awards

    Members can apply for Awards of £500 to attend Annual Conference 2022. More information and application here.

  • Call for abstracts

    We invite abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. The closing date for submission is 19 August 2022.

    Click here for abstract guidelines

    Click here to submit your abstract

  • Exhibition

    The following companies will be exhibiting at Conference 2022

  • Social Events

    Welcome Reception

    All delegates are invited to attend the welcome drinks reception in the Exhibition Hall on Tuesday 20 September following the last session.


    Annual Conference Dinner

    This will be held on Wednesday 21 September from 19:15 onwards on the DoubleTree by Hilton Majestic Hotel.

    Attendance at this event is included in the delegate fee.

    Dress code: smart casual



  • Accommodation
  • FAQs
    Getting to Harrogate


    From the south, take the M1 and A1(M) before leaving at Junction 45 (Wetherby) then take the A661 to Harrogate. Alternatively continue on the A1(M) to Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate.

    From the north, take the A1(M) and exit at Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate.

    The postcode for SatNav is HG1 2HR.

    HCC has a car park and there are a number of car parks close by. Please visit https://www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/visitors/parking for more information on locations and charges.


    Harrogate train station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the venue


    Leeds Bradford airport (LBA) is 12 miles away. To get from LBA to Harrogate, take the Airport Direct 747 bus which runs hourly and will drop you off at Harrogate’s main bus station, from there it’s a five minute walk to the Convention Centre. Alternatively a taxi will take about 20 minutes and around £25.

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    Where can I park?

    HCC has a car park and there are a number of car parks close by. Please visit https://www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/visitors/parking for more information on locations and charges.

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    What COVID-19 restrictions will be in place?

    The Government anticipate most restrictions will be lifted by late June 2021, however we will keep this under review and update as required.

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    Which entrance in HCC should I use?

    Please use Entrance 3.

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    For security reasons, bags may be searched upon arrival at the Convention Centre.  Please allow extra time to facilitate this.  Please do not leave your bags unattended at any time. The BDNG cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to delegates property.

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    Is there somewhere for suitcase storage at Harrogate Convention Centre (HCC)?

    Yes, a cloakroom will be in operation on Tuesday 21 September and Thursday 23 September for the storage of luggage and coats.  The cloakroom is located in the entrance hall lobby.  The cost is only £2 per item.

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    Where do I collect my name badge and conference bag?

    Please visit the registration desk to collect these. For security purposes, badges must be worn at all times during the conference. We like to recycle name badges, please hand these in as you leave conference.

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    Where is the registration desk?

    This is located at the top of the staircase as you enter HCC through Entrance 3 and will be staffed during the following hours.

    Tuesday 08:00 – 18:00
    Wednesday 08:30 – 17:00
    Thursday 08:30 – 16:00

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    I am a speaker. Where do I upload my presentation?

    Speaker preview is located beside the meeting rooms. See map.

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    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.

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    Is there free wifi?

    Everyone coming to Harrogate Convention Centre has access to free wi-fi. No need for sign-up or passwords, just connect and accept the T&Cs.  Look for ‘Venue Wifi’ on your connections list. Please note this service is not suitable for heavy downloads or streaming.

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    Which sessions can I attend?

    You are welcome to attend any of the educational session. The foundation sessions are aimed at those new to dermatology and the advanced sessions are aimed at the more experienced nurse.

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    How can I get handouts from the presentations?

    We do not supply copies of the presentations to delegates. Video highlights from conference will be available on the BDNG website soon.

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    What symposia are available?

    We are hosting 8 sponsored symposia at this year’s conference. See programme for more details.

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    Where is the poster display?

    This is located outside the meetings rooms. See map.

    We have a number of posters on display.  These are located close to the educational sessions. A prize will be awarded for the Best Scientific Poster.  You can vote online or by visiting the BDNG Registration Desk to cast your vote.  Please vote by Wednesday 22 September at 15:00. The winner will be announced at the 30th Annual Conference birthday party.

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    The BDNG gratefully acknowledges the contribution of our colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry whose support has helped to make this Annual Conference possible. Please take the opportunity to visit our exhibitors during the conference. The exhibition hall is full of opportunities to learn about new treatments, technologies and resources. Exhibitors list coming soon.

    A number of patient support groups are also exhibiting. Please take the opportunity to visit these important groups.

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    Where is lunch served?

    All refreshments will be served in the Exhibition Hall.

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    Is there a welcome reception?

    We will be holding a welcome reception on Tuesday 21 September from 17:00 – 18:00 in the Exhibition Hall. You do not need a ticket to attend this and it’s a great opportunity to meet up with old and new friends.

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    Where is the Anniversary Birthday Party?

    To celebrate the BDNG 30th Annual Conference, we will be holding a birthday party on Wednesday 22 September 19:00 onwards at the Majestic Hotel which is situated within walking distance of the Convention Centre.  Attendance at this event is included for all delegates attending the full conference.  Food and drinks will be served at this informal event as well as entertainment.

    Delegates are asked to make their own transport arrangement to and from the venue.

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    Can you recommend any restaurants in Harrogate?

    There are numerous restaurants in Harrogate all within a short walk of the Convention Centre. Click here for some suggestions. Also check out the Convention Centre’s Visitor Discount Offers

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    Where is the nearest ATM?

    An ATM is located close to entrance 4, at the end of the building.  Please ask a member of staff for further direction.

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    Your feedback is very important in planning for next year’s conference. Please take part in our online evaluation.  A live link will be available here during conference. Once you have completed your feedback, you will be able to download a certificate of attendance.

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    How do I get a certificate of attendance?

    A certificate of attendance will be available online once you have completed your evaluation of the conference.


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