QV Skincare sponsored educational meeting

The mind-skin connection
Developing better consultation skills

Tuesday 2 July 2024

09:30 – 17:00

IET Birmingham

We are excited to invite you to this educational event exploring the complex relationship between skin conditions and mental health, and how the mind must be assessed together with the skin to improve treatment outcomes. Engage in interactive workshops and insightful case-based discussions designed to develop your consulting skills. 

By the end of this one-day event, you’ll leave equipped with practical strategies and assessment tools that will help you to better address the mental health of your dermatology patients.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the links between the mind and skin
  • To develop a greater awareness of how to incorporate conversations around mental health into your consultations
  • To understand how to use and interpret a range of validated assessment tools
  • To be aware of how to navigate difficult conversations

In collaboration with the BDNG and QV Skincare


09:30 – 10:00Registration
10:00 – 10:10Introductions
10:10 – 10:35Welcome
Alan Oppenheim, Managing Director, Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
10:35 – 11:15Exploring the link between the mind and the skin
Rebecca Penzer-Hick, RN, MSc, PG Cert, FHEA
Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
11:15 – 11:30Coffee
11:30 – 12:45Workshop: Difficult conversations and how to make the most out of your consultations
Karen Stephen, RN, BSc
Dermatology Specialist Nurse, NHS Tayside
12:45 – 13:15The science behind emollients
Jane Oppenheim, Scientific & Operations Director, Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd        
13:15 – 14:15Lunch
14:15 – 15:15Workshop: How to use assessment tools to support your consultations
Karen Stephen, RN, BSc
Dermatology Specialist Nurse, NHS Tayside
15:15 – 16:00Topic to be confirmed
16:00 – 16:15Closing remarks
16:15 – 17:00Drinks reception
NB This programme is subject to change


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