4 October 2019  |  London


Early Bird ends 6 September 2019

GP General Update


Our Dermatology Masterclass , for all levels of GPs and practice nurses, 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 in your GP 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

Networking breaks giving you the opportunity to discuss key topics with your peers

Access to expert speakers

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning


Delegate Fees

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early bird (One Day)Full Fee (One Day)Early bird (Both Days)Full fee (Both Days)
BMA member: Doctor£185£215£370£430
Doctor (standard)£225£255£450£510
GP trainee / Recently qualified£150£180£300£360
Pharmacists / Nurses / AHPs£150£180£300£360
Other healthcare professionals£225£255£450£510

Prices are per delegate, per day.
If you are having difficulty booking online, you can also register by:
Phone | 0207 111 1105     Post | Download a postal booking form and returning it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


Audience: GPs including trainees and practice nurses
Also relevant for: Core medical trainees, FY1/ FY2, Paediatricians, Emergency physicians allergists and Plastic surgeons

  • Friday 4 October 2019
  • 09:55 – 16:50
  • Olympia London, Hammersmith Road,
    London, W14 8UX


Time Topics to be covered
08:15 - 09:00Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot
09:15 - 09:45Keynote: Wellbeing at Work (optional)

In response to the rising prevalence of stress and burnout among health professionals, The BMJ is running a campaign for doctors’ wellbeing. It calls for doctors to be able to take breaks and to have places where they can rest and recuperate, for their own and their patients’ safety. Working together with the BMA, the Royal colleges, employers and patient groups, this is a united effort to change systems, working practices, and culture to ensure that doctors get the breaks they need.

Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor, The BMJ
09:55 - 10:00Dermatology: Welcome and Introductions
10:00 - 10:45Acne
- Avoiding antibacterial resistance
- Avoiding scarring
- Treatment in special groups

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
10:45 - 11:10Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees
11:10 - 11:55Alopecia 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 - 12:00Learning bites

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice
12:00 - 12:45Eczema
- Total emollient therapy
- Correct steroid use/treatment of flares

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
12:45 - 13:25Lunch and networking

Why not:
- Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
- Attend one of our practical stations
- View our Live Jobs Board
13:25 - 13:55Session to be announced
13:55 - 14:00Learning bites
14:00 - 14:45Skin cancer
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Actinic keratosis

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
14:45 - 15:10Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area
15:10 - 15:55Psoriasis
- Using a holistic approach
- Less common treatment options
- Referral criteria for biologics/systemics

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
15:55 - 16:00Learning bites
16:00 - 16:45Nail 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

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
16:45 - 16:50Summary and close

Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course.

Tailor your experience – 9 courses in 1 event

This BMJ masterclass will be brought to you by BMJ Live, 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
NEW – Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice
Getting your work published

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physicians General Update
NEW – Neurology
Care of the Older Person
Taking control of your workload
Managing complexity and uncertainty

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. Our range of seminar sessions will include topics on Well-being, pursuing a portfolio career, career guidance and relocation in the UK and abroad. View the Seminar Programme.

Dr Ahmed Kazmi

Dr Ahmed Kazmi

Locum GP and Specialty Doctor (Dermatology), The Royal London Hospital


Ahmed undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Birmingham. He did his junior doctor training at Imperial Deanery London and his GP training in Warwickshire. He currently works as a locum GP and specialty doctor in dermatology at The Royal London Hospital. He has experience of both UK and Australian general practice and is passionate about medical education. GP wellbeing is close to his heart and often speaks on this issue.

Felicity Ferguson

Felicity Ferguson

Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

Session: Nail dystrophy and hand dermatitis

Felicity Ferguson is a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. She has specialist interests in Cutaneous Allergy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. She completed her registrar training at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, in February 2018, before undertaking a Post CCT Clinical Fellowship in Cutaneous Allergy and Inflammatory Dermatoses at Guy’s Hospital, London.

Stephen Hayes

Stephen Hayes

Associate Specialist in Dermatology

Session: Skin Cancer

Dr Stephen Hayes qualified from Southampton in 1979, worked as a GP from 1985-2012, developed a special interest in dermatology from 1995 and helped found one of the first UK community dermatology services in Southampton from 2000. Current Post Associate Specialist in Dermatology at UHS, seeing new skin cancer referrals and monitoring high risk melanoma patients.

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