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Barts and The London Psychocutaneous Medicine Virtual Training Course
27 November 2020 - 28 November 2020£250
Dr Anthony Bewley, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Ruth Taylor, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Peter Lepping, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Reena Shah, Clinical Psychologist
Dr Alia Ahmed, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Janet Angus, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Susannah Baron, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Padma Mohandas, Consultant Dermatologist
Psychodermatology is an emerging subspeciality of Dermatology. It encompasses the management of patients with primary psychiatric disease presenting to dermatologists (e.g. delusional infestation), and patients with primary dermatological disease where there is large psychiatric and/or psychosocial morbidity (e.g. psoriasis). Provision for such patients is sporadic, and training in psychodermatology is even more so. Yet psychocutaneous medicine is one of the core curriculum items required for specialist registrars (SpRs) to complete their training. Most dermatology trainees rely on case-based discussions with senior colleagues to fulfil these requirements. This means that many junior consultants have limited experience of managing difficult and demanding patients with psychocutaneous diagnoses. In addition, many SpRs and junior consultants have little experience in psycho-pharmacology, with some having never prescribed antipsychotics and antidepressants. The aims of this course are to train SpRs and newly qualified consultants in the management of psychocutaneous diseases, to familiarise trainees with psychopharmacology, talking therapies, and risk assessment of patients with dermatological disease and psychosocial co-morbidities. The course will also give delegates the opportunity to have a virtual interaction with a psychodermatology ‘patient’ that will further equip them for consultations in this format, which are being conducted due to the current pandemic.
The cost of the course is £250 inc VAT.