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Barts and The London Psychocutaneous Medicine Virtual Training Course

27 November 2020 - 28 November 2020


Your Faculty

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


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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. 


27 November 2020
28 November 2020


Virtual Event
United Kingdom


Liesa Coates
+44 (0)7887967881
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