It is a great pleasure for me to Chair the Organising Committee of the 100th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists, which due to COVID-19 will now be delivered virtually.
The unique situation we find ourselves in means that unfortunately we will not all be able to meet and celebrate our 100 years as planned in July. A virtual meeting will be a new experience for some of us but it does offer opportunities to dip in and out of sessions, no more clashes and a longer life cycle for the event. We hope all participants will engage in this new Annual Meeting.
This year we are delighted to welcome the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) as our 2020 guest society; in a joint session we will explore a range of Sexual health related dermatological diseases and treatments. This will be followed by a Plenary Session of Keynote speakers, details can be found on this website.
We continue with the popular Medical Dermatology session, followed by submitted papers session and an afternoon plenary of invited speakers and two further keynotes.
Day 3 sees the Professors and Registrars session and another plenary of invited speakers. This session is concluded with our Rook Orator for 2020. The final part of the meeting features three concurrent sessions. Be sure to download the meeting App prior to attend the Annual Meeting.
As always there are plenty of other sessions and talks of interest taking place in the Special Interest Group session, Hot Topics, Sponsored Symposia and the pre-conference sessions. Be sure to read through the announcements for the details and pre-register to avoid delays upon arrival.
Pre-conference sessions for Trainees, Specialty & Associate Specialist doctors, Medical Students and Junior Doctors, and there will be a BSD Self-Assessment session.
Unfortunately we will be unable to replicate the social programme but will be holding a virtual AGM, details to follow.
Along with the whole BAD team, I look forward to offering a warm virtual welcome to all UK and International delegates. It promises to be a packed and unique BAD Annual Meeting experience.
Details of the launch date will be announced shortly.
I hope you enjoy the meeting!
Dr Louise Fearfield
Clinical Vice President (2018-2020)