Keynote, Invited and Guest Speakers2019-06-14T15:06:00+01:00

Keynote, Invited and Guest Speakers

The BAD Conference & Events Committee is extremely grateful to the contribution of the Keynote, Invited and Guest lecturers that attend the BAD Annual Meeting speaking in the Plenary and concurrent sessions. Some are familiar BAD Members, whilst others are from outside both the association and the specialty. All offer an invaluable educational benefit to our members and we are very thankful.

Please find below a list of the contributors to the 2019 Annual Meeting.

We are delighted that Professor Ogg will be giving the Arthur Rook Oration on Thursday 4th July.

Professor Graham Ogg: Oxford University Hospitals and University of Oxford

Graham Ogg is interested in the interactions between the immune system and the epidermis. His research and clinical work is based on investigations of the mechanisms underlying inflammatory skin disease pathogenesis. Particular areas of focus are the roles of “unconventional” T cells which respond to lipids rather than peptides, and a newly discovered population of lymphocytes called innate lymphoid cells. His laboratory work is translated through to clinical trials towards patient benefit.



Professor Lewis is Professor of Oral Medicine, Cardiff University. He served as Dean of the School of Dentistry from 2010-2017 and Director of the Clinical Board for Dentistry, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board from 2010-2018. He is a past Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow.

Professor Lewis has published over 200 scientific articles and co-authored six medical textbooks., including the best sellers Clinical Guide to Oral Medicine and Colour Handbook of Oral Medicine. He has delivered more than 600 postgraduate lectures worldwide. In addition, he has been President of the British Society for Oral Medicine, President of the British Society for Oral & Dental Research, Dental Representative on the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs (Home Office) and Dental Representative on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (Department of Health).

Christopher J. Miller, MD is Associate Professor of Dermatology and the Director of the Penn Dermatology Oncology Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in 2000 and his bachelor at University of Notre Dame in 1996. Dr. Miller’s clinical practice focuses on the use of Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstructive surgery to treat patients with skin cancers, particularly melanomas of the head and neck and advanced tumors. He supplements his clinical practice with research concentrating on the clinical and epidemiologic aspects of various skin cancers. Dr. Miller’s recent research evaluates the efficacy of Mohs surgery for melanomas of the head and neck and advanced reconstructive surgery techniques. He also continues to investigate his special interests in advanced techniques of Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery education, and service excellence in health care delivery.

Adjunct Associate Professor Craig Sinclair is one of Australia’s leading experts on skin cancer prevention. Craig is the Director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Collaborative Centre for UV Radiation and co-chair of the World Meteorological Organisation’s UV and Ozone Scientific Advisory Group. He has particular expertise in skin cancer, vitamin D and sun protection and population health approaches to reduce cancer risk. He is an author of over 35 peer reviewed publications including the most recent WHO publication on artificial tanning devices: Public Health Interventions to Manage Sunbeds. In 2010, the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Craig with an EPA Montreal Protocol Award for his substantial contribution to human health protection.

Erin Warshaw, MD MS was born in Japan and grew up in Southeast Asia in a military family. She received her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Following graduation, she traveled and studied alternative medicine for a year in India and England on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Her medical school training was supported by a Robert J. Woodruff Fellowship to Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA where she also completed her internship and dermatology residency. She served as chief resident during her last year of dermatology residency.

Dr. Warshaw joined the staff at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Minnesota in 1996 and served VA Dermatology Chief from 1997 to 2013. She completed a 3-year VA career development award with a master’s degree in clinical research from the University of Minnesota in 2004.

Dr. Warshaw is co-director of the Park Nicollet Contact Dermatitis Clinic, a state-of-the art tertiary referral center for occupational and contact dermatitis. She has held a number of VA and investigator-initiated grants in the areas of teledermatology, cutaneous fungal diseases, skin cancer, and allergic contact dermatitis. Dr. Warshaw has mentored over 60 medical students, residents, and junior faculty as well as 22 dermatology clinical research fellows.

Dr. Warshaw served as President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society from 2007-2009 and has been a member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group since 2004. She is the Associate Editor for Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Dermatitis and past Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications.

Her passions include distance running, sometimes accompanied by her husband or children, but always by her faithful Mexican street dogs, Tilly and Bug.

Prof. Jie Zheng is right now the past-Chairman of Chinese Society of Dermatology (CSD), Professor of Department of Dermatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Medical School Affiliated Ruijin Hospital, honor membership of Association of North America of Dermatologists, 2015 Certificate of Appreciation of the International League of Dermatological Societies.

He has also honored the “Outstanding Hundreds Academic Leader in Shanghai”. Prof. Zheng has been vigorously active in promoting the development of dermatology in China. He is highly devoted to the researches on the function of innate immunity in the inflammatory skin disease, and the mechanism, diagnosis or therapy to autoimmune skin disease and cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

The major interest of Prof. Zheng is the function of innate immunity in the inflammatory skin disease especially psoriasis. In recent years, he has published 16 articles in peer reviewed journals, including Immunity, Journals of Investigative Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology and so on. The original article “Pivotal role of dermal IL-17-producing γδ T cells in skin inflammation”has been cited 699 times till the July. Besides, with the leadership and guidance of Porf. Zheng, his research team has made great efforts on pemphigus, CTCL and dermatomyositis.

Mr Michael (Mike) Burdon is a consultant ophthalmologist with an interest in neuro-ophthalmology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He underwent subspecialty training in Brisbane, St Thomas’ Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
Mike took over as President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists on 24 May 2017. He is committed to RCOphth maintaining the high standards of education, training and assessment to ensure that the development and delivery of world-class eye care for all patients is at the heart of the ophthalmology profession.

Mike was chair of the RCOphth Scientific Committee and remains chair of the British Isles Neuro-Ophthalmology Club. He has an established reputation as a teacher of neuro-ophthalmology, speaking at numerous national and international meetings, and co-authoring “The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide” with Anthony Pane and Neil Miller and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management (including surgical correction) of adult motility disorders. His main research interests are papilloedema and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Associate Professor Dr Michael R. Ardern-Jones BSc, MBBS, DPhil, FRCP
Michael Ardern-Jones (MAJ) trained in Dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London and subsequently Oxford. His DPhil (PhD) at Oxford explored the immunology of atopic dermatitis. He was appointed to University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust and to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton in 2005.
He has a specific academic interest in inflammatory skin disease and leads the clinical service for eczema, skin allergy and drug hypersensitivity reactions. His clinical unit undertakes clinical trials in atopic eczema and other skin diseases. MAJ has long-standing research interest in all aspects of atopic eczema including: immunological mechanisms, immunotherapy, and the skin microbiome. His research lab comprises post-doctoral scientists, PhD students, clinical fellows and technicians.
Michael Ardern-Jones is President of the British Society for Medical Dermatology and Immediate Past Chair of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology. He also chairs The Skin Investigation Society. He is lead author on the Atopic eczema chapters and co-author for Drug allergy in Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. He is an expert advisor to NICE and the MHRA on dermatology.

Head, Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research
St. John’s Institute of Dermatology
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London

Carsten Flohr studied at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and then trained in both paediatrics and dermatology. He was the first UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist in Dermatology (2009-2014) and currently holds a senior Career Development Fellowship from the NIHR.
He directs the Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. Carsten Flohr is also a Professor at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant in Dermatology as well as Research & Development Lead at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Prof Flohr has a particular interest in population-based dermatology research and clinical trials with a focus on atopic eczema. For instance, he is Chief Investigator of the UK-Irish TREatment of severe eczema in children Trial (TREAT), which compares ciclosporine with methotrexate in children with recalcitrant atopic eczema. He is also Chief Investigator of the UK-Irish Atopic Eczema Systemic Therapy Register (A*STAR).

Prof Flohr is a Director of the International Eczema Council and Secretary of the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology. He also chairs the British Association of Dermatologists Biologics Intervention Register (BADBIR) Data Monitoring Committee.

He is Editor of the Evidence-Based Dermatology Section of the British Journal of Dermatology and the Clinical Trials Editor of the F1000 Atopic Dermatitis Section.

Victoria Jolliffe has enjoyed an unconventional path both to and within medicine – having started at Cambridge University reading Classics, she switched to Medical Sciences whilst studying violin part time at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her clinical career likewise embraced working in Accident and Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics and General Practice before completing her training in Dermatology. She has a special clinical interest in Hair Disorders, developing a tertiary referral clinic at BartsHealth and was Educational Lead for the British Hair and Nails Society. Her passion for e-education started as a research registrar with Professor Sean Whittaker evaluating teledermatology for triaging GP referrals. As Programme Director for Queen Mary University of London Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology she heads one of their most financially successful Distance Learning programmes, leading a team which has delivered global Dermatology teaching to nearly a thousand students. Her special interest is in addressing the potential risk of isolation in e-learners by creating multimedia teaching aids to enhance the online Student Experience and in utilising student skills as peer-peer teachers. She is a National Teaching Fellow, member of the Royal College of Physicians Standard Setting Group and External Examiner for the University of Hertfordshire.

She is a regular performer at BAD and other international  meetings with her trademark pink violin.

Professor Donal O’Shea is a Consultant Endocrinologist at St Columcilles and St Vincents University Hospitals and a Professor of Medicine at University College Dublin.

Qualified from University College Dublin in 1989 and then moved to Hammersmith Hospital in London. Completed research with Professor Stephen Bloom on how the brain controls appetite. Moved to current position establishing the first hospital based multidisciplinary treatment unit for the management of adult obesity in the country. Is a member of the Department of Health Policy group on obesity established in 2011 and chaired a group carrying out a health impact assessment on the potential benefits and harms of a tax on sugar sweetened drinks. Has presented the EU Ministers for Health and the Director General of the WHO on the importance of prevention of childhood obesity. Has specific research interests in gender issues as well as obesity and has published over 200 research papers. A regular on Operation Transformation, he recently took up his role as National lead for management of Obesity in Ireland with the HSE.

Dr. Scerri’s special & research interests include acne, skin cancer epidemiology preventive strategies & marine/tropical dermatology. He has published extensively and was invited speaker at numerous international meetings. As for leisure, he enjoys sailing, tennis and wine-tasting amongst others.

Dr. Lawrence Scerri MD, FRCP is currently Clinical Chairman of the Maltese Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Senior Lecturer University of Malta,

Treasurer UEMS Dermato-Venereology Section/Board, Founding Member EuroMelanoma Task Force & President of the Malta Medical Tennis Association.

He graduated MD in Malta in 1986. He held dermatology training and consultant posts in UK NHS University hospitals in Derby, Nottingham, Southampton and Portsmouth, and holds the UK certificate of specialist training (CCST) in Dermatology

Previous executive appointments include Vice-President of the Maltese Association of Dermatology and Venereology, Board Director of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), Chairman membership committee EADV & Chairman CME-CPD committee EADV.

Venue Information

ACC Liverpool
Kings Dock,
Liverpool Waterfront,
Liverpool, Merseyside,
L3 4FP

Just in case your satellite navigation device doesn’t recognise ACC Liverpool you can try one of the following actions:

Use the postcode L3 4BX, with the following co-ordinates – LAT:53.396007   LONG:-2.99118 (all satellite navigation units have this function)
Enter the city as ‘Liverpool’ and the road name as ‘Queen’s Wharf’
Company Name:  The ACC Liverpool Group Limited


How to find the venue

Arrive by land, air, or sea. Two international airports, 20 minutes from the UK motorway network, and closer still to trains and ferries, ACC Liverpool is a venue that’s easy to reach, but such a special place that it’s always harder to leave.

Our address is Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP.

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