Dr Bhaskar Mohan Kayastha
Dear colleagues and friends,
The Department of Dermatology from Bir Hospital, NAMS is honoured to host the 15th National conference of the Society of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists of Nepal, the SODVELONCON 2019, which is going to be held in Kathmandu on April 7-8, 2019 at Soaltee Crowne Plaza.
It is with immense pleasure I am inviting you all to attend the SODVELONCON 2019. I invite you to sanctify the scientific gathering by your presence at the conference. Distinguished speakers from The Dowling Club UK, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Dermatology are surely going to be the hallmarks of this conference. I also invite the young researchers to submit abstracts reporting their latest scientific findings and observations for the Free Paper and Poster sessions.
Please consider attending the SODVELONCON 2019. We shall be eagerly waiting to welcome you all.
Dr Anupama Karki
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, NAMS, Bir Hospital, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome and invite you to join us in the land of Lord Buddha, Nepal for 15th National Conference of the Society of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists of Nepal, the SODVELONCON 2019. This annual event is scheduled on 7th and 8th of April 2019 at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal.
The focus of conference is to introduce the latest updates and management of both medical and aesthetic dermatology, highlighting some of the conditions very common in our region such as Leprosy. There will be vast range of special sessions to meet everyone’s interests. World eminent speakers from different countries will be joining us for the event. With active participation of Dermatologists from Dowling Club, UK, this event is expected to be special one.
The Organizing Committee is working hard to make this conference a really memorable event and to provide instructive, highly interactive sessions to learn from world renowned dermatologists.
Please join us for an amazing mix of friendship, learning and hospitality in Nepal. With the natural beauty of himalayas and mountains, diverse cultural and experience of different traditions that the country has to offer, we promise you a wonderful and memorable experience.
The Dowling Dermatology Educational Club was established by Dr. Geoffrey Dowling, a London-based dermatologist in the late 1940’s. The ethos of the club is to bring consultants and trainee dermatologists together in learning and social environments, sharing the knowledge and experience of established specialists with those starting their training within the specialty.
A highlight of the Dowling Club programme is the annual overseas trip which combines visits to overseas dermatology departments and/or clinical meetings with the opportunity for seniors and juniors to socialize and travel to interesting destinations.
This year the overseas trip is to Nepal and we are delighted to be joining the Nepalese dermatologists for their annual meeting SODVELONCON in Kathmandu on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th April 2019 and to be contributing to the academic programme. The trip has proved to be extremely popular and there will be 50 UK dermatologists attending the meeting including 15 dermatology trainees (residents). The trainees will contribute to the residents programme.
We are all very much looking forward to our visit and to learning together.
Dr. Julia K Schofield MBE
Consultant Dermatologist United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Principal Lecturer University of Hertfordshire
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10:15 -11:00 AM
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11:15AM -12:15 PM
1:00- 2:00 PM
2:45- 4:00 PM
4:00- 4:15 PM
ALL THE POSTERS WILL BE IN DIGITAL DISPLAY IN MARVA THEATRE THROUGHOUT ON 7TH APRIL, 2019
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|PSYCHO-DERMATOLOGY: WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS A PSYCHODERMATOLOGY SERVICE DELIVERED IN THE UK. Dr Tony Bewley|
10:30- 11:30 AM
Megha Malhar HallDISEASE AND MANAGEMENT
Chairpersons: Dr Tina Green
Dr Govinda Pokhrel
Chairpersons: Professor Mahesh Mathur
Dr Puran Gurung
11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Megha Malhar HallGENITAL DERMATOSES
Chairpersons: Professor Dinesh Binod Pokhrel
Dr Bronwyn Hughes
Chairpersons: Dr Susannah Baron
Dr Kumar Pokhrel
2:00- 2:45 PM
Megha Malhar HallGUEST LECTURE: SKIN AND CRIME
Professor Robin Ferner
3:00- 4:00 PM
Megha Malhar HallAWARD PAPERS
Judges: Dr Amit Amatya, Dr Sashi Hirachan
Judges: Dr Sagar Mani Jha, Professor Rima Shrestha
4:00- 4:15 PM
Dr George Millington
George Millington is a consultant dermatologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK.
Before training in dermatology, he worked in internal medicine in London, Cambridge and Brussels (EU exchange fellowship).
Then he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow, University of Cambridge (PhD).
He completed clinical training in dermatology in Norwich, but has also worked in dermatology in London and Cambridge.
His research interests include pruritus and genetics in dermatology.
Most of his workload is in medical and paediatric dermatology.
His clinical interests include acne, atopic eczema, generalized pruritus, urticaria and genodermatoses.
He was the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2013-2018.
Dr Veronique Bataille
Dr Veronique Bataille was trained at the Louvain Medical School in Brussels and graduated in July 1985 with magnum cum laude. She started her dermatology training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas Hospital in 1989. She then moved to the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Holborn and the Royal London Hospital as a clinical research fellow where she completed her PhD on the genetic epidemiology of skin and eye melanoma in 1995.
Dr Bataille has published extensively in many dermatology, genetic and cancer journals over the last 20 years and has presented many abstracts at national and international meetings. She regularly writes reviews and book chapters on skin cancer and reviews manuscripts for many dermatology journals.
She is assistant editor for the Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, European Journal of Cancer, BMJ case reports dermatology and Research Notes for BIOMED Central.
Dr. Anthony Bewley
Anthony Bewley is a Consultant Dermatologist at Barts Health (The Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospitals NHS Trust), and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary College of Medicine, University of London.
He qualified from Bristol University Medical School in 1987 and has trained in general dermatology in London, becoming a consultant in 1996.
Dr Bewley has developed in interest in how the skin interacts with the brain and the mind.
He has a specialist clinic with a multidisciplinary team at least every week at the Royal London Hospital, which was awarded 'British Medical Journal Dermatology Team of the Year' in 2017.
Dr Bewley has written many peer reviewed papers, chapters and textbooks on a variety of skin disease, and continues in active dermatology research.
He is the co-author of Practical Psychodermatology (Wiley 2014) and a range of other texts. Dr Bewley is the secretary of the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry (www.psychodermatology.net) and co-chair of Psychoderematology UK (www.psychodermatology.co.uk).
He provides a twitter of current psychodermatology training events (#psychodermatologyuk).
Professor Celia Moss Obe
Celia Moss is a Consultant Dermatologist at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
A former Chair of the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology, she lectures, advises and publishes widely on Genetic and Paediatric dermatology, and has contributed chapters to the major UK and US textbooks.
She was awarded the British Association of Dermatologist’s Sir Archibald Gray Medal and an OBE in 2016.
She has enjoyed four previous visits to Nepal, contributing to a basic dermatology course at Greenpastures Hospital, Pokhara and participating in rural skin camps.
Professor Christopher Bunker
Professor Bunker is a general Dermatologist with 24 years’ experience as a Consultant in teaching hospitals and has trained over 100 other Consultants and taught thousands of medical students. He has published over 330 papers, case reports, books and chapters in books. Professor Bunker has been President of British Association of Dermatologists, the Dermatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, St John’s Hospital Dermatological Society, the West London Medico-Chirurgical Society and the Chelsea Clinical Society.
Professor Nick Levell
Professor Nick Levell is National Clinical Lead for Dermatology working for the NHS Improvement GIRFT programme since 2018: in this role he is visiting all 122 English Dermatology units.
He is a consultant dermatologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he has particular interests in medical dermatology and patch testing.
As an honorary Professor at Norwich Medical School, his research is broad based including health economics in dermatology, epidemiology of skin cancer, and medical history.
He is National Speciality Lead for the National Institute of Health Research, which is responsible for supporting over 60 clinical studies in over 230 UK centres and is on the Executive and Steering Committees of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network.
He is Immediate Past President of the British Association of Dermatologists and chairs the BAD Therapy and Guidelines Committee responsible for the BAD patient information leaflets, production of guidelines and producing BAD responses to NICE.
As BAD Honorary Willan Librarian and Vice President of the European Society for the History of Dermatovenereology, he helps organise historical symposia at international meetings.
He enjoys travel and walking in wild and remote places.
Professor Robin E Ferner
Robin Ferner is Honorary Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist in Birmingham, and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham, where he has helped to teach the safe and rational use of medicines for over 20 years.
For 25 years until he retired on 31st October 2017 he was Director of the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions.
His research has focussed on harm from medicines: adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and poisoning.
He is the author of Forensic Pharmacology, a book on medicines, murder, and malpractice.
Professor Tim Spector
Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry and Head of the Department of Twin Research at Kings College London.
He trained originally in rheumatology and epidemiology.
In 1992 he moved into genetics and founded the UK Twins Registry of 13,000 twins, which is the richest collection of genotypic and phenotypic information worldwide.
He is past President of the International Society of Twin Studies, co-founded the European Twin Registry Consortium and collaborates with over 120 centres worldwide.
He has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common complex traits, many previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment.
His group have found over 500 novel gene loci in over 50 disease areas.
He has published over 900 research articles and is ranked as being in the top 1% of the world’s most cited scientists by Thomson-Reuters.
He held a prestigious European Research Council and NIHR (NHS) Senior Investigator award and has been elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.
His current work focuses on personalised medicine and the microbiome and directs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project.
He is a prolific writer having published three popular science books – the last in 2015 was “The Diet Myth” has been published in over ten languages.
He is a regular blogger, focusing most recently on the microbiome and diet with over 7 million recent downloads.
He features regularly in the media www.tim-spector.co.uk @timspector
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