University of Nottingham

Evidence based update meetings

An annual one day evidence based update meeting is held by the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology of The University of Nottingham and is organised by the UK DCTN.  The topic for the meeting changes each year and is chosen following suggestions given by the previous years delegates. 

The meeting is aimed mainly at dermatologists and specialist dermatology nurses, although anyone with an interest in the specific topic is welcome.   

Hair Disorders - Wednesday 15 May 2019

Location: Holywell Park, University of Loughborough


Previous meetings

Eczema and Contact Dermatitis - Wednesday 17 May 2017

Programme:  Full programme available here

This meeting was run in association with the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy.

Presentations from the day:

Prevention of Eczema By Dr Robert Boyle

Eczema insights into routinely collected health data By Dr Sinead Langan

The CREAM Study By Dr Nick Francis

Interventions for Hand Eczema By Prof. Pieter-Jan Coenraads

The SCIN Trial by Vaughan Parsons

Eczema resources at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology by Douglas Grindlay

The CLOTHES Study By Prof. Kim Thomas

Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of contact dermatitis By Dr Graham Johnston.

Exhibitors:  The National Eczema Society, Allergy UK , Nottingham Eczema support group, the British Association of Skin Camouflage and ALPHA Hand Eczema Study (Leeds research team).

Cosmetic Dermatology - Thursday 12 May 2016

This meeting was awarded 5 CPD credits.

This update featured three Cochrane systematic reviews covering the topics of acne scarring, melasma, hirsutism, an RCT from the Cosmetic Science Centre in Hamburg on oncobotulinumtoxinA for upper facial lines, and the British Association of Skin Camouflage presented the latest on skin camouflage and it's place in 2016.

Sharon Aryiku and Douglas Grindlay launched a new resource on dermatological problems in skin of colour (on the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology website).  Finally, a paper by Jasmijn Herruer and colleagues from Nijmegen, on satisfaction predictors for those seeking cosmetic facial surgery. 

As always, we included our very popular “ask the expert” panel, where delegates are invited to submit practical questions to our specialist panel, including representatives from the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group.  The full programme can be seen here:

Programme detailsPDF format . 

This meeting was kindly sponsored by GSKcompany and    La RochePosay Dermatologique  La Roche-Posay (L'Oreal)

Presentations from the day:



Skin Surgery 2015

This update focused on surgical treatments of skin disease (mainly skin cancer).  The latest evidence from randomised controlled trials were presented to over 130 delegates.  We linked up with the research committee of the British Society of Dermatological Surgery to provide an interesting and informative question & answer session.  

The following presentations are now available: 

Thanks to our sponsors: Stiefel (GSK), Leo Pharma, Schuco, Alliance, Galderma and RB Pharmaceuticals UK.



Vitiligo 2013

A report of this meeting was featured in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Selected presentations are available below:

Many thanks to our sponsors Galderma. Other exhibitors were the Vitiligo Society and the British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC).



Acne and Rosacea 2012

There was maximum attendance for this successful meeting in 2012, but for those of you unable to attend the presentations from the day are provided below.

We would like to thank the sponsors for this event who were Stiefel and Galderma.



Psoriasis 2011

The 2011 Evidence Based Update was on psoriasis.

  • Anne Mason Topical Treatments for psoriasis An upd ate
  • Anna Christa de Vries Interventions for nail psoriasis

We would like to thank the sponsors for this event who were Galderma, Pfizer, Janssen and Leo Pharma.



Eczema 2010

The programme for 2010 looked at eczema

  • Helen Nankervis Eczema Treatments Update
  • Alain Taieb Allergy Tests in Eczema
  • Doris Staab Education Schools

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

Applied Health Services Research (building 42)
University Park Campus University of Nottingham,