The British College of Dermatology, the educational arm of the British Association of Dermatologists, has launched an online educational platform for anyone with an interest in furthering their dermatology knowledge. Among the courses already featured, you can find: Surgical Anatomy, Emergency Dermatology for Students, Management of Atopic Eczema for Pharmacists, and more.

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The BSID Medal for Contributions to Dermatological Research in 2024 is awarded to Prof. Eugene Healy!


Eugene is Professor of Dermatology and Department Chair in the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist in University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.  He graduated in medicine from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and undertook his general medical and early dermatology training in Dublin.  He subsequently moved to the UK and conducted his PhD as a Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Training Fellow (1994-1997) in Newcastle upon Tyne. He continued his academic training as an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow (1997-2001) in the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh (1997-1999) and in the University of Southampton (1999-2001). He was the first Dermatologist ever to be awarded an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship (2001-2006) which he undertook in Southampton, where he became Professor of Molecular Dermatology in 2002 and Professor of Dermatology and Head of Department in 2007.


Clinically, he leads the regional skin lymphoma service, and the service for patients with severe/complex psoriasis, as well as undertaking general dermatology clinics and in-patient care in Southampton.  His research interests have included pigmentation, UV responses, skin cancer, genodermatoses, inflammatory skin diseases, skin biology, and more recently artificial intelligence, and his research has been published in a variety of high impact journals (Lancet, BMJ, Nat Genet, Immunity, Nat Immunol, Nat Commun, PNAS, J Allergy Clin Immunol, Clin Cancer Res, J Am Acad Dermatol, etc.), with publications in 4* journals in each of five successive decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s).  His research has been funded by MRC, Wellcome Trust, EPSRC, BBSRC, NIHR, medical charities and industry, and he has given numerous invited lectures on his research within the UK and abroad (Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia).


His professional roles have included Chair of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology (2003-2006), President of the European Society for Dermatological Research, Board member of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research, Member of the Medical Research Council College of Experts, Expert Adviser to NICE Centre for Guidelines (and topic advisor and/or expert member on several NICE guideline committees and/or health technology evaluation/appraisal committees), Chair of the UK Translational Research Network in Dermatology, and he has served on editorial boards of various journals (J Invest Dermatol, Br J Dermatol, Exp Dermatol, etc.).


His educational roles have included Training Programme Director for Wessex Dermatology, Director of Clinical Academic Training (for all specialties) in Wessex, Member of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Operational Advisory Group, Member of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examining Board, Member of the Question Writing Group for the MRCP Derm examination, Member of the Standard Setting Group for MRCP Derm, and Member of the MRCP Derm Examining Board.


The 2024 BSID Medal ceremony will be held during the BSID Annual Dinner in Southampton on Monday 15th April 2024. The citation will be given by Prof Veronica Kinsler

Not too long to the BSID  Annual meeting 2024 in Southampton!

Leonardo Royal Grand Harbour Hotel
Southampton, U.K.

Please note that there are two Leonardo hotels in Southampton: the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour which is the conference venue, but there is also the Leonardo Hotel Southampton, which is a different hotel.

BSID 2024 will be an exciting 2 day meeting, with a Scientific Programme featuring contributions from various Guest Speakers  alongside presentations from those selected to present their work as an Oral or Poster presentation.

View the Final Scientific Programme for BSID 2024.
For further meeting information or to book your place for BSID 2024,please click on the link below:

BSID 2024 microsite


This meeting has been supported by unrestricted educational grants from the followng companies who will be exhibiting at the meeting.
They have had no involvement in contents or arrangements, unless stated in the Program:


The BSID is pleased to invite Early Career Researchers (ECR) to apply for the newly launched BSID Research Mobility Award Fellowship 2024 to the support young skin scientists and foster collaborations among BSID members.


  • Eligibility and purpose: Open to ECR (Clinical Fellows, PhD Students and Post-doctoral researchers) who wish to visit a UK dermatology laboratory in a different Institution to learn a new technique or to carry out a short-term collaborative project. Both the ECR and the Head of the Host Lab MUST be BSID members. 
  • Conditions: up to £3000 towards relocation costs and/or research consumables 
  • Number of awards : 1 per year.


         Selection process:

  • Apply using this FORM
  • Email application  to  with the subject “BSID Research Mobility Award Fellowship​”.
  • Application deadline: Monday 4th December 2023by 12.00 AM (Midnight)
  • Selection by the BSID Committee. Outcome notification Feb 2024 
  • Lab visit to happen in 2024 

After a succesful first iteration in 2022/23, the BSID is pleased once again to offer undergraduate students  the opportunity to gain skin research experience during the Summer of 2024.

Eligibility and focus:  

The BSID Undergraduate Research Experience  Scholarship  is now open to undergraduate students who are looking for a Summer Project in one of the BSID members’ labs and are at least in the second year of their undergraduate degree.  Preference will be given to applicants who do not yet have any research experience, and would therefore, particularly benefit from working on a summer project.

The project should be skin focused and research question-based.  The BSID will fund 1 (one) scholarship for this 2023/24 call.  The awardee will submit a final report at the end of the project, and will be invited to present their work at the BSID 2025 Annual meeting in London.


£1500 stipend and £500 consumables for a 6-week project in the lab. 

Application process: 

Potential students should contact projects’ supervisors prior to their applications. Applications should be submitted by the students, in agreement with the chosen supervisor, selected from the list below.  The applicants are expected to outline what they  want to achieve through this studentship.   

The  application form to be emailed to  with the subject “BSID Undergraduate Research Experience Scholarship​” can be found HERE.  

Deadline : Monday 4th December 2023by 12.00 AM (Midnight)


Abstract Submission is now OPEN for the 2024 BSID Annual Meeting in  Southampton, 15-16 April 2024. The meetign will start at 9:00 am on Monday April 15th and end at 16:05 on Tuesday April 16th.

Submission deadline is  Monday 4th December 2023by 12.00 AM (Midnight)

Please note new structured abstract format, click  HERE for updated guidelines.


Head to the  BSID Meeting 2024 microsite  to submit your abstract!