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Past event: Psoriasis Masterclass for Nurses – 2018

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Event information


10th May 2018


Robens Suite, Guy’s Hospital, London, SE1 9RT


Programme Overview

This Psoriasis Masterclass is a new educational initiative from the St John’s Derm Academy. This half day programme will consist of interactive lectures and hands-on practical workshops, led by experts in the field, and is suitable for both novice and expert nurses.

The programme will conclude with refreshments and opportunities for networking with colleagues.

Only dermatology nurses are eligble to attend this event, more information please contact: 
Elena de Teran on 0207188 6255 or email

St John’s Institute of Dermatology is one of the world’s leading dermatological clinical, educational and research centres. It aims to provide high quality, evidence-based and patient-centred education for nurses and /or other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about the assessment and management of patients with psoriasis.


Course Programme

13.45 – 14.00 Registration

14.00 – 14.15 Welcome and introduction Lucy Moorhead ANP and Dr Eleanor Higgins

14.15 – 14.45 Overview of immunology of psoriasis/understanding psoriasis Dr Andrew Pink

14.45 – 15.15 Co-morbidities associated with psoriasis – the nurses’ role - working with what we have got! Lucy Moorhead ANP

15.15 – 15.30 Tea/Coffee

15.30 – 16.00 Back to basics – review of topical treatments in psoriasis Claire Szlumper - Dermatology Specialist Pharmacist

16.00 – 16.30 Practical ways to psychologically support your psoriasis patient Mark Turner – Specialist Medical Psychologist

16.30 – 17.00 Systemic drug monitoring in psoriasis Karina Jackson Dermatology - Consultant Nurse

17.00 – 18.15 Work stations – attendees to select 2 stations - each are 30 minutes

  • Disease assessment,

  • Application of scalp treatment,

  • Good consultation skills,

  • UV therapy,

  • How to screen for biologics


  • Dr Andrew Pink - Consultant Dermatologist

  • Claire Szlumper – Dermatology Specialist Pharmacist

  • Mark Turner – Specialist Medical Psychologist

  • Karina Jackson Dermatology – Consultant Nurse

Course Directors

Lucy Moorhead Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Feedback and Suggestions

If you have any feedback from past events that you'd like to share or if you have any suggestions for future events you'd like us to cover please get in contact.

Dr Eleanor Higgins, Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas‘ NHS Foundation Trust

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