'Skin: the ultimate interface'

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22 Apr 2016

'Skin: The Ultimate Interface'
 
Friday 22 April 2016 - 11.00am - 6.00pm
Initiated by Community Dermatology Task Force of the International Society of Dermatology

Hosted by the Well-being Research Hub at London College of Fashion 

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 
This symposium aims to challenge our thinking about the skin and the part it plays in determining body image, by asking a range of questions never before considered in a single event.
What is the role of skin in an evolutionary context? How does today’s environment affect it? What is the experience of survival with a replaced but imperfect skin? How can design assist reconstructive surgery?
 
SKIN: the ultimate interface will bring together dermatological, surgical and nursing specialists, artists, scientists, designers and patients to present and discuss different perspectives on skin. This unique event promises to be both moving and thought provoking.  Above all, it aims to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations that are essential in our pursuit of living better lives.

The day will include lunch and will be followed by a drinks reception. To purchase tickets please visit our Estore (limited free spaces available to UAL staff and students).


PROGRAMME

Welcome to Better Lives Symposium on Skin


SESSION 1: SKIN AS ULTIMATE INTERFACE

Professor Terence Ryan: The changing face of dermatology
 
Professor Paul Matts: Skin in evolutionary context
 
Dr Stefanie Williams: Skin in today’s environmental context
 
Chair: Professor Danka Tamburic
 

 
SESSION 2: REPAIR AND RECOVERY
 
Dr Tim Goodacre: Modern interventions in reconstructive facial surgery

Professor Steven Ersser and Dr Mary Madden: A person-centred nursing response


Rhian Solomon: Advancing collaborations between design and reconstructive surgery
 
Chair: Professor Jane Harris
 

 
SESSION 3: LEARNING FROM SKIN STORIES
 
Dr Anthony Bewley and Dr Alia Ahmed: Dermatology and the quality of life – a societal story
 
James Partridge and Henrietta Spalding: Changing Faces - a survivor’s story
 
Chair: Professor Paul Matts
 
Closing remarks: Professor Terence Ryan
 
 



Image credit: Rhian Solomon