Initiated by Community Dermatology Task Force of the International Society of Dermatology
Hosted by the Well-being Research Hub at London College of Fashion
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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).
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