2024 BSD Trainees’ Sessions
I hope you’ve had a good start to the new year.
I’m delighted to commence the 2024 BSD Trainee series with sessions from two excellent speakers:
Thursday 29 February 12.30pm – Dr Arti Bakshi (Consultant Dermatopathologist, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories and Secretary of the BSD) will lead our first slide review session. See below for Case details/slides for review and Zoom link.
Thursday 14 March – Tropical Dermatopathology – Dr S Attili, Visakha Institute of Skin and Allergy, India.
April 2024 – Case reviews – Dr S Elsheikh, Nottingham University Hospitals, UK
July 2024 – Approach to hair follicular tumours – Dr A Bakshi, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories, UK
Please feel free to share the details with colleagues, but I would ask you not to share the details on social media.
Thursday 29 February 12.30pm – Dr Arti Bakshi
The next session in the BSD trainees’ series programme will take place on 29th February at 12.30pm and will be led by Dr Arti Bakshi, Consultant Dermatopathologist at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories and Secretary of the BSD.
Dr Bakshi will discuss the following cases:
Case 1: 76/F, widespread rash seen as erosions with scabbing all over trunk, chest, upper back and abdomen. Patient described blistering rash, but no blisters seen on examination. Possible history of insect bite some weeks back. One of the lesions on forehead was sore and itchy for which clarithromycin was prescribed some days prior to widespread rash appearing. ? Drug reaction ? insect bite ?bullous pemphigoid
Case 2: 75/M, new onset itchy rash restricted to back. Follicular papules and few urticated lesions ?eosinophilic folliculitis
Case 3: 53/F, progressive erythematous pustular rash submammary area, axilla and back of legs. Patient on several long standing medications for hypertension and diabetes. No previous skin disease.
Case 4: 31/M, papules and pustules around the nose, under the eyes and medial eyebrows ?sarcoid
Case 5: 58/F, unusual rash ?sarcoid ?drug rash
The slides are available for review on the Pathology Portal
Please note you will need to register for the Pathology Portal the first time you access it if you are not already a registered user.
Please feel free to share the details of the session with colleagues but I would ask that this information is not posted on social media channels.
Thursday 1st February 1pm – Dr Melanie Page
Dr Page is a Consultant Dermatologist / Moh’s surgeon at the Northern Care Alliance) will speak on “Moh’s surgery for the uninitiated” – this will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from an experienced Moh’s surgeon about this vital surgical technique in modern dermatology and how it relates to dermatopathology reporting.
Trainee Educational Series – Dr Nitin Khirwadkar – 9th November 2023 1pm
I’m delighted to be able to announce that our next talk in the BSD Educational Series for Trainees will be taking place on Thursday 9th November at 1pm GMT/UTC. It will be taken by Dr Nitin Khirwadkar, a very experienced dermatopathologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the Treasurer of the BSD, so we are very exceptionally grateful that he has agreed to take this session. Dr Khirwadkar has decided to share with us 4 of his own cases, which can be found below along with the clinical background.
I have decided to experiment using Google Meet for this meeting. It allows up to 100 participants – so make sure you get your spot!
As always feel free to forward these details onto your colleagues, but please refrain from posting the open link on open social media outlets.
Looking forward to you joining us at this session!
Trainee Representative of the BSD
Please find the link to the meeting here: BSD NK
Thursday, 9 November · 1:00 – 2:00pm
Time zone: UTC
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/say-mjci-ajn
Trainee Educational Series – Dr William Merchant – 28th September 2023 1pm”
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great summer.
I’m delighted to be able to announce that our next talk in the BSD Educational Series for Trainees will be taking place on Thursday 28 September at 1pm BST. It will be taken by Dr William Merchant, a highly experienced dermatopathologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, so we are very fortunate that he has agreed to give up his time for this event. Dr Merchant has chosen a selection of his own cases to share with us for this session.
Just to add that I will stepping down from this post in October, so this is likely the last session that I will be Chairing, and I hope that someone will be appointed in my stead to take over the reins shortly. If anyone would be interested in this role then please get in touch with myself ([email protected] or Dr Motta, the President of the BSD on [email protected]).
As always feel free to forward these details onto your colleagues, but please refrain from posting the open zoom link on open social media outlets.
Looking forward to you joining us at the next session!
Trainee Representative of the BSD
Please find the link to the meeting here: https://turing-uk.zoom.us/j/99381580999?pwd=dGVRUVhWcitteU5sSU5veHI4dzVLUT09
Meeting ID: 993 8158 0999
BSD Live Trainee Zoom Tutorials
We are delighted to announce that Dr Cynthia Heffron, Consultant Dermatopathologist, will be giving the next talk in the BSD Educational Series for Trainees, on Thursday 12 January at 1pm. She will be our first international speaker, based at Cork University Hospital in Ireland. Dr Heffron is a very experienced dermatopathologist and is widely published, so we feel very lucky that she is giving up her time to provide us this educational session.
Dr Heffron has chosen three cases from the teaching set provided by Dr Sara Edward’s from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (cases can be viewed beforehand using links below) and is going to be taking us through a case of her own that she would like to share on her microscope.
Apologies to those who had difficulty joining us on the zoom link for the last session – this technical problem has thankfully since been resolved, and the zoom link for Dr Heffron’s session can be found below, along with links to the 3 cases from the teaching set. As always feel free to forward these details onto your colleagues, but please refrain from posting the open zoom link on open social media outlets.
We look forward to having you join us!
Join Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 921 4691 4073
Case 1: Longstanding lesion on shoulder
Case 2: 4mm punch biopsy, nose
Case 3: Nodule left cheek
Trainee Educational Series – Dr Sara Edward – 27th April 2023 1pm
We are delighted to announce that a further session as part of the BSD Educational Series for dermatology and histopathology trainees will be taking place on Thursday 27th April at 1pm BST (zoom link below).
What’s even better is that Dr Sara Edward, Consultant Dermatopathologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the first speaker in this series and curator of the BSD Educational Series Slide Set has agreed to return to take this second session, so we are so very grateful to her. She has chosen 4 cases to take you through during the session with links to the cases below for those who want to take a look beforehand.
Very much looking forward to seeing you all there!
Trainee Representative of the BSD
Please find the link to the meeting here:
Meeting ID: 970 5349 0476
Trainee Educational Series – Dr Asok Biswas –14th June 2023 1pm
I am thrilled to announce that the next talk in the BSD Educational Series for Dermatology and Histopathology Trainees is taking place on Wednesday 14th June at 1pm (BST) and is to be taken by Dr Asok Biswas from Western General Hospital and the University of Edinburgh. Dr Biswas is an experienced dermatopathologist with specialist interests in inflammatory skin disorders and adnexal tumours, and so we are incredibly fortunate that he has agreed to take this session. Dr Biswas has chosen 4 cases from Dr Edward’s slide set to present, the links to which can be found below. We very much look forward to ‘seeing’ you all there!
Zoom link: https://turing-uk.zoom.us/j/93592040144?pwd=TXExaHZWKy9kMlBtdk02S0V6bU9pUT09 Meeting ID: 935 9204 0144 Passcode: 811931
Links to cases:
- Left thigh punch biopsy: https://www.virtualpathology.leeds.ac.uk/slides/browser/view.php?path=%2FResearch_4%2FTeaching%2FEducation%2FTeaching%2FSE_Collection%2F8A_12%2F510657.svs
- Excision left thigh: https://www.virtualpathology.leeds.ac.uk/slides/browser/view.php?path=%2FResearch_4%2FTeaching%2FEducation%2FTeaching%2FSE_Collection%2F34_36F%2F510789.svs
- Skin left flank: https://www.virtualpathology.leeds.ac.uk/slides/browser/view.php?path=%2FResearch_4%2FTeaching%2FEducation%2FTeaching%2FSE_Collection%2F22A_26%2F510712.svs
- 3 x 4mm punch biopsies face and abdomen: https://www.virtualpathology.leeds.ac.uk/slides/browser/view.php?path=%2FResearch_4%2FTeaching%2FEducation%2FTeaching%2FSE_Collection%2F75_83%2F510541.svs
Dr Emily Clarke
ST3 Histopathology Registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow, University of Leeds
Enrichment Student, Alan Turing Institute
Trainee Representative, British Society for Dermatopathology