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British Society for Dermatological Surgery

Welcome to the BSDS website

The British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) are the UK leaders in the field of Dermatological Surgery. The purpose of the Society is to promote, for the public benefit, interest in and knowledge of Dermatological Surgery.

The BSDS have a range of meetings and courses that run throughout the year and offer fellowships and awards. The BSDS provide resources, such as surgical log books, case studies and peer reviews for the benefit of medical professionals. They have also produced minimum standards documents and position statements on issues relating to Dermatological Surgery.

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Clinical Meeting 15.03.2018This half day meeting is aimed at dermatologists and dermatology trainees with an interest in dermatological surgery.Learn more >

35th Annual Surgery Workshop26.03.2018The workshop is a long-established training course in skin surgery, consisting of lectures & hands-on practical sessions covering basic & intermediate aspects of skin surgery.Learn more >


Medical Student Essay Prize

Twice a year the BSDS sets and essay title on a topic related to dermatological surgery and offers a prize for the winning essays.

The BSDS Medical Student Essay Prize (previously titled Undergraduate Essay Prize) is open to anyone who has medical student status at the time of application or who graduates that year.

The title for the next Essay Prize is:

"Will artificial intelligence and automated technology replace the need for Dermatologists to diagnose skin cancer in the future"?

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Previous Essay Prize Winners

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  • 2017, July - "Should NHS patients have access to scar management?"Kelsey Aimar, University of Nottingham
  • 2017, January - Two prizes awarded: "If Mohs skin surgery is the 'gold standard for non-melanoma skin cancer treatment', why doesn't eveyone have it?" Ali Ansaripour, Kings College London GKT School of Medical Education and Antonio Ji Xu, Oxford University Medical School
  • 2016, July - "Discuss the technological advances in dermatological and reconstructive surgery that have had the greatest impact on skin cancer patients" Joseph Jayasundera, King's College London
  • 2016, January - "Discuss the impact of targeted molecular skin cancer therapies on dermatological surgery"
    Anna Ascott, Barts and The London
  • 2015, July - "How should we measure the “best” outcomes for skin cancer surgery?"
    Mahdi Saleh, Keele University
  • 2015, January - "There is no need to treat any skin cancer with Mohs surgery - discuss"
    Monty Lyman, University of Birmingham
  • 2014 - "How can patient expectations relating to skin cancer surgery be assessed and addressed?"
    Joseph Colclough, University of Glasgow
    2014 - "How can patient expectations relating to skin cancer surgery be assessed and addressed?" 
    Katherine Farquhar, University of Glasgow
  • 2013 - "Skin Cancer and Vitamin D"
    Verity Williams, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • 2012 - "Skin cancer surgery: who should do it and why?"
    James Womersley, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth.
  • 2011 - "Rising skin cancer incidence: current and future impact on dermatological surgery"
    Sarah Gentry, University of Exeter and Plymouth College of Medicine.
  • 2010 - "The role of technology in dermatological surgery"
    George Coltart, Oxford University.
  • 2009 - "What is the role of the dermatologist in the management of Skin Cancer?"
    Justice Reilly, Glasgow University Medical School.
  • 2008 - "The impact of climate change on skin cancer"
    Laura Thomas, Imperial College.
    2008 - "The impact of climate change on skin cancer"
    Rory Honney, Oxford University.
  • 2007 - "Discuss aspects of healing in skin surgery"
    Faisal Ali, Oxford University.
  • 2006 - "Surgical and emotional scars of skin cancer"
    Daniel Todkill, Warwick University

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