We are pleased to report that for three years running, the Centre of Evidence based Dermatology (CEBD) has won the prestigious prize for the best scientific paper in the main plenary session of the British Association of Dermatologists’ Annual conference.
This year, Dr Rosalind Simpson scooped the prize for her work on achieving international agreement on how to diagnose the rare condition of erosive lichen planus. The previous two years saw Professor Kim Thomas awarded this prize; in 2012 for the PATCH trial which showed that antibiotics taken after an episode of the cellulitis can prevent this disabling condition from recurring and in 2011 for the SWET trial which showed that, despite anecdotal reports, having a water softener fitted in the home does not improve eczema in children.
As well as winning the best scientific paper prize, the CEBD was also awarded the Ashley Cooper Award for the best presentation at the British Society of Dermatological Surgery for Professor Hywel Williams’ presentation on the SINS trial looking at a cream called imiquimod as an alternative to surgery for the removal of the basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.
The Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology conducts independent research into the treatment and prevention of skin disease. We work with patients and members of the public to prioritise and inform our clinically-relevant research programme. Find out more about the work of the centre at www.nottingham.ac.uk/dermatology.
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