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South West of England and Wales Dermatology & The Dowling Club

Bristol Meeting

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January 2017


There will be a joint meeting of the South West of England and Wales Dermatology Society and the Dowling club Friday and Saturday January 27th and 28th 2017.

The venue is the Bristol Dermatology Centre at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the University Hospitals Bristol Education Centre. Dermatologists, Trainees and Specialist Nurses are all welcome and need to register before the meeting in order to attend.

On Saturday afternoon after the Educational meeting,  there will be a trip to the Edward Jenner Museum in Berkeley sponsored separately by the St John's Institute of Dermatology and organised through the Dowling Club. This is a lovely spot in a village in the Gloucestershire countryside. It is a short coach trip which  will be arranged from Bristol.

Registration, Edward Jenner trip and dinner reservations is with this form: registration

Details of The Dowling Club and how to join on the BAD website. The executive is led by:

President  Professor Christopher Bunker
Secretary  Dr Mariana Noy
Treasurer   Dr Richard Logan


The local organiser for the SWEWDS meeting is David de Berker


Friday 27th January 2017

The timetable for the meeting is:



Education Centre, Lecture Theatres 2 and 3

University Hospitals Bristol


Psychodermatology: How it works, who it helps

Janet Angus

Consultant Dermatologist, University Hospitals Bristol


Vascular cutaneous pathologies in children

Lindsay Shaw

Consultant Dermatologist and Paediatric Dermatologist, University Hospitals Bristol and Bristol Children's Hospital


Skin lymphoma and extracorporeal photophoresis in Bristol

Giles Dunnill

Consultant Dermatologist University Hospitals Bristol





Rare skin tumours, clinicopathological features

Pawel Bogucki

Consultant Dermatologist University Hospitals Bristol


Elective Special Study Components in Dermatology: to win hearts and minds

Jane Sansom

Consultant Dermatologist University Hospitals Bristol and Academic Dean, University of Bristol Medical School


Male genital dermatology

William Porter

Consultant Dermatologist  Gloucester Royal Infirmary


Dowling Club AGM

President: Chris Bunker

Secretary: Mariana Noy

Treasurer: Richard Logan

 RCP CPD code:  110027

Friday evening there will be a meal:

Meet at venue: 7.00 for 7.30pm dinner

Evening meal at the newly refurbished Bristol Harbour Hotel Sansovino Room. This beautiful new venue is a short walk from the Grand Hotel which is where the accommodation has been negotiated (see below). Alternatively, the dinner venue has its own weekend stay deals and may suit. The meal is at a cost of £40 per person for consultants, associate specialists and GPSIs and their partners and £20 per person for trainees and their partners. We expect about 70 people and this means a limited menu with vegetarian and food allergy options.  There will be a sparkling wine reception followed by 3 course meal and coffee. 



Hotel accommodation has been negotiated at a reduced rate at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. The terms are under the registration of  EVENT012017 (deal is: Mercure Bristol grand hotel is 0.4 miles from hospital. £99 per night single occupancy , £109 double occupancy, both incl breakfast). Quote this reference if seeking the terms above.

Saturday 28th January 2017

The Clinical meeting will commence in the Bristol Dermatology Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary. Case discussion will follow in the University Hospitals Bristol Education Centre.


Clinical cases

Bristol Dermatology Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary.



Education Centre, University Hospitals Bristol


Case Discussions

Education Centre

Lecture Theatre 1


Dermatology from the Archive: Tales from a career in Dermatology

Cameron Kennedy

Consultant Dermatologist and Paediatric Dermatologist

University Hospitals Bristol and Bristol Children's Hospital





Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley (No Charge) Organised and supported by St John's Institute of Dermatology.

There will be coach transport available


Links to other entertainments in Bristol that weekend


How to get to Bristol and parking

 The site map shows the location of the hospitals and how to find us. There are more detailed instructions on how to reach each hospital under the your hospitals section of this website.

Some parking is available and is shown on our site map, together with the location of disabled parking bays.

Travel by car
All visitors are encouraged to use public transport or nearby public car parks whenever possible as the on-site parking is very limited.  When planning your journey, be aware that it may be necessary to park off-site or arrange for someone to drop you off at the entrance and park elsewhere. If you do come by car, please leave yourself extra time in case you need to search for a space.

Hospital Parking

Our Pay & Display parking charges apply between 6am and 6pm daily:

  • Up to 2 hours = £3.40
  • Up to 4 hours = £5.40
  • Up to 8 hours = £12.00
  • Up to 12 hours = £15.00


NCP and Bristol City Council Parking
There are 4 NCP and 1 Bristol City Council car parks, these are located within walking distance of the city centre and HUBS transport links:

Rupert Street NCP- Bristol, BS1 2PY  Tel. 0870 606 7050
Multi-storey car park open 24hrs from Monday to Saturday.

Prince Street NCP - Bristol, BS1 4PH  Tel. 0117 926 0408
Multi-storey car park open 24hrs for 7 days a week.

Lower Castle Street NCP - Bristol, BS1 3AF  Tel. 0117 926 2685
Multi-storey car park open 24hrs for 7 days a week.

Queen Charlotte Street NCP - Bristol, BS1 4ES Tel. 0117 927 7028
Multi-storey car park open 24hrs from Monday to Saturday.

Trenchard Street BCC - Bristol, BS1 5AN Tel. 0117 922 2198
Multi-storey car park open 24hrs for 7 days a week.

Please see the map for more details

Travel by bus
First Bus provides a number of bus routes and park and ride facilities, which stop at or near all of our hospital sites. Bristol Bus and Coach Station, in Marlborough Street, is a few minutes' walk away from our city centre sites and provides regular services for people travelling from further away.  For further information on public buses: First Customer Services: Tel. 0845 602 0156,

Park & Ride schemes
There are three Park & Ride facilities in Bristol, located at Long Ashton, Shirehampton (easily accessed from the A4 Portway) and Brislington (easily accessed from the A4 Bath Road). Buses run every 10-20 minutes Monday to Saturday and take between 15-20 minutes to reach the city centre. All services stop in the city centre, within walking distance of the main sites and at stops where there is HUBS transport available. Parking is free; you pay for the bus service with return fares (costing £2 to £4 depending when you travel). All England Concessionary Travelcards can be used on the Park & Ride entitling the holder to free travel after 9:00am Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday Tel. 0117 922 2910.

Bath Road Park & Ride

Portway Park & Ride

Long Ashton Park & Ride 


Travel by train
Bristol Temple Meads station is approximately 30 minutes' walk from the BRI and 40 minutes' from St. Michael's Hospital. The HUBS free hospital shuttle bus runs frequently from the Temple Meads to all hospital sites.  The other main railway station is Bristol Parkway, which is outside the city. Bus services run between Bristol Parkway and the city centre and the journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

Other things you can do when in Bristol on that weekend