Earlier this month, Alopecia UK attended the 94th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).
The BAD is a charity whose charitable objectives are the practice, teaching, training and research of dermatology. It works with the Department of Health and patient bodies across the UK advising on best practice and the provision of dermatology services.
Alopecia UK attends the BAD conference regularly to raise awareness and understanding of alopecia within the dermatology field, with the hope that this will help to improve patient support and care offered by dermatologists. Alopecia UK trustee Jackie Tomlinson delivers presentations on the patient experience.
Alopecia UK is proud of the links it has developed with BAD over the past few years and we hope to continue to promote the need for improved services for those with alopecia.
Jackie says: "We enjoyed attending the BAD Conference Welcome Reception at the Glasgow Science Centre, not far from some of the 2014 Commonwealth Games venues. After some welcome drinks and photographs, including some photobombing from our friend Karena Moore-Millar, the unofficial photographer told us "The world needs more and more people to step up like you". Although the evening was a lighter and fun spirited occasion in comparison to the medical talks of the actual conference, conversation with dermatologists turned to setting up new services for those with alopecia and wanting to do more. It's really important that we continue to build on the relationships we have made over the past few years".
For more information on BAD, you can visit their website