North of England

Dermatological Society


Call for Abstracts

The joint NEDS/SDS meeting on Friday 8th October 2021 will be in a virtual format and as such we are able to offer the opportunity to present cases to those attending the meeting from other centres.

We are offering delegates the opportunity to submit an abstract for presentation. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and may be selected for either a poster or oral presentation. There will be prizes for the best oral presentation and the top three posters. Cases should not have been previously presented at a national/international meeting.

The deadline for abstracts is 30th July and you will be notified by mid-August whether you have been selected for a poster or oral presentation. The poster submission date will be 17th September. Please email your abstract to

NEDS Meetings Programme

The next NEDS meeting will be a joint meeting with the Scottish Dermatology Society hosted by Dr Sophie Weatherhead and the department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.  This will be a virtual whole day meeting including lectures, discussion and clinical cases.

The meeting is planned for Friday 8th October 2021, 10.00am-5.00pm. The meeting will be very valuable for trainees, do encourage your trainees to become NEDS members and to sign up for the meeting.

About Us

On 12th November 1910, the inaugural meeting of the Manchester Dermatological Society was held under the Presidency of Dr HG Brooke. This Society held regular meetings except during the First World War and always invited dermatologists from other cities in the North of England. Liverpool, Sheffield and Leeds were strongly represented.

In January 1929 it was decided to expand the Society to the North of England Dermatological Society and the first clinical meeting of the new society was held in March of that year.

Since then the NEDS has provided educational clinical meetings in hospitals across the North of England where members have met together to exchange ideas and to discuss cases. Individual meetings are hosted by local organisers and are held in both teaching hospitals and district general hospitals in the region.

NEDS meetings have a reputation for providing informative discussion of rare or treatment resistant dermatological disease in a friendly and collegiate atmosphere. This approach helps to bridge the gap between formal education, clinical guidelines and the coal face of real clinical practice.

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Bursaries and Prizes

The North of England Dermatology Society provides travel bursaries for non-consultant members to attend national or international dermatology meetings. Three prizes are awarded annually for the best presentations at NEDS meetings.

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Upcoming Meetings

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NEDS Council

The NEDS Council is responsible for the smooth running of the society. Their key responsibility being planning the programme of NEDS events. The Council is formed of volunteers from the society.

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NEDS Constitution

The NEDS is a virtually paperless society which keeps it framework for operating as straightforward as possible.

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