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American Academy of Dermatology Meeting 2022

Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist at AAD Annual Meeting, Boston

Consultant Dermatologist Anthony Downs attended the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in a very chilly Boston, America at the end of March 2022.

It has been two years since the meeting has been face to face and it was great for dermatologist and medical skincare professionals to re-connect with old friends and colleagues who practice dermatology in America and across the world at this international meeting.

The meeting is an important annual event for doctors that want to hear about new imminent treatments and clinical research developments in dermatology and essential continuous professional development for our skin experts.

Dr. Anthony Downs brought back many useful tips and advice that can be applied to his patients at home in the South West of England.

Hot topics in this year's AAD meeting focused around emerging eczema treatments and the relentless rise of skin cancer.

Dr Chris Bower, chair of Derma Exchange presenting at the Dermatology care meeting in Bristol

Dr. Anthony Downs & Dr. Christopher Bower recently attended a face to face national Dermatology meeting in Bristol. The DermaExchange event was sponsored by Almirall and chaired by Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Christopher Bower.

This event was the first time dermatologist and healthcare professionals have been able to meet as a professional body for almost two years.

The event included lectures on clinical updates and advances in dermatology care, alongside informative lectures and discussions on mental health and the well being of both the doctor and patient.

'How to work smarter and not harder', given the overwhelming demand for our services, was a talk that was particularly well received by the audience.

Both Dr. Anthony Downs & Dr. Christopher Bower came away with some useful tips that should help with some of our more challenging patients.

We do hope the pandemic will not cut these important industry meetings that are essential for clinical professional development.

From August 2020 Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, will be expanding his geographical availability by offering diagnosis and treatment for a full range of skin diseases and dermatological disorders at Duchy Hospital in Truro, Cornwall.

Dr. Anthony Downs will be taking over from Dr. Tom Lucke who has retired from private practice.

Dr. Downs will provide specialist opinion for patients with all types of skin disease. He has been a consultant dermatologist since 2000 and has held NHS consultant posts in Exeter & Taunton alongside his own private practices in Exeter, Torquay, Bristol and London.

Dr. Downs is able to offer:

  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen freezing) for treatment of warts, skin tags and sun-spots
  • Skin surgery for removal of skin cancers, cysts and lipomas (fatty lumps)
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Mole screening using dermoscopy
  • Treatment of scars with steroid injection
  • Treatment of nail diseases
  • Treatment of hair and scalp diseases
  • Botox injections for excess sweating of the armpits

He can also provide a range of cosmetic procedures including the removal of benign moles, skin tags, cysts and liver spots for cosmetic reasons.

Dr. Downs is recognised by all the major health insurers and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Society of Dermatological Surgeons; a member of the European Academy of DermatoVenereology and American Academy of Dermatology; a member of the British Medical Laser Association, International Dermoscopy Society and British Cosmetic Dermatology Group.

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    9-13 October 2019

    Dr. Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, attended the EADV Congress from 9-13 October 2019 in Madrid.

    It was the second largest annual global dermatology education event. A chance to catch up with colleagues from across Europe, learn about emerging therapies and exchange ideas and trends about patient care.

    Dr. Downs listened and was able to exchange ideas with a wealth of speakers and engage with sessions covering the most up-to-date research and developments in Dermatology and Venereology. The speakers and audience represented more than 70 countries worldwide.

    Highlights were the Controversy Sessions - These covered a range of topics from topical corticosteroids, to biologics in skin disease, drugs in acne, inflammatory diseases, long term antibiotics and many others. Different opinions are new things to learn, and we were all stimulated by the healthy debate that will be sparked.