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The Psorisais 360 app now includes a DLQI calculator which was developed in collaboration with the Department of Dermatology at Cardiff University and provides valuable insight into the impact of psoriasis on quality of life. Download free at

Cardiff’s Dr Ausama Atwan has issued warnings to British doctors about the danger of misdiagnosing leprosy. The disease is extremely rare in Europe, however a small number of cases occur every year in people who have lived overseas, particularly in South Asia. Dr Atwan will outline the concerns at the Glasgow conference of the British […]

An iPhone app to brush up on your dermoscopy skills! The Virtual Dermatoscope is a fun and interactive mobile app aimed at medical practitioners with some knowledge of dermoscopy, who would like to practise and hone their skills. There is a selection of lesions to examine with the Virtual Dermatoscope. First choose a clinical photo, […]

Cardiff Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing has been awarded nearly one million dollars (£630,000) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The award comes from the foundation’s Global Health Program and was secured by head of department, Professor Vincent Piguet. The money will go towards developing a new technique for vaccination, which could lead […]

Cardiff’s Dermatology Professor Vincent Piguet is president of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR). He published the following article in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology to mark the fortieth birthday of the organisation: Systemic Mentoring on Three Continents ESDR: many mentoring opportunities for young investigators The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) celebrated its […]

Former Cardiff dermatology professor, Prof Ronald Marks writes: Cardiff has many distinctions. A visually delightful Capital City by the sea, the home of superb opera with an exciting Millennium Performance Centre, a passion and proficiency at rugby with another Millennium Centre – the stadium in the centre of the city. Add to these delights a […]