The BSPD Symposium at the 100th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists presented an opportunity to reflect on the origins of paediatric dermatology, our society and what we can look forward to in the future of paediatric dermatology research. The meeting was delivered virtually (Sept 2020) and the three invited lectures are presented here with permission of the authors and the British Association of Dermatologists.
Dr Cameron Kennedy from the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children gives an excellent overview of the history of paediatric dermatology, in the UK and abroad.
Dr Sue-Lewis Jones from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee summarised the origins of the BSPD and important contributions from its members.
Professor Carsten Flohr, based at St John's Institute of Dermatology in London and the current BSPD President, considers the history of paediatric dermatology research, and the bright outlook for the future of our specialty, with support from experts in their fields, and with patients' and their family members' input.
Our sincerest thanks to all who contributed to the background and production of these lectures. They preserve the history of our society and give an insight into what's to come.