Courses & Events

Verruca Masterclass

  • Date:
  • Time:
    10am - 4pm
  • Location:
    Sir Robert Peel Hospital
    Wiggins Centre
  • Tutor:

  • Cost:
    £199 member
    £249 non-member

Max. 12 delegates.

Course Overview

Wart infections are seen very frequently in the daily practice of medical foot care. The human papilloma virus, like other viruses, are extremely difficult to successfully treat, with many treatment modalities being aggressive and painful. Our Verruca Masterclass discusses safe, usually painless and effective methods of treatment for many patients, particularly children, anxious and those with potentially complicated or difficult healing, such as diabetes.

During this module, we will study the human papilloma virus, and also how to recognise other possible differential diagnosis. We will also assess when to refer to a podiatrist/dermatologist, and discuss other methods of treatments used, including Faulkner needling, curettage and excision, cryosurgery, caustics, Swift microwave and also over-the-counter medications.

Verrutop (a Class IIa healthcare product only available to practitioners), and Spirularin VS will be discussed at length as they are safe and effective, and are quite novel treatments that can be promoted and used within clinical practice. We will also practise the use of the capillary tube application, used to extract and apply Verrutop, and discuss the homeopathic product Thuja (pillules and cream).

During this Masterclass, we will also investigate the use of TCA (Trichloroacetic acid), which can be safely applied using either the Scholl Verruca and Wart pen

Course Schedule

10am: Registration and introductions

10.30am: Interactive PowerPoint learning and discussion – HPV and identification. Use of dermatoscopes

11.15am: Coffee/tea break

11.30: Products available, what they are and possible treatment options for patients. When to refer? 

12.15pm: lunch

1pm: Verrutop (Nitrizinc) – capillary application on silicone feet. TCA application using silicone feet. Applications of occlusion and wool felt cavity pads. Spirularin VS. Using the dermatoscopes.

3.15pm: Coffee/tea break

3.30pm: Q and As, certificate presentation, feedback

4pm: Close

Course Tutor

Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.

Refreshments and lunch provided

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