The ACCO workshop program for February 2023
Combined – (Essentials / Dermoscopy) Melbourne Docklands on February 17 to February 19 2023
Essentials on February 17 to February 18 2023
Dermoscopy on February 18 to February 19 2023
The ACCO workshop program for April 2023
4 day flap and graft on April 22 to April 25 2023
The ACCO workshop program for June 2023
Combined – (Essentials and Dermoscopy) Perth Workshop on June 3 to June 5 2023
Essentials Perth on June 3 to June 4 2023
Dermoscopy Perth on June 4 to June 5 2023
The ACCO workshop program for September – October 2023
Face and Ear on October 6,7 and 8 2023
Dermatopathology on October 9 2023
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COVID – 19 Do I need to alter my skin cancer management?
As of August, 2021, ACCO recommends:
- Limit skin cancer checks to patients with a past history of skin cancer or marked actinic damage.
- Using gloves and hand washing is essential before and after each skin check.
- Polarised dermoscopy allows no contact between patient and instrument. This can be an advantage in these situations.
- Delay procedures to manage minor lesions and indolent skin cancers including SCC in situ and superficial BCCs.
- Surgery for wide local excision of melanoma, invasive SCC, or other BCCs should not be delayed on this basis alone.
- Consider reception triaging patients need for skin checks. Low risk patients can be asked to book at a later date.
- Any patient unwell with upper respiratory symptoms and / or fever should have a skin check deferred and should be advised to contact their local GP for advice on COVID testing, as guidelines vary between states.
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Vitamin B3 advice to our patients:-
The ACCO Mission
- Workshops of quality to further educate doctors & nurses
- Examine and assess competence in managing skin cancer
- Donate all proceeds over costs to medical research
- All with the highest standards of impartiality
ACCO Certifications Pathway
Your ACCO academic team continue to publish research in skin cancer.
Recent publications from the ACCO team are as follows :
- Nirenberg A, Steinman H, Dixon J, et al. Merkel cell carcinoma update: the case for two tumours. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2020:34:1425-1431
- Nirenberg A, Steinman H, Dixon A, Melanoma Extravascular Migratory Metastasis: An Important Underrecognized Phenomenon. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2020
- Nirenberg A, Steinman H, Dixon J, et al. Merkel cell carcinoma update: the case for two tumours. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2019.
- Dixon AJ, Dixon ZL, Anderson S, et al. Management of invasive melanoma. Aust J Gen Pract 2019;48:368-372.
- Dixon AJ, Anderson S, Dixon JB, et al. Cutaneous melanoma: Latest developments. Aust J Gen Pract 2019;48:348-353.