Combined essentials and dermoscopy Workshop

Back to back workshops

Over  3 days delegates have the opportunity to complete the essentials program, the dermoscopy program or both back to back. Register here

Day 1
Session 1 - 120 mins

8:00 – 10:00

The golden rules of managing skin cancer  -  avoiding the traps
Morning tea
Session 2 - 90 mins

10:30 – 12:00

SKILLS SESSION Shave, punch and incisional biopsy techniques (with pigs trotters) Equipment for skin surgery
Lunch
Session 3 - 120 mins

13:30 – 15:30

SKILLS SESSION Direct closure of skin defects (with pigs trotters)
Role of imiquimod, 5-FU, ingenol mebutate, diclofenac and PDT SKILLS SESSION Suture techniques (with pigs trotters)
Morning tea
Session 4 - 90 mins

16:00 – 17:30

Cysts and lipomata

SKILLS SESSION An introduction to flaps (with pigs trotters) Curettage of skin lesions

Day 2
Session 5 - 120 mins

8:00 – 10:00

Melanoma management
Morning tea
COMMON SESSION TO BOTH PROGRAMS
Session 6 - 90 mins

10:30 – 12:00

Working with your pathologist

Introduction to dermoscopy of melanoma

-  The Gachon approach

Lunch
DERMOSCOPY WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Session 7 - 90 mins

13:30 – 15:00

Benign lesion dermoscopy; junctional naevi, compound naevi, intradermal naevi, blue naevi, dysplastic naevi, seborrhoeic keratoses, dermatofibroma, warts, angiomata, sebaceous hyperplasia Types of dermoscopes
Afternoon tea
Session 8 - 90 mins

15:30 – 17:00

Malignant lesion dermoscopy; BCCs, SCCs, Bowens disease, Keratoacanthoma
Day 3
Session 9 - 90 mins

8:00 – 10:30

Melanoma dermoscopy; superficial spreading melanoma, lentigo maligna, nodular melanoma
Morning Tea
Includes a minutes silence for our fallen soldiers
Session 10 - 120 mins

11:00 – 13:00

Vascular patterns in dermoscopy, acral dermoscopy of nails and fingerprint skin Dermoscopy imaging and follow up
Lunch from 13:00

Points and further details

The ESSENTIALS course covers the core post graduate skin cancer medicine education for doctors working in general practice. The course focuses on key skills, diagnostic essentials and safe practice.

Procedures covered in this workshop include: curettage, cryotherapy, cautery, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, elliptical excision and incisional biopsy. Surgical procedures are reinforced with the opportunity to practice techniques on pigs trotters.

The DERMOSCOPY course focuses on  the dermoscopic skills required to diagnose both malignant and benign skin lesions. 9 hours of dermoscopy training also covers the corresponding histologic features that match dermoscopy findings.

Points for essentials course.

RACGP Total 40 category 1 points. - Activity number 765879

ACRRM 22 PRPD points + 1 core point + 22 PRPD surgery MOPS points - Code E1301ACCO - 1 day surgery procedural grant applies

both RACGP and ACRRM points are available also for the Dermoscopy course and indeed all ACCO events.

When available, Dr. Alex Nirenberg will contribute a lecture to this program.

The five day flap / graft workshop is recommended for those wishing to progress beyond this 2 day program.

Prof Anthony Dixon

Professor Dixon and Dr Nirenberg

Dr Nirenberg leads our education of dermatopathology, including the correlations between pathology and dermoscopy of skin lesions.

Professor Dixon leads our education of skin lesion dermatology, skin surgery and dermoscopy. All the practical sessions with skin models is overseen by Professor Dixon

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Dr. Nirenberg