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It is our pleasure at Skin Cancer Symposiums to bring you Professor Cliff Rosendahl from the University of Queensland, Australia and Associate Professor Amanda Oakley from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
As doctors, we are often the first and sometimes the only ones to see our patient’s skin. But we have little training and hence most of us, little confidence in confidently diagnosing skin lesions. How can we improve our confidence? The best way, without a doubt, is with training in dermatoscopy which will help you recognise skin cancers earlier and with greater precision.
Traditional dermatoscopy courses have been complicated and difficult to follow due to the teaching of numerous complex algorithms at the same time. Skin Cancer Symposiums has created a simplified approach using what is increasingly recognised as the two most user-friendly algorithms (one for pigmented lesions and one for non-pigmented lesions) to deliver a unique world-class teaching event. Professor Cliff Rosendahl, the co-author of 'Chaos and Clues' and 'Pigment without Prediction', breaks down dermatoscopy teaching into simple, easy to follow algorithms.
Professor Amanda Oakley, the founder of the world-famous dermatology resource Dermnet will be adding to Cliff’s insights.
In addition, Dr Chris Boberg and Dr Andrew MacGill will provide practical talks on the day to day application of dermatoscopy.
The interactive presentations take you through a sequence of 'black and white' enquiries of your observations to help you determine if a lesion is benign or malignant. The decision to excise or not is then followed by 'how to make a specific diagnosis' for each benign and malignant lesion (nevus, solar lentigo, dermatofibroma, melanoma, SCC, BCC etc).
The Certificate in Advanced Dermatoscopy is a carefully orchestrated educational process that ensures you develop a solid footing in dermatoscopy for the safe clinical management of skin cancers.
This unique course is highly rated and runs in London, Melbourne, California and Auckland with over 1000 participants to date (GP, surgeons, dermatologists and nurses) giving close to 5/5 reviews.
Revolutionary dermatoscopy learning process – learn from the originator of the 'Chaos and Clues' and the 'Prediction without Pigment' algorithm which makes learning dermatoscopy easy, effective and practical.
Fully accreditated - by the RNZCGP for 25 CME credits for CPD purposes. It is approved as an approved conference up to $590 for GPEP 1 registrars.
Live/hybrid/virtual - All our live conferences are designed so that even if you are sick, isolating with COVID, need to leave early - we got you covered. Our courses are live-streamed and available to view for 7 days after each conference.
Masters level pre-reading – Professor Cliff Rosendahl has kindly offered Chapter 7 of the IMED7001 course at the University of Queensland Masters Programme as pre-reading for the course, so you can start improving your dermatoscopy knowledge from day 1!
Interactive teaching – We will provide lots of examples, quizzes and repetition to help reinforce key points. We will allow plenty of time during the conference to take audience questions.
Key information and venue
Cost: $1795 + GST ($1695 + GST if registrar or nurse - please use the code REGISTRAR at checkout)
Location: Owen G Glenn Building at the University of Auckland
Address: 12 Grafton Road, Auckland CBD
Date: Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th July 2023 (Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy)
CME Credits: The Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 25 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
Complimentary Molescope II
Our primary focus is to reduce global morbidity and mortality from skin cancer. We have partnered with MetaOptima so we can offer every student of our dermatoscopy courses a free Molescope II Digital Dermatoscope from MetaOptima (worth $449 NZD / £227 / $449 AUD / $325 USD). This will allow every clinician to make use of the teaching immediately without cost of equipment as a barrier.
Complimentary 'Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer' handbook
Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer is a handbook to help dermatologists, dermatoscopists and GPs easily differentiate between benign and malignant tumours, leading to fewer unnecessary biopsies and earlier treatment of cancers. Based around two easy to follow algorithms, Chaos and Clues and Pigment without Prediction, the book shows all dermatoscope users how to confidently diagnose skin lesions earlier and with greater precision. (Worth $120).
Our full programme
We reserve the right to alter the course to maximise your education.
Saturday 29th July 2023 - Intermediate Dermatoscopy
8:00am - 8:30am: Registration / coffee
8:30am - 8:40am: How to use IT and House Keeping (CL)
8:40am - 9:10 am: Pre-symposium Quiz (AM)
9.10am - 9.30am: The Dermatoscope: 'The Stethoscope of the Skin' (CR)
9:30am - 9:45am: How to do a full skin check (CR)
9:45am - 10:30am: Evolution of Dermatoscopic language from subjective (Metaphoric) to objective terminology (Revised Pattern Analysis) (CR)
10:30am - 11:00am: Morning tea / networking
11:00am - 11:45am: Dermatoscopy of benign lesions Part 1 - Naevi (AO)
11:45am - 12:45pm: 'Chaos and Clues' Part 1 - An algorithm for pigmented lesions (CR)
12:45pm - 1:00pm: Quick Recap (AM)
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch / networking
2:00pm - 3:00pm: 'Chaos and Clues' Part 2 - An algorithm for pigmented lesions (CR)
3:00pm - 3:45pm: Dermatoscopy of benign lesions Part 2 - Non Naevi (AO)
3:45pm - 4:15pm: Afternoon tea / networking
4:15pm - 4:45pm: The fundamentals of diagnosing a melanoma (AO)
4:45pm - 5:00pm: Quick Recap (AM)
Sunday 30th July 2023 – Advanced Dermatoscopy
9:00am - 10:00am: Prediction without Pigment - A diagnostic algorithm for non-pigmented lesions (CR)
10:00am - 10:45am: Dermatoscopy of AKs, SCC in situ and SCCs (AO)
10:45am - 11:15am: Morning tea / networking
11:15am - 12:00pm: Dermatoscopy of BCCs (CR)
12:00pm - 12:45pm: Dermatoscopy of facial, acral and nail lesions (CR)
12:45pm - 1:00pm: Quick Recap (AM)
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch / networking
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Quiz with prizes (AO & CR)
2:30pm - 3:30pm: Practical tips and a summary of everything! (AM & CB)
3:30pm - 4:00pm: Afternoon tea / networking
4:00pm - 4:45pm: Clinical Vignettes (AO & CR)
4:45pm - 5:00pm: Open Forum
"Of the many courses I have been, this is the best. Immensely experienced faculty. I am finding it very easy as the algorithms are simplified. All the previous metaphoric language has been replaced by easy terminology. I recommend this to everyone. I think this system is going to change dermatoscopy tremendously for a good reason."
Dr Achuth Hosur - Dermatologist, Medical Director SK:N
"Often in medicine, we learn from the giants who come before us. Cliff Rosendhal is such a man. Listening to him speak with passion and teach with enthusiasm is both a pleasure and a practice-changing experience. His algorithms for diagnosing skin cancers are easy to learn and unequivocal in practice. I diagnosed my first melanoma after his first course and now I’m back for more. Every GP should attend this course as it will make you unafraid to ask the question 'do you have a lesion of concern you want me to look at?' Come join the league of simple GP’s who are changing lives!"
Dr Frederick Goh - Principle, Royal Heights Doctors
"An excellent and extremely well run and useful symposium. Superb lectures delivered with clarity and made easy for the participants to assimilate and remember. I attended the meeting last year at Oxford, and I think that was a better venue, at least for me. Thank you to all who organised this meeting - Australia + New Zealand = unbeatable."
Mr Harvey Minasian - Consultant General Surgeon
"Chaos and Clues is an easy to remember and very practical algorithm to use. It seems that it’s about recognising that something needs excision and is therefore treated correctly rather than getting the exact diagnosis 100% every time. The method gives confidence that it’s easier not to miss these significant lesions."
Dr Mary-Anne Bellamy - GP, Hoon Hay Medical Centre
"Amazing symposium today. Gave me the skills needed to operate my dermascope and the knowledge, tools and practice needed to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions. I absolutley enjoyed everything from the organisation, food, quality of presenters and location. A friendly reception on arrival by the ladies made The experience even more wonderful. Many thanks to you all."
Dhyanne Hohepa - Nurse Practitioner
"I should have done this years ago. Excellent teaching - understandable, engaging and memorable. Using a dermatoscope is paradigm shifting for me. Dr Rosendahl is one of the best teachers I have ever heard. Worth every cent."
Dr Joanna Lapish - GP, Royal Heights Medical Centre
"Great series of lectures from enthusiastic tutors. Provided lessons to take forward and gain confidence in with further experience. Would definitely recommend to colleagues!"
Ms Pennylouise Hever - Plastic Surgeon
"An excellent symposium. Came away with a lot of new knowledge that I was immediately able to put into practice. Lots of very practical tips. A simplified yet concrete approach to dermatoscopy for the newbie. A very dynamic team with infectious enthusiasm."
Dr Alka Patel - Lifestyle Medicine Physician, GP
"A fantastically delivered training programme which covered most aspects in a 2-day course. Time management was excellent and the presented were experts in this field of dermatoscopy and skin cancers. A special thanks to Professors Cliff Rosendahl and Amanda Oakley for the high-quality presentation which I have not come across in years."
Dr Mohamed Amin - GP, Medical Adviser NHS England (Midlands and East of England)