This course has been designed to cater for absolute beginners and seasoned practitioners. Those of you more experienced in cutaneous surgery will be grouped with similarly experienced practitioners and provided with the appropriate tutorage. Having said that, the simple ellipse forms the backbone of office based procedures and it is essential this is done well and we ensure all attending can do this to a high standard. The more experienced practitioners normally progress through this step quickly. We then quickly identify who needs what support. For those more experienced you can learn whatever cutaneous surgical procedure you want to. And for those new to cutaneous surgery you will have plenty of time to decipher the simple suture, how to slide a knot, do a punch or a shave excision and so on.
There is plenty of time for all to practise and get multiple differing tutors perspectives and advice.
This course is taught by leading surgeons and GP Skin Cancer Specialists. Our tutors are without doubt approachable and enthusiastic and will ensure you are comfortable asking those 'silly questions' we all have from time to time.
All participants will receive a free surgical kit with sutures to take home to practise and hone your skills on.
Key information and venue
Location: Whenua Pupuke Clinical Skills Center
Date: Sunday 17th March 2024
CME Credits: The 'Skin Cancer Symposium' has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 6.00 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
Complimentary Surgical Training Kit
We all know that practice makes perfect. That is why we provide a complimentary surgical training kit with high quality silicon skin, surgical instruments and plenty of practice sutures (worth $200 NZD) so you can continue to practice at home.
Mr Richard Martin
Melanoma Surgeon. Senior Lecturer (Auckland)
Our full programme
We reserve the right to alter the course to maximise your education.
17th March 2024
8:15am - 8:45am: Registration / coffee
8:45am - 9:00am: How to use the IT and housekeeping
9:00am - 9:15am: The standard consult for a patient concerned about skin cancer
9:15am - 9:30am: Medical management of sun damaged skin, actinic keratosis and non melanoma skin cancer
9:30am - 10:15am: Fundamentals of Skin Cancer Surgery
10:15am - 10:45am: Morning tea / networking
10:45am - 12:00pm: More Advanced Surgical Skills
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch / networking
1:00pm - 2:45pm: Practical teaching - Fundamentals
2:45am - 3:15pm: Afternoon tea / networking
3:15pm - 4:45pm: Practical teaching - Advanced
4:45pm - 5:00pm: Wrap up panel discussion and Q+As
"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)