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The Introduction to Dermatoscopy course is aimed at beginners in the field of dermatoscopy and skin cancer. You need an excellent foundation to confidently use your dermatoscope. Professor Cliff Rosendahl and Associate Professor Amanda Oakley together will ensure you have a confident feel for the basics of dermatoscopy. They will cover the basics of the various dermatoscopic instruments, the language used, the fundamental dermatoscopic features of common benign lesions and the use of ‘Chaos and Clues’ which is an algorithm co-founded by Professor Cliff Rosendahl. ‘Chaos and Clues’ provides you with a safe way to decide which pigmented lesions can be left and which require excising (this is achieved without needing to diagnose exactly what the lesion is). The algorithm is presented in a simple and easy to follow way with plenty of examples and repetition. Associate Professor Amanda Oakley will then expertly guide you through the fundamentals of diagnosing BCCs and SCCs. On completion of the course, you will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of dermatoscopy and how it will help you diagnose and manage the lesion in front of you.
You will leave the symposium with the skills and all the necessary tools to be up and running on your first day back at work. Without a doubt, you’ll be fascinated by the world of dermatoscopy and how it will improve your enjoyment and ability to manage skin lesions on your patients. And what a relief it will be to be able to say to your patient confidently that the black 'mole' they are concerned about is fine!
All delegates will receive a complimentary Molescope II dermatoscope (worth $445) with a free Universal Adaptor that can be used with all mobile phones.
This course has been approved by the Royal NZ College of GPs for reimbursement as an approved 'Conference' (up to $590 including GST) for GPEP 1 registrars.
Revolutionary dermatoscopy learning process – learn from the originator of the 'Chaos and Clues' algorithm which makes learning dermatoscopy easy, effective and practical.
Fully accreditated - by the RNZCGP for 12 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
Location: Whenua Pupuke Clinical Skills Center
Date: 16th March 2024
CME Credits: The Introduction to Dermatoscopy activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 12 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.
Our full programme
We reserve the right to alter the course to maximise your education.
16th March 2024
8:15am - 8:45am: Registration / coffee
8:45am - 9:00am: House keeping (CB & AM)
9:00am - 9:15am: Dermatoscopy - What's it all about (CR)
9:15am - 9:30am: Basics of Revised Pattern Analysis (CR)
9:30am - 10:15am: Rapid clinical recognition. Melanoma - in a blink (CR)
10:15am - 10:45am: Morning tea / networking
10:45 - 11:30am: Dermatoscopy common benign lesion (AO)
11:30am - 12:15pm: Chaos & Clues - Part 1 (CR)
12:15pm - 1:15pm: Lunch / networking
1:15pm - 2:00pm: Chaos & Clues - Part 2 (CR)
2:00pm - 2:45pm: Dermatoscopy of BCCs and SCCs - an introduction (AO)
2:45pm - 3:15pm: Afternoon tea / networking
3:15pm - 3:30pm: Learning Quizzes (AM)
3:30pm - 4:15pm: Medical management of keratinocytic cancer (AO)
4:15pm - 4:45pm: The emerging role of AI as a tool in dermatoscopy (CR)
4:45pm - 5:00pm: Wrap up panel discussion 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)