Introduction to Dermatoscopy 2025

Date: TBC


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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 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!

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.

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners - Endorsed Activity

Course Features

Revolutionary learning platform

Revolutionary dermatoscopy learning process – learn from the originator of the 'Chaos and Clues' algorithm which makes learning dermatoscopy easy, effective and practical.

Full accreditation

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.

Fully interactive course

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.

24/7 on-demand content

Highest quality teaching - our courses are rated 4.8/5 on Trustpilot with over 237 reviews. Learn from the best Professors in an engaging, fun and interactive experience.

Structured learning

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!

A helping hand

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

Address: North Shore Hospital, 124 Shakespeare Road, Takapuna, Auckland

Date: TBC

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.

Parking: Complimentary

Course Snapshot

Our speakers

Professor Cliff Rosendahl
Professor Cliff Rosendahl

University of Queensland

Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley
Professor Amanda Oakley

CNZM, University of Auckland

Dr Chris Boberg, Director
Dr Chris Boberg, Director

Deputy Chair Melnet NZ. Chair of New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors

Dr Andrew MacGill, Director
Dr Andrew MacGill, Director

Skin Cancer Doctor, Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs

Our full programme

We reserve the right to alter the course to maximise your education.

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