Certificate of Fundamental Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer Medicine (Module 1) 2018

/Certificate of Fundamental Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer Medicine (Module 1) 2018
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Introduction

The Certificate of Fundamental Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer Medicine is aimed at beginners in the field of dermatoscopy and skin cancer.  You need an excellent foundation to confidently start using your dermatoscope. Our world class lecturers Professor Amanda OakleyProfessor Cliff Rosendahl and Dr Chris Boberg will ensure you have a confident feel for the basics of dermatoscopy. They will start by discussing the dermatoscopic diagnosis of the common benign lesions. They will then cover the use of ‘Chaos and Clues’ which is an algorithm co-founded by your lecturer Professor Cliff Rosendahl. ‘Chaos and Clues’ will provide you with a safe way to decide which 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. Professor Amanda Oakley will then expertly guide you through the fundamentals of diagnosing BCCs and SCCs. The day will end discussing practical medical and surgical management options. On completion of this symposium you will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of dermatoscopy and how it will help you diagnose or manage the lesion in front of you.

All attendees will receive a complimentary Dermlite dermatoscope or the equivalent discount for an upgrade (valued at $550 excluding GST) plus a free subscription to DermEngine for 1 year.

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 doubt you’ll be fascinated by the world of dermatoscopy and how it will improve your enjoyment and ability to manage skin cancers in your patients. And what a relief it will be to be able to say to your patient’s confidently that the black mole is fine!

This course has been approved by the Royal NZ College of GPs for reimbursement as an approved ‘Conference’ (up to $500 excluding GST) for GPEP 1 registrars.

Our early bird pricing lasts until 14th April 2018.

Dr Chris Boberg (Convenor)
Chair New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors and Deputy Chair of Melnet NZ

Key Information & Venue

Venue: Whenua Pupuke is a stunning, state-of-the-art, purpose built facility just opened in mid-2017.

Location: Whenua Pupuke Clinical Skills Center at North Shore Hospital.

Address: 124 Shakespeare Road, Takapuna, Auckland. Click here for detailed map and instructions.

Parking: Parking is complimentary if you park in the visitor’s car park inside the hospital. We will provide an exit card to get out of the carpark.

Date: Saturday April 28th 2018 (lunch and coffee/tea provided)

CME: We are endorsed by the Royal NZ College of GPs for 6 hours of CME. On completion of the symposium we will email you a Certificate of Attendance.

Our Speakers

Dr Cliff Rosendahl
Associate Professor at the University of Queensland

Cliff is a Medical Practitioner of 40 years’ experience, with a background in general practice and forensic medicine. His PhD project was in the field of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. Cliff collaborated with colleagues in Brisbane and Vienna to research the early diagnosis of melanoma and together they have evaluated and promoted the diagnostic method Chaos and Clues. Cliff is an Associate Professor at The University of Queensland where he is director of the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) degree course and Visiting Professor, Department of Dermatology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He has published over 50 papers in peer-review scientific journals and is co-author of a textbook on dermatoscopy, published in 8 languages and is a contributing author to several other textbooks in English and two in Spanish. Cliff has a busy schedule as an invited speaker to general practitioner and dermatologist groups both in Australia and internationally.

Dr Amanda Oakley
Associate Professor at the University of Auckland

Amanda is a dermatologist in Hamilton, New Zealand. She is passionate about dermatoscopy, avoiding unnecessary excisions, and early diagnosis of melanoma. She is heavily involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in NZ. Dr Oakley is well known internationally for the popular online resource, DermNet New Zealand, and for her work in teledermatology. She is very proud to have been awarded honorary membership of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Dermatological Association, the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and Melnet New Zealand. She lectures internationally about teledermatology and dermoscopy, and regularly facilitates workshops on dermoscopy.

Dr Chris Boberg
Deputy Chair Melnet NZ. Chair of New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors.

Chris is a GP with a longstanding interest in skin cancer. He has been in full-time practice as a skin cancer doctor since 2011. He has numerous qualifications in skin cancer including Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery (Queensland). Advanced Dermatosopy (Graz University, Austria).  He is the Deputy Chair of Melnet New Zealand and the Chair of New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors. As one of New Zealand’s leading skin cancer experts he has been a strong advocate for skin cancer prevention and treatment.

Dr Andrew MacGill
Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GP, GPwSI

Andrew is a GP who has had a special interest in medical and surgical management of skin cancer since 1998. As of 2015 after 25 years as a GP in New Zealand he has become a full-time skin cancer doctor. He is completing a Master’s in dermatoscopy at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He has also undergone additional training in cutaneous surgery here in New Zealand and in San Diego. He is highly experienced and meticulous with all forms of cutaneous surgery and has been using complex flaps and grafts for many years. His philosophy is to educate and ensure awareness of the dangers of skin cancers.

Our Full Programme

We reserve the right to alter the course to maximize your education

We will discuss how to use our innovative audience interaction system Slido and discuss house keeping for today

Professor Cliff Rosendahl will discuss the dermatoscope, why and how you should use it

Professor Amanda Oakley will discuss the fundamentals of the Dermatoscopic language, clarify terminology, and explain the basics of ‘Revised Pattern Analysis’,  a reproducible and systematic dermatoscopic method.

Professor Cliff Rosendahl will be going through a series of images both dermatoscopic and clinical that will rapidly give you an enhanced sense of the “blink effect” – an essential tool in assisting you to rapidly identify the ugly duckling / outlier nevi as a suspicious lesion and assist you in making the important and a decisive call to recommend a 2 mm clearance excision for histology.

Morning tea and snacks for networking

Professor Amanda Oakley will discuss the important dermatoscopic features that facilitate confident recognition of the many benign lesions. This course has been developed to teach you how to recognize the most common benign lesions. The intermediate to advanced courses will expand your skills for more accurate dermatoscopic recognition and features a number of less common but important to know benign lesions.

Professor Cliff Rosendahl will outline the most important, essential and easy to learn algorithm for your clinical tool kit when dealing with pigmented lesions. ‘Chaos and clues’ facilitates rapid dermatoscopic recognition of melanoma and of other suspicious pigmented lesions. The first half of the algorithm assesses for the presence of chaos and the second half assesses the presence of one or more key and cardinal dermatoscopic clues. Cliff is the main author of ‘Chaos and clues’ and hence is best placed to discuss nuances and to further clarify any of your questions. There will be interactive quizzes throughout to assist you in mastering the skills. Part 1.

Delicious & nutritious lunch with time for networking

Professor Cliff Rosendahl will outline the most important, essential and easy to learn algorithm for your clinical tool kit when dealing with pigmented lesions. ‘Chaos and clues’ facilitates rapid dermatoscopic recognition of melanoma and of other suspicious pigmented lesions. The first half of the algorithm assesses for the presence of chaos and the second half assesses the presence of one or more key and cardinal dermatoscopic clues. Cliff is the main author of ‘Chaos and clues’ and hence is best placed to discuss nuances and to further clarify any of your questions. There will be interactive quizzes throughout to assist you in mastering the skills. Part 2.

Professor Amanda Oakley will show you large numbers of clinical and dermatoscopic images of SCCs and BCCs. She will help you identify key and important dermatoscopic features that readily assist in the identification of these non-melanoma skin cancers.

Dr Andrew MacGill will provide an overview of the current surgical management strategy for dealing with skin cancers. He will discuss margins, when to do punch biopsy, surgical pearls and danger areas for excision.

An interactive discussion lead by Professor Cliff Rosendahl. Our Foundation dermatoscopy symposium will focus on the fundamentals of interpreting a histology report. The intermediate to advanced symposiums will progress and traverse the importance of clinical dermoscopy / histology correlation and current clinical issues in the usage of grades of “dysplasia”.

Dr Chris Boberg will discuss the medical management of non melanoma skin cancer.

Professor Chris Rosendahl, Amanda Oakley and Dr Chris Boberg will go over a quiz, clarify any questions and open the floor for any questions.