The Professional Certificate of Clinical Dermatoscopy by Skin Cancer Symposiums is aimed at doctors and nurses who have had some experience in dermatoscopy but would like further their knowledge to diagnose better, reduce unnecessary excisions, deal with difficult acral/nail or facial lesions, manage patients with hundreds of atypical naevi, difficult to diagnose pink lesions and to be medico legally safe when doing sequential dermatoscopy. The course is designed to be highly practical in everyday practice using a case-based approach with a focus on interactivity and in a small class environment.
The topics covered will be:
- Chaos and Clues and Prediction without Pigment Refresher: A Case-Based Approach – Cliff will refresh your knowledge on these practical and useful algorithms using interesting clinical cases.
- Skin lesion referrals and photography – Amanda will outline a primer on clinical photography of clinical and dermatoscopic lesions as well as tips on skin lesion referrals.
- Sequential dermatoscopy – Amanda will draw from her extensive experience with Molemap to discuss indications for sequential dermatoscopy, definitions of ‘significant change’ and how to remain medicolegally safe.
- Facial pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions – Facial skin lesions can be a dermatoscopic conundrum. Cliff will, using a case-based approach discuss the specific diagnosis of facial lesions and the pitfalls of diagnosing a flat pigmented lesion on the face as a naevus.
- Acral lesions and the nail unit – Amanda will discuss everything you need to know about acral and nail unit lesions (black/white/red stripes). Plus she will tell you an easy way to differentiate between furrows and ridges.
- Non-pigmented skin lesions – pink lesions can be difficult to diagnose but Cliff will outline a system to help give a specific diagnoses for pink lesions and be safe medicolegally.
- Virtual Patient Quiz – Atypical Naevi – in a Quiz format, Cliff will outline his approach to patients with hundreds of atypical looking naevi.
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.