Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy (Modules 2 + 3) 2018

/Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy (Modules 2 + 3) 2018
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Introduction

In our fully accredited and interactive Dermatoscopy symposium, we take you from “zero to hero” in two days with our world class presenters. Our Foundation course is not necessary as a pre-requisite for this course as we designed this for all doctors who have been dealing with skin cancers in their every day practice but would like to upskill and become proficient in the use of the dermatoscope.

In day 1, we will start with the building blocks of dermatoscopic language, how to do a systematic skin examination then systematically discuss the fundamentals of dermatoscopic diagnosis of melanoma and non melanoma skin cancers, while being able to confidently exclude benign lesions using the TADA algorithm. Our symposium is designed with a carefully orchestrated educational process to ensure after day 1 you have a solid footing in dermatoscopy.

All participants will receive a complimentary Dermlite Dermatoscope (value $550 excluding GST) or the equivalent discount for an upgrade.

In day 2, we will consolidate your learnings from day 1. We will then add to and reinforce further insights to help improve your ability to diagnose melanomas, BCCs and SCCs with greater sensitivity and specificity. In day 2 Professor Cliff Rosendahl will introduce you to the ‘Chaos and Clues’and ‘Prediction without Pigment’ algorithms. Cliff co-authored both these algorithms which provide a logical framework to help answer the most important clinical question“does this lesion need removing?” By the completion of day 2, you will become proficient and we are sure you will feel inspired to start assessing your patients lesions with more accuracy and with more confidence.

Dr Chris Boberg and Dr Andrew MacGill (Convenors)

Key Information

Location: Whenua Pupuke Clinical Skills Center

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

Date: Friday 24th – Saturday 25th August 2018 (Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy) and/or Sunday 26th August 2018 (Certificate of Medical and Surgical Management of Skin Cancer [Workshop])

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 12.00 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes for the Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy and 6 CME credits for the Certificate of Surgical and Medical Management of Skin Cancer.

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

Friday 24th August 2018 – Intermediate Dermatoscopy

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This talk is to orientate you. You will see clinical images of the main 3 types of skin cancers. We will talk about how to recognise high risk lesions and surgical margins and medical management options. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher courses.

Professor Cliff Rosendahl will go over the reasons why dermatoscopy is so important in the diagnosis of melanoma and how with practice, melanomas as small as 3mm can be picked.

Professor Cliff Rosendahl will go over his systematic method for a quick and thorough full skin check.

Professor Amanda Oakley will be discussing the fundamentals of the dermatoscopic language. You will have been given pre course interactive exercises on this. This talk will reinforce the key messages and will provide an opportunity to ask questions.

Dr Andrew MacGill will talk about how to identify the 3 major benign lesions (seborrheic keratosis, angiomas, dermatofibromas). This talk is aimed at teaching the key clinical and dermatoscopic features on how and why it is so important to make a definite diagnosis of a benign lesion. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher courses

Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCCs) are the most common skin cancer and dermatoscopically are often the easiest to diagnose even when only a few mm in size. This lecture will teach you the fundamental dermatoscopic features of BCCs. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher course.

Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCC) are the second most common skin cancer and actually kill more people than melanomas do. This lecture will teach you the fundamental dermatoscopic features of SCCs. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher course.

Melanomas are the most deadly skin cancer and dermatoscopically can be diagnosed when only a few mm in size. This lecture will teach you the fundamental dermatoscopic features of all the different types of melanomas. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher course.

The TADA algorithm is a very straightforward way of deciding if a lesion is malignant. Or put another way “can you confirm the lesion is benign”. If not you should either remove or refer the lesion. It will effectively summarise all the dermatoscopy covered in day 1. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher course

We will be monitoring quiz results through out the day and in this last segment we will focus on the areas that we feel need more attention. This will also be a time to ask any burning questions.

Saturday 25th August 2018 – Advanced Dermatoscopy

In this session there will be repetition of dermatoscopic features of SCCs but also new information about pre-cancerous lesions. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher courses.

In this session there will be repetition of dermatoscopic features of BCCs but also new information about subtypes of BCCs. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher course.

In this lecture you will learn how to diagnose pigmented lesions using the principles of ‘Chaos and Clues’. Melanomas, SCCs and BCCs can all be pigmented or non-pigmented. Professor Cliff Rosendahl in another dynamic lecture will make all this abundantly clear and make you laugh as well! Cliff is a co-author of the Chaos and Clues algorithm. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher course.

This is our preferred algorithm for diagnosing non-pigmented lesions. In this lecture you will get lots of repetition on dermatoscopy of non pigmented lesions. Non-pigmented lesions can include nevi, melanomas, BCCs and SCCs. This is an amazing lecture and given with humour and passion by Professor Cliff Rosendahl who is a co-author of the ‘Prediction without Pigment’ algorithm. There will be quizzes throughout the presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to these quizzes after the symposium to act as a quick refresher course.

Pathology is the “gold standard” in determining whether a lesion is cancerous or not. However, it is important to understand the limitations of pathological examination,  as well as the risk of sampling errors. What is a “dysplastic naevus”, what does “architectural and cytological atypia” mean? How do I treat lesions with these descriptive terms? In this lecture Professor Cliff Rosendahl will give you excellent rules of thumb to help guide you. It will reinforce how important clinical and histology correlation is.  There will be a quiz in this presentation to reinforce key messages. You will have access to this quiz after the symposium to act as a quick refresher courses.

Professor Amanda Oakley, who has been educating dermatologists and GPs in dermatoscopy in NZ and around the world for a decade or more will present a fascinating summary and leave you with core skills to help you manage these difficult lesions.

[OPTIONAL] Medical and Surgical Management of Skin Cancer workshop

We cater for beginners on how to do the basics well, because we know that the simple ellipse will form the backbone of everyday practice. So we make sure that you learn from the best, in hand’s on practical small group training to build a solid foundation for practice. We will also cover the practical aspects for punch biopsy, shave excisions, non surgical medical treatments and discussions on the danger areas for excisions. Taught by leading surgeons and GP Skin Cancer specialists. The surgical sessions will be full of invaluable tips and tricks. All participants will receive a free surgical kit with sutures to take home to help hone your practice.

Dr Andrew MacGill (Convenor)
FRNZCGP, GP Skin Cancer with Special Interest

Our Speakers

Mr Richard Martin
Melanoma Surgeon. Senior Lecturer (Auckland)

Richard is a New Zealand trained General Surgeon who spent two and a half years at the Sydney Cancer Centre specialising in Melanoma and Head and Neck surgery. Most of his time was spent at the Sydney Melanoma Unit. During his time in Sydney he completed a Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney. As a Surgical Oncologist Richard assesses and treats all forms of melanoma, skin and head/neck cancer. Richard has published in numerous academic journals, is a regular presenter at international conferences and is actively involved in research and clinical trials. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Ms Katherine Gale
Breast & Melanoma Surgeon

Katherine is one of a few female specialist oncoplastic breast surgeons in New Zealand who practice all aspects of breast oncology and reconstruction. An expert in minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast disease and, following a breast cancer diagnosis, she can offer a full range of partial and whole breast reconstruction. Katherine believes in offering evidence based research to patients when tailoring a surgical solution, and has done extensive research in both breast oncology and reconstruction.

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 full thickness grafts for many years. His philosophy is to educate and ensure awareness of the dangers of skin cancers.

Mr Will McMillan
Plastic & Melanoma Surgeon

Will completed his undergraduate training at Otago Medical School and undertook his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in New Zealand.  He was awarded a post-graduate fellowship at the internationally-recognised Sydney Melanoma Unit (now Melanoma Institute Australia) for a year of intensive training in melanoma surgical oncology and has maintained an active interest in melanoma care.  After his time at the SMU he undertook further training in Aesthetic Plastic surgery at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery.

Our Full Programme

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

Sunday 26th August 2018 – Medical and Surgical Management of Skin Cancer Workshop [Optional]

We will be going through the standard consultation for a patient concerned about skin cancer. We will cover the pertinent points in history taking, note taking and run through a systematic skin examination.

We will be discussing the management of non melanoma skin cancer using medical therapies in detail.

We will discuss the key points of high risk lesions, appropriate margins and follow-up.

We will be covering topics such as:

  1. Knot tying – instrument and non-instrument ties 
    1. Often, even experienced doctors can easily do a slip knot by mistake – we discuss how to avoid this common error
  2. Methods to make an excellent cosmetic outcome
    1. Contouring
    2. Easy eversions
    3. Suture choice
    4. Ellipse orientation
  3. When and where to biopsy and when not to biopsy
  4. High risk areas of excision
    1. We will be going through the fundamental anatomy to avoid nerve or vascular damage
    2. We will discuss how you should tackle lower leg or scalp lesions
  5. We will discuss our tips for “painless injections”

In this talk, we discuss intraoperative complications and optimum after care:

  • Avoiding common complications
    • Avoid dehiscense
    • Avoiding infections
  • We will discuss the optimum time to remove sutures and provide simple guidelines (it is longer than most people think)
  • We will discuss the fundamentals of wound care and dressing choice after surgery

Delicious lunch will be provided

  1. Tying the knot – the secrets of the interrupted
  2. Reverse deep dermal …the key to structural strength and tension management
  3. Running upper dermal
  4. Tricks to closing a tight wound with fragile skin

We will continue practicing on the basic skills of a simple elliptical excision and closure using 2-3 deep reverse dermal and 5-7 interrupted skin sutures – with evaluation and feedback from tutors. For more advanced students, send us an email with your “wish list”, we will try and accomodate you as best we can in this session. If at the end of the course you still need more tuition you can visit our tutors (at no cost) to spend ½ a day on-site ensuring you grasp the skills.

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[EARLY BIRD] Certificate of Advanced Dermoscopy 2018$1,795.00 $1,595.00Includes complimentary Dermlite DL-1 Basic dermatoscope (worth $550 excluding GST)

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[EARLY BIRD] Certificate of Advanced Dermoscopy and the Certificate of Surgical and Medical Management of Skin Cancer (Modules 2-4)$2,990.00 $2,480.00Get 10% off our 1 day surgical workshop if also enrolling for our Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy. Includes Dermlite DL-1 (worth $550 excluding GST).

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Unlimited available
[EARLY BIRD REGISTRAR] Certificate of Advanced Dermoscopy 2018$1,695.00 $1,495.00Includes complimentary Dermlite DL-1 Basic dermatoscope (worth $550 excluding GST). Only valid for training registrars.

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Unlimited available
[EARLY BIRD REGISTRAR] Certificate of Advanced Dermoscopy and the Certificate of Surgical and Medical Management of Skin Cancer (Modules 2-4)$2,790.00 $2,300.00Get 10% off our 1 day surgical workshop if also enrolling for our Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy. Includes Dermlite DL-1 (worth $550 excluding GST). Only valid for training registrars. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.

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