Sorry, but this GP Workshop is now fully booked.
We are planning to hold another workshop this year. If you would like to be posted about that workshop, please email us.
An interactive one-day workshop for general practitioners, developed by specialist dermatologist educators at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.
This workshop aims to upskill GPs so that they can confidently
- identify common benign and malignant skin lesions,
- use dermoscopy to assist in the diagnosis of skin lesions,
- understand the principles and practice of managing melanomas and non-melanoma skin cancers,
- understand biopsy principles and techniques, and
- explain the principles of sun protection to patients.
There will be practical sessions throughout the day:
- Non Melanoma Skin Cancer (Interactive Lecture)
- Melanoma Skin Cancer (Interactive Lecture)
- Basic dermoscopy, which will cover identifying benign lesions, non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma (Interactive Lecture)
- Biopsy Techniques - Punch and Shave (Interactive Lecture)
- Excisional Biopsy Technique (Interactive Session)
- Practical Session (Interactive Session)
This GP Skin Cancer Workshop is suitable for all GPs and GP registrars, whatever the level of experience. Developed and taught by experienced specialist dermatologist educators, these workshops are a perfect opportunity to skill up.
DR NIYATI SHARMA
Dr Niyatyi Sharma is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and consultant dermatologist at various Melbourne hospitals including Box Hill Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong Hospital, and the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. Dr Sharma will be joining the Royal Children's Hospital from August as a staff specialist.
As part of her training, Dr Sharma spent a year working at the National Skin Institute in Singapore, gaining additional experience in Asian skin diseases.
Dr Sharma was awarded the Paul Eddington Scholarship, which enabled her to travel to St Johns Institute of Dermatology, UK, a world-renowned paediatric centre.
Dr Sharma is a published author in international dermatology literature including the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, and has presented her research at dermatological conferences. She is also part of the expert group panel for the recent Dermatology Therapeutic Guidelines.
Dr Sharma is involved in the education of dermatology trainees and currently provides mentorship to dermatology registrars and residents.
DR AJAY CHAUHAN
Dr Ajay Chauhan is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Melbourne.
In addition to his role at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, he is a consultant Surgeon at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and is in private practice in East Melbourne.
He has an interest in advanced skin cancer surgery and aesthetic reconstruction following tumour removal.
DR ALVIN CHONG
Dr Alvin Chong is Senior Lecturer in Dermatology and a specialist Dermatologist at Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne.
He is an international authority on skin cancer in immunosuppressed and solid organ transplant recipients. He has a passion for teaching and has run very successful workshops upskilling GPs and trainees in the diagnosis and management of skin diseases.
Dr Chong is also Victorian Censor for the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Application submitted. Yet to be approved. Attendees at our 2016 GP Workshops were eligible for 40 category 1 points in the RACGP 2014-2016 triennium, as long as all requirements were satisfied.
The workshop has been accredited by the ACRRM for 12 PRPD points in the 2017-19 triennium.
Class name: Skin Cancer Workshop - Carlton - 20/05/2017
If you wish to claim ACRRM PRPD points, please ensure you advise us of your ACRRM number.
Registrations for our Skin Cancer Workshops are managed carefully to ensure close interaction with our specialist dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Numbers will therefore be limited, and tickets are sold on a "first in, best served" basis.
The registration fee includes all printed pre-reading and other course materials, morning and afternoon teas as well as a light lunch.
$730.00 (incl. GST)
For bookings made prior to Saturday, 18 March 2017 - Early Bird discount (10%) - $657.00 (incl. GST)
$560.00 (incl. GST)
For bookings made prior to Saturday, 18 March 2017 - Early Bird discount (10%) - $504.00 (incl. GST)
Cancellations made before 6 May 2017 will incur a 5% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made on or after 6 May 2017 will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
We are indebted to our sponsors for their support of this education program. Please show them your appreciation too.