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GP Workshop Skin Cancer, Oct 2017
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GP skin cancer workshop

Saturday, 21 October 2017


Sorry but this workshop is now sold out. If you would like to be put on the mailing list for any cancellations, or to get early notice of the next workshops, please email us at gp.education@skincancer.asn.au.

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.



There will be a number of dermatologists presenting and participating at this workshop. These are being coordinated A/Prof Alvin Chong, a dermatologist with extensive teaching experience. We will also have one of our plastic surgeons, Dr Ajay Chauhan presenting a session, and participating in the small group discussions.




A/Prof 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. 

A/Prof Chong is also Victorian Censor for the Australasian College of Dermatologists.




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.







This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017 – 19 triennium
40 Category 1 points - (Activity: 95041) 


If you wish to claim your RACGP QI&CPD points, then you will need to advise your RACGP number when you are registering. 




The workshop has been accredited by the ACRRM for 30 PRPD points and 30 Surgery MOPS points. 

It is also eligible for one day of procedural grant funding under the surgery component for eligible doctors.    


ACRRM ID: 9202
Class name: Skin Cancer Workshop - Carlton - 21/10/2017  


If you wish to claim ACRRM PRPD points, please make sure you advise us of your ACRRM number when you are registering. 




Registrations for our Skin Cancer Workshops are restricted 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. 


Registration Fee

The registration fee includes all printed and online course materials, morning and afternoon teas as well as a light lunch. 



$750.00 (incl. GST) 



$600.00 (incl. GST)
This is for interns, trainees or GP registrars. It is not intended for practising GPs training for their Fellowship.



Cancellations made before 1 October 2017 will incur a 5% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made on or after 1 October 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.





Contact Us for Further Information

Name: Peter Monaghan
Phone: 03 9623 9400
Fax: 03 9639 3575
Category: Professional
Tags: biopsies, biopsy, dermoscopy, elliptical, melanoma, NMSC, punch, shave, skin cancer, sutures,
Event Info
Start: Oct 21, 2017 at 8:30AM
Finish: Oct 21, 2017 at 5:15PM
(UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Registrations Close
Oct 7, 2017 at 12:01AM
Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc
Level 1, 80 Drummond Street
Carlton, VIC, 3053
Contact Details
Name: Peter Monaghan
Phone: 03 9623 9400
Fax: 03 9639 3575
General Notes
An interactive one-day workshop on skin cancer for general practitioners developed by specialist dermatologist educators at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. It is hands-on and interactive. An excellent opportunity to upskill your diagnosis and management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.
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