GP Dermoscopy Workshop
A Saturday morning workshop to upskill general practitioners in dermoscopy and the use of dermatoscopes, developed by specialist dermatologist educators at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc in Melbourne.
By the end of this workshop, GPs will be confidently be able to
- Understand the principles of dermoscopy
- Use a dermatoscope to diagnose common skin lesions: seborrhoeic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, In-situ SCC, vascular lesions, dermatofibromas.
- Use a dermatoscope to diagnose benign melanocytic naevi
- Use a dermatoscope to diagnose suspicious pigmented lesions (melanoma, in-situ melanoma)
- Understand the limitations of dermoscopy (Patient safety)
- Know appropriate biopsy techniques and when to refer for specialist opinion (Patient safety)
This GP Workshop is suitable for all GPs and GP registrars or trainees, whatever the level of experience. Developed and taught by experienced specialist dermatologist educators, these workshops are a perfect opportunity to skill up.
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Associate Professor Alvin Chong MBBS, M.Med, FACD
This workshop has been developed and will be lead by A/Prof Alvin Chong.
A/Prof Alvin Chong is a Senior Lecturer in Dermatology at Melbourne University and a specialist dermatologist at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and the 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 several successful workshops aimed at upskilling GPs and trainees in the diagnosis and management of skin diseases.
Associate Professor Chong is also the immediate past Victorian Censor of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Dr Hugh Roberts MBBS FACD
Dr Roberts will also be presenting at this GP workshop, and has assisted in its development.
Dr Roberts is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree through the University of Melbourne and undertook specialist training at many tertiary referral hospitals including the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
He has a special interest in the early detection and management of skin cancer and has published numerous articles on this topic in peer reviewed journals.
He is a consultant dermatologist at the Victorian Melanoma Service, a multidisciplinary melanoma unit at the Alfred Hospital and also attends the melanoma clinic at the Skin and Cancer Foundation.
Dr Roberts is currently the Director of Training for the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists as well as a member of the College's National Trainee Committee.
This activity has been approved by the RACGP's QI&CPD program in the 2017 - 2019 triennium for 9 Category 2 points (Activity number 156241).
Cancellations made on or before 1 July 2019 will incur a $50 administration fee.
Cancellations made after 1 July and on or before 30 July 2019 will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
There will be no refunds after that date.