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Type: In-person
27 Aug, 8:30 AM - 28 Aug, 4:45 PM (AEST)


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Email: RACGP Events
Call: 1800 472 247


RACGP Members: $3,500.00
Non-Members: $3,500.00

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Dermatological surgery workshop - Brisbane

In-person 27 Aug, 8:30 AM - 28 Aug, 4:45 PM (AEST)

Build on your dermatological surgery techniques

GPs play a vital role in diagnosing and managing common skin conditions (including skin cancer), making techniques in dermatological surgery an essential skillset for every GP.  Maximise your clinical knowledge and enhance your surgery techniques with the RACGP’s comprehensive two-day dermatological surgery workshop and online training open to GPs of all skill levels.

This 2 day workshop will provide you with hands-on training in small group practical sessions performing basic surgery and flap repairs on pigs' bellies.

Pre-requisite:  Participants must complete online course DermCert 4: Practical procedures in dermatology before attending the workshop.  The registration fee includes DermCert 4 and the two day workshop.

CPD program approval
This workshop has been approved by the RACGP CPD program for 80 CPD Accredited activity points in the 2020-2022 triennium.  (40 CPD Accredited activity points for each day).  Attendance is required on both days.

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Learning outcomes

  1. Analyse a range of dermatological surgical techniques used in general practice.
  2. Determine when to use non-surgical treatments for skin cancer, including complications and risks.
  3. Review set up of clinic for surgical procedures and other specific requirements.
  4. Perform a range various dermatological surgical techniques.
  5. Review strategies to implement risk management procedures.
  6. Analyse a range of advanced dermatological surgical techniques used in general practice.
  7. Review closure options by anatomical site.
  8. Perform different flap surgical techniques.
This event attracts 40 CPD points

This event attracts 40 CPD points


Dr Morton Rawlin

Dr Rawlin is a GP practicing in Melbourne. He is Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of General Practice, Sydney University, New South Wales. Morton developed a specific interest in skin and skin surgery while a rural GP and continues that interest and practice to this day. He was the inaugural chair of the Dermatology SIG and Founding Faculty Chair of the Specific Interest Faculty. He has a long history of giving education in dermatology and dermatological surgery at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and chaired the development of the RACGP GP Dermatology courses. In 2013, Morton received the Rose-Hunt Award, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ most prestigious honour. In 2018 he was awarded an AM in recognition of his outstanding commitment to Australian general practice. Apart from his role as a general practitioner, he is also Medical Director for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Vic), Chair of the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) and a board member of the Mental Health Professionals Network.

Dr Mohsen Hassani
MD, FRACGP, MMed (Skin Cancer)

Dr Mohsen Hassani graduated from Ahwaz University of Medical Science in Iran in 2003. He spent two years working in rural and remote areas of Iran, participating in a government program for targeted treatment of tuberculosis and malaria. From 2005 to 2007, before he migrated to Australia, he was working in ED. He was granted AHPRA registration in 2008 when he started working as a GP on the Gold Coast. Dr Hassani obtained his Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioner (FRACGP) in 2010. His passion to learn about skin cancer medicine started as soon as he began his GP practice and realised it is a huge health issue in Australia. Dr Hassani was awarded a Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer from the University of Queensland in 2017 and established a skin clinic and has continued working full-time in the field. From 2012 to 2019 he was examiner of the RACGP. Dr Hassani has been involved in supervising medical students in their GP placement from Bond and Griffith University. From January 2021 he has been working with Professor Rosendahl and has been an assisting teacher in the Master of Medicine UQ Skin Cancer Program. Dr Hassani’s passion about Skin Cancer Medicine and further learning is the reason he always keeps up to date with participating in national and international conferences.

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