Introduction to dermoscopy: All you wanted to know but were afraid to ask - Brisbane
In-person 26 Aug, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (AEST)
Expand your knowledge in the use of dermoscopy in the diagnosis and monitoring of skin lesions.
Dermoscopy is a highly valuable tool for general practitioners in the day to day evaluation of skin lesions. This workshop provides an introduction and overview of dermoscopy, its benefits and abilities in diagnosing and monitoring skin lesions in general practice. It will provide participants with a firm foundation of knowledge about the skills of dermoscopy and exposure to the ways of identifying structures and types of skin lesion using dermoscopy and the ability to understand the language used in describing skin lesions as seen using dermoscopy.
This workshop is not a compulsory requirement to complete the Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology.
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- Discuss the role of dermoscopy in skin evaluation in general practice
- Explain the process and benefits for evaluating skin lesions under dermoscopy
- Develop a structured approach to skin evaluation using and incorporating dermoscopy
- Recognise different patterns and changes in skin architecture that may be indicators of skin malignancy using dermoscopy
- Improve recognition of skin abnormalities to improve patient outcomes by improving treatment
This event attracts 8 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 Alan Cameron
For the last 15 years, Alan has practiced full time in skin cancer, in a general practice in the Brisbane suburbs.
Alan is passionate about improving the quality of primary care skin cancer practice both by improving diagnostic methods and reaching as many practitioners as possible. He has lectured at every level, from small local groups of GPs all the way to invited presentations at the largest international dermatoscopy conference. Alan likes to think he is making dermatoscopy more accessible for the beginner, and more powerful for those who already have some expertise.
He is a co-author of Harald Kittler’s textbook of dermatoscopy, and around 25 peer reviewed papers, including the Chaos and Clues, and Prediction Without Pigment algorithms.