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129699 - Waverley: A Stitch in Time!! - an essential suturing skills workshop for GPs

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An opportunity for GPs and their colleagues to practice their suturing skills and management of skin lesions and explore ways of improving the quality of patient care

Relevance to General Practice

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 434,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year. Non-melanoma skin cancer is more common in men, with almost double the incidence compared to women. 

Every year in Australia: 
- skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers 
- between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun 
- GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer 
- the incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world. 

Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australian women and the fourth most common cancer in men, and the most common cancer in Australians aged 15-44 years. In 2012, 12,036 Australians were diagnosed with melanoma. 

Learning outcomes
  • Perform punch and shave biopsies and recognize limitations
  • Practice simple skin lesions excisions in various anatomical regions
  • Plan and explain the principles of small flaps
  • Identify when to refer
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    129699 - Waverley: A Stitch in Time!! - an essential suturing skills workshop for GPs
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    2 hours
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