87408 - Dermatology for GPs: clinical management of common skin cancer presentations
- : Online
Dermatology encompasses a wide range of skin conditions. This seminar will provide training and comprehensive guidelines to general practitioners on the diagnosis and treatment of various types of skin cancer, as well as information on histopathology report formats and terminology.
GPs often find themselves in situations where they are required to make a judgement on the most appropriate form of treatment for their patients depending on the provisional diagnosis based on the size, location and appearance of the skin lesion. This workshop will aid GPs to refine their clinical diagnostic skills through panel discussions, case presentations and key note speakers. There will be a presentation on non-surgical modalities for field change frequently seen in general practice.
Each section of this workshop will consist of a theoretical and practical component. The highly interactive practical sessions will cover procedural skills in suturing and dermoscopy.
Relevance to General Practice
The most common and successful treatment for skin cancer is surgical removal by a qualified and experienced doctor, either GP or specialist. However these procedures are usually carried out only if the skin cancer is large or has spread beyond the surface of the skin.
GPs are often in situations where they are required to make a judgement on the most appropriate form of treatment for the patient depending on their provisional diagnosis and the size and location of the skin lesion.
The workshop will aid GPs in refining their clinical diagnostic skill through the panel discussion, case presentation and keynote address. This workshop is particularly relevant as Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. There are three main types of skin cancer -
- basal cell carcinoma (75% of all skin cancers)
- squamous cell carcinoma (20% of all skin cancers)
- melanoma (5% of all skin cancers)
- Confidently diagnose various subtypes of BCC, SCC and melanoma
- Outline appropriate management of various subtypes of BCC, SCC and melanoma
- Define key features in the dermatoscopic analysis of melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions
- Identify pathways for systematic investigation and management of lesions in primary care
- Outline the clinical significance of histology reports in the pathological diagnosis of skin tumors