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Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine

  • : Melbourne VIC 3000
  COURSE CONTENTS

This course will focus on lesion and field directed treatments as well as skin imaging, drug therapy, special situations, treatment of rare/aggressive skin cancers and studies of both melanoma and non-melanoma treatments. 

The theory sessions cover:

  • Merkel cell carcinoma and rare/aggressive skin cancers
  • Cutaneous cryosurgery and electrosurgery
  • Lesion- and field-directed treatments
  • Chemoprevention
  • Advanced histopathology
  • Dermal imaging
  • Factors influencing the choice of treatment
  • Managing special cases and complications, including immuno-supressed patients

Course participants will:

  • Participate in discussion boards and evaluate skin cancer cases
  • Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
  • Access video presentations from experts in the field with the opportunity to replay
  • Participate in webinars with experts and professional colleagues
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Topical treatments and lesion-directed treatments
Module 2: Field treatments including PDT, Diclofenac, IngenolMebutate, 5-FU and Imiquimod
Module 3: Management of special cases including immunosuppressed patients
Module 4: Chemoprevention in skin cancer medicine
Module 5: Factors influencing the choice of treatment
Module 6: Cryo and electrosurgery
Module 7: Merkel Cell carcinoma and rare/aggressive melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers
Module 8: Skin imaging techniques for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer
Expert conclusion: Treatment of metastatic melanoma including recent advances in melanoma treatment
Examination preparation: This exam preparation webinar will summarise the course content and provide the opportunity for course participants to submit questions that will be answered during the webinar. The focus will be on preparing for the final examinations.

Patient cases with problem solving analysis and decision making will be included throughout.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Your instructors are widely regarded as some of the world’s foremost specialists in skin cancer medicine, including:

Prof Harald Kittler

Prof Harald Kittler

MD

Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Prof Richard Usatine

Prof Richard Usatine

MD PhD

Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Texas, USA

Founder and medical director of the University Health System Skin Clinic in San Antonio, USA

Dr Luc Thomas

Prof Luc Thomas

MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lyon, France

Dr Philipp Tschandl

Prof Philipp Tschandl

Executive board member of the International Dermoscopy Society, Secretary of the National Dermatopathology Society in Austria, and member of the Fostering Trainee Education Committee of the EADV.

Dr Iris Zalaudek

A/Prof Iris Zalaudek

MD PhD

Head of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Trieste, Italy

A/Prof John Pyne

A/Prof John Pyne

MBBS MMed PhD FSCCA

Senior lecturer MMed (Skin Cancer) Program School of Medicine, The University of Queensland Associate

Professor of Skin Cancer Medicine, University of New South Wales

Dr Simon Clark

Dr Simon Clark

MBChB FRCPA Specialist

Honorary Lecturer in Pathology, The University of Queensland

Dr Aimilios Lallas

Dr Aimilios Lallas

MD PhD MSc

Dermatologist-Venereologist, Aristotle University, Greece

Dr Elvira Moscarela

Dr Elvira Moscaarella

MD

Dermatologist, Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dr Zoe Apalla

Dr Zoe Apalla

MD PhD

Consultant Dermatologist at State Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr Teresa Troiani

Dr Teresa Troiani

PhD

Second University of Naples, Italy

IMPORTANT DATES   TRIMESTER 2 | 2018

Application Deadline:4 May 2018

Course Starts: 7 May 2018

Exams Open: 30 Jul 2018

Course Ends: 24 Aug 2018

 

TRIMESTER 3 | 2018

Application deadline:
31 Aug 2018

Course starts: 3 Sep 2018

Exams open: 26 Nov 2018

Course ends: 21 Dec 2018

 

TRIMESTER 1 | 2019

Application Deadline:4 Jan 2019

Course Starts: 7 Jan 2019

Exams Open: 1 Apr 2019

Course Ends: 26 Apr 2019

 

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Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine
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