WELCOME

We are excited to welcome one of the most influential dermoscopists, Professor Harald Kittler, back to Australia! Together with other leading local experts such as Prof Cliff Rosendahl, A/Prof John Pyne and Dr Simon Clark, Prof Kittler will deliver an extraordinary two-day Dermoscopy Masterclass to advance your dermoscopy knowledge to the most accomplished level.

Presented by pioneers in the field, the Dermoscopy Masterclass promises to offer comprehensive dermoscopy training. Topics include pattern analysis, dermatoscopy of special sites, managing mistakes, artificial intelligence, controversies in dermatopathology, dysplastic naevi, in situ melanoma, actinic keratosis, intraepithelial carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and so much more!

A Fundraising Gala Dinner will conclude the first day of learning on Saturday, 15 August. A percentage of funds raised from the evening will support the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre, a world-leading skin cancer research centre, to help us achieve our vision of a world without skin cancer.

PROGRAM

More details to be released soon

  • Pattern analysis: Practical and Conceptual - Prof Harald Kittler and Prof Cliff Rosendahl

  • Dermatoscopy of special sites: Face, volar, nail apparatus 

  • Mistakes, errors and bias - Prof Harald Kittler, Prof Cliff Rosendahl, A/Prof John Pyne and Dr Simon Clark

  • What we can learn from computers and what computers can learn from us
    • How computers are trained and what they can do (Prof Cliff Rosendahl)
    • What we can learn from computers (Prof Harald Kittler)
    • How computers will affect our everyday practice (Prof Harald Kittler)
    • Live match: We against the computer (Prof Harald Kittler and Prof Cliff Rosendahl)

  • Controversies in dermatopathology: How they affect our everyday practice?
    • Dysplastic nevus or just nevus? (Prof Cliff Rosendahl)
    • Is in situ melanoma a melanoma? (Prof Harald Kittler)
    • Actinic Keratosis and intraepithelial carcinoma: Cancer or precancer? (A/Prof John Pyne)
    • Keratoacanthoma or SCC? (Dr Simon Clark)

  • Interactive Quiz 

Program Agenda

SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST 2020

Time Session  Topic
8.00am - 8.30am Registration  
8.30am - 9.15am Session 1

Prof Harald Kittler

9.15am - 10.30am Morning Tea   
10:30am - 11:30am Session 2

Prof Harald Kittler

11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch   
12:30pm - 2:00pm Session 3 Prof Harald Kittler
2:00pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Tea  
2:30pm - 4:00pm Session 4

Prof Harald Kittler

SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST 2020

Time Session  Topic
8.00am - 8.30am Registration  
8.30am - 9.15am Session 5

Prof Harald Kittler

9.15am - 10.30am Morning Tea   
10:30am - 11:30am Session 6

Prof Harald Kittler

11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch   
12:30pm - 2:00pm Session 7 Prof Harald Kittler
2:00pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Tea  
2:30pm - 4:00pm Session 8

Prof Harald Kittler

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Dermoscopy Masterclass

Brisbane
15 - 16 August 2020

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center

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FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

EARLY BIRD PRICE

$1,795

FULL PRICE

$1,995

Skin Cancer Institute Fellows

$1,495

Don't forget to secure your place in the Fundraising Gala Dinner on Saturday, 15 August, with all Masterclass presenters! $95 per ticket to support skin cancer research.

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Meet the keynote speakers

The Dermoscopy Masterclass is presented by a diverse and accomplished team of globally renowned dermoscopy experts. Pioneers in the field of dermoscopy, they have developed the methods and approaches which have become the education standards in all dermoscopy training programs worldwide.
Prof Harald Kittler

Prof Harald Kittler

MD

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

Professor Harald Kittler has a special clinical interest in dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions. His main research interest is digital dermoscopy, follow-up of pigmented skin lesions, and computer assisted digital dermoscopy. Harald has been working for 10 years in the field of dermoscopy and has published a number of scientific articles especially in the field of digital dermoscopy and dermoscopic follow-up of melanocytic nevi.
A/Prof Cliff Rosendahl

Prof Cliff Rosendahl

MBBS PhD FSCCA

Course Coordinator MMed (Skin Cancer) Program School of Medicine, The University of Queensland

Professor Cliff Rosendahl currently works in Brisbane as a primary care practitioner with a special interest in skin cancer.  He also has an interest in research as the clinical developer and Director of the Skin Cancer Audit Research Database (SCARD). His other main area of research has been in evaluating dermatoscopic clues for the diagnosis of both pigmented and non-pigmented skin malignancy in collaboration with colleagues at The University of Queensland, Australia and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

John-Pyne

Prof John Pyne

MBBS (Syd) BOptom (Hons 1) MMed PhD FSCCA

Associate Professor of Skin Cancer Medicine, University of New South Wales

Professor John Pyne is a fully qualified skin cancer doctor and instructor who enjoys treating patients at Prof. John Pyne & Assoc. Skin Cancer Centre. He is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of skin cancer and related skin conditions.

Professor Pyne was conferred with a Master of Medicine at The University of Queensland, then held a position of Program Director for The University of Queensland Skin Cancer Masters from 2007 until 2013. The thesis for John’s PhD was on the correlations between dermatoscopy and histopathology for BCC and SCC. He is also a past President and Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Professor Pyne has a main interest in the optical imaging of early primary non-lymphoid cutaneous malignancy and correlations with histopathology, and is currently investigating surgical margins in management of these cancers. He has teaching appointments at The Universities of Queensland, New South Wales and Western Sydney.

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Dr Simon Clark

MBChB FRCPA Specialist

Honorary Lecturer in Pathology, The University of Queensland

Dr Simon Clark runs the pathology component of the postgraduate certificate courses in skin cancer medicine at The University of Queensland and lectures in the Masters of Medicine course. He has been involved in dermatopathology education for more than 20 years, training registrars in dermatology, pathology and plastic surgery. More recently he has been active in GP education. One of the best known dermatopathologists in Australia, Simon was recently appointed a visiting professor in dermatology at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

A fundraising Gala Dinner will conclude the first day of learning on Saturday, 15 August. Presented by the Skin Cancer Institute, this year funds raised from the evening will support the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre, a world-leading skin cancer research centre, to help us achieve our vision of a world where nobody dies from skin cancer.

COURSE DELIVERY and ASSESSMENT

The program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in dermoscopy and the wish to subspecialise in skin cancer medicine.

  • No previous formal training is required for the Professional Certificate course.
  • Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Professional Certificate course.
  • In order to qualify for the Professional Diploma, participants must complete all three certificate course in sequential order.
Doctors who have completed formal dermoscopy training can receive academic credit towards the Professional Diploma (the final course in the three-part program) if they achieve a pass mark in the exams of the first two certificate courses Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy. Upon successful exam completion doctors can directly progress to and will only need to pay for the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy course.

Each course consists of 8 modules which are delivered online and can be viewed and replayed at any time. All courses include:
  • Downloadable presentation slides.
  • Access to additional learning resources, reference materials and video lectures.
  • Reading list with references to peer-reviewed journal articles to keep up-to-date with developments in the field.
  • 12 months web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors questions while you implement your learning.

There is a 3 week exam period at the end of each trimester. Participants are required to complete several online assessment activities. Depending on the attended course, these include responding to knowledge and scenario-based questions, completion of sets of cases, literature review, and a one-page explanation on how the learning outcomes will be implemented. The recommended study time commitment, including professional training hours, private study hours and assessment, is 124 hours per course.