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 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.

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Watch the 2020 Program Launch Video with Paul Elmslie, CEO, HealthCert, below!

 

Paul Elmslie Dermoscopy Masterclass 2020 Program Launch

 

Program Agenda

SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST 2020

Time Topic  Presenters
08:30am - 09:00am Registration  
09:00am - 10:30am

Pattern analysis: Practical and conceptual

  • Pattern recognition in everyday practice
  • Pattern analysis (easy) in everyday practice
  • Pattern analysis (hard) in everyday practice
  • Tips and tricks for the most difficult cases

Prof Harald Kittler
Prof Cliff Rosendahl
Prof Harald Kittler
Prof Cliff Rosendahl
10:30am - 11:00am Morning tea  
11:00am - 12:30pm Dermatoscopy of special sites: Face, volar, nail apparatus   
12:30pm - 01:30pm Lunch  
01:30pm - 03:00pm A review of the in vivo optical characteristics of the skin: defining and understanding practical spatial limits when using a dermatoscope A/Prof John Pyne
03:00pm - 03:30pm Afternoon tea  
03:30pm - 05:00pm

What we can learn from computers and what computers can learn from us

  • How computers are trained and what they can do
  • What we can learn from computers
  • How computers will affect our everyday practice
  • Live match: Us against the computer


Prof Cliff Rosendahl
Prof Harald Kittler
Prof Harald Kittler
Prof Cliff Rosendahl

06:30pm - 11:00pm Skin Cancer Institute Fundraising Dinner  

Sunday, 16 AUGUST 2020

Time Topic  Presenters
08:30am - 09:00am Arrival and Sign-in  
09:00am - 10:30am

Controversies in dermatopathology: How they affect our everyday practice

  • Dysplastic naevus or just naevus?
  • Is in situ melanoma a melanoma?
  • Actinic keratosis and intraepithelial carcinoma: Cancer or precancer?
  • Keratoacanthoma or SCC?

Prof Cliff Rosendahl
Prof Harald Kittler
A/Prof John Pyne
Dr Simon Clark
10:30am - 11:00am Morning tea  
11:00am - 12:30pm Mistakes, errors and bias Prof Harald Kittler
Prof Cliff Rosendahl
A/Prof John Pyne
Dr Simon Clark
12:30pm - 01:30pm Lunch  
01:30pm - 03:00pm Melanoma pathology: Retrospection with 2020 vision Dr Simon Clark
03:00pm - 03:30pm Afternoon tea  
03:30pm - 05:00pm

Interactive quiz



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Dermoscopy Masterclass

Brisbane
15 - 16 August 2020

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Don't forget to secure your place in the Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, 15 August, with all Masterclass presenters! $130 per ticket to support skin cancer research.

EARLY BIRD PRICE


$1,795


Register 30 days prior to the Masterclass commencement date.

FULL PRICE


$1,995


Full payment on the day of registration.

SKIN CANCER INSTITUTE


MEMBER:
$1,595

FELLOWS: $1,495

 

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A Fundraising 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.

Date: 15 August, Saturday
Time: 6.30 pm onwards
Address: Rydges, The Rooftop, Level 12, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane
Dress code: Smart Casual

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.
Prof Cliff Rosendahl

Prof Cliff Rosendahl

MBBS PhD FSCCA

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

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 and artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of  skin malignancy in collaboration with colleagues at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.  

Prof Rosendahl has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored/co- authored two textbooks. He has a busy schedule presenting to GPs in Australia and to GPs and dermatologists internationally.

John-Pyne

A/Prof John Pyne

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

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

Associate Professor John Pyne is a University of Sydney graduate. He was conferred with a Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) at The University of Queensland, then held a position of Program Director for The University of Queensland Skin Cancer Masters from 2007 until 2013. A/Prof Pyne also has a PhD in correlations between dermoscopy and histopathology of BCC and SCC conferred by The University of Queensland. He is a past President and Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

A/Prof 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 and the use of confocal microscopy. He has teaching appointments at The University of Queensland, the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney.

Dr_Simon_Clark

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.

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.