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GP Skin Cancer Workshop, 8 September 2018
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GP Skin Cancer Workshop

Saturday, 8 September 2018


A highly-interactive one-day workshop for general practitioners, developed by specialist dermatologist educators at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.


This workshop aims to upskill GPs so that they can confidently

  • identify common benign and malignant skin lesions,
  • use dermoscopy to assist in the diagnosis of skin lesions,
  • understand the principles and practice of managing melanomas and non-melanoma skin cancers,
  • understand biopsy principles and techniques, and
  • explain the principles of sun protection to patients. 


There will be practical sessions throughout the day:

  • Non Melanoma Skin Cancer (Interactive Lecture)
  • Melanoma Skin Cancer (Interactive Lecture)
  • Basic dermoscopy, which will cover identifying benign lesions, non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma (Interactive Lecture)
  • Biopsy Techniques - Punch and Shave (Interactive Lecture)
  • Excisional Biopsy Technique (Interactive Session)
  • Practical Session (Interactive Session)


This GP Skin Cancer Workshop is suitable for all GPs and GP registrars, whatever the level of experience. Developed and taught by experienced specialist dermatologist educators, these workshops are a perfect opportunity to skill up.



There will be a number of dermatologists presenting and participating at this workshop. These are being coordinated bt Associate Professor Alvin Chong, a dermatologist with extensive teaching experience. We will also have one of our plastic surgeons, Mr Ajay Chauhan, presenting a session, and participating in the small group discussions. 


Associate Professor Alvin Chong



A/Prof Alvin Chong is a Senior Lecturer in Dermatology at Melbourne University and a specialist dermatologist at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.

He is an international authority on skin cancer in immunosuppressed and solid organ transplant recipients. He has a passion for teaching and has run several successful workshops aimed at upskilling GPs and trainees in the diagnosis and management of skin diseases.

Associate Professor Chong is also the Victorian Censor of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.


Mr Ajay Chauhan


Dr Ajay Chauhan is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Melbourne.

In addition to his role at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, he is a consultant Surgeon at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and is in private practice in East Melbourne.

He has an interest in advanced skin cancer surgery and aesthetic reconstruction following tumour removal.




This activity has been approved by the RACGP’s QI&CPD programin the 2017-19 Triennium for 40 Category One points – (Activity number: 127731)



This workshop has been accredited by the ACRRM for 30 PRPD points and 30 Surgery MOPS points. (ACRRM Event ID 12584). 


It is also eligible for one day of procedural grant funding under the surgical component for eligible doctors.


If you are a member of the ACRRM, please advise us of your membership number where shown when registering.



The  number of places available at our GP Skin Cancer Workshops are strictly limited to ensure a high degree of interactivity with our specialist dermatologists, dermatology registrars and surgeons.  Tickets are sold on a "first in, best served" basis.



The registration fee includes all printed and online course materials, morning & afternoon teas as well as a light lunch.  
The fees for the September 2018 GP Skin Cancer Workshop are:
• GP - $800.00 
• GP Registrar/Trainee - $750.00 

There are early bird discounts available until the end of May.



Cancellations made on or before 30 June 2018 will incur a $50 administration fee.
Cancellations after 1 July 2018 and on or before 17 August 2018 will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations after that day.



We are indebted to our sponsors for their support. Please show them your appreciation too.






Contact Us for Further Information

Name: Peter Monaghan
Phone: 03 9623 9405
Fax: 03 9639 3575
Category: GP Education
Tags: biopsies, biopsy, dermoscopy, elliptical, melanoma, NMSC, punch, shave, skin cancer, sutures,
Event Info
Start: Sep 8, 2018 at 8:30AM
Finish: Sep 8, 2018 at 5:15PM
(UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Registrations Close
Aug 24, 2018 at 11:59AM
Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc
Level 1, 80 Drummond Street
Contact Details
Name: Peter Monaghan
Phone: 03 9623 9405
Fax: 03 9639 3575
General Notes
An interactive one-day workshop on skin cancer for general practitioners developed by specialist dermatologist educators at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. It is hands-on and interactive. An excellent opportunity to upskill your diagnosis and management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.
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