We are excited to bring back our popular annual conference to Brisbane! In 2022, the Skin & Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses will run in a completely new format, with two of the most influential global experts live on stage, covering all areas of skin and skin cancer medicine!

Secure your place by 1 May to take advantage of the early bird prices from $1,095 and save up to $645!
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the world's best, participate in knowledge exchange with your peers, and elevate your skin work for optimal patient outcomes.

logo-Dermoscopy-ExcellenceTo begin with, keynote speakers Prof Giuseppe Argenziano and Dr Aimilios Lallas will present a special edition of their popular Dermoscopy Excellence program during the two-day Dermoscopy Masterclass. The program is highly interactive and fun, combining advanced theory with practical application on real patient case studies.

Next, you are invited to join the two-day Skin and Skin Cancer Conference. In a first, the keynote speakers and a diverse group of local experts will provide the latest updates, newest research, and best-practice advice in the areas of skin cancer, dermatology and aesthetic medicine in primary care. After joint plenary sessions, delegates will break out into smaller groups for a deep dive into one of the three topics of most interest.

All session recordings will be made available for a comprehensive learning experience.


Dermoscopy Masterclass: 21-22 July 2022
Special edition of the popular Dermoscopy Excellence program in Europe

  • News on common melanocytic and non melanocytic lesions
  • Training with cases
  • Facial lesions 
  • Scalp and mucosal lesions
  • Acral lesions
  • Nail lesions
  • Dermoscopy of inflammatory skin diseases
  • Dermoscopy of infectious skin diseases and trichoscopy
  • Spitzoid lesions
  • Amelanotic lesions
  • Difficult benign lesions
  • Rare skin tumors
  • Difficult melanomas and management rules
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer advanced

Skin & Skin Cancer Conference: 23-24 July 


  • Sun damaged skin: causes, burden, prevention
  • Lentigo maligna: the melanoma of sun damaged skin
  • Research update: ACEMID, IMAGE, Melanoma Cohort
  • Keratinocyte cancers: start of the art lecture
  • Is melanoma real? An epidemic of overdiagnosis
  • Radiotherapy comes of age in skin cancer treatment
  • Contemporary melanoma management from SLNB to immunotherapy 
  • Technology in skin cancer: total body photography, DDI and AI - now and in the future

Breakout sessions 
Skin Cancer Medicine 

  • Small and feature-poor melanoma
  • Rethinking risk in skin cancer
  • CPC case studies
  • Total body photography and DDI
  • Fast Efudix
  • Daylight photo dynamic therapy
  • SCARD research




Aesthetic Medicine 

  • Solar damage: what can we do about it?
  • Approaching the aesthetic consultation, and patient journey
  • Botox challenges – resistance and a tailored approach
  • Fillers complications
  • Role of LED in wound healing: case studies and a protocol
  • Neck, decolletage, hands and striae: treatment approaches



General Dermatology

  • Update on special interest group and sub specialist recognition 
  • Acne: a practical protocol
  • Rosacea: a practical approach for skin cancer doctors, and targeted therapies for specific variants
  • Periorificial dermatitis – An under-recognised and often mistreated condition
  • Skin of colour: key considerations in primary care and skin cancer practice
  • Updates on Psoriasis and Eczema management

Program may be subject to change: check the website for regular updates.



21 - 24 July | Brisbane

Participate in the full four-day program to maximise your learning outcomes in dermoscopy, dermatology, skin cancer & aesthetic medicine.

$2,845* with code SCCEB1

*Early bird price ends
1 May



23 - 24 July | Brisbane

Get an update on all areas of skin and skin cancer medicine, then break out in small groups to learn more about general dermatology, skin cancer or aesthetic medicine.

$1,095* with code SCCEB2

*Early bird price ends
1 May



21 - 22 July | Brisbane

Join the keynote speakers as they present a special edition of their Dermoscopy Excellence program. This will be a one-off opportunity to develop your dermoscopy skills with the world leaders.

$2,145* with code SCCEB3

*Early bird price ends
1 May


In case of postponement or travel restrictions, full workshop refund, transfer or alternative learning opportunities will be available.

Skin Cancer Institute Fellows and Senior Members, Registrars and NSCC Doctors can save; please contact us to receive the special code. 


Program From September 2021


RACGP & ACRRM points pending.




Biopsies of acral sites (palms, soles, fingers, toes and nails)

This topic discusses how to take biopsies of tumours, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders of the palms, soles and nails. The presentation covers common skin conditions you might see in general practice such as eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, alopecia areata, and more. The topic also looks at some of the alternatives to biopsy, including clinical examination and dermoscopy.

Prof Luc Thomas

Surgical treatment of acral tumours and common nail changes

You might see benign tumours on difficult sites like the palms, soles, fingers, toes, and nails, that are outside your scope of practice but cause your patients a great deal of discomfort and other problems. This presentation explores whether we need to treat these tumours and what the best treatment options might be, including how to achieve good surgical outcomes for patients.

Prof Luc Thomas

BEST lines

This presentation covers BEST lines for skin surgery and much more, including how to translate knowledge of skin lines, skin thickness, neurovascular zones and fascial anatomy into better surgical performance and improved results for you and your patients. The teaching is based on Prof Sharad Paul’s latest research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: ‘Biodynamic excisional skin tension lines for cutaneous surgery presents a new paradigm in skin lines'.

Prof Sharad Paul

urgical management of uncommon cancers - Merkel, AFX, DFSP

This topic will describe the common presentations and management of the more common of the rare non-melanoma skin cancers including a typical fibroxanthoma, pleomorphic dermal sarcoma, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, dermal leiomyosarcoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and skin appendage tumours.

Prof Mike Henderson

Perineural invasion and surgical margins

Perineural invasion (PNI) is a well known indicator for more aggressive behaviour and worse outcomes with both BCC and SCC. This lecture will examine surgical margins when treating BCC and SCC. The evidence base on the in vivo identification of clues to PNI will be initially discussed. This will be followed by content on how surgical margins need to be adjusted when PNI is found.

A/Prof John Pyne
Dr Simon Clark
Dr Tony Dicker

Radiation in the management of skin cancers

Management of cutaneous malignancies can be challenging and require multimodality and multidisciplinary treatment. This presentation aims to explain the role of radiotherapy in the context of definitive, adjuvant and palliative therapies for skin cancers. It will discuss radiation treatment, its delivery and limitations, as well as the risk factors considered after curative surgery to determine the need for post-operative radiotherapy.

Dr Matthew Mason

Surgical management of melanoma in the USA

This presentation looks at the incidence and mortality of melanoma in the USA and Australia, as well as the causes and risk factors of the disease. It covers melanoma diagnosis through clinical skin exams, including common clues to look for using the ABC method. The topic then focuses on the surgical management of melanomas of various stages under a local anaesthetic within a general practice office, as well as when to refer elsewhere.

A/Prof Adam Riker


Wound management techniques

Wound management is an important and essential aspect of patient management in a community and home setting. This topic will provide you with a clear understanding of both the mechanisms of healing and the factors which impact on healing. It will examine pathophysiology of wounds and an improved knowledge of products and devices used today in the treatment and management of wounds.

A/Prof Geoff Sussman
Sentinel lymph node biopsy and an update on managing invasive melanomas
A/Prof David Gyorki

Live-Stream Presentations + Q&A


When Topic  Presenters

4 August 2020
8pm - 9pm


Dermatoscopy of special sites: Face, volar, nail apparatus
Pattern Analysis: Practical and Conceptual

Prof Cliff Rosendahl
Prof Harald Kittler
11 August 2020
8pm - 9pm

What we can learn from computers and what computers
can learn from us
A review of the in vivo optical characteristics of the skin

Prof Cliff Rosendahl
Prof Harald Kittler
A/Prof John Pyne
25 August 2020
8pm - 9pm

Controversies in dermatopathology:
How they affect our everyday practice
Mistakes, errors and bias

Prof Harald Kittler
Prof Cliff Rosendahl
A/Prof John Pyne
Dr Simon Clark

1 September 2020
8pm - 9pm

Interactive quiz

Prof Harald Kittler
Prof Cliff Rosendahl

[EXCLUSIVE] Topic preview

BEST lines for skin surgery

with Professor Sharad Paul

Excellence in delivery - zoom in on sharad a bit more (audience should still be visible)

In this topic of the Masterclass, renowned educator Professor Sharad Paul uses the BEST lines coaching model to help you optimise the results of skin surgery in your everyday practice, based on his ground-breaking research into skin biodynamics.

While you may be experienced in skin surgery and routinely perform flaps and grafts, the new skills you develop in procedural medicine may plateau. Even before you begin a procedure, there are many factors to consider, such as surgical anatomy, placement of scar lines, and avoiding complications. Knowledge of skin biodynamics and the science of treatment have recently evolved, and this Masterclass will help refresh and finetune your skills.

This topic covers BEST lines for skin surgery and much more, including how to translate knowledge of skin lines, skin thickness, neurovascular zones and fascial anatomy into better surgical performance and improved results for you and your patients. The teaching is based on Prof Sharad Paul’s latest research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: ‘Biodynamic excisional skin tension lines for cutaneous surgery presents a new paradigm in skin lines'.

Meet the keynote speakers

The Skin & Skin Cancer Conference and Dermoscopy Masterclasses will be presented by a diverse and accomplished team of globally renowned experts joining the two international keynote speakers Prof Giuseppe Argenziano and Dr Aimilios Lallas. More speakers will be announced soon.

Professor Giuseppe Argenziano


Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy


Professor Giuseppe Argenziano is Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples; Coordinator of the Skin Cancer Unit Research Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy; President of the International Dermoscopy Society; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Giuseppe has developed early diagnosis techniques for melanoma, authored over 300 scientific works and has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 400 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. He has authored more than 450 scientific articles and more than 30 books, and his publications have received a total of 6200 citations with an h-index value of 40 (Scopus 02/2015).


Doctor Aimilios Lallas


Dermatologist-Venereologist, First Department Of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Greece

Dr Aimilios Lallas is a Board-Certified Dermatologist-Venereologist. He is currently occupied at the First Department of Dermatology of the Faculty of Medicine of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Aimilios specialises in skin cancer diagnosis with non-invasive techniques, as well as in the management of skin cancer patients. He possesses a PhD diploma on skin cancer prevention.

Aimilios’ main fields of research interests are in the dermoscopy of skin tumours, the application of the method in general dermatology, and the improvement of the management of oncologic patients. He is co-author of approximately 190 scientific papers, editor of four books and author of several chapters on dermoscopy.

Aimilios is currently the General Secretary of the International Dermoscopy Society and the General Secretary of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy, which will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 14-16 June 2018.




Register before 31 August 2021. 



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