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Skin Cancer Early Detection - Upskilling Workshop for GPs

Posted Wednesday 24 April 2024 | CheckUP

CheckUP’s Skin Cancer Early Detection Service is facilitating five FREE upskilling workshops for GPs living and practicing in regional, rural and remote Queensland. Workshops will be held in Mackay, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Roma and Townsville, covering essentials in practical skin cancer medicine and surgery. 

Workshop content 

The workshop will provide an introduction to practical skin cancer medicine and surgery and feature both theoretical and practical components.

The theory session will cover topics such as: 

  • Basics of dermoscopy and diagnosing common skin lesions 
  • Sampling lesions effectively 
  • Using algorithms; 3 point checklist, and prediction without pigment 
  • Case discussions (participants are welcome to being their own cases to discuss).

This will be followed by a hands-on practical session, covering: 

  • Injecting local anaesthetic 
  • Performing curettes, shave and punch biopsies 
  • Elliptical excision planning, and closure 
  • Suturing - basic interrupted, deep dermal, pulley sutures, haemostatic stitch. 

Upon completion attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance which can be used to self-record 6 CPD hours. 

Workshops are inclusive of complimentary lunch, morning tea, and afternoon tea. 

To register or to find out more about the workshops:

Facilitator information 

This workshop will be delivered by Dr Jeremy Hudson, Clinical Director, North Queensland Skin Centre and Chair of Dermatology at RACGP. Jeremy works full time in skin cancer medicine and surgery and has extensive qualifications in the field. He also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at James Cook University, where he writes and teaches courses in skin cancer medicine, dermoscopy and advanced graft and flap surgery.

About the Skin Cancer Early Detection Outreach service 

Coordinated by CheckUP the Skin Cancer Early Detection (SCED) Outreach service delivers skin clinics in regional, rural and remote towns with the aim of creating fairer access to the professional assessment and treatment of skin cancer for people who have a skin cancer risk.  

To find out more about CheckUP and the SCED Outreach service Click here.

This program is made possible through funding from the Queensland Government.

Last updated: Tuesday 13 February 2024

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