[3 min watch] When should you use algorithms to diagnose skin lesions?

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When should algorithms be used to diagnose skin lesions, and which algorithm is best? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl speaks about the use of algorithms in dermoscopy, particularly Chaos & Clues, and how you can apply these diagnostic tools in practice to achieve the best patient outcomes. Continue reading “[3 min watch] When should you use algorithms to diagnose skin lesions?”

[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres’ most memorable patient

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We asked some of your GP colleagues about the most rewarding moments in their work. In the below video, Dr Hamilton Ayres shares one of his most memorable patient stories when a skin check saved his patient’s life. The patient – a tradie in his mid-30s – had been coerced into getting a skin check by his wife, and didn’t suspect that anything was amiss.

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HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship: Dr Traoré improving patient outcomes in Guinea

This report was prepared by Dr Ibrahima Traoré of Conakry, based in Guinea, who completed the General Dermatology course through the HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship. The program was established to provide access to quality education in the areas of skin cancer medicine and general dermatology for physicians who practise in the world’s least developed countries. To learn more about the scholarship, please click here.


Guinea is an underdeveloped country where more than half of the population lives on less than $1 a day. Difficulties encountered in the health system include errors in the diagnosis of diseases, a lack of training, low standard of living among patients, and a lack of information in the community about diseases. Diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes occupy most of the consultations in health centres and university hospitals. Continue reading “HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship: Dr Traoré improving patient outcomes in Guinea”

How To Provide A Positive Cosmetic Consultation

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Client consultations are an important first step in any cosmetic procedure – whether it be in a cosmetic clinic, doctor’s office, beauty salon or spa. The consultation sets the tone for the client’s whole experience and the level of trust they develop with you, and even influences whether they chose to put their cosmetic needs into your hands. What can you do to make that consultation a positive one? Continue reading “How To Provide A Positive Cosmetic Consultation”

Cosmetics Guru Calls for Beauty Rethink

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What do you think characterises a beautiful woman? Jamie Kern Lima – co-founder and CEO of IT Cosmetics – has called on beauty industry leaders to rethink the images of beauty they use to sell their products and services.

Kern Lima was honoured with an Achiever Award at the 2017 Cosmetic Executive Women awards ceremony in New York. She said the recognition was proof that “unattainable images” of beauty are not the key to selling cosmetic products.

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An Alternative Method to Treat Ingrown Toenails

If you struggle with treating ingrown toenails effectively, watch this short video interview with Dr Murphy. The experienced GP shares his very unique technique for how to treat ingrown toenails. Continue reading “An Alternative Method to Treat Ingrown Toenails”