[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?

skin cancer surgery

“The instruments that I would recommend for wound closure are the most basic instruments you need for closing a wound.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan gives his practical advice on the instruments and tools you need for conducting skin cancer surgery in your general practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?”

[5 min watch] Dermoscopy in general dermatology: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | June 2021

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In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano looks at the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology cases, such as inflammatory skin conditions and infections. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Dermoscopy in general dermatology: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | June 2021”

[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks

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“From the moment a patient walks through the door to the time they leave the room, there are many opportunities to do something differently from everybody else.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres gives his practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks and educating your patients about skin cancer prevention and early detection. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks”

[Online lecture] Collision lesions and tumours of the skin

collision lesions

In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum explores the fascinating findings of his recent research into collision lesions and tumours of the skin. Continue reading “[Online lecture] Collision lesions and tumours of the skin”

[12 min read] The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma management

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What is your position regarding the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in the management of patients with melanoma?

Do you know what the latest national guidelines are? Do you follow them? Continue reading “[12 min read] The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma management”

[4 min watch] Terminology in dermoscopy: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | May 2021

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In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the metaphorical versus analytical approach to terminology in dermoscopy. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Terminology in dermoscopy: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | May 2021”

[Online lecture] Recurrent melanocytic naevus vs melanoma

melanocytic naevus

In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum provides an overview of how the history, clinical features and dermoscopy of a lesion can help differentiate between a recurrent melanocytic naevus and a recurrent melanoma. Continue reading “[Online lecture] Recurrent melanocytic naevus vs melanoma”

[Podcast] Current landscape of melanoma management | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

melanoma management

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University) speaks with Professor Michael Henderson (Deputy Director; Division of Cancer Surgery, Tumour Stream Director; Melanoma and Skin, Peter Mac) about the current landscape of melanoma management. Continue reading “[Podcast] Current landscape of melanoma management | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

[9 min read] Concordance between patient concerns and skin cancer diagnosis

This month’s research article caught my eye because it is such a simple, yet useful and relevant study. From a single practice in Brisbane, the paper reports on the agreement or not between lesions of concern to a patient, and those identified by the dermatologist, upon examination.  Continue reading “[9 min read] Concordance between patient concerns and skin cancer diagnosis”

[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice

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If you are in a practice that bulk-bills skin cancer procedures, can you charge any other fees in relation to that procedure, such as a procedure fee or a consumables fee? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the regulations relating to Medicare and billing skin cancer procedures. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice”