About ACD

Position Statements

ACD position statements and fact sheets promote and reflect the views of the College and its Fellows for the purposes of advocacy, education and communication. Position statements address topics that impact College members, health professionals, patients and the community – from guidance and recommendations on dermatology best practice, to information and fact sheets on skin health issues and services for patients, their carers and the community.

Through its position statements, the College aims to provide leadership in dermatology, promote clinical best practice and support optimal outcomes in skin health.

For information on how the College develops its position statements, please view Position and Consensus Statements Policy.

Isotretinoin and acne – June 2022

Skin Cancer
Sun protection and sunscreen – December 2020
Skin cancer in Australia – December 2021

Steroids and children’s eczema
Steroids and Eczema – June 2020
Patient Fact Sheet – Steroids and Eczema – February 2017
Patient Q&A – Steroids and Eczema – February 2017

Adult eczema
Management of atopic dermatitis in adults – March 2021

Treatment goals for psoriasis – March 2017

 ACD-endorsed Cancer Council Australia position statements

The College works collaboratively with Cancer Council Australia (CCA), providing clinical input and endorsement to CCA position statements. Links to ACD-endorsed CCA statements are listed below.

Sunscreen – 2018
Tinted windows – November 2017
Sun protection and babies (0-12 months) – March 2018
Sun exposure and vitamin D – risks and benefits – January 2016
Screening and early detection of skin cancer – February 2019

In September 2020, CCA released updated evidence on UV and skin cancer to inform national skin cancer policy.