6th Rural Dermatology Meeting 2019

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6th Rural Dermatology Meeting 2019

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The 2019 Australasian College of Dermatologists Rural Dermatology Meeting will be held at the Orange Agricultural Institute in New South Wales from 6 to 8 September.

Orange is famous for its cold climate wines and close to the famous Parkes telescope (The Dish). Orange has much to offer for both you and your family. Where else can you search for truffles and fossick for gold?

The dinner venue will be Zona, a beautiful renovated heritage house in the centre of town.

For the welcome reception we will be at Racine, an authentic shed on a vineyard.


2019 Rural Dermatology Meeting draft program
Friday 6 September Rural research, training and teaching
Time Session Speaker
12:30 Lunch N/A
13:30 Welcome to Country and address President
13:35 Faculty rural update – Session 1 Chair – Dr Ian Hamann
14:00 Medical workforce and rural medical students/schools A/Prof Mark Arnold, Rheumatologist Head of School of Rural Health, University of Sydney
14:30 Selection processes – what’s the evidence? A/Prof Wendy Hu University of Western Sydney
15:00 Rash decisions’ teaching app Dr Phillipa Dickison Royal North Shore Hospital/University of Sydney
15:15 Afternoon tea N/A
15:45 Growing rural research A/Prof Catherine Hawke, Rural Public Health Physician Chair of Western NSW Health Research Network and Deputy Head of School of Rural Health, University of Sydney
16:15 Running rural melanoma/NMSC Trials Dr Rob Zielinski, Oncologist Western NSW Area Health Service
16:35 Session 2 Brief Chair
16:40 Faculty rural update – Session 2 Small group brainstorming sessions
17:30 Close N/A
Saturday 7 September Shared care in rural practice
8:30 Insights of metro to rural and changing landscape of rural practice Dr Delwyn Dyall-Smith
9:00 Rheumatology A/Prof Mark Arnold
9:30 Triage in rural dermatology Dr Ian Hamann
10:00 Morning tea N/A
10:30 Haematology Dr Douglas Lenton, Haematologist Western NSW Area Health Service
11:00 Mohs Surgery Dr William Ryman
11:30 Ophthalmology updates for the rural dermatologist Dr Jeremy Curtin Ophthalmologist, Orange
12:00 How can a tertiary paediatric dermatology service support dermatologists and paediatricians working in a rural setting A/Prof Orli Wargon – Paediatric Dermatology
12:30 Lunch N/A
1:30 Close
Sunday 8 September Rural practice – sustainability and solutions
8:30 Multifaceted nature of rural practice Dr Bethany Croker
8:40 Tele-Derm National update Dr Stephen Andrews
8:50 Telehealth in dermtology Dr Thomas Barrett
9:00 Review of PTAS guidelines Dr Tabrez Sheriff
9:10 Practical aboriginal cultural sensitivity Dr Lachlan Warren
9:30 Faculty rural update – Session 3 Panel Q&A discussion of group ideas
10:00 Morning tea N/A
10:30 Prescribing practices of scabies treatment at Royal Darwin Dr Claire Felmingham
10:40 Scabies and impetigo in the Solomon Islands – 2018 IACS Criteria Dr Millicent Osti
10:50 Comparison of LE at a regional centre in Australia Dr Lauren Thomas
11:00 Successful treatment of immunocompetent patient with recalcitrant plantar warts by Quadrivalent HPV vaccine (Gardasil) Dr Frances Tefany
11:10 Melanomas before Xmas Dr Monisha Gupta
11:20 Complicated rural case presentation Dr Rodney Hannaford
11:30 Intralesional chemotherapy in NMSC Dr Michelle McRae
11:50 Clinicopath gems, shorts and solutions Chair- Dr Ian McCrossin, featuring Dr Ana Varallo-Nunez
12:30 Concluding remarks President
12:35 Lunch N/A
1:30 Close


Abstracts are now closed for the meeting and speakers have been notified.


Registrations are now open for the Rural Dermatology Meeting.

Prices are as follows:

College Fellows & NZDS Members, etc




Other specialists and General Practitioner (GPs)


Registered Medical Officers (RMOs)/Registrars (non- College)


Medical students




Accompanying persons*


Children under 14


Children under 5


Click here to register

Optional social tours

As part of the meeting, two optional pre-organised social tours are available as part of the registration process.

Aboriginal caves tour on Saturday 7 September for $40/head

Indigenous Cultural Adventures Tours is a company based in Orange in Central New South Wales, and has been established with the blessing and approval of local Wiradjuri Elders.

All cultural tours are hosted and guided by local Wiradjuri Elders, and small groups of visitors will be taken off the beaten-path to see the site of Yuranigh’s burial site.

The Wiradjuri nation has been deeply rooted in the Orange region and its surrounding districts for over 50,000 years. Through Indigenous Cultural Adventures – Cultural Tours will explore the rich and vibrant culture of the Wiradjuri nation, while visiting ceremonial sites and other sites of cultural significance in the region.

The tour runs for three hours with two sacred sites on this tour.

Meet at the railway station at 10:00am and return by 1:00pm.

Fossicking for gold on Sunday 8 September for $85/head

Go panning for gold at the historic Ophir goldfields, 30km North of Orange Tour also includes historic sites in the area. Itinerary below:

10:00am- pick up from Orange Visitor Centre

Travel out to the historic Ophir goldfields- 40 minute drive on sometimes rough roads

10:40am- arrive at the main picnic area on Summer Hill Creek where you will have time to walk to an abandoned gold mine and spot platypus in the creek

11:30am- short drive up to the old Ophir cemetery and an old mine called ‘Doctors Hill’

12:00pm- group gold fossicking activity

1:00pm- BBQ lunch at Ophir Reserve

2:00pm- head back towards Orange via the waterfalls on Summer Hill Creek

4:00pm- arrive back in Orange.

Please note- sensible shoes must be worn.

Recommended accommodation options

De Russie Boutique – beautiful boutique hotel with breakfast provided daily.

Mecure – newly renovated hotel. Mention the meeting when you book.

Hotel Canobolas – newly renovated rooms.

Buses will be organised to and from the conference venue from the above accommodation options.


Flights are now available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane direct to Orange.

Further information on registration, the program and tours and activities that can be offered to delegates and partners to discover Orange and surrounding areas will be available in due course.


The Australasian College of Dermatologists kindly acknowledges the support of the following sponsors of the 2019 Rural Dermatology Meeting.