College news

Jul 19 2018

Impact Factor of Australasian Journal of Dermatology

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Impact Factor for Australasian Journal of Dermatology has increased to 1.602. This is the result of the great work by the College Editorial Committee led by Dr... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Recent Data Security Issue at College

Dear Colleagues This is to inform you of a recent data security issue at the Australasian College of Dermatologists. On 26 April 2018 ACD’s servers became infected with ransomware which caused... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Launch of the Advertising Hub

On 1 July the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) launched the Advertising Hub to support recent changes to the regulation of therapeutic goods advertising. Advertisers can use the resources on the... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Invitation for public comment – Draft Clinical Practi...

Cancer Council Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia, with financial support from College and the Skin Cancer College Australasia, are currently in the process of revising the 2008 Clinical Pract... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Public consultation – Medical Research Future Fu...

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) is conducting a national consultation to inform the development of the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Medical Resea... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Professional Training

The Private Practice is offering 5 heavily discounted places to the following courses for the remainder of 2018. The special fee is $330 per registration. If you do take up the place you will be requi... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Health Professionals EB Symposium – 31st August 2018

DEBRA Australia is hosting the 2018 Health Professionals EB Symposium on Friday 31st August, commencing at 12.30pm, at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach. If you are interested in attending, the r... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic dermatology

College is launching the Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology in August. This online course is the first component of the ‘Master of Cosmetic Dermatology’ being developed by a team of Fell... Read more

Jul 19 2018

New Staff: Project Manager – Trainee Welfare

To complement and add to the great work Dr Cate Scarff is doing in Victoria, College has employed Leonie Nagelmaeker on a six month contract to undertake a review of existing national support services... Read more

Jul 19 2018

SRSA Funding Round 3

Applications for the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Funding Round 3 is open from 1 June 2018 till 31 August 2018. Fellows who live and work in rural and remote Australia are elig... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Coming Soon… ACD Connect!

ACD Connect is a brand new online community, exclusively for ACD members which will replace yahoo egroups. The new Connect platform will allow members to easily interact and communicate online with... Read more

Jul 19 2018

Man Against Machine

For your interest, Dr Harvey Smith has had a letter published on the Annals of Oncology in response to an article discussing the idea of replacing Dermatologists with an algorithm. The original articl... Read more

Jul 05 2018

New academic trainee award

College is proud to announce a new award for trainees sitting the Fellowship examinations.The Steven Kossard Dermatopathology award will be awarded to the candidate who scores the highest mark in the ... Read more

Jul 05 2018

Research review

The latest edition of the psoriasis research review has also been released. Click here to read the review. Read more

Jul 05 2018

NAIDOC Week

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is pleased to support National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week, which is from 8 to 15 July 2018. This year’s NAIDO... Read more

Jul 05 2018

Tell us about your advocacy or engagement work

Are you a member of an advisory committee or working group for Government or any clinical or community organisations? College is collecting information on the work that our Fellows do in promoting ... Read more

Jun 28 2018

Dermatologist with expertise in in-vivo reflectance con...

Subspecialty Dermatology service located within Melanoma Institute Australia is seeking a qualified Dermatologist with expertise in in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy for evaluation and mapping o... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the 2018 Code) and Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Resea... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Targeted calls for research

Targeted Call for Research into Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks is open. Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is also o... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Report on medical specialists sector

The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne has released a report this week, outlining the trends and challenges faced by the medical specialist sect... Read more

Jun 22 2018

New melanoma education portal

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) have just launched a new online melanoma education portal for healthcare professionals and researchers. The website harnesses the knowledge from the leaders in the ... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Marketing campaign results

The 2018 marketing campaign has now reached 9,887,807 and appeared in 480 media outlets through: 134 television stories 286 radio stories 14 print stories 28 online stories 5 medical... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Reminder: College website maintenance

Please be advised the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance this weekend. They will be inaccessible from 2:30pm (AEST) Saturday 23 June until 11:00pm (AEST) Sunday 24... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Research review

The Australasian College of Dermatologists 2018 conference review has been released by Research Review. Click here to read the review. The latest edition of the psoriasis research review has also b... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Reminder: Smartphones research study

You are invited to participate in a semi-structured interview regarding clinical smartphone use in dermatology with first year registrar, Dr Lisa Abbott, supervised by Associate Professor Saxon Smith.... Read more

Jun 22 2018

Call for expressions of interest

The New South Wales Rural Doctors Network are seeking an expression of interest for an outreach service to Cobar. They have been approached by a General Practice (GP) in Cobar who are interested in... Read more

Jun 15 2018

Changes to MCRP and items from 1 November

From 1 November 2018, the Medicare Claims Review Panel (MCRP) will be dissolved. The MCRP is a non-statutory advisory body administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS), for the purpose of as... Read more

Jun 15 2018

ACD guide for private health insurance claims

College, in collaboration with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, General Surgeons Australia and the Australian Medical Association, has developed a guide for medical practitioners to assist ... Read more

Jun 15 2018

Medicare guide for Indigenous health services

The Department of Human Services has a new guide to support health professionals with all aspects of Indigenous health services available under Medicare. ‘Your guide to Medicare for Indigenous he... Read more

Jun 15 2018

AMC accreditation decision

On 28 March 2018, the Medical Board of Australia considered the Australian Medical Council (AMC) report for the College with regards to the approval of the accredited programs of study for registratio... Read more

Jun 15 2018

Supervisor training

College appreciates the time taken by Fellows in various supervisory roles in the training program. Over 250 Fellows are involved in supervision. College is releasing four new online modules in the... Read more

Jun 15 2018

College website maintenance

Please be advised the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance next weekend. They will be inaccessible from 2:30pm (AEST) Saturday 23 June until 11:00pm (AEST) Sunday 24... Read more

Jun 15 2018

Smartphones research study

You are invited to participate in a semi-structured interview regarding clinical smartphone use in dermatology with first year registrar, Dr Lisa Abbott, supervised by Associate Professor Saxon Smith.... Read more

Jun 14 2018

Mohs training position available in Perth

A Mohs training position is available in Perth, Western Australia with Dr Carl Vinciullo commencing in 2019 (flexible). During the 12 month duration, candidates develop detailed understanding of t... Read more

Jun 14 2018

NHMRC educational competencies for clinical trials

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released core competencies for academic/investigator-initiated clinical trialists. These competencies focus on seven core areas and can ... Read more

Jun 14 2018

JMO support line

The Junior Medical Officer (JMO) support line is a free and confidential telephone service which junior doctors can call to speak to a specially trained senior medical office about issues they experie... Read more

Jun 14 2018

PhD oppotunity- SToP trial (See, Treat, Prevent) scabie...

Applications are being sought for a PhD position led by researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute, in partnership with Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMS) and Western Australia Cou... Read more

Jun 14 2018

2018 marketing campaign

The College 2018 marketing campaign launched this week with a national public relations campaign, state media relations and social media. The focus of this year's campaign is the target audience of... Read more

Jun 14 2018

Dr Terence Casey

Sadly, Dr Terence Casey passed away peacefully in his home on 31 May 2018. Dr Casey was a consultant dermatologist from Queensland. His family has warmly invited Colleagues to attend Funeral Pra... Read more

Jun 14 2018

Dermatology event

The Dermatology Department at Liverpool Hospital will be hosting the esteemed Associate Professor Karen Vickery from Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre for a talk on her research into Biofi... Read more

Jun 06 2018

Mohs Training Position Available in Perth WA with Dr Ca...

During the 12month duration candidates develop detailed understanding of the clinical sciences that underpin the practices of Mohs micrographic surgery including anatomy, physiology and immunology, c... Read more

Jun 01 2018

Medical rooms available for rent to a Dermatologist at ...

A beautiful newly renovated clinic at 44 The Avenue Windsor is looking for a general Dermatologist to join the clinic or independently rent rooms. We are relocating our busy well established medical n... Read more

Jun 01 2018

New Honorary Secretary role

Following a Resolution at the Board meeting just before the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), the new role of the Honorary Secretary was agreed. This follows the passing of the Member Resolution i... Read more

Jun 01 2018

My Health Record opt-out dates announced

The Australian Digital Health Agency advise that the notifiable instrument has now been added to the Federal Register of Legislation and the opt-out dates announced here. The My Health Record opt-o... Read more

Jun 01 2018

Australasian Melanoma Conference 2018

Over the last two decades, the pace of discovery in melanoma research has been breathtaking, with consequential and profound advances in treatment. These developments are already significantly impacti... Read more

Jun 01 2018

TGA webinar on changes to regulation

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is running a webinar on 7 June 2018 from 12 noon to 1pm (AEST) to clarify the upcoming changes to the regulation of autologous human cells and tissues (HCT).... Read more

Jun 01 2018

2018 marketing campaign launch

The College 2018 marketing campaign will launch next Wednesday 6 June with a national public relations campaign incorporating a You Gov poll, video news release and digital media kit. A state based in... Read more

May 25 2018

New book on pigmentary disorders

College Fellow, Professor Prasad Kumarasinghe, has complied and edited his first book for medical publisher, Springer. The book, entitled 'Pigmentary Skin Disorders', features several College Fello... Read more

May 25 2018

Reminder: National Reconciliation Week

Just a reminder that  National Reconciliation Week starts this Sunday 27 May and runs to Sunday 3 June. This year the theme is 'Don't keep history a mystery.' Connect with the campaign on the ... Read more

May 18 2018

New and amended Medicare Benefits Schedule listings

Several changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) will take effect on 1 November 2018, in addition to those implemented as a result of the MBS Review. The additional listings are part of measure... Read more

May 18 2018

Reminder: DEBRA Australia travel fellowships

A reminder that DEBRA Australia's call for applications for its 2018 research and education travel fellowships are closing today. This year up to $6,000 will be available for distribution. For m... Read more

May 18 2018

ASM final program

The final program for the College Annual Scientific Meeting is now available on the ASM website. Click here to view the program. Read more

May 11 2018

Dermatologist Wanted – Double Bay

We are seeking a Dermatologist to join our Double Bay clinic 2-3 days per week. We are a busy clinical practice, fully licensed and accredited inhouse day surgery within the eastern suburbs of Sydn... Read more

May 11 2018

Members area financial tab access resolved

The issue causing members to not be able to access their financials area from their account has now been resolved. Members can continue to make payments and download invoices and statements. Read more

May 11 2018

2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report is now available on the College website. Read more

May 11 2018

ASM coverage in trade media

Last week, the College released 10 media releases to selected media for the Annual Scientific Meeting. So far, this has resulted in coverage on Associate Professor Saxon Smith's presentation on ato... Read more

May 11 2018

Eczema Awareness Week

Next week, 14 to 20 May, is Eczema Awareness Week. College advocates are partnering with the Eczema Association of Australasia (EAA) during the week by providing dermatologists for free eczema clin... Read more

May 11 2018

ASM App

Don't forget to download the College Annual Scienfic Meeting App before the meeting next week. The App is now available on the App store, just search for 'ACD events'. Read more

May 04 2018

Changes to Medicare funded dermatology services

From 1 November 2018, the Government will introduce a number of changes to a range of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) dermatology, allergy and immunology items following recommendations from the MBS ... Read more

May 04 2018

NSW Health review of cosmetic procedures

NSW Health has finalised its review of the regulation of cosmetic procedures in NSW. The review report  is available on the NSW Health website. The report makes nine recommendations to strengthen ... Read more

May 04 2018

Release of National Healthy Skin Guideline

The Australian Healthy Skin Consortium has released the 'National Healthy Skin Guideline: for the Prevention, Treatment and Public Health Control of Impetigo, Scabies, Crusted Scabies and Tinea for In... Read more

May 04 2018

Release of national data on cancer stage at diagnosis

Cancer Australia has released new data on ‘stage at diagnosis’ for the top five incidence cancers – female breast cancer, colorectal, lung, prostate cancers and melanoma. The new data reveals... Read more

May 04 2018

Yahoo groups update

As previously communicated, there was an issue with the dermo group and some of the yahoo committee groups. Posts were not able to be sent or received. It seems that emails are now coming through, ... Read more

May 04 2018

Autumn Mole

The Autumn Mole is now available in the members section of the College website. Hard copies will be posted to members this month. Read more

May 04 2018

Million dollar boost for dermatology research

Early detection of melanoma research has received a $1.195 million Partnership Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The project, led by College Fellow and University... Read more

May 04 2018

New epidermolysis bullosa trial

A new clinical trial, the DELIVERS study, is now recruiting. The trial aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of diacerein 1% ointment (CCP‐020) for the treatment of epidermolysis bul... Read more

May 04 2018

Crusted scabies survey

The One Disease Foundation is working in the Northern Territory (NT) with the aim of eliminating crusted scabies. Uncomplicated scabies is not a notifiable disease anywhere in Australia and only the N... Read more

May 04 2018

Wiley skin cancer articles

Wiley has released a free collection of articles on skin cancer and sun awareness. The collection is available until 31 May 2018. Click here to access the collection. Read more

May 04 2018

Psoriasis Research Review

Research Review have released their latest edition of the Australian psoriasis review. Click here to read the review. Read more

May 04 2018

Mindful In May

To kick off Mindful In May, Converge International have published a new guest blog post written by Kelley Reynard. Click here to read the blog post. Read more

May 04 2018

Don’t forget to register

Don't forget to register for the College Annual Scientific Meeting, which is only two weeks away. Online registration allows delegates to select their ASM registration category, confirm social func... Read more

May 04 2018

Markel cell carcinoma education event

Merck and Pfizer are hosting an education evening on ‘Merkel cell carcinoma’, supported by the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG) and the Australasian Merkel Cell Carcinoma S... Read more

May 04 2018

The Doctor Dash

The Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) is running The Doctor Dash on 27 May 2018 to raise funds for doctor mental health resources with beyondblue. Click here for more i... Read more

May 04 2018

Mobile teledermoscopy research

Joanna Kho, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland (UQ), is working with Professor Monika Janda, Professor H. Peter Soyer and Associate Professor Nicole Gillespie on a research... Read more

Apr 30 2018

New dermatology staff specialist position in Townsvill...

Queensland Health are currently advertising for a Dermatology Staff Specialist (permanent full-time) at the Townsville Hospital – the tertiary teaching hospital for North Queensland. The role wil... Read more

Apr 30 2018

TGA proposed changes to the biologics regulatory framew...

The Therapeautic Goods Administration (TGA) has published guidance on the upcoming changes to the regulation of autologous human cells and tissues (HCT) products. This is to assist in interpretation o... Read more

Apr 30 2018

Practical demoscopy workshop

Dr Jim Muir, Dr Brian De’Ambrosis and Dr Simon Yong-Gee hosted and ran the latest workshop for the College Practical Dermoscopy course at their brand new clinic in Annerley, Queensland on Saturday 1... Read more

Apr 30 2018

Instrument for sale

Dr Marshall Hanna has a Heine loupe set for sale: Heine x H2.5 x loupe with S frame 1 x LED loupe light S/N 14050010939 1 x M. Pack LL SN/1060011039 1 x charger. If you are interested, please... Read more

Apr 30 2018

Melanoma on Monday

Westmead Hospital is holding a free event on 14 May 2018 called 'Melanoma on Monday.' The event is targeted towards melanoma patients, their families, patients at high risk and the general communit... Read more

Apr 23 2018

Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow

Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow Sinclair Dermatology Our Company: Sinclair Dermatology is a dynamic private clinic in East Melbourne. We are the centre for excellence in Melbourne for treating... Read more

Apr 13 2018

NHMRC postgraduate scolarships

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2018 Postgraduate Scholarships (for funding in 2019) will open on Wednesday 18 April 2018 and close at 5:00pm (AEST) Wednesday 13 June 2018. ... Read more

Apr 13 2018

Australian burden of disease study

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) would like to invite you to participate in a survey about the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 reports and products. The survey should only... Read more

Apr 13 2018

NHMRC webinar

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Professor Anne Kelso, will present an update on the implementation of the new grant program, including peer revi... Read more

Apr 13 2018

Reminder: Sedation survey

A reminder to please fill out a short survey to let us know if and how sedation is used in your practice. College is seeking to determine whether Fellows use sedation for procedural work undertaken... Read more

Apr 13 2018

EB classification system

DEBRA International wish to invite you to give your opinion on the clinical usefulness of the current Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) classification system (Fine, J.-D. et al. Inherited epidermolysis bullo... Read more

Apr 13 2018

Reminder: ASMR awards

The deadline for the 2018 Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards has been extended. These awards are held annually to recognise excellence in all areas of health-related research performed in... Read more

Apr 13 2018

National Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Australia is delighted to announce the National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2018 theme: Don't Keep History a Mystery This year, we invite all Australians to Learn, Share, and Grow- ... Read more

Apr 13 2018

DEBRA Australia travel fellowships

DEBRA Australia is pleased to call for applications for its 2018 research and education travel fellowships. These grants are intended to foster professional development for early career scientists or ... Read more

Apr 12 2018

Dermatologist Required

We are seeking a qualified dermatologist to join our Specialist Consulting Suites. Located in the heart of Werribee’s Medical Precinct, Wyndham Private is an energized fully integrated medical ce... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Reminder: National Accreditation Committee

The College National Accreditation Committee is seeking two Fellows to volunteer to be on its committee due to the increasing number of site visits and activities each year. Fellows can be from any st... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Reminder: Specialist Training Program EOI

College is currently in the process of reviewing its 27 Specialist Training Program (STP) positions in line with the Department of Health’s new funding agreement. College has been set new rural and ... Read more

Apr 06 2018

MJA article

The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) has published an article on the invasive melanoma rates in Victoria. Co-authored by College Fellows, Associate Professor Saxon Smith and Professor Chris McCor... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Bid website launch

The website for the College 2023 World Congress of Dermatology bid has launched. Click here to view the website. Read more

Apr 06 2018

Writers wanted

College is currently seeking contributors to write and undertake content editing for the A to Z skin resource on our website. Please contact Kirsty Edwards if you are interested in contributing. Read more

Apr 06 2018

Tell us about your advocacy or engagement work

Are you a member of an advisory committee or working group for Government or any clinical or community organisations? College is collecting information on the work that our Fellows do in promoting ... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Walk across the neck of Scotland

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc is holding a walk across the neck of Scotland for eight days in June 2019 to raise funds for medical research and education. There is a limit of 10 people for t... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Locum dermatologist required for Lismore

Lismore Skin Clinic is seeking a dermatologist to work in their clinic in August and/or September and/or October this year, to cover for a dermatologist going on maternity leave. Lismore Skin Clini... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Locum dermatologist required for Brisbane

Dr Terry Casey is urgently seeking a Locum dermatologist to help cover his well-established private practice in Brisbane from April to December 2018. This is a general dermatology practice with sub... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Speaker series

Research Review have released a speaker series on the managing plaque psoriasis and associated comorbidities event held at the Skin Hospital in Sydney. College Fellow, Associate Professor Stephen Shum... Read more

Apr 06 2018

Private practice newsletter

The latest Private Practice newsletter has been released. Click here to read more. Read more

Apr 06 2018

Early bird registration closes today

Early bird registration for the College Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) closes at midnight (AEST) today. Online registration allows delegates to select their ASM registration category, confirm soci... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Consultation draft- Competency Standards for Culturall...

The Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership are seeking input from College on the Consultation Draft Competency Standards Framework, Culturally responsive clinical practice: Working with peop... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook

The CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has approved amendments to the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Re... Read more

Apr 05 2018

MABEL survey results

Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) is Australia's national longitudinal survey of doctors, which aims to improve understanding of the determinants of employment decisions mad... Read more

Apr 05 2018

National Accreditation Committee

The College National Accreditation Committee is seeking two Fellows to volunteer to be on its committee due to the increasing number of site visits and activities each year. Fellows can be from any st... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Reminder: Specialist Training Program EOI

The College is currently in the process of reviewing its 27 Specialist Training Program (STP) positions in line with the Department of Health’s new funding agreement. College has been set new rural ... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Seeking patient profiles

For the College 2018 marketing campaign we are looking for patient case studies for men over 50 who have had skin cancer. Patients would need to be willing to talk about their experience and availa... Read more

Apr 05 2018

ILDS DermLink Grants

The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) Dermlink Grants are open for applications. Projects addressing Tropical Dermatology or Migration Health are particularly encouraged in 2018,... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Are you interested in giving back to tomorrow’s d...

The University of Western Australia (UWA) School of Medicine is in need of clinical mentors for postgraduate medical students to complete part of the UWA Personal Development and Mentoring Program. ... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Research review

The latest Australian Psoriasis Research Review has been released. Click here to read the review. Read more

Apr 05 2018

Telehealth workshop

The University of Queensland's Centre for Online Health is holding two day workshops in on an Introduction to Telehealth. The course covers: What telehealth is and what it isn't What you ne... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Annual NHMRC Symposium

The call for abstracts for the 7th Annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Symposium, to be held in Sydney in November 2018, is now open. The theme for this year is ‘Ensuring Val... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Urgent: Locum Dermatologist required, Brisbane CBD

Dr Terry Casey is urgently seeking a Locum Dermatologist to help cover his well-established private practice in Brisbane from April - December 2018.  This is a general dermatology practice with su... Read more

Apr 05 2018

Locum / Relief Dermatologist, Lismore, NSW

Lismore Skin Clinic is seeking a Dermatologist to work in our clinic for a period of time in August and/or September and/or October this year, to cover for a dermatologist going on Maternity Leave. ... Read more

Apr 03 2018

Publication in the Medical Journal of Australia on inva...

Yesterday, the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) published an article on the invasive melanoma rates in Victoria. Co-authored by College Fellows, Associate Professor Saxon Smith and Professor Chri... Read more

Mar 26 2018

Invitation for public comment on melanoma guidelines

Cancer Council Australia has invited the College and individuals to comment on the available content for the seven additional clinical questions of the Draft Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diag... Read more

Mar 26 2018

2018 Dr Dash Fun Run

The Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) 2018 Dr Dash Fun Run is on Sunday 27 May at The Royal Botanical Gardens running track 'The Tan.' Presented in conjunction with beyo... Read more

Mar 26 2018

Early bird registration closes in two weeks

Early bird registration for the College Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) closes at midnight (AEST) on Friday 6 April 2018. Online registration allows delegates to select their ASM registration categ... Read more

Mar 16 2018

New College staff

College is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsty Edwards to the role of Course Manager at the College. Kirsty commenced in late February and will be managing the administration of a number of ... Read more

Mar 16 2018

Education campaign of MBS items

College has been informed that the Department of Health are undertaking a targeted education campaign on initial attendance Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items 104 and 110. As part of this campa... Read more

Mar 16 2018

Medical Research Future Funding announcement

The Department of Health have announced a Medical Research Future Funding grant for Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Program: Low Survival Cancers and Diseases (LSCD). This grant will provi... Read more

Mar 16 2018

Reminder: Sedation survey

A reminder to please fill out a short survey to let us know if and how sedation is used in your practice. College is seeking to determine whether Fellows use sedation for procedural work undertaken... Read more

Mar 16 2018

Third year workshop

The third year trainee workshop was held in Sydney on 10 and 11 March at The Skin Hospital in Sydney. Thank you to trainees for participating in the workshop and thank you to the Fellows who gave u... Read more

Mar 16 2018

Website focus group at ASM

We are embarking on a phased approach to update and refresh our current website using strategic marketing agency, Tactical Directions (TD). Phase 1 of this process involves understanding what key c... Read more

Mar 16 2018

College website maintenance

Please be advised that the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance next weekend. They will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) Saturday 24 March until 11:00 pm (AEST) Su... Read more

Mar 16 2018

ASMR awards

The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) have opened the 2018 Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards. These awards are held annually to recognise excellence in all areas of health-r... Read more

Mar 16 2018

AMA award

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australian Medical Association (AMA) Doctor in Training of the Year Award. This award celebrates the accomplishments of a doctor in training in leadership and adv... Read more

Mar 15 2018

Dermatologist Career Opportunity – Queensland

A contemporary inner north Brisbane, dermatology clinic is offering a multifaceted career opportunity for a, FACD, AHPRA registered Dermatologist. We are a general and family dermatology group. ... Read more

Mar 09 2018

Changes to MBS- removal of skin lesions

Following the updated schedule for skin excision items in November 2016, the Department of Health has received a number of enquiries seeking clarification. In response, minor additions (underlined bel... Read more

Mar 09 2018

Options for listing pan-tumour indications for PLD1 in...

The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has requested that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) consider options for listing PDL1 cancer immunotherapies for the treatment of mu... Read more

Mar 09 2018

Specialist Training Program EOI

The Commonwealth Department of Health has announced that they will be opening a new expression of interest application round for training sites to apply to go on the college reserve list. If your s... Read more

Mar 09 2018

Catalyst skin special

Several College Fellows were involved with the ABC's Catalyst skin special, which aired this week. Thank you to Professor H Peter Soyer, Professor Dedee Murrell, Dr Monisha Gupta, Dr John Frew, Dr Li-... Read more

Mar 09 2018

International Women’s Day

An event was held in the College office for International Women's Day this week. Professor Katherine Geogouras, the first female Professor in dermatology, provided a historical College perspective ... Read more

Mar 09 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Travelling ASM Aw...

The College has established an award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students/junior doctors to attend the College Annual Scientific Meeting. Click here to apply. Read more

Mar 09 2018

Avant quality improvement grants

Applications are now open for the Avant Quality Improvement Grants Program 2018. For more information and full terms and conditions visit the Avant website. Read more

Mar 09 2018

Save the date

The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) Conference will be held on 26 to 28 September 2018 in Perth. The AIDA conference supports the health sector by creating an inspiring networking ... Read more

Mar 08 2018

Dermatologist wanted at Holdsworth House Medical Practi...

Holdsworth House is looking for a Dermatologist to join our well established medical practice. Holdsworth House Medical Practice is a dedicated team of doctors, specialists, nurses, dentists and allie... Read more

Mar 02 2018

College appointed Directors

Pursuant to Clause 6.2 of the Constitution, the Board has accepted the recommendation of the Nominations and Governance Committee and has decided at its February 2018 meeting to seek one more Independ... Read more

Mar 02 2018

Retirement of Honorary Secretary

Dr Andrew Satchell has indicated that he wishes to step down from duties as Honorary Secretary and Director of College. I would like to express my thanks to Dr Satchell for his hard work and dedicatio... Read more

Mar 02 2018

Selection into the 2019 Training Program

Applications for the 2019 Training Program opened on 1 March 2018. Fellows who know of any suitable and interested candidates should direct them to the College website under Training and Education... Read more

Mar 02 2018

Do you use sedation in your clinical practice?

College is seeking to determine whether Fellows use sedation for procedural work undertaken in their practice. This information will inform potential work with the Australian and New Zealand College ... Read more

Mar 02 2018

Voting open for Medical Council election

The Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) election opened on Tuesday 20 February 2018. There are 21 candidates standing for four positions. The Council elections are important as a strong and e... Read more

Mar 02 2018

Research Review

Research review have released their latest Psoriasis Research Review. Click here to read the review. Read more

Mar 02 2018

Biologics information portal

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc has now published its online biologics information portal for all Australian dermatologists, registrars and dermatology nurses. This information resource is availa... Read more

Mar 02 2018

Sub speciality clinic

The Melanoma Institute Australia has a sub speciality clinic led by College Fellow, Dr Hsien Herbert Chan. It has non-invasive diagnostic modalities for difficult nail pigmentation- digital dermosco... Read more

Mar 02 2018

Call for papers

The New Zealand Dermatological Society are calling for papers for their 2018 Annual Conference in Auckland on 8 to 11 August 2018. Abstract submission close on 25 May 2018. Click here for more info... Read more

Mar 01 2018

Applications for 2019 dermatology registrar positions n...

Applications are invited for registrar training positions in dermatology in the training program of The Australasian College of Dermatologists, to commence in 2019. Full details of the selection pr... Read more

Feb 23 2018

Changes to the Privacy Act

On Thursday 22 February 2018, a data breach notification scheme will come into effect as a result of legislative changes to the Privacy Act 1998. This will obligate agencies and certain businesses,... Read more

Feb 23 2018

Recommendations for review

Under the Choosing Wisely Australia program, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Medical Oncology Group of Australia have produced a provisional list of recommendations about chemoth... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Guideline publication: definitive excision margins for ...

Next week, the Medical Journal of Australia will publish the updated guidelines for definitive excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma. College Fellow Dr Michael Sladden is lead author of thi... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Polycystic ovary syndrome guideline released for public...

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (CREPCOS) has released the updated evidence-based guideline for the assessment and ... Read more

Feb 16 2018

New healthcare advice

Five new recommendations around pain management, including for low back pain and chronic non-cancer pain, have been developed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and the New Zealand Coll... Read more

Feb 16 2018

DHS educational services

The Department of Human Services (DHS) have a range of eLearning and education guides on billing and claiming Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers when prescribing, dispensing and claiming un... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Seeking healthcare professionals

Safer Care Victoria (SCV) is seeking healthcare, human factors and consumer representatives to support safety reviews and support Victorian health services to learn from serious incidents. Members wil... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Sun safety survey data report

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc has recently published research revealing sun protection is not part of our daily routine. The Australian Sun Safety Survey Data Report shows that nearly nine in... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Research review

Research Review have released an educational series on psoriasis management including commentary from College Fellow Dr Simon Khoury. Click here to read the review. Read more

Feb 16 2018

How do you want us to engage?

The College advocates would like to ask Fellows how they want the College to engage in advocacy activity in the community? At a recent planning meeting, several options were explored including: ... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Registration open and program released

Registrations are now open for the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Click here to register and here to read the program. Hard copies of the program wil... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Complimentary course offer

The Private Practice have offered College members five complimentary registrations for each of the following educational events in Perth: Transition to Practice- 9 to 11 March 2018 Advanced ... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Medical rooms available for hire

Medical rooms available for hire for a Dermatologist at Medeco  Skin Cancer Clinic 518 High Street, Penrith. $2000 per month ex GST or $100 per day ex GST . For further enquiries please ring Theo on ... Read more

Feb 16 2018

Position vacant for Dermatologist wanting to start thei...

We are seeking a qualified dermatologist to join our clinic 1 – 2 days per week. Our clinic comprises of Dermal Clinicians, Cosmetic Physicians and a nutritionist as well as experienced reception st... Read more

Feb 09 2018

Bulk billing incentive payments

Specialists with dual General Practitioner (GP) qualifications who are providing a bulk billed service to a patient may claim extra Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items if you meet the eligibility ... Read more

Feb 09 2018

Abstract idea?

Abstract idea? Choosing Wisely Australia is inviting abstracts that showcase innovations to address unnecessary healthcare for its second annual National Meeting in May. Abstracts are being accept... Read more

Feb 09 2018

The Mole

Introducing the new format Mole in the Summer edition, which can be viewed on the members section of the College website. Hard copies will be posted to members this month. Read more

Feb 09 2018

Project acne

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc has launched an acne program for schools.  #PROJECTACNE is being pilot tested with a range of independent and state schools in and around Melbourne. The goal o... Read more

Feb 09 2018

Italian conference

Monash University run a multidisciplinary conference in Prato, Italy on 17 to 19 September 2018. This year, the program has dermatology as one of its streams with some United Kingdom speakers. Cli... Read more

Feb 08 2018

Position Vacancy: Consultant Dermatologist, Glen Iris

Delmer is a newly established luxury dermatology practice located in Glen Iris, 10km south east of Melbourne’s Central Business District and is seeking suitably qualified Consultant Dermatologists w... Read more

Feb 01 2018

Welfare and Engagement Officer role

College is conscious of the work that is being done nationally by the Government on trainee/Registered Medical Officer (RMO) welfare. Following on from the Australian Medical Council (AMC) visits and ... Read more

Feb 01 2018

CPD compliance reporting

Next week, College will be distributing letters to Fellows who have not completed their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for 2016-2017. Fellows will have until 30 April 2018 to c... Read more

Feb 01 2018

Australia Day 2018 Honours list

Congratulations to Professor John Kelly who has been awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to medicine through the management and treatment of melanoma, as a clinician ... Read more

Feb 01 2018

TGA registration of biologic

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved registration of the first biologic for atopic dermatitis in Australia. Dupilumab (Dupixent® - Sanofi Genzyme) is indicated for the treatment... Read more

Feb 01 2018

The truth about sunscreen

President, Dr Andrew Miller, spoke to The New Daily about sunscreens last week. Click here to read the story. Read more

Feb 01 2018

Research reviews

Research Review have released an individual study on Secukinumab: long-term efficacy and safety in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Click here to read the review. The latest edition of the Au... Read more

Feb 01 2018

Charity challenge

Half-brothers Greg Bailey (27) and Jude Massey (18) have set off on a 3,000 mile challenge to row across the Atlantic Ocean. They left the harbour in Gran Canaria on 18 January at 6.00am and are head... Read more

Jan 29 2018

Specialist Training Program Review

The Department of Health has extended the Specialist Training Program (STP) program for another three years under a new Standard Funding Agreement with outcomes including increased rural and private ... Read more

Jan 29 2018

National Apology anniversary

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. The Apology was a significant milestone in our nation’s reconciliation jo... Read more

Jan 29 2018

My Health Record webinars

The Australian Digital Health Agency is producing a series of My Health Record webinars. Three webinars have already been released – an introduction, getting connected, and how to upload and v... Read more

Jan 29 2018

Seeking Discipline Specific Advisories

As a result of the growth of the group, the Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG) Executive Committee are establishing a new tier of governance supporting the current and new resear... Read more

Jan 29 2018

Position Vacant: Dermatologist, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Riverina Dermatology is a well established, busy practice providing a wide range of general dermatological services to Wagga Wagga and the Riverina, an area with a population of about 250,000. Wagga i... Read more

Jan 29 2018

POSITION VACANT: Consultant Dermatologist – Darlinghu...

Darlinghurst Dermatology Skin & Laser Clinic has a position vacant for a Dermatologist to join our practice.  1-3 days per week. New graduates with FACD are welcome. Essential criteria Be... Read more

Jan 22 2018

CONSULTING ROOM AVAILABLE

Room available in busy Adelaide Hills general practice GP owned practice Friendly and supportive 12 general practitioners 2 psychologists 1 GP Family Therapist 1 medical specialist... Read more

Jan 19 2018

POSITION VACANCY: LOCUM DERMATOLOGIST, BEECROFT, SYDNEY

Urgent request for a locum dermatologist to work in a busy well-established practice in Beecroft for approximately 3 months from June—August 2018. I am looking for a suitably trained dermatologis... Read more

Jan 19 2018

SRSA Funding Round 2

Applications for the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Funding Round 2 will close on 28 February 2018. Key dates of the funding are: Application window- 1 November 2017 to 28 F... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Specialist Training Program Review

The Department of Health has extended the Specialist Training Program (STP) program for another three years under a new Standard Funding Agreement with outcomes including increased rural and private ... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Therapeutic goods evaluation panel

Applications for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) ‘Therapeutic Goods Evaluation Panel’ will close on 31 January 2018. The panel will be a team of experts that provide services to the... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Sunscreen is not a suit of armour

College recently sent out a media release on sunscreen following the update of some guidelines with the Cancer Council. The story was picked up by Sunraysia Daily, Essential Baby, Australian Jour... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Seeking multi-lingual Fellows

Following a meeting with the Community Engagement Advisory Committee, there may be an opportunity for College to speak on a multilingual radio show called ‘Speak my language.’ Please contact Ro... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Epidermolysis bullosa camp

DEBRA’s next Family Camp and Health Professional Education sessions will be held in Sydney at the Novotel Brighton le Sands from Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September 2018. Suggestions for topic... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Position of need

Urgent request for a locum dermatologist to work in a busy well-established practice in Beecroft for approximately three months from June to August 2018. The position is part time or full time fo... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Publication of biosimilar study

Results of an international Phase III randomised-control trial of ABP 501, an adalimumab biosimilar, in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis have been published in the British Journal of ... Read more

Jan 19 2018

Dear Fellows & Trainees

On Saturday 11 November 2017, the Board received a final draft College Code of Ethics and a new document, a Training Charter, referred to it by the Taskforce that started its work on bullying and hara... Read more

Jan 12 2018

Message from the President

Please click here to read an important paper from the President on revalidation- now called the Professional Performance Framework (PPF). The PPF has two key focal points: Strengthening Cont... Read more

Jan 12 2018

Specialist Training Program Review

The Department of Health has extended the Specialist Training Program (STP) program for another three years under a new Standard Funding Agreement with outcomes including increased rural and private ... Read more

Jan 12 2018

Diploma in Dermatopathology

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has launched a Post Fellowship Diploma in Dermatopathology for pathologists. A requirement of the diploma is that the pathologists will be re... Read more

Jan 12 2018

Iris pigmented lesions- a predictive marker for melanom...

An Australian study published this week in the British Journal of Dermatology assessed whether iris pigmented lesions are a predictive indicator for cutaneous melanoma. Led by Associate Professor R... Read more

Jan 12 2018

Tell us about your advocacy or engagement work

Are you a member of an advisory committee or working group for Government or any clinical or community organisations? College is collecting information on the work that our Fellows do in promoting ... Read more

Jan 12 2018

Dr Laurel Saywell

Sadly, Dr Laurel Saywell passed away on 29 December 2017, aged 78. Dr Saywell was a Councillor of the College from 3 May 1988 to 30 April 1991 and a member of College since 1974. She worked at Nort... Read more

Jan 10 2018

Position Vacant: Dermatologists – Independent Medical...

Applications now open for Dermatologists wanting to provide IME services. WorkSafe Victoria is currently looking to engage with registered Dermatologists to join our Independent Medical Examiners P... Read more

Jan 08 2018

2018 membership fee due 31 December 2017

If you have not already paid your 2018 College membership fee, you can view, download and pay your invoice online by logging into your College membership account on the College website. The website a... Read more

Jan 08 2018

MBS billings show melanoma excisions on the rise

A recent study published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology has shown that billing of melanoma excisions to Medicare has increased by 66% from 2003-4 to 2013-14. College Fellows Associate P... Read more

Jan 08 2018

Helping patients make informed decisions

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released an online module aimed at improving communication of risk. The e-module will help clinicians develop their skills in risk... Read more

Jan 08 2018

Diploma in dermatopathology

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has launched a Post Fellowship Diploma in Dermatopathology. Pathologists who enrol in this diploma will be required to be clinical observers... Read more

Jan 08 2018

Product Familiarisation Program for Odomzo

Odomzo, a hedgehog pathway inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or locally advanced BCC where the patient is not amenable to curative surg... Read more

Jan 08 2018

World Congress of Phlebology

Associate Professor Kurosh Parsi, President-Elect of the Union Internationale de Phlebologie, and Dr Adrian Lim, President of the Australasian College of Phlebology, welcome you to the World Congress ... Read more

Jan 08 2018

Area of need

Southern Highlands Dermatology is looking for a recent Fellow who is interested in renting or leasing their practice for a period of six to tweleve months. This is an excellent opportunity to gai... Read more

Jan 08 2018

What is a safe sender?

Please add noreply@dermcoll.edu.au ,which is the email used by the college for correspondence, to your safe senders list to ensure that all communications from the college will be received. Clic... Read more

Jan 08 2018

New comprehensive guidance on medicinal cannabis

For the first time, Australian prescribers of medicinal cannabis will have access to up to date information to help inform their decision making about patient treatment options for a number of conditi... Read more

Jan 08 2018

We are the medical experts caring for your skin, hair a...

In 2017, College conducted its first targeted, integrated public awareness marketing campaign, highlighting the role of a dermatologist and the support College provides. Key results from the campai... Read more

Jan 08 2018

Research review

The latest edition of the Australian Psoriasis Research Review has been released. Click here to read the review. Read more

Dec 15 2017

Message from the President

The current Board met for the first time in June 2017 and subsequently in August and November. As President, I feel it is now time to report back to Fellows regarding our progress; and will continue t... Read more

Dec 15 2017

College website maintenance

Please be advised that the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance this weekend and will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) on Saturday 16 December until 11:00 pm (A... Read more

Dec 15 2017

New research reveals drugs for skin cancer

Cutting edge cancer research reveals that aspirin in combination with a cancer inhibitor drug slows the growth of RAS mutant melanoma. The research was undertaken by dermatologists from the Univers... Read more

Dec 15 2017

Medicine shortage

There is a medicine shortage for Methylprednisolone acetate Suspension for Injection 40 mg per mL (DEPO-NISOLONE® and DEPO-MEDROL® suspension for Injection 40 mg per mL). Pfizer anticipates an in... Read more

Dec 15 2017

PBS post-market review of biologics

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are undertaking a post-market review of the use of biologics in the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Several College Fellows have been involved in... Read more

Dec 15 2017

2017 SHARC

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc has released their 2017 Skin Health Australia Report Card (SHARC). The report is a national population survey that tracks attitudinal and behavioural changes r... Read more

Dec 15 2017

Research Review

The latest edition of the Australian Psoriasis Research Review has been released. Click here to read the review. Read more

Dec 15 2017

Position vacant

Southern Highlands Dermatology is looking for a recent Fellow who is interested in renting or leasing their practice for a period of six to tweleve months. This is an excellent opportunity to gai... Read more

Dec 15 2017

CPD – Current program ends on 31 December 2017. Have...

We are now towards the end of the 2016-2017 CPD Program. To be compliant for the biennium Fellows need to obtain 200 points with a minimum of one Category 1 activity, 6 Category 2 points and 6 Categor... Read more

Dec 14 2017

Board changes and new director information

As you may recall, changes have occurred to the Board with the departures of President Associate Professor Christopher Baker and Dr Anne Lewis. President-Elect, Dr David Francis, and Appointed Directo... Read more

Dec 14 2017

Briefings

The Board members received extensive orientation briefings at its first meeting on a range of matters: Governance and the role of the Board (Chief Executive Officer) Legal responsibilities of ... Read more

Dec 14 2017

Strategic Reviews: Education (Pillar 2)

The Board agreed to undertake a mid-point review of the Education Strategy in the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan. Following release of the Dermatology Workforce Plan (developed with the Department of Hea... Read more

Dec 14 2017

Strategic Reviews: Member (Pillars 3)

The Board undertook a mid-point review of the Member Strategy in the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan. It is fair to say that members will be affected most by changes to Continuing Professional Development... Read more

Dec 14 2017

Workforce Plan

The Dermatology Workforce Plan (developed with the Department of Health) was released mid year. The Board received formal notification of the plan at its August meeting. The President has held s... Read more

Dec 08 2017

College website maintenance

Please be advised that the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance next weekend and will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) on Saturday 16 December until 11:00 pm (AE... Read more

Dec 08 2017

Donation to College

Ego Pharmaceuticals have donated $2,000 to College for College Fellow Dr Jacqueline Matulich, who helped with media for the Ego Pharmaceuticals recent marketing campaign for QV Skincare. Read more

Dec 08 2017

Christmas stress?

For many, Christmas is the time of year bringing joy and happiness, family, friends and work colleagues- all celebrating and being grateful. However, amongst all this sadness and fear can also arise. ... Read more

Dec 08 2017

Alopecia award

Submissions for the College Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation Research Award close on 13 December 2017. Click here for more information. Read more

Dec 08 2017

Complimentary registration offer

The Private Practice is offering an accompanying spouse/partner or practice manager complimentary registration to the same course if you register for any of the following February or March 2018 course... Read more

Dec 04 2017

MBA’s Expert Advisory Group on revalidation repor...

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has released the Report of the Expert Advisory Group on revalidation. You may have seen some press coverage on this already. The Report and a Statement on “Build... Read more

Dec 04 2017

Why see a dermatologist?

According to the last member survey, 75% of College members wanted to increase the external public profile of College and awareness of dermatology through advocacy and public relations. The College... Read more

Dec 04 2017

Rent or lease Private Practice, Bowral

Southern Highlands Dermatology is looking for a recent Fellow who is interested in renting or leasing our practice for a period of 6-12 months. An excellent opportunity to gain experience in runnin... Read more

Dec 01 2017

Albury Dermatology Position Available

Albury Dermatology is a highly reputable private practice.  The practice provides a wide range of dermatological services to a large client base. We are seeking a suitably qualified Consultant Der... Read more

Nov 24 2017

Marketing and communications survey

This is your last chance to complete the College annual marketing and communications survey as it will close next Thursday 30 November. Please click here to complete the survey. Read more

Nov 24 2017

2018-2019 Continuing Professional Development program

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee has finalised the new CPD Program which commences on 1 January 2018 and concludes on 31 December 2019. To see the full program details, log in... Read more

Nov 24 2017

Evaluating for Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

The TGA has released a Request for Tender (RFT) on AusTender for appointment to the new Therapeutic Goods Evaluation Panel for Medicines. The TGA engages external evaluators using an existing panel... Read more

Nov 24 2017

Avant Foundation grants- expression of interest

The Avant Foundation has recently been established to invest in research, education and leadership programs designed to improve quality, safety and professionalism in medicine. The Foundation is se... Read more

Nov 24 2017

UK survey

Aspiring United Kingdom (UK) dermatology trainee, Dr Vijaytha Muralidharan, is conducting a survey on Psychodermatology: Confidence in diagnosis and management among dermatologists and psychiatrists,... Read more

Nov 24 2017

EADV Research Review

Research Review have released their review of the 2017 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress. Click here to read the review. Read more

Nov 17 2017

National Skin Cancer Action Week

Next week is National Skin Cancer Action Week from 19 to 25 November 2017. The College partners with the Cancer Council during this week to remind Australians of the importance of sun protection an... Read more

Nov 17 2017

ASM program at a glance

The program at a glance for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting has been released. Click here to view the program. Read more

Nov 17 2017

Marketing and communications survey

College asks that you take the time to complete our annual marketing and communications survey. It consists of 20 questions and is you chance to provide feedback on communications activities execut... Read more

Nov 17 2017

Reconciliation Action Plan

The College has released its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The plan outlines the steps that the College will make over the coming 12 months to w... Read more

Nov 17 2017

DVA claiming

The Department of Human Services have launched a new eLearning program to help you understand how to claim Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) services. The interactive eLearning program, DVA Educa... Read more

Nov 17 2017

New trial commencing soon

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will be commencing a phase Ib/II trial of Ipilimumab-Nivolumab-Denosumab and Nivolumab-Denosumab in patients with unresectable stage three and four melanoma. This... Read more

Nov 16 2017

2018-2019 Continuing Professional Development Program

College will continue with a 2 year Continuing Professional Development (CPD) reporting period. The 2018-2019 Continuing Professional Development Program will commence on 1 January 2018 and will concl... Read more

Nov 15 2017

Position Vacancy: Consultant Dermatologist, Bowral

We are seeking a suitably qualified Consultant Dermatologist to join our clinic for 3 to 5 days per week. Far enough from Sydney to get an interesting patient mix,  and close enough to Sydney to be a... Read more

Nov 10 2017

Marketing and communications survey

College asks that you take the time to complete our annual marketing and communications survey. It consists of 20 questions and is you chance to provide feedback on communications activities execut... Read more

Nov 10 2017

The Mole

The spring edition of The Mole is now available online. Click here to read this edition. Read more

Nov 10 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is on this 13-19 November with the theme "Handle antibiotics with care". This year, the aim is to create behaviour change that drives down inappropriate antibiotic ... Read more

Nov 10 2017

Teledermatology survey

Dr Anes Yang at St Georges Hospital is running a survey to all practising dermatologists in Australia to capture the current prevalence and opinions regarding teledermatology in Australia from the d... Read more

Nov 08 2017

Consultant Dermatologist, Clifton Hill Dermatology

Clifton Hill Dermatology (formerly Barbara Breadon & Associates), ideally located in Melbourne’s inner North, is seeking a consultant dermatologist to join our practice on a full-time or part-ti... Read more

Nov 03 2017

Marketing and communications survey

College asks that you take the time to complete our annual marketing and communications survey. It consists of 20 questions and is you chance to provide feedback on communications activities execut... Read more

Nov 03 2017

Abstract submission closes today at 5pm (AEST)

Today is your last chance to submit your abstract for consideration as an oral or e-poster presentation at the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. P... Read more

Nov 03 2017

Do you have an upcoming publication soon to be release...

College is striving to be more effective in actively profiling the work of our Fellows and promoting College as the go-to authority in skin health for the media and government. To do so, College wo... Read more

Nov 03 2017

Free dermatology resources

The Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) at the University of Nottingham, UK provide free dermatology resources as per below: CEBD Evidence Updates- free monthly e-mails that highlight ne... Read more

Nov 03 2017

Dermatology leaders workshop

Research Review have provided a summary of a workshop on psoriasis from a nurse’s perspective, touching on its diagnosis and management, patient care and ways of optimising treatment options. Thi... Read more

Nov 03 2017

Balancing life and work

Ever-increasing pressure means that it has never been more important to stop, take stock of how we are spending our time, and set about achieving balance between the competing demands of life and work... Read more

Nov 03 2017

Reminder- Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria survey

College Fellows, Associate Professor John Su and Dr Johannes Kern are independently examining the approach of Australian dermatologists to the investigation and management of chronic spontaneous urtic... Read more

Nov 01 2017

Why not work in Paradise? Dermatology position availabl...

Central Dermatology Clinic is a newly established, state of the art dermatology practice with two experienced Dermatologists. The practice specialises in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as... Read more

Oct 30 2017

Research Registrar position at Liverpool Hospital, NSW

Expressions of interest are invited for this part-time position at a major tertiary hospital in South West Sydney. The dermatology department of Liverpool Hospital is involved in service delivery, ... Read more

Oct 27 2017

Abstract deadline extended

Abstract submission for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australasian College of Dermatologists has now been extended and will be open until Friday 3 November 2017. The ASM Secretar... Read more

Oct 27 2017

Infliximab fact sheets

Fact sheets for consumers and healthcare professionals about infliximab biosimilars are now available on the Health website. Read more

Oct 27 2017

MABEL survey

The 10th wave of the MABEL (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life) Survey has recently been sent to over 20,000 doctors in Australia who have previously responded. This is a unique chan... Read more

Oct 27 2017

Abstracts open for Choosing Wisely Australia National M...

Abstracts are now open for the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting. Submissions of 300 words are being accepted on the following topics: Spreading the Choosing Wisely message: Cutting t... Read more

Oct 27 2017

ICD-11 Field Testing 2017 report

The final report relating to the field-testing undertaken earlier this year to review the scope and utility of the ICD-11 draft in coding skin disorders has been released. Invitations to participat... Read more

Oct 27 2017

World Congress of Melanoma media library

Missed a session to the World Congress of Melanoma? Want to review a presentation? No problem- sessions are available in the media library on the congress website. Please click here to access the... Read more

Oct 27 2017

Eczema study

The Eczema Association of Australasia (EAA) and the Centre for Community-Driven Research are partnering on a study to better understand the needs of people affected by eczema. The study is open to ... Read more

Oct 27 2017

Reminder- EB research grant applications

Applications are open for the DEBRA Australia 2017 round of research grants. Two grants of up to $30,000 each are available for projects to be undertaken in 2018. Click here to read the guidelines... Read more

Oct 20 2017

One week left to submit your abstract

Abstract submission for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australasian College of Dermatologists is now open until Friday 27 October 2017. The ASM Secretariat will be the main point ... Read more

Oct 20 2017

EB Awareness Week

Next week is International Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Awareness Week. During the month of October, DEBRA Australia are asking all foodies to get involved with Dine and Donate, an initiative where i... Read more

Oct 13 2017

AURA 2017

The Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has released AURA 2017: Second Australian report on antimicrobial use and resistance in human health. The report pro... Read more

Oct 13 2017

TGA changes to Authorised Prescriber and Special Access...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released its response to the recent public consultation on changes to accessing unapproved therapeutic goods through the Authorised Prescriber (AP) and S... Read more

Oct 13 2017

SRSA Funding Round 2

The Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Governing Committee has confirmed the following key dates for Funding Round 2: Application window: 1 November 2017 to 28 February 2018 Ass... Read more

Oct 13 2017

Parent wanted and updated guidelines

Together with the Cancer Council, College are looking for a female parent patient case study based in Sydney to be filmed as soon as possible for National Skin Cancer Awareness Week. The subject wo... Read more

Oct 13 2017

Sporting events at the ASM

At the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) on the Gold Coast, College is looking at two new sporting events being added to the traditional sporting events (golf and tennis). The proposed events for ... Read more

Oct 13 2017

World Congress for Hair Research

College advocate, Dr Leona Yip, is on the International Scientific Committee for the 10th World Congress for Hair Research being held in Kyoto, Japan on 31 October to 3 November. Dr Yip will be cha... Read more

Oct 13 2017

ADNA newsletter

The Australian Dermatology Nurses Association (ADNA) have released their latest news. Click here to read the newsletter. Read more

Oct 13 2017

A message from the President and Board

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Oct 11 2017

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Fundi...

Applications open 1 November 2017. To see Key Dates and Notable Changes Read More Read more

Oct 06 2017

Eugene J. Van Scott

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Eugene J. Van Scott Award for Innovative Therapy of the Skin and Phillip Frost Leadership Lecture is open for submissions. The award is given for significant... Read more

Oct 06 2017

Maria Duran Fellowship

The International Society of Dermatology (ISD) Maria Duran Fellowship is open for submissions. The award is to recognise potential future female leaders in international dermatology. It is one to two ... Read more

Oct 06 2017

Dermatology Foundation Research Awards

The Dermatology Foundation Research Awards are open for submissions. The award is intended to advance the early academic careers and research efforts of physicians and scientists in dermatology and c... Read more

Oct 06 2017

Australian Psoriasis Research Review

The next edition of the Australian Psoriasis Research Review has been released. Click here to read the review. Read more

Sep 29 2017

First and third year workshops

Dates have now been finalised for the 2018 trainee workshops as follows: First years workshop- Friday 9 to Saturday 10 February 2018 Third years workshop- Saturday 10 to Sunday 10 March 2018. ... Read more

Sep 29 2017

College marketing campaign

The College marketing campaign launched this week with the sending out of the first of six enewsletters to the professionals target market. The aim of the campaign is to position the College as leade... Read more

Sep 29 2017

New GP skin cancer course offerings

Since 2007, the College, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) have worked together to develop and run the Certifica... Read more

Sep 29 2017

Abstract submission closes in one month

Abstract submission for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australasian College of Dermatologists is open until Friday 27 October 2017. The ASM Secretariat will be the main point of ... Read more

Sep 22 2017

Academic position for Fellow and non-Fellow

College is seeking applications from Fellows wishing to become part of the College Academic Standards Committee (ASC). Following a review of College Committees and structures, the National Educatio... Read more

Sep 22 2017

College website maintenance

Please be advised that the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance this weekend. They will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) Saturday 23 September until 11:00 pm (AEST... Read more

Sep 22 2017

Claiming for DVA White Card holders with skin cancer e...

College recently wrote to the Minister of Veterans Affairs to highlight a number of claiming issues for DVA White Card holders with eligibility for skin cancer treatment. The Minister has confirmed... Read more

Sep 22 2017

CSU survey

College Fellows, Associate Professor John Su and Dr Johannes Kern are independently examining the approach of Australian dermatologists to the investigation and management of chronic spontaneous urtic... Read more

Sep 22 2017

Achieving success in your practice, financial and pers...

The Private Practice are offering College Fellows and trainees discounted education courses to help you gain an in-depth understanding of the business and financial management principals required to e... Read more

Sep 20 2017

POSITIONS VACANT: Wollongong: Illawarra Dermatology and...

Illawarra Dermatology and Laser Clinic is a well established and reputable practice located in Wollongong, an easy commute from Sydney and a desirable place to live. We are seeking consultant dermatol... Read more

Sep 20 2017

Fellows needed for patient feedback pilot study

Do you want to know what your patients think about your practice? College is exploring feasible approaches to multi-source feedback, as an anticipatory measure for revalidation and to better facili... Read more

Sep 15 2017

MBS Review update

As recently advised, a number of changes will be made to certain services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) effective 1 November 2017. Following recommendations from the MBS Review Principles an... Read more

Sep 15 2017

Call for new study proposals

The call for new proposals to be presented at the 2017 Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG) Annual Scientific Meeting is currently open. Please email the completed synopsis, alo... Read more

Sep 15 2017

College website maintenance

Please be advised the College website will be undergoing maintenance next weekend. It will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) Saturday 23 September until 11:00 pm (AEST) Sunday 24 September 2017. ... Read more

Sep 15 2017

Time to act for Australians with rare cancer

Coinciding with its annual CanForum conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) has released a new report – Rare Solutions: A Time to Act. The report tables workable ... Read more

Sep 15 2017

Doctors needed for Curtain Medical School MBBS admissio...

Curtin Medical School requires volunteers to take on the role of interviewers for their Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) admissions process. The interviews consist of eight, 10 m... Read more

Sep 15 2017

Deadline extension for First Principles Review

In response to stakeholder feedback, please be advised that the Department of Health has extended the deadline for submissions to the First Principles Review by two weeks. Comments are now due by Fri... Read more

Sep 11 2017

Position Vacant: The Alexandra Clinic, Drummoyne, NSW

A position is available for a dermatologist at The Alexandra Clinic, Drummoyne for 1-2 days per week commencing in January 2018. We are a well-established busy practice with experienced nursing and... Read more

Sep 08 2017

2017 Eureka Prize winner

The College is pleased to announce that Dr Margot Whitfield and the Scabies Research Team – a multidisciplinary collaboration from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Kirby Institute, St Vince... Read more

Sep 08 2017

First principles review of the Indeminity Insurance Fun...

The Department of Health are undertaking a First Principles Review of the Indemnity Insurance Fund (IIF). Outcomes of the Review will inform future policy concerning these arrangements and contribute ... Read more

Sep 08 2017

AMC accreditation visits

Over the past few weeks the Australian Medical Council (AMC) has conducted a number of site visits and consultations as part of their assessment of the College’s reaccreditation application. The AMC... Read more

Sep 08 2017

EB research grant applications open

DEBRA Australia is pleased to announce that applications are now open for their 2017 round of research grants. Two grants of up to $30,000 each are available for projects to be undertaken in 2018. ... Read more

Sep 08 2017

Syrian-American Medical Society

The Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit, non-political humanitarian organisation that provides medical education training and relief programmes in Syria and the surrounding countrie... Read more

Sep 08 2017

Positions vacant: Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Found...

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a consultant dermatologist for a permanent full time position in Bath, UK. Click here for more information and here for a detailed job d... Read more

Sep 08 2017

Dermatology Practice Review

The next edition of the Dermatology Practice Review has been released. Click here to read the review. Read more

Sep 01 2017

MRFF competitive grant opportunities

The first two competitive grant opportunities for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) have opened. These grant opportunities will be run by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)... Read more

Sep 01 2017

Omalizumab on PBS

The Department of Health has announced new medications listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 September 2017. Omalizumab (Xolair®) is now listed for the treatment of patients wi... Read more

Sep 01 2017

New eLearning program

The Department of Human Services has released new eLearning programs to help use Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) and Provider Digital Access (PRODA). Click here for the HPOS program and ... Read more

Sep 01 2017

Practical Demoscopy course facilitators needed

College has had a lot of interest in the Practical Dermoscopy course from General Practitioners across Australia. Dr James Muir, Dr Benjamin Carew and their team will deliver a third course start... Read more

Sep 01 2017

Mohs surgery update

Following the successful five-yearly review of our Mohs curriculum and training standards, graduates of the College Mohs surgery training program will continue to be eligible to apply for American Col... Read more

Sep 01 2017

Need help with category three points?

As Category three (professionalism) points are harder to obtain, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee is happy to endorse the Russell Kennedy Law Report for points towards Category ... Read more

Sep 01 2017

Rural Dermatology Meeting presentations

The presentations from the 2017 Rural Dermatology Meeting in Broome are now available to members on the College e-Learning portal. Read more

Sep 01 2017

Dermatology Research Review

The next edition of the Dermatology Research Review has been released. Click here to read the review. Read more

Sep 01 2017

Updated event program

The program for the Macarthur Symposium Rare Diseases Day at Western Sydney University, NSW on 6 October 2017 has been updated to include Australian Fellows who will now be presenting at the event. ... Read more

Aug 25 2017

MBS Taskforce update

On 1 November 2017, a number of changes will be made to certain services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Click here to read more information on these changes. If you require further inf... Read more

Aug 25 2017

ASM abstract submissions open

Abstract submissions for the College 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) are now open. Note that  submissions will close one month earlier than in previous years on Friday 27 October, with the a... Read more

Aug 25 2017

SRSA CPD online learning needs analysis

The Support for Rural Specialists (SRSA) Funding Agreement includes activities related to the curation, design and development of online learning resources that address priority Continuing Professiona... Read more

Aug 25 2017

Updated Reconsideration, Review and Appeals Policy

Earlier this year, College released a number of new policies aimed at improving the way College deals with a variety of education matters (eg Appeals, Special Consideration and Reasonable Adjustment)... Read more

Aug 25 2017

Hard copy brochures discontinued

Since the launch of the online A to Z of Skin resource in August 2016, we not only now have information on many more topics that we have hard copy brochures for, but we also have updated information. ... Read more

Aug 25 2017

Psoriasis Research Review

Research review have released their next publication on psoriasis in Australia. Click here to read the review. Read more

Aug 25 2017

Griffith Medical Centre Dermatology Position Available

Griffith Medical Centre is a highly reputable private practice.  The practice provides a wide range of dermatological services to a large client base. We are seeking a suitably qualified Consulta... Read more

Aug 18 2017

AMC seeking consumer member

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is seeking expressions of interest for its positions on Council which are dedicated to Consumer Members. Click here for further information and here for the app... Read more

Aug 18 2017

Leadership for Rural Clinicians program

Safer Care Victoria, together with the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce the launch of the Leadership for Rural Clinicians program. The program has been designed in partn... Read more

Aug 18 2017

Award winner

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Lin who has been awarded three Fellowship examination prizes for 2017. These are the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellowship Award, the Founders Meda... Read more

Aug 18 2017

Westpac workplace banking

The College has teamed up with Westpac to bring you workplace banking. You can now access and take advantage of selected discounts available on rewards credit cards, everyday bank accounts and more. ... Read more

Aug 18 2017

Successful Practical Demoscopy workshop

Thank you to Dr Jim Muir, Dr Simon Yong Lee and Dr Brian De’Ambrosis who, together with Dr Matt Hishon, Dr Lily Vrtik and Dr Paul Komarowski, ran a successful workshop for General Practitioners (G... Read more

Aug 18 2017

Macarthur Symposium Rare Diseases Day

There will be a Macarthur Symposium Rare Diseases Day at Western Sydney University, NSW on 6 October 2017. Meet doctors from many disciplines to learn about the latest research and treatments for c... Read more

Aug 17 2017

Dermatologist positions available at Fairfield Dermatol...

Dermatologist positions available at Fairfield Dermatology Clinic. We are an established clinic over 10 years duration, with a large referral database. Located 7km northeast of Melbourne CBD. Excellen... Read more

Aug 16 2017

Release of new recommendations by RACP’s EVOLVE i...

EVOLVE is a joint initiative of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and its associated speciality societies. As part of this initiative, the New Zealand Dermatological Society has p... Read more

Aug 16 2017

Nominations open for MPA National Melanoma Awards

Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) established the National Melanoma Awards in 2015 as a way of recognising those people and organisations who make the greatest contributions towards reducing the impac... Read more

Aug 16 2017

Expressions of interest for The Leprosy Mission Austral...

The Leprosy Mission Australia works with governments, communities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other non-government organisations to provide holistic support to people affected by leprosy ... Read more

Aug 16 2017

Time to vote

A total of 105 project applications from 12 countries throughout the Asia Pacific region were submitted for the SkinPact awards this year, including a number from Australian dermatologists, such as Th... Read more

Aug 16 2017

Position vacant in London

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is currently advertising a 12 month position as a locum in paediatric dermatology involving two paediatric dermatology clinics per week, a fortnightly ad... Read more

Aug 04 2017

Anti microbial resistance- targeted call for research g...

As part of the first disbursements under the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Health are working to finalise the Ant... Read more

Aug 04 2017

A-Z of biologicals from the PBS

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has developed a new webpage, the A-Z of Biologicals, for easier access to schedule and prescriber information. The page has direct links to all biological a... Read more

Aug 04 2017

Wiley discounts

Until 31 July 2018, College members will receive a discount of 35% off general and professional titles and 25% off higher education titles when purchasing books published by Wiley using promotional ... Read more

Aug 04 2017

miraDry for sweaty armpits

Members are advised that miraDry for excessive underarm sweating is now available in Adelaide. This is the permanent treatment for patients who suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis, or sweaty armpits... Read more

Aug 04 2017

Advocate program

The College advocate program has now launched, with all advocates listed on the College website. Advocates have a belief in the cause of raising the level of health literacy in the community regard... Read more

Aug 04 2017

Registrations close today

Registrations for the College Rural Dermatology Meeting in Broome are closing today. Click here to read the final program and here to register. Read more

Aug 04 2017

F & E Bauer Foundation Scholarship

The College F & E Bauer Scholarship is open for applications until 1 September 2017 for the funding of research projects. Visit the College website for further information. Read more

Jul 28 2017

Future arrangements for handling therapeutic goods adve...

From 1 July 2018,  the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will be the single body responsible for handling complaints about the advertising of therapeutic goods to the public. The TGA is now ... Read more

Jul 28 2017

NHMRC award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani for his National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) award for being the top-ranked applicant in the Clinical- Level 2 category of ... Read more

Jul 28 2017

College partnership with new psoriasis App for patient...

Psoriasis Xplained is a free, innovative digital resource aimed at explaining complicated information about psoriasis to patients and their families through storytelling. Psoriasis Xplained was dev... Read more

Jul 28 2017

Do you know Dr Herman Lawrence or Dr Edmund Molesworth?

Historian of medicine, Laura Dawes, is looking for information about two early twentieth-century dermatologists, Dr Herman Lawrence of Melbourne and Dr Edmund Molesworth of Sydney. She is working on a... Read more

Jul 28 2017

Registrations closing soon

Registrations for the College Rural Dermatology Meeting in Broome are closing next Friday 4 August. The final program has now been released and is available on the College website Click here to ... Read more

Jul 28 2017

Hair/Hair transplantation Fellowships

Sinclair Dermatology is calling for expressions of interest for a Hair Fellowship and a Hair Transplantation Fellowship. The Hair Fellowship is available to Medical Practitioners who have complete... Read more

Jul 28 2017

Psoriasis Research Review

Research review have released a publication on psoriasis in Australia. Click here to read the review. Read more

Jul 21 2017

SRSA Funding Round 2

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) have advised the governing committee has approved the following key dates for SRSA Funding Round 2: Application window: 1 November 2017 to 28 Fe... Read more

Jul 21 2017

2016 to 2017 CPD Program

We are now six months away from the completion of the 2016 to 2017 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program. To be compliant for the biennium Fellows need to obtain 200 points with a minimum... Read more

Jul 21 2017

New specialist phone helplines

Converge International has launched a range of new specialist phone helplines that are available to staff and members of College. The new service offers specialised support in the following areas: ... Read more

Jul 21 2017

Red heads and dermatology

Red headed people interest individuals in many scientific fields, especially dermatology. Jean Nicolas De Surmont is seeking contributions to his research on red heads in the following areas: ... Read more

Jul 14 2017

Department of Health biosimilar awareness initiative

The Department of Health has developed a range of resources to support awareness of biosimilar medicines for healthcare professionals and consumers. These resources are now available as hard copy kits... Read more

Jul 14 2017

Online PBS Authorities System

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are seeking feedback from College Fellows who have used the new Online PBS Authorities System - an alternate channel to the PBS Authority Approvals telephone l... Read more

Jul 14 2017

Successful GP workshop delivered

Dr Edward Upjohn convened a very successful Dermatological Surgery and Procedures workshop in Melbourne last weekend, ably assisted by Dr Lauren Young, Dr David Gill and Dr Tim Rutherford. Dermatol... Read more

Jul 14 2017

The Mole

The winter edition of The Mole is now available on the College website. Login to the members section of the website and click here to read this edition. Read more

Jul 07 2017

Update: PBS listing of adalimumab for hidradentis suppu...

Adalimumab (Humira) is now listed on the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for treatment of patients with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa. Clinical criteria include Hurley stage II or... Read more

Jul 07 2017

Expressions of interest- clinical evaluators for the T...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking external clinical evaluators for new medicine applications. Evaluators are engaged by the TGA to perform an application appraisal with contract ad... Read more

Jul 07 2017

ACD 2017 Conference Review

Research Review have released their conference review of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) 50th Annual Scientific Meeting. Click here to read the publication. Read more

Jul 07 2017

AMC survey – trainees and supervisors

Trainees and some supervisors were sent an email from the College on behalf of the Australian Medical Council (AMC) requesting feedback on the Training Program. Thank you to those who have completed ... Read more

Jul 07 2017

Expression of interest – supervisor training cou...

Following the discontinuation of Certificate IV, College is developing content for a Clinical Supervisors Education course. If you are interested in being a part of this process we’d like to hear fr... Read more

Jul 07 2017

Early bird closing – Rural Dermatology Meeting

Early bird rates for the Rural Dermatology Meeting close on 11 July. Visit the website for further information and click here to register. Read more

Jun 30 2017

Department of Health release dermatology workforce rep...

This week the Department of Health released the Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Dermatology report, developed in consultation with College. The report predicts an under supply of dermatol... Read more

Jun 30 2017

Professional Standards Committee formation

Members may be aware that the Board is establishing a Professional Standards Committee. We are looking for two Fellows to join a Committee of seven, chaired by a former Board Director, including fi... Read more

Jun 30 2017

Are you going to the EADV?

Please let College know if you are planning to attend the 2017 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)  Congress in Geneva, Switzerland on 13 to 17 September 2017. If you are inten... Read more

Jun 30 2017

AMC survey- trainees and supervisors

Trainees and some supervisors were sent an email from the College on behalf of the Australian Medical Council (AMC) requesting feedback on the Training Program. Thank you to those who have completed ... Read more

Jun 30 2017

Expression of interest- supervisor training course

Following the discontinuation of Certificate IV, College is developing content for a Clinical Supervisors Education course. If you are interested in being a part of this process we’d like to hear fr... Read more

Jun 30 2017

ADNA state education days

Fellows are asked to encourage their dermatology nurses to attend the Australian Dermatology Nurses Association (ADNA) state education days as this will help them better their knowledge of different d... Read more

Jun 30 2017

PBS listing of adalimumab for hidradentis suppurativa

As of July 1, adalimumab (Humira) will be listed on the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) (Authority Required) for treatment of patients with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Th... Read more

Jun 30 2017

TGA announces new SAS Category C for unapproved goods

From 3 July 2017, certain unapproved therapeutic goods can be supplied immediately to patients without first requiring approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), under the new Special Acc... Read more

Jun 30 2017

Dr John Frew on BJD

Congratulations to College Fellow Dr John Frew (NSW) who has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Dermatology. This is not only a fantastic achievement for Dr Frew, but also... Read more

Jun 30 2017

Trial in pyoderma gangrenosum now recruiting

A trial investigating a new anti-inflammatory treatment for pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is now recruiting. This 12 week interventional proof of concept study will assess the efficacy and safety of etras... Read more

Jun 30 2017

Educational series- paediatric atopic dermatitis

Research Review have released an educational series on paediatric atopic dermatitis. Dermatologists, Associate Professor John Su and Dr Victoria Scott-Lang, provide independent expert commentary on... Read more

Jun 30 2017

Deductible donation

College has recently launched a new online donation web page to members and the public to make donations to the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) Scientific Research Fund to support dermato... Read more

Jun 30 2017

The Private Practice Workshops

If you are interested in improving your knowledge of business, financial and lifestyle management, you may wish to consider attending one of The Private Practice educational events:       ... Read more

Jun 23 2017

Report for consultation: MBS Review’s Dermatolog...

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review has released the Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Committee (DAICC) report for public consultation. The DAICC reviewed 38 MBS items and made 27 ... Read more

Jun 23 2017

College website and database upgrade

Please be advised that the College website and database will be undergoing maintenance and will be inaccessible on Saturday 24 June 2017 until 11:00 pm (AEST) on Sunday 25 June 2017. We apologis... Read more

Jun 23 2017

Are you going to the EADV?

Please let College know if you are planning to attend the 2017 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)  Congress in Geneva, Switzerland on 13 to 17 September 2017. If you are inten... Read more

Jun 23 2017

Fijian doctor recruitment

The Fijian Ministry of Civil Service is seeking to fill 45 doctor positions in Fiji. Normal Fiji Civil Service rules require compulsory retirement at 55 and Fiji citizenship, but either/both of tho... Read more

Jun 23 2017

Call for abstracts

The New Zealand DEBRA International Conference is currently calling for abstracts. The Conference is in Wellington from 24 to 26 November 2017. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 July 20... Read more

Jun 16 2017

Report for consultation: MBS Review’s Dermatolog...

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review has released the Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Committee (DAICC) report for public consultation. The DAICC reviewed 38 MBS items and made 27 ... Read more

Jun 16 2017

Order of Australia

Congratulations to Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon who was awarded Member (AM) of the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to community health in the field of ... Read more

Jun 16 2017

NHMRC launches clinical trials site search tool

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have launched a tool to enable searching for an Australian clinical trials site, highlighting Australia’s capacity and international compet... Read more

Jun 16 2017

College website and database upgrade

Please be advised that the College website will be undergoing an upgrade. Both the College website and e-Learning portal and will be inaccessible from 5:00 pm (AEST) on Monday 19 June 2017 until 2:00 ... Read more

Jun 16 2017

ACD scientific research fund

Applications for the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) scientific research fund close on 1 July 2017. The goals of the fund are to: Promote, develop, foster and support research by ... Read more

Jun 16 2017

NZDSI Annual Conference

The New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc (NZDSI) Annual Conference will be held on 16 to 19 August 2017 in Queenstown, New Zealand. Visit the event website for further information. Read more

Jun 14 2017

AMC survey to supervisors, trainees and IMGs

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is conducting surveys of supervisors, trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs) as part of our re-accreditation process. All trainees and IMGs should hav... Read more

Jun 14 2017

New Dermo Journal eGroup

A new Dermo Journal eGroup has been created by College for Fellows wishing to discuss journal articles found in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the ... Read more

Jun 14 2017

AMA 4 Impairment Assessment Training

Did you know medico-legal training can offer you new professional opportunities? The Australian Medical Association (AMA) 4 Impairment Assessment Training is the only ministerial approved training co... Read more

Jun 14 2017

AAD Skincare for Developing Countries

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Skincare for Developing Countries grant is open for submissions. The grant is to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects. Grants vary between $... Read more

Jun 14 2017

EADV Congress grant

Eli Lilly is offering 128 Healthcare Provider grants for the 26th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. This may help cover all fees or only a port... Read more

Jun 14 2017

24th World Congress of Dermatology

The 24th World Congress of Dermatology will be held on 10 to 15 June 2019 in Milan, Italy. Visit the event website for further information. Read more

Jun 14 2017

Positions Vacant: Consultant dermatologist, Liverpool, ...

We seek 1-2 consultant dermatologists for 2 to 5 full days per week for general dermatology consultations and skin cancer surgery. New graduates with FACD are welcome. Well established busy practic... Read more

Jun 02 2017

National Reconciliation Week

This week is National Reconciliation Week which celebrates achievements in Australia’s journey towards reconciliation. The week is marked by important milestones: the 1967 referendum and the Mab... Read more

Jun 02 2017

New international guidelines for wound care in Epidermo...

The Best Practice Guideline for Skin and Wound Care in Epidermolysis Bullosa has recently been updated, developed in close association with DEBRA International and the Clinical Network of EB Centres ... Read more

Jun 02 2017

Need to know more about multi-item billing?

The Department of Human Services has released an education  guide to help work out when to multi-item bill under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The guide has useful information and practica... Read more

Jun 02 2017

PhD student opportunities

The Telethon Kids Institute have three PhD student opportunities currently available. The projects are a cluster randomised trial with stepped wedge design to reduce the burden of skin infections in ... Read more

Jun 02 2017

AAD Everett C Fox Memorial Lectureship

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Lectureship is open for submissions. The award is for a practicing clinical dermatologist, acknowledged, expert clinician and the... Read more

Jun 02 2017

The Lawrence-Brennan inaugural essay competition

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) and the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland (MLSQ) are co-funding an academic essay prize that would be awarded annually and open to ... Read more

Jun 02 2017

Abstract submission extension

The abstract submission deadline for the World Congress of Phlebology has been extended until Friday 28 July 2017. Abstracts can be submitted for: Evidence-based research Case presentations... Read more

Jun 02 2017

ASCD annual conference

Dear Colleagues, It is my great pleasure on behalf of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatology (ASCD), to inform you of the conference being held on 1 to 3 September at the Crown Convention... Read more

Jun 02 2017

Singapore ASM

The Dermatological Society of Singapore is proud to announce that their 30th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from 14 to 16 July 2017 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore. The s... Read more

Jun 02 2017

ASM presentations

The presentations from the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting are now available on the College e-learning portal. You will need to be logged in and then go to Meeting & Events- Annual Scientific Me... Read more

Jun 01 2017

Case of the Week- 2 June

A subcontinental man in his mid-50s presented with an asymptomatic and isolated lesion on his trunk. The area was noted by the partner and evolved over six months. The only relevant history identif... Read more

May 29 2017

The Lawrence-Brennan Inaugural Essay Competition

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) and the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland (MLSQ) are co-funding an academic essay prize that would be awarded annually and open to ... Read more

May 26 2017

NHMRC announces overhaul of grant funding program

Yesterday, the Federal Health Minister, the Honourable Greg Hunt, announced the National Health and Medical Council’s (NHMRC) grant funding program restructure. Commencing in 2020, the Fellowship... Read more

May 26 2017

The Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group

The Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG) coordinates and conducts quality research on melanoma with researchers and health care professionals and the community. ANZMTG Membersh... Read more

May 26 2017

Hair/Hair Transplantation Fellowships

Sinclair Dermatology is calling for expressions of interest for a Hair Fellowship and Hair Transplantation Fellowship. The Hair Fellowship is available to Medical Practitioners who have completed ... Read more

May 26 2017

FRT Fellowships

Each year the Fondation René Touraine (FRT) awards five fellowships to hospital-based clinical dermatologists and pre or post-doctoral research Fellows for international exchanges between laborat... Read more

May 26 2017

CPD journal article

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee has suggested the article Hand eczema and steroid-refractory chronic hand eczema in general practice: prevalence and initial treatment for a wor... Read more

May 26 2017

ASM photos

Photographs from the College 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting are now available to members on the College website. Log into the members section of the website and click here to access the photos. Read more

May 26 2017

Career Opportunity, South East Dermatology, Queensland

A contemporary inner north Brisbane, dermatology clinic is offering a multifaceted career opportunity for a qualified Dermatologist. With a growing data base of referrers and patients, modern well ... Read more

May 19 2017

Position Vacant: Consultant Dermatologist, Bowral

We are seeking a suitably qualified Consultant Dermatologist to join our clinic for 3 to 5 days per week. Far enough from Sydney to get an interesting patient mix,  and close enough to Sydney to be a... Read more

May 19 2017

DVA claims for white card holders

The College has recently been alerted to problems claiming for skin cancer treatments for Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) white card holders. The DVA have indicated that that pre-approval is requi... Read more

May 19 2017

Reminder: call for research and education travel Fellow...

DEBRA Australia is calling for applications for its 2017 research and education travel Fellowships with up to $6,000 available for distribution. This year priority will be given to awards to assis... Read more

May 17 2017

Case of the Week- 19 April

Forget dermoscopy- loupes are the quintessential companion in the art of dermatology. This patient presented with concerns about “pigmentation” in his late twenties but his local doctor reassur... Read more

May 12 2017

A successful 50th ASM

Thank you to all the speakers and session conveners for contributing to the success of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in the 50th anniversary of our i... Read more

May 12 2017

The department education resources

The Department of Human Services (the department) has released a ‘Treatment of skin lesions’ eLearning program that was updated to reflect the November 2016 skin excision changes. The program i... Read more

May 12 2017

PBS authority criteria for vismodegib

For patients with metastatic or locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) to qualify for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidy of vismodegib, the authority application must include “a lette... Read more

May 05 2017

End of an era

Rosie Cavaleri has decided to retire from her work at College her last day coinciding with the upcoming 50th celebration at the ASM in her home city, Sydney. We will see her on the weekend of the Conf... Read more

May 05 2017

Conferring ceremony spectacular

Don't miss the 50th College Graduation Oration and Ceremony for Conferring of Diplomas and Awards which promises to be a highlight of the Annual Scientific Meeting this weekend. The Vice-Regal Coup... Read more

May 05 2017

ACD training program selection process

Stage 1 of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) training program selection process, the CV assessment, was held at the College on 29 and 30 April 2017. Two representatives from each state ... Read more

May 05 2017

New ASM abstracts website

The new College website for Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) abstracts has now gone live. The website contains all abstracts from the 2012 to 2017 meetings and will be utilised as a ongoing resource in... Read more

May 05 2017

Call for volunteers for advocate program

The new College advocate program aims to provide opportunities to engage members, raise the public profile of the College in the industry and encourage better engagement between Fellows and the commun... Read more

May 05 2017

Being an expert witness

Many doctors will already have experienced the thrill of acting as an expert witness in court or tribunal proceedings. Most doctors will already have been engaged to prepare medical reports in relatio... Read more

May 05 2017

Photographic survey

Lund University invites Fellows to complete a multiple choice survey of eight clinical pictures of surgical wounds taken after skin grafting. The purpose to the survey is to investigate visual assessm... Read more

May 05 2017

Reminder: New Medicare Benefits Schedule listings have ...

As of 1 May 2017, practitioners will now be able to claim the items for Mohs surgery (31000-31002) with item 31340 for the excision of muscle, bone or cartilage. For details of the changes please r... Read more

May 05 2017

Correction: The Mole

The Vitiligo International Symposium featured on page 8 of the Autumn edition of The Mole was held in Rome, Italy (not Vienna as the heading states). In the Education Matters section on page 17, th... Read more

May 05 2017

‘Case of the Week’

The “one more thing” request at the end of a long consultation is feared by us who may run behind schedule. In this case a 12 year old and her vexed mother wanted an explanation about blood tests ... Read more

May 01 2017

Position Vacant: Short-Term Consultant Dermatologist, B...

Due to ill health we are seeking a suitably qualified Consultant Dermatologist to assist our clinic short term, for the months of June and July 2017 This is a general dermatology practice with lots... Read more

Apr 28 2017

The Hon Micheal Kirby to speak at Conferring ceremony

The Honourable Micheal Kirby will be the John Reid orator at the College Conferring ceremony on Sunday 7 May. As Australia's longest serving judge, he has served on the Australian Conciliation and... Read more

Apr 28 2017

Invitation from ILDS

The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) invites Fellows to contribute in field-testing of ICD-11 in order to assess its suitability for diagnostic coding of skin disease. If you ... Read more

Apr 28 2017

Accommodation at the Rural Meeting

Accommodation at the Mangrove Hotel for the College Rural Meeting is already sold out. If you are planning on attending the meeting, please consider booking into one of the following hotels as soon as... Read more

Apr 28 2017

The Mole

The Autumn edition of The Mole is now available in the members area of the College website under publications or click here to read it online if you are already logged in. Read more

Apr 28 2017

Do you know a GP who wants training?

The new Practical Dermoscopy course which runs from 29 May to 3 September 2017 is currently open for registrations. The course consists of online modules, a virtual clinic which Dr Jim Muir and Dr Ben... Read more

Apr 28 2017

‘Case of the Week’

A 55 year old female admitted to a rural hospital is sent to the private rooms of the local dermatologist for a skin biopsy. She presented to the Emergency Department with confusion and worsening muc... Read more

Apr 21 2017

Music for the Conferring ceremony

Over the past 150 years the Great Hall has been used for a wide variety of events including conferring of degrees, musical and dramatic productions, banquets, public lectures, book launches, balls, ex... Read more

Apr 21 2017

New and amended Medicare Benefits Schedule listings to ...

From 1 May 2017, practitioners will be able to claim the items for Mohs surgery (31000-31002) with item 31340 for the excision of muscle, bone or cartilage. This change recognises that surgeons perfor... Read more

Apr 21 2017

Pathology results to be shared in the My Health Record

Following collaboration between the Australian Digital Health Agency, eHealth NSW and NSW Health Pathology, pathology report uploads to the My Health Records will commence this month. Pathology tes... Read more

Apr 21 2017

Call for research and education travel Fellowships

DEBRA Australia is calling for applications for its 2017 research and education travel Fellowships. These grants are intended to foster professional development for early career scientists or health p... Read more

Apr 21 2017

2016 Annual report

The College 2016 Annual report has been released for the period of January 2016 to December 2016. Click here to read the report. Read more

Apr 21 2017

Images for the A to Z of Skin

Just a reminder to send in any images for the following conditions for the A to Z of Skin: Ageing skin Anetoderma Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis Congenital melanocytic naevi Diss... Read more

Apr 21 2017

Patch test training day

Registrations for the Patch Test Training Day are closing next Wednesday 26 April. This one day event will be held on Friday, 5 May in Sydney. For further information or to register click here. Read more

Apr 21 2017

Case of the Week

Diagnosis? A 55 year old male presented with a five year history of an eruption that started on his neck, and spread to inguinal folds and left cubital fossa three years later. Topical betamethaso... Read more

Apr 19 2017

Psoriasis Patient Profile: Hugh Cunningham

Hugh Cunningham first noticed something was amiss with his skin in 1990, but it was not until two years later that he was diagnosed with psoriasis... Read more

Apr 13 2017

Conferring ceremony update

The College Graduation Oration and Ceremony for Conferring of Diplomas and Awards will feature two new awards this year: the Belisario Award for Academic Dermatology given in recognition of contribu... Read more

Apr 13 2017

5th MABEL Research Forum 2017

The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th M... Read more

Apr 13 2017

New list for RACP EVOLVE

EVOLVE is the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) initiative to identify and reduce low-value practices and interventions, similar to Choosing Wisely. The Internal Medicine Society of Aust... Read more

Apr 13 2017

A to Z of Skin

Please take 5 minutes to complete the A-Z of Skin survey to help improve the site. Do you have clinical images of the following conditions for A to Z of Skin: Ageing skin Anetoderma Cho... Read more

Apr 13 2017

Introducing ‘Case of the Week’

As dermatologists we all have stories to tell. Some of educational interest, some are challenging diagnostic cases and of our therapeutic successes. We open 'Case of the Week' as the visual channel t... Read more

Apr 07 2017

Biosimilar Awareness Initiative

The Department of Health has launched a campaign to raise awareness amongst health professionals and consumers on biosimilar medicines. A range of educational materials and Frequently Asked Questions ... Read more

Apr 07 2017

PBS listing of a biosimilar of etanercept

As of 1 April 2017, the biosimilar etanercept Brenzys® has been listed on the PBS. Brenzys® is the first biosimilar medicine to be dispensed in a community setting and is substitutable (‘a’ flag... Read more

Apr 07 2017

Cancellation of Vitiligo Workshop prior to ASM

In 2016, Fellow Richard Wittal proposed to hold a Vitiligo Workshop with keynote speakers preceding the Sydney ASM. Unfortunately, there was insufficient interest to make this a viable proposition. Th... Read more

Mar 31 2017

Broome rural meeting registration and program

Broome rural meeting registration and program The registration brochure with preliminary program for the College 5th Rural Dermatology Meeting is now available on the College website. Click here ... Read more

Mar 31 2017

CPD- Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Su...

College has recently been notified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) that  the Australiasian College of Dermatologists Continuing Professional Development (CPD... Read more

Mar 31 2017

Research proposal submissions

DEBRA International are now inviting research proposals across DEBRA's four priority research areas: Improving understanding of the biology and genetics of all forms of Epidermolysis bull... Read more

Mar 31 2017

Celebrating diversity in the workplace

What does the modern Australian workplace look like? It’s likely that your colleagues come from all across the world: some of them will speak languages other than English and some will wear religiou... Read more

Mar 24 2017

50th Annual Scientific Meeting

Early bird registration for the College Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) closes today. Accommodation bookings close next Friday 31 March 2017. Click here to register and book. The College kindly ac... Read more

Mar 24 2017

Conferring Ceremony

All Fellows are invited to attend the The 2017 Graduation Oration and Ceremony for Conferring of Diplomas and Awards of the College which will be held at the Great Hall, Sydney University on Sunday 7... Read more

Mar 24 2017

A to Z of Skin

The A to Z of Skin is now featured on the Health Direct website and their Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website as a resource of information for the general public. College are currently surveying all... Read more

Mar 24 2017

New guidelines for doctors and patients

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), Royal College of Surgeons (RACS) and The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgey (ASOHNS) have released new guideline... Read more

Mar 24 2017

ASDS International Preceptorship Program

As part of their International Preceptorship Program, The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is offering one dermatologist who has interest in learning the latest trends in dermatologic... Read more

Mar 24 2017

Do you know a GP who wants training?

The new Practical Dermoscopy course which runs from 29 May to 3 September 2017 is currently open for registrations. The course consists of online modules, a virtual clinic which Dr Jim Muir and Dr Ben... Read more

Mar 24 2017

Patch test training day

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc are running their 4th Annual Patch Test Training Day on Friday 5 May 2017 at Portside Centre, Darling Harbour on the day before the College Annual Scientific Meeti... Read more

Mar 24 2017

PeDRA pre conference session

The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) is holding a pre-conferences session on Thursday 6 July 2017 on international research collaboration at the World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology... Read more

Mar 17 2017

Dr William James Jamieson

Dr William James Jamieson   Dr William James Jamieson (Bill) passed away peacefully at Kew Gardens Aged Care on Sunday 12 March 2017, aged 95. Dr Jamieson was a foundation member of the Co... Read more

Mar 17 2017

WHO Guidelines

WHO Guidelines The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released their first ever Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology is cited ... Read more

Mar 17 2017

Dermatology day surgery survey

Dermatology day surgery survey   Do you know how many practising dermatologists there are in Australia? How many of us perform surgery beyond biopsy and how many are using a day surgery to d... Read more

Mar 17 2017

College website maintenance

College website maintenance   Please be advised the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance this weekend and will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) on Saturd... Read more

Mar 10 2017

Updated regulations

The Regulations of the College have been updated and approved by the Board. Log into the members section of the website and click here to read the new regulations. Read more

Mar 10 2017

Conferring ceremony

The 2017 Graduation Oration and Ceremony for Conferring of Diplomas and Awards of the College will be held at the Great Hall, Sydney University, Science Road, Camperdown at 5:00 pm on Sunday 7 May 20... Read more

Mar 10 2017

College website maintenance

Please be advised the College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance and will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) on Saturday 18 March 2017 until 11:00 pm (AEST) on Sunday 19 ... Read more

Mar 10 2017

Do you have specialised knowledge in rare and genetic d...

The Genetic and Rare Disease Network in Western Australia is compiling a register of health professionals who have specialist knowledge and experience in a particular rare and/or genetic disease. I... Read more

Mar 10 2017

ILDS Grant

Applications are open for the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) Dermlink Grant. Projects addressing Tropical Dermatology or Migration Health are particularly encouraged in 2017. ... Read more

Mar 10 2017

HEAL sponsorship’s

Applications are open for the Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL) Foundation sponsorship's. Sponsorship's of up to $10,000 are offered for projects that align with the HEAL vision and purpo... Read more

Mar 03 2017

Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program

Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program   Registrars conducting or considering research will be eligible to apply for the Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program. Twenty... Read more

Feb 24 2017

SRSA funding

The Commonwealth Department of Health and The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges have launched the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Program to provide individual grants for rur... Read more

Feb 24 2017

Calling on writers for the A-Z of Skin

Writers are needed for the following new A to Z of Skin topics: Skin Cancer Tinea Herpes Shingles Angiofibromas Birthmarks Neurofibromas Hand foot and mouth disease Mycoba... Read more

Feb 24 2017

2017 Mohs Diagnostic Module and annual cases survey

Don't forget to enrol in the 2017 Mohs Diagnostic Module, if you have not already done so. The module will be open from 17 March to 17 April 2017. Click here for more information. As in previous ye... Read more

Feb 24 2017

Do you have a project in the Asia-Pacific region?

If you have a dermatology project operating in the Asia-Pacific region, you will be able to enter the Skin Pact Awards. Proposals for projects under the Community Leadership category should take a... Read more

Feb 23 2017

SRSA Funding Round 1 – applications NOW OPEN

The Commonwealth Department of Health and The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges have launched the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Program to provide individual grants for rur... Read more

Feb 17 2017

First year trainee workshop

Twenty three first year trainees  and three International Medical Graduates came to NSW for a very successful orientation last weekend. Trainees were updated on the program and received talks from Dr... Read more

Feb 17 2017

CDA research award

The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) Barney Usher Research Award in Dermatology for the best manuscript submitted for original work, not previously published and relevant to some aspect of der... Read more

Feb 17 2017

Dermatology day surgery trends in Australia

Dr Robert Rosen, Dr Thomas Stewart and Dr Olivia Charlton are compiling data on dermatology practice trends in surgery for the benefit of the College. There are government changes to item numbers ... Read more

Feb 10 2017

Call for nominations for the office of President Elect

In accordance with Clause 5.1 of the Australian College of Dermatologists (ACD) constitution, call for nomination from members for election to the office of President-Elect has been dispatched to Fel... Read more

Feb 10 2017

New ACD Fellows

Congratulations to the 13 new Fellows of the Australian College of Dermatologists that were elected this week: Dr John Frew (NSW) Dr Amy Kline (NSW) Dr Deshan Sebaratnam (NSW) Dr Melissa Carrol... Read more

Feb 10 2017

5th Rural Dermatology Meeting

The College is honoured that the following local, distinguished specialists, have agreed to participate in the  5th Rural Dermatology Conference: Keynote speaker: Professor Bart Currie Dr Lyd... Read more

Feb 10 2017

Skin Pact Awards

The Skin Pact Awards are open for entries. Awards are given for projects or initiatives in Community Leadership and Excellence in Education Entries are now open until 15 April 2017. Click here to... Read more

Feb 03 2017

Last chance: ACD marketing and communications Survey

This is the last chance for members to have their say in the marketing and communications survey. The results of the survey will be presented to the Board at an upcoming meeting. The survey will cl... Read more

Feb 03 2017

The Mole – Issue 111, Summer 2017

The summer edition of The Mole is now available online. To view the publication click here  Read more

Feb 03 2017

Join the march to end melanoma

Melanoma March is happening in 17 locations around Australia with the opportunity for participants to also set up their own challenge. As a supporter of the event, the Skin & Cancer Foundation ... Read more

Feb 03 2017

AMA Public Health Awards

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) Public Health Awards are now open for nominations in the following categories: Excellence in healthcare Women in medicine Women's health Men's h... Read more

Jan 27 2017

Medal of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Associate Professor Gayle Fischer who received the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to medicine in the field of dermatology on Australia Day... Read more

Jan 27 2017

AJD publication of Mohs module

The pilot program of the Mohs Module will be published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology (AJD). This was the result of collaboration between the Australiasian College of Dermatologists (ACD)... Read more

Jan 27 2017

ACD on LinkedIn

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) now has a LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow reg... Read more

Jan 27 2017

WDS Career & Community Advancement Award

The WDS (Women's Dermatologic Society) Career & Community Advancement Award encourages projects and initiatives focusing on community service, career enhancement, and advancement of the specialty... Read more

Jan 27 2017

Navigating change

The new year is typically a time of change and each year it seems as though the pace of change quickens and the scale of change becomes greater. ‘Managing change well’ is a worthy New Year’s Res... Read more

Jan 20 2017

College Appointed Directors

There will be three Appointed Director vacancies to be filled at the 2017 Annual General Meeting to be held on 8 May 2017. At its November 2016 meeting, the Board has decided to seek one Independent (... Read more

Jan 20 2017

ACD staff update

College is pleased to welcome Samuel Williams to the Information Technology (IT) team. Samuel will be working with Jacqui on a range of IT projects and general information system activities three day... Read more

Jan 20 2017

TGA review- safety of nanoparticle ingredients in sunsc...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released a literature review of the safety of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles used in physical sunscreens. The review assessed evidence ... Read more

Jan 20 2017

Teledermatology survey

Dr Anes Yang at St Georges Hospital is running a survey to all practising dermatologist in Australia to capture the current prevalence and opinions regarding teledermatology in Australia from the de... Read more

Jan 20 2017

Skin health education day

The Skin & Cancer Foundation is holding a skin health education day at  St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne on Saturday 4 February 2017. The day will provide training and education for General ... Read more

Jan 20 2017

Diabetes Care

Sanofi have recently launched Diabetes Care, which is a thought leadership platform designed to provide practical information and tips for patients wanting to better manage diabetes. They are see... Read more

Jan 13 2017

Maternity leave CPD

Following an enquiry by one of our Fellows, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have advised that full Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements must be met by he... Read more

Jan 13 2017

AAD Awards

Nominations are currently open for three awards on the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) website: Clarence S. Livingood, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship- to present views on the broader i... Read more

Jan 13 2017

1 or 2 day health business program

Simplifying Business is running a Health Business Excellence Program in 2017, which is an approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity with the College. The program covers: Effecti... Read more

Jan 06 2017

Changes to Medicare compliance debts

The Medicare compliance debt function has moved from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health. Providers with debt owing will be contacted and informed of the change. Until cont... Read more

Jan 06 2017

New cosmetic surgery regulations

A private health facility that carries out cosmetic surgery in NSW is required to be licensed from 3 March 2017. This means that if the facility undertakes any cosmetic surgical procedure that is inte... Read more

Jan 06 2017

Looking for a career break?

Professor Alex Anstey is currently seeking an Australian dermatologist to work in Bangor, North Wales for one year. He is looking for a skin cancer expert with good surgical skills, an interest in ... Read more

Dec 21 2016

The Molecule

Please follow the links below to view sections of The Molecule, with Associate Professor Chris Baker reporting on the last Board meeting that was held in November 2016. View all Introduction ... Read more

Dec 21 2016

2017 membership fee due 31 December 2016

Your 2017 Membership Fee was invoiced in mid-November and is now available for online payment. The Australian resident membership fee is $2,800 (including GST) and overseas membership fee is $1,272 (G... Read more

Dec 21 2016

Release of MABEL Wave 8 data

The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics is pleased to announce that the de-identified Wave 8 MABEL Data (2015) from the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (M... Read more

Dec 21 2016

Genomic medicine study

A study is currently being undertaken to gather perspectives on the current and future education and training of the Australian workforce in genomic medicine. Interested members are invited to partic... Read more

Dec 16 2016

Choosing Wisely results

Choosing Wisely Australia is a national initiative targeting consumers and health professionals about appropriate healthcare. Choosing Wisely has released its first progress report since the initiativ... Read more

Dec 16 2016

Choosing Wisely survey

NPS MedicineWise are running a survey to understand current knowledge levels and perceptions of Choosing Wisely Australia among specialists. The survey findings will help NPS MedicineWise to evaluate ... Read more

Dec 09 2016

ACD marketing and communications survey

As we now have a new in house marketing and communications service, it’s important to evaluate its impact. The first step is to establish a baseline of facts about views and perceptions on the marke... Read more

Dec 09 2016

Advertising health services

In 2014, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) released guidelines for advertising regulated health services. Any person who advertises regulated health services, including... Read more

Dec 09 2016

NZDSI call for papers

The New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated (NZDSI) is calling for papers to be submitted for their 2017 annual conference. The NZDSI Annual Conference will be held at the Millenium Hotel, Que... Read more

Dec 02 2016

ACD 2017 Travelling Award 

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is offering one travelling award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students or junior doctors with an interest in dermatology to attend... Read more

Dec 02 2016

Travelling to the AAD Annual Meeting? 

Concierge Business Travel is currently offering Fellows travelling to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting some good discounts and benefits. You can discuss your plans with Conc... Read more

Dec 02 2016

CPD journal articles

To assist you in meeting Category 1 points, the Continuing Professional Development Committee will post two journal articles each month for you to read. The journal articles will contribute to the su... Read more

Dec 02 2016

Successful Practical Dermoscopy workshop 

Last weekend, the inaugural Practical Dermoscopy workshop was held at Mater Education in Brisbane. The workshop was facilitated by College fellows Dr Ben Carew, Dr James Muir and Dr Brian De’Ambros... Read more

Nov 25 2016

Respectful Culture in Medicine

Along with 13 other organisations, the Australasian College of Dermatologists has endorsed the NSW Health Statement of Agreed Principles on a Respectful Culture in Medicine. The purpose of the State... Read more

Nov 25 2016

SA Specialist Directory

The Specialist Directory, available on the Australian Medical Association (AMA) South Australia website, is used by General Practitioners in SA who need to identify specialists who are willing to trea... Read more

Nov 25 2016

Reminder: Converge International

Just a reminder that Converge International is the appointed Employee Assist Program provider for the College. This service is available to all Fellows and trainees. Services offered include confid... Read more

Nov 25 2016

Reminder: ACD Mohs Diagnostic Module

A reminder that enrolments are open for the 2017 Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) Mohs Diagnostic Module. Log in to the members section of the ACD website and click here for further inf... Read more

Nov 18 2016

The future of Australian medical research

The Commonwealth Government has released their five-year vision for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – a $20 billion vehicle for investment in health and medical research. Prepared by the ... Read more

Nov 18 2016

National plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Commonwealth Department of Health have announced an implementation plan for the 'National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015-2019'. The plan aims to minimise the development of antimicrobia... Read more

Nov 18 2016

Global Antibiotic Awareness Week: 14-20 November

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is proud to support NPS MedicineWise during Global Antibiotic Awareness Week- an annual initiative to raise awareness of the serious health issue of a... Read more

Nov 18 2016

National Skin Cancer Action Week: 20-26 November

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week. This year commences with a press conference in Sydney on Sunday 20... Read more

Nov 18 2016

Melanoma March

As part of Melanoma March, The Melanoma Institute of Australia are putting together a 1,200 km skin check campaign asking Dermatologists nationally if they can achieve 1,200 skin checks from 5 March t... Read more

Nov 18 2016

Dermatopathology survey

A survey is being conducted in Western Australia to compare the attitudes of Pathologists, Dermatologists, Surgeons and General Practitioners regarding the communication of significant pathology resul... Read more

Nov 18 2016

College website maintenance

Please be advised that The College website and e-Learning Portal will be undergoing maintenance and will be inaccessible from 2:30 pm (AEST) Saturday 3 December 2016 until 11:00 pm (AEST) Sunday 4 D... Read more

Nov 11 2016

Survey on barriers to wet wrap compliance

A study is being undertaken by the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and the Sydney Children's Hospital, Australia, to investigate the issues, benefits and concerns of patients, parents and c... Read more

Nov 11 2016

2016-2017 CPD Program

We are almost at the half way point of the 2016-2017 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program. To be compliant for the biennium, Fellows need to obtain 200 points with a minimum of one Catego... Read more

Nov 11 2016

Alopecia Awareness Week: 13-19 November

The Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation (AAAF) provides support and assistance to individuals and families affected by alopecia. They are holding several events around the country as part of Alopecia... Read more

Nov 11 2016

Melanoma Clinical Practice Guidelines

The 'Clinical practice guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Melanoma' developed through a partnership between the Cancer Council Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia, with financial ... Read more

Nov 11 2016

ASMR report on NHMRC investment

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is pleased to be a supporting sponsor of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) report 'Australia’s health and medical research workforce – ... Read more

Nov 11 2016

NHMRC improving the start-up times of clinical trials a...

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has published the 'Good Practice Process for Site Assessment and Authorisation Phases of Clinical Trial Research Governance (the Good Practice ... Read more

Nov 11 2016

Changes to Medicare skin surgical item numbers

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have provided a summary of the key changes to skin surgical item numbers under Medicare here. To read the ASPS review in full, please click here. Read more

Nov 10 2016

Dermatological Surgery and Procedures Workshop

Last weekend, Dr Simon Lee convened a very successful Dermatological Surgery and Procedures workshop in Sydney, ably assisted by Dr Nick Stewart and Dr Gilberto Moreno. Andrew Chen and Alicia O’Conn... Read more

Nov 04 2016

Dr Gordon Donald

Dr Gordon Donald passed away peacefully in Adelaide on 6 October 2016 at the age of 91 after a full and rewarding life. Dr Donald was a founding member of the Australasian College of Dermatology an... Read more

Nov 04 2016

ACD Mohs Diagnostic Module

Enrolments are open for the 2017 Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) Mohs Diagnostic Module run in collaboration with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Progra... Read more

Nov 04 2016

2016 SHARC Report

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. have released the 2016 Skin Health Australia Report Card (SHARC) Report. Based on a national population survey that measures attitudinal and behavioural change... Read more

Nov 04 2016

November is Nevus awareness month

Nevus Support Australia works to provide information and support to individuals and families affected by Congenital Melanocytic Nevus- a rare disorder of pigmented skin lesions present at birth. Visi... Read more

Nov 04 2016

CPD journal articles

To assist you in meeting Category 1 points, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee will post two journal articles each month for you to read. The journal articles will contribute to ... Read more

Nov 04 2016

Are your details up to date?

Please take the time to update your details on the "My Profile" section of the College website. Read more

Nov 03 2016

Do you have an interesting project for the Dermatology ...

Let your initiatives be recognised by entering the Skin Pact Awards that encourage excellence in initiatives that help improve skin health for communities worldwide. Four awards of US$10,000 each a... Read more

Oct 27 2016

International EB Awareness Week

In International EB Awareness Week, DEBRA Australia is raising awareness to support for those affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa. There are over 1000 people currently living in Australia that are af... Read more

Oct 27 2016

New Training Program Research Project Requirements 201...

Dr Sam Zagarella will be running a webinar on the 2017 Research Requirements for trainees on Wednesday 2 November 2016 at 7.30pm AEDT. This will provide an overview of the requirements and discuss th... Read more

Oct 21 2016

EB Research Applications – Call for Applications

DEBRA Australia is pleased to call for applications for new research funding for projects aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of children and adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), in any of ... Read more

Oct 21 2016

New Skin Services Item Structure on the Medicare Benefi...

Please note that changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule as advised in the last Weekly Update are now available on the Federal Register of Legislation at: Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (201... Read more

Oct 14 2016

Epicutaneous Patch Testing

From 1 November 2016, the medicare schedule item numbers for epicutaneous patch testing will be altered as follows:  Item Descriptors and Fees MBS Item Description Proposed Schedule Fee... Read more

Oct 14 2016

New Surgical Item Number Schedule

The new surgical item number schedule is due to be introduced on 1 November 2016. Procedures performed up to that date, but not yet billed (because path pending), can be billed for the date of service... Read more

Oct 11 2016

Reminder – new MBA standards and guidelines now in e...

New standards and guidelines for medical practitioners came into effect on 1 October: two revised registration standards and new cosmetic guidelines. From 1 October, registered medical practitioner... Read more

Oct 06 2016

International acne study

Professor Brigitte Dreno invites members to participate in an international online survey of adult acne by enrolling up to 10 patients that fit the criteria of 25 years or older, female and acne on th... Read more

Oct 06 2016

EB Health Professionals Symposium

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association (DEBRA) Australia is holding their annual Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Health Professionals Symposium at the Skin & Cancer Foundation in Carlton... Read more

Oct 06 2016

Need Help?

Converge International is the appointed Employee Assist Program provider for the College. This service is available, not only to College staff, but also to fellows and trainees. Services offered in... Read more

Sep 21 2016

Call for expressions of interest: Public Affairs Commi...

The College is calling for expressions of interest for the Public Affairs Committee. This committee is being revitalised to build a vibrant and creative team of experts with experience in communicatio... Read more

Sep 21 2016

EADV: Invitation to scientific dinner

Fellows of the College who are attending the EADV in Vienna are invited to the scientific dinner 'Advancing patient experience in Actinic Keratosis with daylight-activated therapy' on Friday 30 Septem... Read more

Sep 15 2016

Day Surgery Development Workshop

Registrations are now open for the upcoming Day Surgery Development Workshop in Sydney on 15-16 October 2016. Delegates will be guided through the due diligence process as well as the project manag... Read more

Sep 15 2016

Therapeutic Goods Administration: Seeking expressions ...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking expressions of interest from professionals in relevant scientific and medical fields or appropriate consumer issues to support our functions as a ... Read more

Sep 15 2016

College compliance as Registered Training Organisation ...

Following a recent audit by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the College has passed the requirements for ongoing compliance under the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Fr... Read more

Sep 08 2016

Donate Cases for Mohs Diagnostic Module before 30 Octo...

To facilitate the continued development and success of the ACD/RCPAQAP Mohs Diagnostic module, we ask you to consider donating 1 - 3 Haematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stained slide(s) from one case fro... Read more

Sep 08 2016

PhD position University of Sydney: Skin cancer chemopre...

We are seeking a full-time PhD candidate to join our multidisciplinary research team to determine whether oral nicotinamide (vitamin B3) reduces nonmelanoma skin cancer incidence in the immune suppres... Read more

Aug 31 2016

First online skin directory: A to Z of Skin

Today, the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is pleased to launch the ‘A to Z of Skin’, the country’s first online, comprehensive directory of skin conditions, created and peer-review... Read more

Aug 26 2016

Expenditure Claim Form now online!

The expenditure claim form allows College members and trainees to claim College related business expenses. Types of expenses that could be claimed are: Hotel/Accommodation, Airfares, Car Parking, T... Read more

Aug 18 2016

Nomenclature compendium of commonly used Chinese herba...

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) commissioned the development of a Nomenclature compendium of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines (compendium), based on The Pharmacopoeia of the ... Read more

Aug 18 2016

Transformation – the importance of education in busi...

Making a successful career transition requires getting in touch with our sense of self, questioning our motives, seeking the support of colleagues and related professionals. We all know someone in ... Read more

Aug 17 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest: SRSA Sub-Committee

Closes Wednesday 31 August As part of the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia funding agreement, the SRSA Program Management Unit (SRSA PMU) are required to establish a new governing committ... Read more

Aug 12 2016

International Mohs Fellowship

There appears to be some possibility that the ACMS is creating posts suitable for international dermatologists to train in Mohs. The Mohs committee would like to make you aware of the following Mohs f... Read more

Aug 11 2016

Cosmetic Surgery and the Private Health Facilities Act ...

Following on the recent public consultation by NSW Health on the regulation of the facilities carrying out cosmetic surgery, the Private Health Facilities Amendment (Cosmetic Surgery) Regulation 2016 ... Read more

Aug 11 2016

Medicines Australia – Public disclosure of payme...

Public disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals Medicines Australia reminds you about important changes in the 18th Edition of the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct (the Code). Followin... Read more

Aug 03 2016

Visiting Dermatologist as Postgraduate Examiner

The School of Medicine at the University of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Port Moresby is seeking a dermatologist to visit in late October / early November to run a 2-3 day revision course in dermatology,... Read more

Aug 03 2016

Medicare Services for Indigenous Health – What yo...

The Department of Human Services has an online e-Learning program and education guides to help you when providing health services to your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. The e-Lear... Read more

Jul 28 2016

Psoriasis International Network’s Survey on Curr...

Psoriasis International Network's Survey on Current Practice of Phototherapy in Psoriasis The Psoriasis International Network (PIN) is carrying a new project on "Current practice of phototherapy in ... Read more

Jul 21 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest Hair Fellowship and H...

The Hair Fellowship is available to Medical Practitioners who have completed specialist training in Dermatology. It is a 12 month post-graduate clinical program providing advanced training in diseases... Read more

Jul 01 2016

History Progress

Thanks to those who have responded to the History Survey Monkey!! Our history will be richer if Fellows can add to it by giving their perspectives. Our historians are interviewing Fellows who have ... Read more

Jun 29 2016

Wet Wrap Survey

Dear colleague We seek to identify issues and concerns related to the use and application of wet-wrap therapy for atopic eczema/dermatitis, and in particular barriers to compliance. We invite yo... Read more

Jun 24 2016

CPD – National Skin School

The College has created a number of e-Learning resources for ACD trainees and Fellows available on the e-Learning Portal. The National Skin School is one of a number of training programs available pro... Read more

Jun 24 2016

Transition to Retirement & Practice Succession Pl...

The business and financial decisions made, and strategies adopted, by practice principals in the five years leading up to retirement can significantly impact their quality of life and the effectivenes... Read more

Jun 01 2016

Skin services review – Mohs surgery

On 4 May 2016, the department of health informed stakeholders that the Government has agreed to implement the skin services review outcomes in full, commencing 1 November 2016. The department has s... Read more

May 20 2016

ASM Professionalism Symposium

Dear Fellows Please note the session: Professionalism Symposium held on Saturday 14 May 2016 at 15:30-17:00 was incorrectly labelled a Category 1 activity with activity code MEET. Fellows who atten... Read more

May 12 2016

Guidelines on Cosmetic Medical and Surgical Procedures

The Medical Board of Australia has issued Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures. The Guidelines and more information, including FAQs, is ... Read more

May 12 2016

College History

Historians, Jill Barnard and Sonia Jennings, of Living Histories have been engaged to research and write a history of the Australasian College of Dermatologists as the College moves towards its 50th a... Read more

May 12 2016

New and amended Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) listi...

The Department of Health has announced changes that will take effect to a range of MBS listings as of 1 November 2016. These include services for skin services and skin patch testing. The Government d... Read more

Apr 29 2016

13th BADV Congress Scholarships for Residents and Young...

The Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists (BADV) offers 250 Scholarships to residents and young doctors (less than 35 years) to attend the 13th BADV Congress. Registration fee for them is EUR ... Read more

Apr 27 2016

Ask the Acne Expert

This year’s acne session at ASM 2016 focuses on those areas that make us, the dermatologists, the real acne experts! We’ll be joined by international speakers - Professor Maurice van Steensel and ... Read more

Apr 13 2016

The Smartphone Consultation in Dermatology: an assessm...

This is an invitation to all dermatologists and dermatology trainees practising within Australia to participate in a survey run as a joint project by Faulty of Law and Discipline of Dermatology at the... Read more

Apr 07 2016

Dermatology Visiting Professional Programmes

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are organising Visiting Professional Programmes which allow international healthcare professionals to come and experience their hospital treatment and dia... Read more

Mar 31 2016

Dermatology Education Needs in Rural Indigenous Commun...

College has received funding to develop dermatological training materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers. We are currently distributing a survey to find out what kinds of res... Read more

Mar 31 2016

CPD – Journal articles

To assist you in meeting Category One points, the CPD Committee will post two journal articles each month for you to read. The journal articles will contribute to the subcategory ‘Personal Reading a... Read more

Mar 30 2016

Fondation René Touraine (FRT) Fellowships 2016

Every year Fondation René Touraine (FRT) awards 5 fellowships to hospital-based clinical dermatologists and pre or post doctoral research fellows for international exchanges between laboratories, one... Read more

Mar 30 2016

Nominations for the 2016 ADNA awards now open

In addition to the usual awards, ADNA is excited to add a new additional award for 2016, the ADNA USA/Canada Scholarship Award. This award is for $3000 to assist with travel expenses to attend one of ... Read more

Mar 24 2016

Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment survey

Fellows and Trainees have been invited to complete a survey on Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment. Should any Fellow or trainee wish to discuss their experiences, please contact Converge I... Read more

Mar 18 2016

Membership invoices and statements now online

Members of College are now able to view, download and pay College invoices securely online. Payments can be made via Credit card online using MasterCard and VISA. BPAY Pay by Cheque Pay... Read more

Mar 18 2016

Outstanding Membership and Faculty Fees

Membership Fees If you have not paid your 2016 College Membership Invoice which was issued and emailed in November 2015, please pay it by 31 March 2016 to avoid a late fee of $220. You may like... Read more

Mar 17 2016

Bullying and Harassment Survey

As noted in the Summer 2016 Mole, College has engaged the services of an independent survey provider (Best Practice Survey) to undertake a College survey into Bullying and Harassment. Active Fello... Read more