College news

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

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 20 2017

Applications for 2018 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 2018. Full details of the selection pr... 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

Mar 16 2016

Choosing Wisely Australia: New dermatology recommendati...

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is pleased to announce its support of Choosing Wisely Australia®. The initiative of NPS Medicinewise enables health providers, consumers and healthcar... Read more

Mar 10 2016

RACMA Learning and Teaching Centre Seasonal Professiona...

RACMA has established and launching an exciting program in May 2016. The new Learning and Teaching Centre aims to strengthen RACMA’s CPD offerings and programs. As the professional development la... Read more

Mar 04 2016

Survey on Doctors Attitudes and Behaviours around Sun ...

Professor Chris McCormack and Dr Saxon Smith are running a survey on doctors attitudes and behaviours around sun protection and skin cancer. The data collected from dermatologists will be compared a... Read more

Mar 03 2016

2016 AMA Public Health Awards

Nominations for the 2016 AMA Public Health Awards are now open. The presentation of the AMA Public Health Awards provides well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary contribution doctors and ass... Read more

Mar 03 2016

Research and Education Travel Fellowships Grant 2016

DEBRA Australia is pleased to call for applications for its 2016 research and education travel fellowships. These grants are intended to foster professional development for early career scientists or ... Read more

Feb 26 2016

Revised CPD Standards

The Medical Board of Australia has published the revised registration standards for CPD and recency of practice for Australia’s registered medical practitioners. The revised standards will take e... Read more

Feb 22 2016

PhD position – University of Sydney

Skin cancer chemoprevention Phase 3 clinical trial -  We are seeking a full-time PhD candidate to join our multidisciplinary research team to determine whether oral nicotinamide (vitamin B3) reduc... Read more

Feb 19 2016

Single Sign On

The single sign-on function was successfully implemented to the College website this week. It now allows members to access the e-Learning Portal through the members area of the website without having ... Read more

Feb 18 2016

2017 Training Program Application now open

Thank you to all prospective applicants for their patience regarding the late opening of the application period. Our new application form is now open so please follow the link below. APPLY NOW ... Read more

Feb 10 2016

Advertisements for health services which reference Sche...

Background Under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act), advertisements to consumers for therapeutic goods must not contain references to Schedule 4 or 8 substances or certain Schedule 3 substanc... Read more

Feb 09 2016

Cosmetic Dermatology – Writers needed

The College is developing a Post Fellowship course in Cosmetic Dermatology.  Parallel with our application for Higher Education Provider (HEP) status we have commenced  development of what will ulti... Read more

Feb 04 2016

Clinical Trials Survey November 2015

Clinical Trial Connect thank the Australasian College of Dermatologists for its assistance in the distribution of the Clinical Trials Survey in November last year and the 38 College Fellows who took p... Read more

Feb 03 2016

International Study to Find Vitiligo-Associated Genes

Scientists and Doctors here in Australia and internationally are working to understand the biology of Vitiligo in order to improve current treatments. Research to date has been successful, however ... Read more

Jan 29 2016

College responded to a satirical article

An opinion piece by Elise Elliott (“Political correctness robs childhood of carefree fun”), which appeared in The Herald Sun on 27 January 2016, suggests that sun protection is a form of political... Read more

Jan 27 2016

Changes to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) services as...

Commencing 1 May 2016, a range of MBS services will be amended to improve patient's access to treatment and bring the items into alignment with contemporary clinical practice. In early 2015, the De... Read more

Jan 27 2016

Korean Society of Investigative Dermatology (KSID)

KSID was founded in 1991, and its annual meeting has been held in March or April of each year. The meeting has been conducted in English since 2009. The organizing committee of the annual meeting of K... Read more

Jan 25 2016

ANZMTG 02.12 RADICAL Trial – Now open and recruit...

ANZMTG is the national cancer collaborative group supporting investigator-initiated research in Melanoma. Further information on ANZMTG ANZMTG are running a new trial for patients with complex Len... Read more

Jan 22 2016

Clinical Practice Guidelines PSA Testing and Early Mana...

The Clinical Practice Guidelines PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-Detected Prostate Cancer developed through a partnership of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Cancer Cou... Read more

Jan 14 2016

Education Services for Health Professionals

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has developed education resources to help health professionals and practice staff to understand their health programmes and do business with them. DHS eLearning ... Read more

Jan 12 2016

Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed the Australian Atlas of Heathcare Variation (the atlas) with the support of Australian, state and territory governments, s... Read more

Jan 06 2016

Changes to CPD in 2016/2017

In 2016, the College will run a two year CPD cycle. This two year period will allow the CPD Committee to integrate your feedback from the 2015 Members Survey/CPD surveys, analyse the data from the pas... Read more

Dec 17 2015

Optimal Cancer Care Pathways (OCPs)

View Optimal care pathways for people with skin cancers Dear Colleague As you are aware, on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Cancer Council Victoria has devel... Read more

Dec 17 2015

Therapeutic Guidelines new release: Dermatology 4

Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd is pleased to announce the release of Dermatology 4 in eTG complete and in print title. Version 4 of these guidelines has a stronger focus on advice for primary care; the co... Read more

Dec 17 2015

Ego Pharmaceuticals Independent Tests Show SunSense Ex...

Ego Pharmaceuticals condemn claims made by Choice that a SunSense product didn’t meet its SPF claims. After independent retesting of the same batch, SunSense Sport SPF 50+ has returned results with ... Read more

Dec 10 2015

Update on New Training Program Curriculum

The new 2016 Training Program Curriculum will be available on the ACD e-Learning Portal in mid-January for your viewing. As well as updated content, it categorises the content into four ‘curriculum ... Read more

Dec 08 2015

MPhil or PhD candidate for scholarship

We are seeking a MPhil or PhD candidate for the following scholarship. Evidence Based Follow-up for Patients with Melanoma. An exciting opportunity exists to join the research team to undertake ... Read more

Dec 04 2015

2015 Asian Acne Board Research Grant

The Asian Acne Board Research Grant for 2015 now open. The research grant contributes to the improvement of best practices in the management of acne in Asia. The Program was formally introduced at the... Read more

Nov 30 2015

Extended: Survey on Therapeutic Patient Education in P...

The Psoriasis International Network's (PIN) Scientific Committee is extending the deadline to respond to the worldwide survey on Therapeutic Patient Education in Psoriasis. For those who were not able... Read more

Nov 26 2015

2016 Membership Fees is Payable by 31 December 2015

Your 2016 membership renewal invoice was emailed to you on 16 November 2015. If you have not received your invoice in your email account, please contact College Company Accountant, Andy Wong on andy@d... Read more

Nov 26 2015

Changes in BPAY Biller & BPAY Reference number

This year, and after the introduction of College’s new financial management software, College abolished the use of MYOB BPAY and Credit Card Collection services, which was considerably expensive (ab... Read more

Nov 26 2015

Donations are invited for College Scientific Research ...

College Scientific Research Fund is a deductible gift recipient and donations made to this fund is income tax deductible. College distributes research grants up to a total value of $25,000 per grant. ... Read more

Nov 25 2015

Safety and Quality in Health Care Annual Report for 20...

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released its Annual Report for 2014/15. The report provides an overview of the commission's key activities and performance through... Read more

Nov 25 2015

Guidelines for Point of Care Testing

The National Pathology Accreditation advisory Council (NPAAC) develops and maintains quality standards and minimum best practice guidelines for pathology laboratories. The Guidelines for Pint of Ca... Read more

Nov 19 2015

Recruitment of chair and members for Queensland Hospita...

Davidson Executive & Boards has been engaged by Queensland Health to assist in the recruitment of members and, in some instances, chairs, to 15 of the 16 Queensland Hospital and Health Boards (HHB... Read more

Nov 13 2015

National Skin Cancer Action Week 2015

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week. With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age... Read more

Nov 06 2015

INFLECTRA Infliximab (rmc) 100mg Powder for Injection

Please find attached is a letter from Hospira, regarding the approval of INFLECTRA Infliximab (rmc) 100mg Powder for Injection by the Therapeutics Goods Administrations (TGA). Download Letter Read more

Nov 06 2015

Research and Training Fellowship in Dermatology and Phl...

Applications for the Research and Training Fellowship in Dermatology and Phlebology is now open. This program is an exciting opportunity funded by GALDERMA to attract outstanding medical graduates to ... Read more

Oct 07 2015

2015 Member Survey Report

The 2015 Member Survey conducted in May 2015 is now available. Open it to see the details of College performance, Member experience and the College overall. Download Report Read more

Oct 07 2015

Dubai-based Opportunity: Dermatology Consultant

CIELO is currently recruiting a (Female) full time Dermatology Consultant (Cosmetic, Laser & Light Therapy, Hair Diseases & Disorder Subunit, Medical and Surgical Dermatology) for a modern an... Read more

Jun 26 2015

ASM 2015 Presentations now available

The presentations from the Annual Scientific Meeting held in Adelaide in May 2015 are now available for you to view in the secure College e-Portal. All presentations have been converted to a displa... Read more

May 29 2015

2015 ASM Photos now available

The photos for the ASM 2015 are now available for viewing College has purchased ownership of the images from the photographer. You can download the images from the website directly or, if you would l... Read more

Apr 30 2015

New A to Z of Skin topics available

31 new A to Z of Skin topics have been added this month and are now ready to view. See hyperhidrosis, pemphigus foliaceus, hirsutism and aphthous ulcers ... Read more

Mar 23 2015

Guidelines on Clinical Images and the use of personal ...

The AMA has collaborated with the Medical Indemnity Insurance Association of Australia to develop a guide covering the key issues that public hospital doctors must consider prior to using a personal m... Read more

Mar 04 2015

MBA Newsletter: Electronics communications with patient...

The Medical Board of Australia's February Issue of their newsletter includes an article on electronics communications with patients. Read more

Feb 20 2015

Position Vacant: Full time or Part time Dermatologist a...

Full time or Part time Dermatologist at Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre We seek talented qualified dermatologists to join the team at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre to participate in pigment... Read more

Feb 05 2015

Position Vacant: Sydney Practice

Sydney practice has a part time position available for a qualified dermatologist. The majority or referrals are for skin lesions and/or skin cancers and follow up of same. The position would suit a... Read more

Jan 23 2015

AHPRA audits practitioner’s compliance

AHPRA is auditing a random sample of registration renewal declarations to ensure that the mandatory registration standards under section 109 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the Nat... Read more

Jan 16 2015

International Medical Symposium

‘Future of the Medical Profession’ Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Friday 13 March 2015 The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ... Read more

Dec 22 2014

What’s New, and why, in Antibiotic 15?

What's New, and why, in Antibiotic 15? Some of the new information and major changes included in Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic, Version 15: Principles of antimicrobial therapy’; Surgical proph... Read more

Dec 15 2014

ILDS Newsletter – Issue No 33

The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) Newsletter is now available. Click here to download Read more

Dec 03 2014

Position Vacant: Armajun Aboriginal Medical Service (Am...

Armajun Aboriginal Medical Service (Ams), Inverell & Armidale Are you interested in offering outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural/remote locations? Armaju... Read more

Dec 03 2014

Position Vacant: Staff Specialist, St George Hospital, ...

Staff Specialist, St George Hospital, Kogarah Applicants are sought for a Level 1 Staff Specialist in dermatology needed to provide a dermatology outpatients service at St George Hospital. This posit... Read more

Oct 22 2014

Newcastle Dermatology Position Available 

Newcastle Dermatology is a highly reputable private practice, operating in the Newcastle area for over 35 years. The practice provides a wide range of dermatological services to a large client base. ... Read more

Sep 09 2014

Position Vacant: Dermatologist, Maitland

Maitland Dermatology is looking to expand the Maitland based practice, and is seeking a suitably qualified Dermatologist to join the practice. The practice has been operating in the Maitland area for ... Read more

Jun 18 2014

Welcome to the New ACD Website

Welcome to the new Australasian College of Dermatologists website. The site has been designed and developed specifically to meet your needs as member of the public wanting information about the skin a... Read more