College Notices

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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 12 2016

Area of Need: Westmead Hospital

Fixed Term Up to 1.0FTE Staff Specialist Department of Dermatology (Conjoint appointment with The University of Sydney) Download Position Description Applications are invited from suitably qualifi... 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 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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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 17 2016

ADNA Conference for Your Nurses

The following message from ADNA is for your nurses. Please pass it on. Dear Dermatology Nurses Proof of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential for renewing your annual registrati... 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 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 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 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 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

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 03 2015

Dermatological Surgery and Procedures Workshops

These 2-day weekend workshops are now open for enrolment to all General Practitioners, GP registrars and registrars in the ACD training program who have completed the prerequisite online education mod... 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

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

Jul 20 2015

2016 Clinical Fellow – Victorian Melanoma Service

The VMS is Victoria's largest multidisciplinary treatment service for melanoma and has been operating at The Alfred for 20 years. It has accumulated a large database of more than 7000 patients treated... 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 19 2015

Position Vacant: Warrnambool and Geelong, Victoria

Warrnambool Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (WPRS) and Geelong Dermatology are currently seeking a dermatologist to consult in Geelong and Warrnambool. There is a huge demand for dermatological ser... 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

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

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

Oct 19 2014

2015 ACD ASM Information Available

The 2015 ACD ASM Preliminary Brochure, Trade Brochure, Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure and Abstract Submission information is now available... 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