Dermatological Surgery and Procedures Workshop

Dermatological Surgery and Procedures Workshop

Delivered exclusively by dermatologists
Melbourne 8-9 July 2017
Karstens 123 Queen Street Melbourne

The 2-day weekend workshop is now open for enrolment to all General Practitioners, GP registrars and registrars in the ACD training program, who have completed the prerequisite online education module, Practical procedures in dermatology.

This popular workshop forms one module of the Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology course which is regarded as the definitive training in dermatology for GPs.

A unique feature of the workshop is the hands-on practice on pigs’ bellies. GPs put theory into practice and work on their basic surgical skills – suturing, ellipse and ellipse variations – to more advanced flaps, with skilled facilitators who are Fellows of the College.

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Workshop overview
Workshop times

Saturday from 8.30am to 5.00pm, followed by a cocktail reception from 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Sunday from 8.00am to 3.00pm.

 Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • explain how to perform cryotherapy, biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, intralesional steroid injection, suturing, flaps, and skin grafts
  • describe the appropriate circumstances in which to perform cryotherapy, biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, intralesional steroid injection, suturing, flaps and skin grafts
  • describe the risks and complications relating to cryotherapy, biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, intralesional steroid injection, suturing, flaps and skin grafts
  • explain when and how to use non-surgical treatments for skin cancer
  • undertake practical instruction in performing biopsies, suturing and flaps
  • develop a surgical risk management checklist for use in their practice.

How do I enrol?

Please enrol through your GP College:

 RACGP

Website: http://www.racgp.org.au/
Email: dermcert@racgp.org.au
Phone: 1800 284 732

 ACRRM

Website: http://www.acrrm.org.au/
Email: courses@acrrm.org.au
Phone: 1800 223 226

Highlights of the workshop for participants

“Hands-on practice with clinical instructors”

“Excellent having experts and consultants and drawing on their experience”

“Quality and experience of instructors”

“Great teaching tools and opportunity to practise”

“Practical demonstrations and practice with supervision”

How will participants apply the knowledge and skills from the workshop?

“Increased confidence with ellipses”

“I have learnt some of the basic procedures more thoroughly and would be confident to perform”

“More confident with different types of sutures”

“Better planned closures”

Further information

Please contact gpderm@dermcoll.edu.au