Practical Procedures in Skin Cancer | Sydney | Eligible for 40 Cat 1 CPD Points

Practical Procedures in Skin Cancer – Sydney

GPs play a vital role in the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancers, with around two thirds of Australians experiencing a non-melanoma skin cancer during their lifetime. GPs also play an important role in co-ordinating the care of more difficult to treat skin cancers, such as melanoma, which is the fourth most diagnosed cancer in Australia (AIHW, 2016).

This workshop will assist you hone your skills in timely detection of suspicious skin lesions, and perform the crucial skill of skin sampling and biopsy. Learn about new treatment options, and expand the services available for your patients in a primary care setting, as well as identifying when to refer for specialist review.

Date: 29th October, 2016

Location: University of Technology – Level 7, Building 4, Thomas Street, Ultimo

Program Overview:


Category 1 ALM (Part A)
Practise Suturing and Scalpel skills

  • Local anaesthesia, including simple nerve or digital blocks
  • Biopsy techniques – punch and shave biopsies
  • Techniques for surgical excisions – simple ellipses
  • Suturing and knot tying
  • Simple flaps
  • Post-operative care – dealing with complications


Category 1 ALM & Category 2 (Part B)
Beyond Blemishes and Barnacles

  • Management of premalignant lesions
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Melanoma skin cancers




Assoc. Prof. Maurice Brygel

MBBS FRACS DA General Surgeon, Masada Private Hospital and Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne Director, Melbourne Hernia Clinic and Melbourne Haemorrhoid and Rectal Bleeding Clinic

Dr Deshan Sebaratnam

MBBS(Hons) MMed (Clin Epi) Dermatology Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Clinical Associate Lecturer, University of Sydney ӏӏ Clinical Academic, Kings College London



Contact our Education Team directly

Francesca Lawrence
PH: 02 8484-0896
FAX: 02 8484 0777


Seminar venue

  • University of Technology - Faculty of Science Building 4, Level (Crn Thomas and Harris Streets) Ultimo

RACGP accreditation

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ACRRM accreditation

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