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September 14, 2013 / molehunter

Advanced dermoscopy day conference, Winchester Guildhall Friday 18th October

Still plenty of places for our advanced dermoscopy course. Print off and post application form with cheque, details below.

Dermoscopy day conference

Revision and refresher in dermoscopy for dermatologists, head and neck/plastic surgeons, SPRs, GPs and specialist nurses

Friday 18th October, the Guildhall, Winchester
King Alfred suite
Registration from 08.30 conference 09.30-16.30

Presentations by 4 experienced dermoscopy teachers
Dr Stephen Hayes GPwSI in Dermatology, Southampton
Dr Catriona Henderson Dermatologist, skin cancer lead, Southampton
Dr Birgit Pees Dermatologist, Southampton
Dr Tony Downs, skin cancer lead Dermatologist, Exeter.

Early diagnosis of melanoma skin cancer is the key to patient survival but most skin lesions presenting to the GP are benign. They cannot and need not all be referred on the 2 week wait. Dermoscopy with adequate training is proven to help deliver effective lesion triage by effectively screening out the majority of lesions which are benign: a win-win-win for patients, doctors and commissioners.
This course is designed for doctors and nurses with a reasonable knowledge of dermoscopy who wish to consolidate and sharpen their skills. It is aimed at SPRs/trainees in dermatology and plastic surgery, GPs with an interest, specialist nurses and other doctors whose work brings them into contact with patients who are concerned about skin lesions. NB we will not turn keen beginners away but would advise doing some pre-course study or it may be too difficult for you.
Suggested on line resources for pre-course work include the International Dermoscopy Society, dermoscopy videos on YouTube (just type ‘dermoscopy’ in the search bar) by renowned world experts like Argenziano, Zalaudek, Marghoob, Braun, Habif and McColl, and the Primary Care Dermatology Society web site at .
08.30 registration and coffee
9.30 Dr Stephen Hayes Introduction and overview of recent dermoscopy evidence
09.45 Dr Anthony Downs overview and revision of general dermoscopy with case presentations
10.45 Refreshments and equipment demonstrations
11.15 Dr Anthony Downs case discussions continued
12.15 Dr Catriona Henderson dysplastic and atypical naevi
12.45 lunch and equipment demonstration
13.30 Dr Birgit Pees melanoma sub types including hypopigmented and facial lesions
14.00 Dr Stephen Hayes dermoscopic vessel patterns in benign and malignant skin lesions
14.30 Dr Catriona Henderson presentation and discussion of difficult cases
15. 00 refreshment break and equipment demonstration
15.20 Dr Birgit Pees ‘sheep in wolves clothing’: benign lesions that initially appear malignant.
15.50 Dr Stephen Hayes interactive diagnostic quiz
16.30 finish.

Application form
Cheque payable to South Coast Dermoscopy Associates
96 Winchester Street,
Hampshire SO30 2AA.

Name Address Email

I enclose payment for £95 if application before 31st August/£110 thereafter. Refund less £25 administration fee payable for cancellations.
Apart from making a copy to my personal device for private study, I undertake not to copy, post/upload or otherwise distribute the course materials on USB key that I will receive on the day.

Signature date

A receipt will be emailed when this application form and payment are received but to minimise administration expenses no further communications will be sent. Educational accreditation is being applied for and a certificate of attendance will be given. Any updates or further details will be posted on Dr Hayes’ blog at

Stephen Hayes course organiser


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