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Nailing it! Diagnosing and treating common nail disorders

Nailing it! Diagnosing and treating common nail disorders

7:00PM - 9:00PM Monday 13th September 2021
Registrations for this event are now closed.

Nailing it! Diagnosing and treating common nail disorders

The Skin Health Institute is proud to bring you part five of our 5-part series, providing an opportunity for GPs and GP registrars to upskill in the examination, diagnosis and management of nail disorders.

Co-hosted and facilitated by Dr Anneliese Willems FRACGP, Dr Jane Li, FACD,  A/Prof Anne Howard, MBBS FRACP FACD, A/Prof Johannes Kern, MD PHD ICDP-UEMS (DERMPATH) FEBDV FACD and Dr Hope Dinh specialist dermatologists. 

This  workshop will upskill GPs and GP trainees in the assessment and management of a variety of nail conditions.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common nail terminology
  • Outline common nail disorders that may present to general practice, and how these may reflect underlying presentations of systemic disease
  • Detail the investigations available for diagnosing nail conditions
  • Recognise red flags in longitudinal melanonychia which may indicate melanoma

This GP Workshop is suitable for all GPs and GP registrars or trainees, whatever the level of experience. Developed and taught by experienced specialist dermatologist educators, these workshops are a perfect opportunity to skill up.

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Nailing it! Diagnosing and treating common nail disorders

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MEET THE speakers

Dr Jane Li, FACD

Dr Jane Li is an Australian-trained Consultant Dermatologist and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology (FACD). Dr Li undertook dermatology training at major hospitals in Victoria, including the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Austin Hospital, the Alfred Hospital, Box Hill Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Her academic achievements throughout training include being awarded the President’s Medal for Pharmacology, the Kossard Award for Dermatopathology, and an international scholarship from the American Academy of Dermatology.

A/Prof Anne Howard, MBBS FRACP FACD

Associate Professor Anne Howard is a dermatologist with more than 30 years experience. She qualified as a physician before doing dermatology training. She was head of Dermatology at Western Hospital until 2020, head of Dermatology at the Womens hospital until 2019, and now consults at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Skin Health Institute as well running a private practice in Footscray.

Anne was the first female president of the Australasian college of Dermatologists and is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at Melbourne University. Special interests include nail disease, skin cancer, skin disease associated with internal disease, women’s and children’s skin problems.


A/Prof Johannes Kern is a trained as dermatologist and dermatopathologist, including skin surgery at the University of Freiburg (Germany). He successfully completed the Skin Health Institute’s Advanced Surgical Training Program and is accredited for advanced surgery.

He has an interest in nail disease including surgery of the nail unit. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Head of Clinical Research Dermatology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Hope Dinh, MBBS FACD

Dr. Dinh is a Dermatologist who has completed all her medical training in Melbourne (her home town!), rotating through both adult and paediatric medicine postings. Her areas of special interest include the medical and surgical management of skin cancers and melanoma, acne, eczema, psoriasis with treatments such as phototherapy and biologics, hair loss and nail conditions, nail conditions, vulval dermatological conditions, paediatric dermatology, complex medical dermatology, hyperhidrosis and cosmetic dermatology (including laser, injectables and cosmeceuticals). 

She has also trained overseas in Singapore at the National Skin Centre for 6 months of the Australian dermatology training program, gaining invaluable insights into skin conditions in a wide variety of ethnicities. She is a member of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and has a public hospital appointment at The Alfred Hospital with a special interest in connective tissue disease and also at The Skin Health Institute (formally known as the Skin & Cancer Foundation) in Carlton with the Nail clinic. 



Dr Anneliese Willems is a Melbourne-based general practitioner with a special interest in dermatology. She is passionate about enhancing education in skin disease and promoting interprofessional collaboration between treating practitioners. As a part of her enthusiasm for education, she has worked as a medical educator in both general practice training and undergraduate medical education over the past 5 years. She is looking forward to joining the Skin Health Institute as a research fellow in 2021.



The Skin Health Institute is an RACGP CPD Education Provider.

RACGP Accreditation points for this workshop are currently pending. 


ACRRM accreditation points for this activity are currently pending.

If you are an ACRRM member, please enter your ACRRM number where shown when registering.


This event is pay as you feel. Upon confirming your registration, you will be asked if you would like to donate. Please feel free to donate whichever amount you feel is appropriate. 

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