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Skin Health Institute
GP Dermoscopy Workshop, 1 Aug 2020

GP Dermoscopy Workshop, 1 Aug 2020

8:20AM - 1:30PM Saturday 1st August 2020
Online using Zoom
Registrations for this event are now closed.

Given COVID-19 we will be conducting this course online using Zoom.   There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and general discussion, maintaining a high degree of interaction.  The course retains its accreditation with the RACGP and the ACRRM.  All those attending will qualify for those professional development points and course certificates..

Fees have been deeply discounted given the cost savings of online delivery (was $320/$275, now $220/$160).

This is a Saturday morning workshop to upskill general practitioners in dermoscopy, and the use of dermatoscopes, developed by senior consultant dermatologists at the Skin Health Institute in Melbourne.

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. See Testimonials about our GP workshops.

By the end of this workshop, GPs will confidently be able to:

  • Explain the principles of dermoscopy
  • Use a dermatoscope to diagnose common skin lesions: seborrhoeic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, In-situ SCC, vascular lesions, dermatofibromas.
  • Use a dermatoscope to diagnose benign melanocytic naevi
  • Use a dermatoscope to diagnose suspicious pigmented lesions (melanoma, in-situ melanoma)
  • Describe the limitations of dermoscopy (Patient safety)


Associate Professor Alvin Chong graduated MBBS and obtained a Master of Medicine degree by Research from the University of Melbourne. In 2003 he became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He served on the Board of Examiners for the College of Dermatologists as Victorian Censor from 2016 to 2018.

Assoc. Professor Chong's public clinical appointments are Specialist Dermatologist and Director of Education at the Skin Health Institute and Director of Dermatology Education at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. He is also the Head of the Transplant Dermatology Clinic at the Skin Health Institute. He has an appointment at the University of Melbourne as Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, where he has a profile as an international authority on skin cancers in immunosuppressed patients. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, textbook chapters and was associate editor of the sub-specialty textbook "Transplant Dermatology: Skin Disease in Organ Transplant Recipients", published by Cambridge University Press. He has been invited to present on this topic nationally and internationally.

Assoc. Professor Chong is a member of the Skin Cancer Prevention Framework Steering Committee and Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Expert Working Group, Department of Health, Victoria, where he helped to draft the optimal care pathway for people with non-melanoma skin cancer. He was part of the Working Party to establish the Australian Cancer Network Guidelines for the Management of Non-melanoma Skin Cancers.

Assoc. Prof. Chong is strongly committed to undergraduate and post-graduate education. He is a member of the prestigious Melbourne Medical School Academy of Clinical Teachers and has coordinated and facilitated many workshops upskilling doctors on the management of skin cancer and skin diseases.


Dr Roberts will also be presenting at this GP workshop, and has been actively involved in its development.

Dr Roberts is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree through the University of Melbourne and undertook specialist training at many tertiary referral hospitals including the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.

He has a special interest in the early detection and management of skin cancer and has published numerous articles on this topic in peer reviewed journals.

He is a consultant dermatologist at the Victorian Melanoma Service, a multidisciplinary melanoma unit at the Alfred Hospital and also attends the melanoma clinic at the Skin Health Institute.

Dr Roberts is currently the Director of Training for the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists as well as a member of the College's National Trainee Committee.


All attendees with receive a course certificate.  Members of the RACGP or ACRRM will also receive those CPD points.


The Skin Health Institute is an accredited education provider and is formally affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

This workshop has been accredited by the RACGP as a CPD Activity (formerly known as Cat 2) for 9 CPD points in the 2020-2022 Triennium. (ID: 192388)


The ACRRM has accredited this workshop for 8 Educational Activity PDP points.  (ID: 20346)


In response to Covid-19, this course will be conducted online using Zoom.  You will enjoy the same interactivity, and opportunities for questions and discussion with the consultant dermatologists, but from the comfort of your home or office, and without the need to travel.

The course retains its accreditation with the RACGP and the ACRRM.  All those attending will qualify for those professional development points.

After you register, you will immediately receive a tax receipt by email.  We will follow this up with an email that will provide you with the link to join the course.  (You will need to have a camera and microphone on your computer to enable you to participate.)

The fees for this workshop have been substantially discounted given the savings achieved by going online  (was $320/$275, now $220/$160).

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made on or before 3 July 2020 will incur a $50 administration fee.

Cancellations made after 3 July and on or before 15 July 2020 will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

There will be no refunds after that date.


We are indebted to our sponsors for their support of this education program.  We would find it difficult to run these without their support. . Please show them your appreciation too.