Melanoma Genetic Testing Workshop

Date: Friday 26 May 2023
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Room: C3.3
Cost: Free

Please register via the main registration form.

Details: One in ten melanoma patients will have an affected first degree relative and 10-20% of those will have a significant family history. Over a dozen genes have been identified in association with familial melanoma and 90% of cases that test positive will carry a mutation in CDKN2A. Recent systematic reviews show that genetic testing for hereditary melanoma is not associated with any psychological distress. Furthermore, there is evidence of improved primary and secondary preventative behaviours following testing. In addition, identifying a causal mutation in an affected family member allows for genetic testing in unaffected family members, to ensure that they receive appropriate screening to improve early detection.

Using brief didactic sessions, observational and participatory role plays, counselling aides and example testing/results forms, this workshop will empower clinicians to:
– Advance pedigree taking and assessment skills
– Increase confidence at evaluating personal and family history for risk assessment
– Understand the components which need to be addressed in a pre-test session
– Be familiar with how to order genetic testing for melanoma
– Understand the possible post-test result types and how to explain them
– Recognise where and when to refer to clinical genetics’ services

This workshop will not be available on-demand.

DEBRA Australia Health Professionals Symposium

Date: Friday 26 May 2023
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Room: C3.2
Cost: $100.00 per person

Details: Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of inherited diseases that are characterised by blistering lesions on the skin and mucous membranes. While EB is rare, it is expected to affect up to 1000 patients in Australia. DEBRA Australia, a patient organisation for individuals and families living with EB, is pleased to invite all health professionals, including nurses, dermatologists, scientists, and other specialists to our annual symposium focused on skin blistering disease Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

As a patient organisation, DEBRA Australia works closely with Australian Collage of Dermatology to ensure continual education of health professionals and our DEBRA Australia Health Professional Symposium 2023 promises to deliver latest updates on multidisciplinary care of EB patients, research developments, clinical trials and clinical practice guidelines developed by DEBRA International. All participants will be able to claim CPD points and attain a certificate of completion. DEBRA Australia will also be providing travel grants for nurses, clinical registrars and students who wish to attend but are based outside of Sydney. For more information about the EB, DEBRA Australia or our travel grants please visit our website

More details on the workshop program and registration link will be posted here and on our website in early 2023. The registration process and travel grant applications will be open from March 2023. If you have any questions about this workshop or registration, please feel free to email us

This workshop will not be available on-demand.

10th Annual Patch Test Training Day

Date: Friday 26 May 2023
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Room: C2.5 & C2.6

Nurses and registrars
Early Bird: $180.00
Full rate: $200.00

Early Bird: $280.00
Full rate: $300.00

Please register via the main registration form.

This workshop will be available on-demand.

CPR Course

Date: Friday 26 May 2023
Time: Session 1 – 11:00am – 1:00pm & Session 2 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Room: C3.6
Venue: ICC Sydney
Cost: No charge, please register for this via the main registration form.

Eczema Update Day

Date: Friday 26 May 2023
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Room: C3.4 & C3.5
Cost: Free

Please register via the main registration form.

This workshop will not be available on-demand.

Towards culture change in work-based assessments: Preliminary findings and potential approaches

Date: Saturday 27 May 2023
Time: 1:45pm – 3:15pm
Room: C3.6
Cost: Free

Please register via the main registration form.

Details: This workshop will present the main findings from a review of the Australasian College of Dermatologist’s (ACD) Work-based Assessment program led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), supported by an internal College Working Group. This project reviewed the current clinical work-based assessment formats, interviewed supervisors and trainees, and analysed the relevant scholarly literature to identify strengths of the current work-based assessment program and suggest potential areas of improvement. A key finding is that the current culture of work-based assessment could benefit from placing a greater focus on the value of such assessment for trainee learning and opportunities for expert feedback, with supervisors being enabled and positioned to act more as mentors than examiners. The need for culture change around work-based assessment practice is not specific to the ACD, and is a common finding in the international scholarly literature concerning professional training programs. It is, however, a significant challenge to shift a traditional assessment culture towards an assessment for learning model, while still meeting the necessary summative (i.e. decisions about trainee competence and progress) function of assessment. This workshop will seek to brainstorm with audience members key ideas and potential approaches for improving the current ACD assessment system.

The workshop will be delivered by and is for ACD Supervisors only:
Dr Cate Scarff – FACD, Department of Medical Education – The University of Melbourne
Dr Kate Reid, Senior Research Fellow – Education Policy and Practice – Australian Council for Educational Research
Mr Neville Chiavaroli, Principal Research Fellow, Assessment & Selection – Australian Council for Educational Research

This workshop will not be available on-demand.

Contact Us

If you have queries regarding the ACD ASM 2023 meeting, please contact the Conference Office.

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Unit 17, 3 Westside Avenue
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
T: +61 (0)3 9417 1350

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australasian College of Dermatologists acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land the ICC Sydney stands, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.