What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like! 10 minute quiz is included

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Early diagnosis and the ideal management of melanoma is essential for a good prognosis. In this practical presentation from the Melanoma Institute Australia, Dr Annika Smith, outlines how to identify high risk patients, key steps in conducting effective skin checks, effective options for treatment and the ideal biopsy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the diagnosis of melanoma 
  • Identify high risk patients and effective types of examination 
  • Understand dermatological adjuncts: Dermoscopy, algorithms and digital monitoring 
  • Discuss the various treatment options for melanoma and nature of effective follow up procedures

About the Expert

Dr Annika Smith

Dr Annika Smith is a Consultant Dermatologist at St Vincent’s and Westmead Hospitals, the Melanoma Institute Australia and the Skin Hospital Darlinghurst. Dr Smith has undertaken fellowships at the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology London, followed by further sub-speciality training in New York. She has a special interest in skin cancer diagnostics, management and prevention and complex medical dermatology.

Educational content supported by

Melanoma Institute Australia

Melanoma Institute Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to minimising the impact of melanoma through innovative research, treatment and education programs. MIA is a national affiliated network of melanoma researchers and clinicians based in Sydney at the Poche Centre – the world’s largest melanoma research and treatment facility. It’s from here that our specialists pioneer new research, conduct clinical trials, develop new treatments and promote awareness of melanoma and where our clinics treat 1,500 melanoma patients each year.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Melanoma Management — Skin Checks, Biopsies and Therapies

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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