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.
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.
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.
- 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
Melanoma Management — Skin Checks, Biopsies and New Therapies (26 mins of CPD)
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