Dr Stuart Adamson
Stuart Adamson is a rural GP practicing skin cancer medicine in Geraldton Western Australia where he has lived for the past 15 years. As a commercial pilot he flies rural outreach trips with skin cancer screening clinics at towns and mine sites throughout the Midwest, Murchison and Goldfields of WA. Formerly a board member of Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine he has joined the research committee of the Skin Cancer College Australasia and is passionate about establishing a national nmsc database. An examiner with the RACGP and medical educator with WAGPET – he thoroughly enjoys medical education and hands on training – particular with respect to skin cancer medicine and cutaneous surgery.
Dr Greg Canning
MBBS, MMed, DipRACOG, FRACGP, IDD, FSCCA
Greg is a full-time primary care skin cancer practitioner at Hermit Park Clinic and Skin Cancer Care, Townsville, Tropical North Queensland.
After almost 20 years as a family GP Greg completed the Master of Medicine Degree in the field of Primary Cancer Medicine at the University of Queensland in 2007. In July 2008, he was awarded the International Dermoscopy Diploma (with Distinction) from the Medical University Graz, Austria. He is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand.
Greg is passionate about medical education for GP’s, other heath professionals and the public and sees this as the key to reducing deaths and disablement from skin cancer, Australia’s most common form of cancer.
Dr Damien Foong
Dr Damien Foong was the founding member of ACSCM and has held positions as Vice-President and now President of ACSCM for the past three years. Damien has played a key role in bringing to fruition the dream of the general membership in merging the colleges. He has also been the Medical Director / CEO of a corporate group of skin cancer clinics whose parent company is on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Damien is active in research and is currently into novel techniques utilising confocal laser microscope; collaboration with international research groups. Damien is also actively engaged with politicians on a state and federal level plus their associated bureaucrats. A key focus for Damien at present is seeking new Medicare item numbers for skin cancer medicine.
Dr Richard Johns
MBBS, FRACGP, FSCCA
Dr Richard Johns began his medical career as a GP and has been in full-time skin cancer practice for nine years. His practice is located in Kenmore, Brisbane and provides a full range of services including PDT and total body photography. Richard is currently participating in a research project with the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and is a member of the Qld Skin Cancer Prevention Working Group. In addition he is a foundation member and past President of the Skin Cancer Society Australia and the Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand. He is the current interim President of the Skin Cancer College Australasia.
Richard has been actively involved over several years as a presenter and organiser for Skin Cancer Conferences, workshops and the highly regarded SCCANZ International Dermoscopy Masterclass.
Richard considers the following to be important areas of focus for the College:
- To be a leading, financially independent college respected by professional peers
- To be able to influence government and other industry stakeholders on behalf of members
- To explore the frontiers of research and management of skin cancer
- To provide world leading skin cancer education to doctors and general public
Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear
Dr Jonsson-Lear trained in South Africa and obtained MBChB in 1976. She emigrated to Australia in 1999 and has since acquired the following degrees: FRACGP, FACRRM, M.Med in Primary Skin Cancer Care and is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College Australasia.
Isabelle is a grass roots rural procedure GP currently located in Kingaroy, Queensland. She has many years of rural experience both here and in South Africa and understands the difficulties of being an OTD and the lack of access to a peer support group and assistance.
One of her aims is to empower GPs with procedural skills especially in skin cancer and to help train those who do not possess the necessary skills. She is devoted to education and is an established educator with University of QLD, Bond University and John Flynn Medical School.
Dr Philip Keith Monnington
MB, ChB, FRNZCGP, MMed
Keith graduated from the University of Manchester Medical School in 1972. He moved to Australia in 1973 and held positions at Rockhampton and Ipswich Base Hospitals, which included some plastic surgical training. Keith entered general practice in Capalaba in 1976. Moving to New Zealand in 1991, he joined the Te Puke Medical Centre where he practised until October 2013, performing 60% of the skin cancer surgery in an eight doctor practice.
In 2007 he entered the University of Queensland Master of Medicine, graduating in 2009, and completed the Australian Diploma of Dermoscopy in 2009.
- GPSI credentialed at advanced plus level, Western Bay of Plenty Minor Skin Surgery Service.
- Director, Treasurer and member of the education committee, Skin Cancer College Australasia
- Triage and Grading consultant, Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance, New Zealand
Previous skin cancer related positions:
- Board member, Bay of Plenty District Health Board GP triaged skin surgery pilot.
- Triage and Grading person as above
- Member, establishment board and credentialing committee, Western Bay of Plenty Minor Skin Surgery Service
- Treasurer, Skin Cancer Collegiate Association of New Zealand
- Member of the Amalgamation Board for SCCA
Dr John Pyne
Dr Pyne is a graduate of Sydney University with 26 years clinical experience. He holds a Master of Medicine Degree (Skin Cancer) UQ 2007. PhD (Thesis: Dermoscopy correlations with histopathology in BCC and SCC) UQ 2013.
He is currently the Program Director and Senior Lecturer in Master of Medicine Degree (Skin Cancer) at University of Queensland and is a Fellow of SCCA (2009). John is the current President of SCCA. He practices fulltime skin cancer medicine in the southern suburbs of Sydney.