Dr Greg Canning MBBS, MMed, DipRACOG, FRACGP, IDD, FSCCA
Greg Canning is a full-time primary care skin cancer practitioner at the Hermit Park Clinic, Townsville, Queensland. Greg began his medical career at the Townsville General Hospital in 1986 after graduating from the University of Queensland.
He worked as an intern and subsequently as a Junior House Officer and Medical Registrar. He completed the Diploma of Obstetrics RACOG and gained paediatric and general practice experience in Tasmania before entering general practice in Townsville in 1990.
In 1991 he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has been a practice principle at Hermit Park Clinic since 1992 and has been involved in training medical students and general practice registrars since that time. He is currently an accredited GP Supervisor with the Tropical Medical Training Program and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the James Cook University of Tropical North Queensland.
Greg completed the Master of Medicine 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.
He has coordinated and taught the Australian Diploma of Dermoscopy course now in its fifth year since its inception in 2008. Greg has contributed to data collection for several major JCU based studies in skin cancer. He has been in full time clinical skin cancer medicine and surgery practice since mid 2008 and uses a dedicated facility within a large group general practice.
Dr Damien Foong MBBS FSCCA
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 Philip Keith Monnington
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.
Keith has always performed excisions of skin cancers in his own practice. In 2007 he entered the University of Queensland Master of Medicine, graduating in 2009 and completed the Australian Diploma of Dermoscopy in 2009.
- Partner, Te Puke Medical Centre, where he performs 60 per cent of the skin cancer surgery in an eight doctor practice and runs a skin check clinic.
- GPSI credentialed at advanced plus level, Western Bay of Plenty Minor Skin Surgery Service.
- Secretary/treasurer, Skin Cancer Collegiate Association of New Zealand, elected as their representative for the merger of the 3 colleges.
- Interim treasurer, and chair of the education committee, Skin Cancer College Australasia
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
Aims for the Skin Cancer College Australasia: I have previously been a member of both Australian skin cancer colleges. I wish to see a unified trans-Tasman skin cancer college established to provide education for doctors treating skin cancer, provide advocacy for College members, set standards in skin cancer practice, and encourage research, without the divisive politics of the past.