Australasian Skin Cancer Congress

28 – 30 May 2021

The Star, Gold Coast, Queensland

Better Together

Congress 2021 – May 28th-30th

Better Together

Congress 2021 is scheduled for May 28th to 30th at The Star Gold Coast and will be a hybrid event!

Wherever you are, you can access this world-class event either in person or virtually!

Are you passionate about skin cancer medicine? Do you want to know the latest in primary care diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions? Go ahead and lock these dates in now!

You can be assured we will bring you the biggest annual event in skin cancer medicine in the Australasian region. Expect a program full of valuable, practical information and many opportunities to catch up and share with your peers either in person or virtually. Click the orange Registration tab above to see full details.

Further details of our exciting line up of topics and speakers will be released soon.

Featured Speakers

Associate Professor Alex Menzies  

Neoadjuvant Therapy and the implications in primary care

How does recent research on neoadjuvant therapy from Melanoma Institute Australia affect primary care practitioners? With most melanomas being diagnosed in the primary care setting what are the implications for referral pathways, potential impact on treatment options and patient management?

Associate Professor Jonathan Stretch AM

The Shave Biopsy Debate

It’s a commonly used technique, but what are the pros and cons? This panel session features Surgical Oncologist and Deputy Medical Director, Melanoma Institute Australia, A/Prof Professor Jonathan Stretch as well as dermatopathologist Dr Blake O’Brien and a skin cancer GP to discuss.

Professor Rachel Neale

Sun exposure – How much is enough?
This update from the March 2021 Sun Exposure Summit featuring A/Prof Rachel Neale, the head of the Cancer and Aetiology Group at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, will inform how you advise your patients about healthy sun exposure.

Dr Blake O’Brien 

The Shave Biopsy Debate
Dr Blake O’Brien
will be presenting a Dermatopathologists perspective in our panel session on the Shave Biopsy Debate. He will be joined by Surgical Oncologist and Deputy Medical Director, Melanoma Institute Australia, A/Prof Professor Jonathan Stretch and a skin cancer GP to discuss.

Dr James Bricknell  

Field treatment for Actinic Keratosis. 
Topical treatment with a Calcipotriol/5-FU mix can be a game changer.
Learn the practical tips to achieve increased patient satisfaction and compliance.

Professor Tarl Prow

Drug repurposing for skin cancer treatment. 

Taking a fresh look at proven and trusted drugs can have unexpected results. Professor Tarl Prow, PhD, Medical Microtechnology Laboratory Head, University of South Australia, will outline how a chance discovery may have a positive change on the future treatment of SCC.

Dr Ian Katz

Probability for skin cancer doctors.

Dermatopathologist from Southern Sun Pathology, Dr Ian Katz, will update on probability for skin cancer doctors. What do measures of sensitivity and specificity actually mean?

Dr Eric Khoo

The role of radiotherapy for field change (IEC) skin and other skin cancers.

Dr Eric Khoo, Radiation Oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre, Gold Coast will address radiotherapy as a treatment modality. Learn which patients to refer, the pros and cons of this treatment paradigm and the broader role of radiotherapy in other less common skin cancer subtypes.

Brand new concept Congress Dinner

At last! This is your chance to catch up with friends and colleagues.
Join us for this brand new concept Congress Dinner- The Chill Out Together Alfreso Dinner- relaxed and under the stars on a cool Queensland evening!

Date: Saturday May 29th 
Time: 7.00pm
Location: Poolside at The Star
Cost: $125

 Congress Welcome Drinks

Join us in the exhibitor marquee on the opening night of this year’s Congress to mix and mingle with your peers. Plan for a wonderful night re-connecting with colleagues and friends. 

Date: Friday May 28th 
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Exhibitor Marquee
Cost: Included in conference ticket
Additional Guest: $65

Congress Registration FAQ’s

If my situation changes and I cannot attend due to COVID restrictions, is Congress 2021 registration refundable?

If national or state government pandemic restrictions* prevent your in-person attendance at Congress 2021:

  • Your in-person event registration will be converted to a virtual event registration. No charge will apply for this change.
  • If you have purchased tickets to the Congress Dinner to be held at The Star on 29 May, they will be refunded in full.
  • If you have purchased tickets to the Welcome Drinks to be held at The Star on 28 May, they will be refunded in full. 

*applies to restrictions in force up to and including 26 May 2021.

What happens to my registration if the in-person event cannot go ahead at The Star Gold Coast due to COVID?

If national or state government pandemic restrictions* prevent Congress 2021 from being held at The Star Gold Coastthe event will proceed in a fully virtual format. 

All registrations will revert to virtual and you will have online access to the recorded content for 12 months after the event.
All in-person event registrations will be converted to virtual registration. No charge will apply for this change.
If you have purchased tickets to the Congress Dinner to be held at The Star on 29 May, they will be refunded in full.
If you have purchased tickets to the Welcome Drinks to be held at The Star on 28 May, they will be refunded in full.

*applies to restrictions announced up to and including 26 May 2021.

What if I change my mind and want to attend in-person? Or vice versa?

You can change your Congress 2021 registration from in-person to virtual or vice versa up to 5.00pm (AEST) 7 May 2021. No charge will apply.
After this date, the mode of attendance cannot be changed, except because of Government imposed pandemic restrictions, or at the discretion of SCCA.

What if I want to cancel my registration?

Congress 2021 registration may be cancelled by submitting a request to the SCCA via email  no later than 5.00pm (AEST) 7 May 2021. An administration fee of $250 will apply.
Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.
Congress 2021 registration may be transferred to another person at no extra charge.

What COVID measures will be in place for delegate well-being?

The Star Gold Coast have safety as their first priority. Information about their COVIDSafe Plan can be found here.

Why is in-person and virtual event registration the same price?

We are pleased to be able to provide both in-person and virtual attendance options at Australasian Skin Cancer Congress in 2021. This means, regardless of national or state government COVID restrictions, we can provide skin cancer medicine professionals with access to this leading event regardless of their location of travel preferences.

The cost of the resources and technical input required to provide virtual access is not dissimilar to the hosting cost for in-person attendees. Therefore we are able to offer equal cost registration options for all delegates whether they choose to attend in-person or virtually.

Here are the Registration Terms and Conditions

Here’s what our delegates said about our 2020 Virtual Skin Symposium

Great way of keeping our knowledge up to date. Very flexible and affordable this way.

Really useful and timely topics from excellent presenters, thank you

Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.

Here’s what our delegates said about our 2019 Congress

This is an excellent conference. Do not change a thing.

Very well organised and delivered, has included topics very relevant to our day to day practice

Fantastic congress this year - really enjoyed it and got so much out of it