Congress 2021 – May 28th-30th
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.
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.
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 Coast, the 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.
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’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”