Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd May 2022

Tech, Trends and Treatments’

Skin Cancer College Australasia is proud to host the largest skin cancer event in the Australasian region with our Australasian Skin Cancer Congress. Join us in-person or virtually from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd May at The Star Gold Coast!

In 2021 we welcomed 200 in-person delegates and 200 virtual delegates for this important annual event. Join us in 2022 as we discover the latest Tech, Trends and Treatments in primary care skin cancer medicine.

We welcome delegates from Australia, New Zealand and around the globe to enjoy our exciting hybrid program offering a wealth of the latest cutting-edge practical and research knowledge in skin cancer medicine.

Our program will include presentations from primary care practitioners, oncologists, researchers and pathologists, many of whom are global thought leaders in skin cancer medicine – the people who influence the future of skin cancer medicine diagnosis and treatment.

Register now for our 2022 Congress
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Featured Speakers

Dr Ashfaq A. Marghoob

Director of Clinical Dermatology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre – New York. MD.

Dr Marghoob is a leading global dermatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the skin. He is the director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s regional skin cancer clinic based in New York. His research interests are focused on the use of imaging instruments such as photography, dermoscopy, and confocal laser microscopy to recognize skin cancer early in its development.

Professor Eggert Stockfleth

Head of European Skin Cancer Foundation.

Professor Eggert Stockfleth is Head of The Skin Cancer Center Charité, Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology at the Charité – University Medical Center Berlin, and Head of the European Skin Cancer Foundation (ESCF).  In 2008 he was one of the founders of the European Skin Cancer Foundation, which assists in developing and providing standardized treatments on a European level
His research on dermatology, oncology and particularly skin cancer, has been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals.

A/Prof Louisa Gordon

Group lead – Health economics, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Associate Professor Gordon is a health economist and Senior Research Fellow at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Public Health and an MPH from Queensland University of Technology and Bachelor of Economics from University of New England, NSW.  Her research is devoted to evaluating the cost-effectiveness of healthcare interventions in cancer, the financial burdens of cancer survivors and the economics of cancer prevention.

Associate Professor Victoria Mar

Director of Victorian Melanoma Service. MBBS (Hons), FACD, PhD.

A/Prof Mar is the Director of the Victorian Melanoma Service at The Alfred and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She is a Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Group board member, Clinical Lead for the Melanoma Clinical Outcomes Registry and Victorian Lead for the Australian Centre of Excellence for Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis.

Professor Gerald Fogarty

Radiation Oncologist.

Professor Gerald Fogarty is a Radiation Oncologist with a special interest in the treatment of skin disorders. He trained at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia’s largest cancer centre. He has held positions as Director of Radiation Oncology at St Vincent’s Hospital and Mater Hospitals, Sydney. He has over 180 publications. He authored the radiotherapy section of the 2019 NHMRC National Clinical Practice Guidelines for Keratinocyte Cancer. He has held several new applications for RT including extended skin field cancerisation the adaptive split course for locally advanced skin cancers in the elderly.  

Dr Aideen McInerney-Leo

Group Leader – Integrating Genomics into Medicine, University of Queensland

Dr Aideen McInerney-Leo trained as a genetic counsellor and currently chairs the HGSA accreditation committee for genetic counselling MSc programs. Her research program explores attitudes towards genetic testing together with the acceptability and efficacy of educational modalities for patients and clinicians alike. A particularly relevant area of focus is genetic testing for familial melanoma.

Associate Professor Michael Hughes

Clinical Director of Northern Surgical Oncology MBBS (Hons) USyd., FRACS.

A/Prof Michael Hughes is a Surgical Oncologist with over 30 years experience. His expertise includes the management of melanoma as well as advanced and rare non-melanoma skin cancers. Michael is an affiliate of the Melanoma Institute Australia. Michael has number of significant leadership roles including the Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, the University of Sydney.

Dr Susan Shedda

Medical Advisor, Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Susan Shedda is a medical advisor in the Medical Devices Authorisation Branch of the TGA in the Department of Health, and is based in Melbourne. She has an interest in the regulation of software and new technologies. She is also a colorectal surgeon with clinical appointments at The Royal Melbourne, Epworth and Melbourne Private Hospitals. She is deputy senior examiner in General Surgery and is immediate past Chair of the Victorian State Committee at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

Dr Amelia Smit

Cancer Epidemiologist, Daffodil Centre.

Dr Amelia Smit (PhD, MPH, BA[HonsI]) is an early career cancer epidemiologist at the Daffodil Centre, a joint venture between Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney. Her PhD generated evidence to guide the translation of genomics into improved melanoma prevention and early detection in the population, and her current research focuses on communicating risk-tailored skin cancer prevention and early detection advice to patients and the community, including strategies to support health professionals.

Dr. William Butcher

Vascular Surgeon. MBBCh FCS (SA) FRCS (Edin) FRACS.

Dr. Butcher has been in vascular practice for 25 years, training initially in South Africa and then in the United Kingdom before coming to Australia 10 years ago.  He has vascular fellowships in all three countries and based on the Gold Coast.  Will Butcher has experience in all aspects of vascular surgery, with a special interest in wound management.

Dr Vin Rajeswaran

Skin Cancer GP, SCCA Director

Vin became a Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014 after completing his medical degree in India and surgical training in England. He moved to Australia in 2006 for surgical training. After training in skin cancer medicine under Dr Phil Hayden, he became a passionate educator and advocate of mentorship in skin cancer medicine. Vin owns and runs one of the largest AGPAL accredited teaching skin cancer clinics in Australia. This practice is leading the way in AI and full body mapping of skin lesions with the most up to date technology available. He is passionate about facilitating skin cancer clinic accreditation, skin cancer business mentorship and Clinical Attachments for Doctors doing advanced clinical certificates.

A/Prof Sid Baxi

MBBS, GAICD, FRANZCR Regional Medical Director – Gold Coast

A/Prof Sid Baxi is a Radiation Oncologist and Regional Medical Director at GenesisCare Gold Coast. He works within the clinical oncology network of specialists at John Flynn Hospital, and in the Southport, Tweed and Pindara regions. His academic links are with Griffith University and Menzies School of Health Research.  A/Prof Baxi is a member of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology branch of our medical college, RANZCR, and Chair of the Targeting Cancer Campaign.

Dr Andrew Hill


Dr Hill is a Medical Oncology Specialist working publicly at Gold Coast University Hospital and privately at Tasman Health Care with accreditation at Gold Coast Private Hospital, Pindara Private Hospital and John Flynn Private Hospital. He works in a collegial peer reviewed environment, holds an academic title at Griffith University and is a Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials at Tasman Oncology Research Ltd.

Dr Charles Ayesa

Skin Cancer GP, ICON Cancer Centre. FSCCA.

Dr Ayesa’s interest in skin cancer medicine began during his GP training. He has pursued post-graduate training through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA) and attained Fellowship in 2019.  He is actively involved in the education of GPs in the field of skin cancer medicine. He is a course tutor, lecturer and Blog Author for SCCA. He is also a Senior Lecturer for the University of Queensland.  

Dr Ian Katz

Specialist Pathologist with expertise in skin cancer diagnosis and management. MBChB, BSc (Med)(Hons), FRCPA.

Dr Ian Katz, is one of Australia’s leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He is Senior pathologist at Southern Sun Pathology, Australia’s largest dedicated skin cancer dermatopathology laboratory, currently analysing approximately 10-15% of all skin cancers in Australia, the skin cancer capital of the world.

Doug Canfield

President, Canfield Scientific.

Doug Canfield is President of Canfield Scientific, one of the largest developers and manufacturers of dermatology imaging equipment, including dermatoscopes, facial imaging, total body imaging, and more. Canfield researches and develops automated analysis systems for their products using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Dr Ian McColl

Consultant Dermatologist, John Flynn Private Hospital. B.Sc. M.B Ch.B. F.A.C.D.

Dr McColl runs the Australian Institute of Dermatology,  involved in online education in all areas of dermatology for Medical Students, General Practitioners, Dermatology and Pathology Registrars. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian Skin Cancer College. He is also fondly known as the “Father” and founder of the SCCA skin cancer Blog.

Dr Blake O’Brien

Consultant Dermatopathologist, Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology. MBBS (Hons 1st class), FRCPA.

Dr O’Brien is not only known for his depth of expertise in pathology, but also for his passion for education. He is a skilled teacher and communicator. He is currently an Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University and is the author of SNP’s Dermatopathology Atlas – a guide to the interpretation of dermatopathology images.

Dr Catherine Riordan

Director, Professional Review Section, Benefits Integrity and Digital Health Division, Australian Department Of Health.

Catherine is a lawyer and political scientist who has worked for a number of different regulators within the Commonwealth and NSW Governments. She currently heads the team who administers the Practitioner Review Program, a peer-led compliance intervention program, which intervenes with practitioners to protect Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and the Child Dental Benefits Scheme.

Tammy Gosling

Senior Instructional Designer, Health Professional Education, Services Australia.

Tammy is a Senior Instructional Designer who has had 10 years of experience in delivering tailored educational solutions to health professionals and medical practice staff on a wide range of Medicare programs. She is the education project lead for several government key priorities including the Health Professional Online Services program (HPOS) and the Provider Digital Access (PRODA) service. Her expertise in adult learning design ensures customer insight is acknowledged and instrumental to the high quality of educational solutions.

Program Preview

Join us Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May 2022 for the latest information in skin cancer medicine – “Tech, Trends and Treatments”

Friday 20 May 2022 - commences at 9.00am AEST
Session 1The Economics of Skin Cancer and Implications for Prevention.
Featuring A/Prof Louisa Gordon, Dr Amelia Smith followed by Panel Discussion
Session 2MBS Update for Australian Practitioners.
Session 3Skin Surgery - tips for getting it right.
Featuring Dr William Butcher and Dr Vin Rajeswaran
Session 4Skin Cancer Medicine - Past Present and Future:
Featuring Dr Ian McColl
5.00pm Onwards- Special Welcome Drinks in Sponsor MarqueeCelebrate Ten wonderful years of SCCA with your peers
Saturday 21 May 2022 - commences at 9.00am AEST
GenesisCare Breakfast Seminar - 7.30am - 8.30am AESTA Convergence of Innovation - Collaboration of Radiation and Medical Oncologists on Complex Cases of Skin Cancer:
Featuring A/Prof Sid Baxi and Dr Andrew Hill.
Session 5Improving skin cancer diagnosis through integrating dermoscopy and digital imaging technology:
Featuring Dr Ash Marghoob
Session 6Skin Cancer Practice 2025 - what will imaging technology look like? How will it affect your practice?
Featuring A/Prof Victoria Mar and Mr Doug Canfield
Session 7Surgical Repairs on ears - valuable tips for primary care doctors :
Featuring Dr Michael Hughes, Dr Charles Ayesa and Panel Discussion
Session 8Treatments and trends focusing on Field Cancerisation and Radiotherapy: Featuring Prof Eggert Stockfleth, Dr Aideen McInerney-Leo and Prof Gerald Fogarty
Saturday Evening Enjoy this evening at your leisure
Sunday 22 May 2022 - commences at 9.00am AEST
Session 9Teledermatology, AI and Apps. Keeping up with Consumer Trends.
Featuring Dr Susan Shedda
Session 10
Session concludes at 12.30pm with a grab and go lunch available until 1.30pm.
Our unmissable Congress closing debate – “Measuring and Reporting Histological Margins for Skin Tumours is a Waste of Time – for and against!”
Featuring Dr Ian Katz and Dr Blake O'Brien

Welcome back to The Star, Gold Coast.

This stunning location, set among lush tropical gardens, is the home of the Australasian Skin Cancer Congress. We can’t wait to see you for Tech, Trends and Treatments at The Star in 2022.

With its luxurious accommodation and spa, iconic bars, restaurants and entertainment precincts, alongside the thrills of a world-class casino, The Star Gold Coast is Australia’s five-star fun-parlour.

Special rates for Australasian Skin Cancer Congress delegates start at $279 (AUD) per night for a Superior Deluxe Room. This special rate is available for 3 days pre and post Congress. Rooms at this rate are limited and will book fast. Click here or phone 1800 074 344 to book accommodation and quote discount code ASC190522.

Book Accommodation Online Here

Delegates staying at The Star will also enjoy a 10% discount on all food & beverage outlets (excludes Nineteen on weekends and Kiyomi), and The Shop @ The Star upon presentation of conference lanyard. This offer is valid for conference dates and for bookings up to 9 guests.

Additional tickets for the Welcome Drinks on Friday 20 May can be purchased for $65 (one complimentary ticket included with in person registrations). 

All fees include GST and are the same amount in $AU or $NZ. SCCA members receive an additional $110.00 discount on registration.
*Registrar rate requires evidence of current enrolment in specialist/vocational training.
^Student rate applies to undergraduate medical or nursing students.

Congress Registration FAQs

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

All delegates attending Congress 2022 in person, will need to comply with the requirement to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination should it be requested in line with government restrictions. The Star Gold Coast continues to have safety as their first priority. Information about their COVIDSafe Plan can be found here.

What is included in my Congress 2022 registration?

In-person Registration
Delegate access to the venue, all event sessions, daily catering, 1 x complimentary Welcome Drinks event ticket and unlimited access to recorded sessions for 12 months.
Virtual Registration
Live online access to all sessions and unlimited access to recorded sessions for 12 months. 

If my situation changes and I cannot attend due to COVID restrictions, is Congress 2022 registration refundable?

If national or state government pandemic restrictions* prevent your in-person attendance at Congress 2022:
– Your in-person event registration will be converted to a virtual event registration. The difference in registration fee will be refunded.
– If you have purchased tickets to the
Welcome Drinks to be held at The Star on 20 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 2022 from being held at The Star Gold Coast, the event will proceed in a fully virtual format.
– All in-person event registrations will be converted to virtual event registrations. The difference in registration fee will be refunded in full.
– If you have purchased tickets to the Welcome Drinks to be held at The Star on 20 May, they will be refunded in full.

*applies to restrictions in force 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 2022 registration from in-person to virtual or vice versa up to 5.00pm (AEST) 29 April 2022. The difference in registration fee will be charged or refunded at the time of change. After this date, the mode of attendance cannot be changed, except because of Government imposed pandemic restrictions, or at the discretion of SCCA.

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