The Board of the Skin Cancer College Australasia has made the difficult decision to cancel the 10th Australasian Skin Cancer Congress.

We know that this will come as a disappointment to many as our Congress represents an annual opportunity to learn, share and connect with the skin cancer medicine community. However, in light of the recent global measures to minimise the impact of COVID-19, it has become obvious that we have a responsibility to our delegates, sponsors, speakers, staff and the broader community to proceed with this cancellation.

All delegates, sponsors, speakers and partners have been communicated with about refunds and alternative arrangements. Please contact us here if you have any queries.


The Conference for
Skin Cancer Professionals

Join us for our 10th Australasian Skin Cancer Congress where we will be"Leading The Wave in Skin Cancer Medicine". Enjoy current, practical, real-world information for primary care skin cancer professionals.

The Event

Leading the Wave in Skin Cancer Medicine

Latest on QSKIN
Lip surgery
Living with melanoma
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Keratinocyte cancer
Photodynamic therapy
Risk predictors
Pacemakers and electrosurgery
Merkel cell carcinoma

The Venue

The Star Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Join us for an event to remember at The Star Gold Coast – the ultimate Queensland event destination. Situated among landscaped gardens on Broadbeach Island, this is the perfect place to combine relaxation and a wonderful conference experience. You’ll enjoy access to sweeping views, award-winning restaurants and thrilling nightlife. Or kick back poolside and learn why Queensland is known as the sunshine state. Whatever your preference, The Star Gold Coast has you covered! See you in 2020.

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Your Host

Skin Cancer College Australasia

The Australasian Skin Cancer Congress is proudly presented by the Skin Cancer College Australasia – the non-profit peak body for primary care skin cancer professionals. Now in its 10th year, Congress is our signature event. It is best known for offering the perfect balance of practical information and contemporary research. Whether you are experienced in skin cancer medicine or new to the field you’ll find sessions to grow your skills – join us. 

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Join us in Leading the Wave in Skin Cancer Medicine as we delve into diverse and relevant topics ranging from lip surgery to photodynamic therapy, living with melanoma to new guidelines for keratinocyte cancer, electrosurgery to the latest treatment for merkel cell cancers. 

Find it all right here, delivered by leading expert speakers:


Professor Gerald Fogarty | BSc, MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRANZCR

Director of Radiation Oncology at the St Vincent’s Clinic, St Vincent’s General Hospital, Darlinghurst, and the Mater Hospital, North Sydney

Prof Fogarty is a recognised authority in the radiation treatment of skin cancer, with a PhD in modern radiation treatments of skin cancer. At Congress 2020 he will be presenting on New waves in the treatment of Merkel Cell cancer.

Professor David Whiteman I B Med Sc, MBBS(Hons), PhD, FAFPHM

Senior Scientist & Deputy Director, Cancer Control Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute I Chair, Barrett’s Neoplasia Guidelines Committee, Cancer Council Australia I Chair, Breast Cancer Risk Factors Working Group, Cancer Australia

Join renowned medical epidemiologist David Whiteman as he presents “Overdiagnosis in skin cancer: what is it, and does it matter?”


A/Prof Catherine Olsen I BSc, PhD, MPH

Senior Research Officer, Cancer Control Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

A/Prof Catherine Olsen, cancer epidemiologist from the Cancer Control Group of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, will be presenting on Global differences between male and female melanoma rates.

Leisa Renwick

SCCA Ambassador and Cancer Advocate.

Diagnosed with stage-four melanoma on Mother’s Day in 2015, doctors told Leisa she had weeks to live. You will not want to miss her story –  Living with melanoma after immunotherapy – a first-hand account.


Professor Michael Kimlin I BAppSc S.Qld., MAppSc Qld., GradDipEd (Further Education & Training) S.Qld., PhD S.Qld

Professor Kimlin is the Chair of the Queensland Skin Cancer Prevention Network and is the Cancer Council Queensland Foundation Professorial Chair of Cancer Prevention at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
He will be sharing his expertise on Hit or MIS? Controversies and future directions in MIS management.

Professor Monika Janda | PhD, M.Phil

Professor in Behavioural Science, Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine University of Queensland

Listen to Professor Janda discuss SCAN versus ABCDE – Catching the right wave to educate consumers. Prof Monika Janda is a behavioural scientist with 15 years of experience in cancer research.


Dr Franz Strydom | MBChB, BSc Hons, BSc, MSc, FRNZCGP FSCCA and Dr Richard Johns | MBBS,FRACGP, FSCCA, GAICD  

Don’t miss SCCA Fellows Dr Richard Johns and Dr Franz Strydom as they present the results of their collaboration to improve a key treatment modality for skin cancer Shining new light on Photodynamic Therapy.

Professor Peter Soyer | MD, FACD, FAHMS

Director Dermatology Research Centre, University of Qld. 

Professor Soyer is an academic dermatologist with over 30 years’ experience. He is a pioneer and world leader in the field of dermoscopy and at Congress 2020 he will be presenting on Australian Centre of Excellence for Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID): An update.



Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

A/Prof Sussman is back by popular demand! At Congress 2020 he will be presenting on Wound management in skin cancer practice. He has been involved in wound management for over 30 years in clinical research, clinical practice and teaching and has over 100 publications. He was awarded an OAM for his work in wound care as a researcher, educator and clinician.

Dr Phil Hayden | MB BS (Sydney), FACRRM, FACSCM, FSCCA and Dr Paul Belt | MA, BM, BCh (Oxon), FRCS (Eng), FRACS (Plast)

Join SCCA Fellow, Dr Phil Hayden, and Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Paul Belt as they outline and share their expertise in Surgery of the Lip.


Dr Blake O’Brien | MBBS (Hons 1st class), FRCPA, Cert Dermatoscopy

Dr Blake O’Brien is a consultant dermatopathologist based at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Bowen Hills.

He has particular interests in dermatopathology and teaching and you will not want to miss his Congress presentation on MIS…are we under or over-diagnosing?

Adjunct Associate Professor Craig Sinclair | MPPM, BEd(Sec), PGDipOrgBeh

One of Australia’s leading experts on skin cancer prevention, Mr Sinclair is the Director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Collaborative Centre for UV Radiation and has particular expertise in skin cancer, vitamin D and sun protection. He is an expert media commentator on a broad range of public health issues related to cancer prevention. 

At Congress 2020, A/Prof Sinclair will be sharing his expertise on Skin Cancer Prevention Education – what works, what doesn’t work, what are the priorities for policy makers.


Professor Ben Panizza | MBBS, MBA, FRACS, FACS

Prof Ben Panizza is the current Director of the Queensland Head and Neck Cancer Centre, a $15M research collaborative between the UQ Diamantina Institute/TRI, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital. He is currently serving a 9 year appointment as an examiner with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Join Prof Panizza’s session as he outlines Management of complex keratinocyte cancers.



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*Topics and speakers subject to change. 




Welcome to the Star Gold Coast. This stunning location, set among lush tropical gardens, is the home of the Australasian Skin Cancer Congress.

Location: 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach Queensland 4218. View Map I Here

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The 10th Australasian Skin Cancer Congress is proudly hosted by the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

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The Wesley Hospital
451 Coronation Drive
Auchenflower Qld 4068 Australia

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