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Featured Topics:

Atypical Presentations of Melanoma
Untangling the Web of Skin Tension Lines
Reverse Engineering the Perfect Wound
Getting the Best Results from a Biopsy
Melanoma and Vitamin D
Practice Design and the Patient Experience
Complications in Wound Healing
Lentigo Maligna Update
Nerve Blocks

The Venue I The Star Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 

Join us for an event to remember at The Star Gold Coast – the new face of the Australasian Skin Cancer Congress. The Star is the ultimate destination, offering supreme comfort, glamour and state-of-the-art equipment. Situated among lush landscaped gardens on Broadbeach Island, this slice of paradise is the perfect place to combine relaxation and free-spirited fun. While here, you’ll also enjoy access to luxurious accommodation offering sweeping coastal or hinterland views, award-winning restaurants and thrilling nightlife. Prefer a slower pace? Simply kick back poolside and learn why Queensland is known as the sunshine state. Whatever your preference, The Star Gold Coast has got you covered! See you in 2018.

Explore The Star Gold Coast


Your Host I 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. We exist to nurture and support professionals in their efforts to combat skin cancer and save lives. Now in its seventh year, the Australasian Skin Cancer Congress is our signature event, best known for offering the perfect balance of practical information applicable to every-day-practice and contemporary research with the potential to change the future of skin cancer. Whether you are experienced in skin cancer medicine or new to the field – join us. We guarantee you’ll find sessions to enhance your knowledge and grow your skills.

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The 2018 Congress program is being finalised and promises to deliver what it’s famous for: Current, practical, real-world information for primary care skin cancer professionals. Highlights from this year’s program include:


Professor John Thompson I AO, MD, FRACS, FACS
Professor of Melanoma and Slurgical Oncology, The University of Sydney I Past Director, Melanoma Institute Australia I Past President, International Sentinel Node Society I Past Chairman, Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group

The 2018 Skin Cancer Congress is the launchpad for the revised Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Melanoma.* Learn what’s new from leading melanoma expert Professor John Thompson and familiarise yourself with this essential reference for skin cancer doctors.



Professor Keith Harding I CBE, FRCGP, FRCP, FRCS, FLSW
Dean of Clinical Innovation, Cardiff University I Medical Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre I Editor-in-Chief, International Wound Journal I First President, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel I First Recorder, European Wound Management Association I Past President, European Tissue Repair Society

From diagnosis, to treatment, to management, wound healing is at the heart of skin cancer medicine and critical to ensuring optimal outcomes for our patients. Join international wound expert Professor Keith Harding who will explore the ins and outs of wound care and share his insights into reverse engineering the perfect wound.

Professor David Whiteman I B Med Sc, MBBS(Hons), PhD, FAFPHM
Deputy Director, QIMR Berghofer I Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC

Get an update on the latest developments in skin cancer research from renowned epidemiologist Professor David Whiteman, who is internationally acclaimed for his research into melanoma and skin cancer.


Dr Sharad Paul I MD, FSCCA
Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technoogy I Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland I Hon. Senior Lecturer, The University of Auckland

Achieving tension-free, primary wound closure is the goal in any reconstructive surgical procedure. Join renowned skin MD Dr Sharad Paul as he untangles the web of skin tension lines and presents a new approach to identifying the best lines for surgical excisions. 




Mr Mark Gittos I MB ChB, FRACS(plas), HB, ECFMG
Consultant Cosmetic (Plastic) Surgeon, New Zealand Plastic Surgeons Ltd, Spire Hartswood Hospital Essex

Skin surgery is an acquired skill that demands the best aesthetic outcomes – especially when you’re dealing with lesions on a patients’ face. Join leading cosmetic surgeon Mr Mark Gittos as he explores the intricacies of nasal reconstructive surgery that ensures optimal form and function.

*The revised Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Melanoma are currently being developed by the Cancer Council Australia in partnership with the Melanoma Institute Australia. The Skin Cancer College Australasia is proud to be a key sponsor of this project as part of our commitment to education, research, advocacy and standards. 



Social Program


Welcome Drinks

Join us in the exhibitor marquee for the opening social event of this year’s Congress and mix and mingle with your peers!

Date: Friday 25 May 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Exhibitor marquee
Inclusions: Drinks and canapes
Dress: Smart casual
Tickets: One ticket included with every full registration. Additional tickets $60 per person (early bird rate).


Congress Dinner


Can you guess the theme for the 2018 Congress dinner?



You guessed it. It’s:




From Micky and Minnie, to Elvis, to Marilyn Monroe – this is your time to shine and interpret your inner star however you choose! Join us for a night of music, dancing and mouthwatering cuisine.


Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Time: 7:30pm till late
The Star Ballroom
Inclusions: Three-course dinner, drinks and entertainment
Entertainment: Live music by The Blue Wailers
Dress: Be a star!
Tickets: $155 per person (early bird rate)




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


The Star’s newly renovated rooms offer sweeping coastal or hinterland views and start at AUD $259 per night for a Superior Deluxe Room. This special rate is only applicable to Congress delegates and available for three days pre and post Congress. Places are limited and tend to book out fast, so reserve your accommodation using the discount code SKI240518 today!


Book The Star Gold Coast


The Star Gold Coast 
Broadbeach Island
Broadbeach QLD 4218


Website I www.star.com.au/goldcoast/hotel
Phone I +61 7 5592 8100
Email I stargc@star.com.au
View Map I Here






Looking for an opportunity to showcase your brand to a captive audience of skin cancer professionals? Look no further. We’ve got you covered.


The Skin Cancer Congress is the event for primary care skin cancer professionals, presenting a perfect mix of practical information and contemporary research that is directly applicable to every-day-practice. This year’s event is expected to attract over 400 delegates, which include GPs, skin cancer doctors and practice nurses, who will convene for three days of learning, sharing and fun.

If you’re a returning sponsor, we’re delighted to have you back and look forward to discussing this year’s partnership opportunities with you.

If you’re new to the College and our signature event, welcome! We’d love to learn more about you and explore whether or not this is a good fit for your brand.   

To learn more contact Farron Young on +61 7 3721 1766 or farron@skincancercollege.org 


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2018 Skin Cancer Congress Dates


Early bird registration: 1 November 2017 – 28 February 2018
Standard registration: 1 March – 30 April 2017
Late registration: 1 May 2017 or later


Skin Cancer College Australasia members receive a $110 discount on these rates. Join now and enjoy one of the many benefits of College membership.


Pre-Congress Workshop Rates

Surgical Jewels Workshop
Full day registration (Thursday): AUD $895.00

Skin Deep Workshop
Full day registration (Thursday): AUD $895.00

2018 Skin Cancer Congress Rates


Doctor Delegate Rates
Includes full registration for 2.5 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Early bird rate: AUD $1,375.00
Standard rate: AUD $1,495.00
Late rate: AUD $1,595.00

Nurse Delegate Rates
Includes full registration for 1.5 days (Saturday and Sunday).

Early bird rate: AUD $495.00
Standard rate: AUD $595.00
Late rate: AUD $695.00


Student Delegate Rates
Full time students only. Includes full registration for 2.5 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Early bird rate: AUD $595.00
Standard rate: AUD $695.00
Late rate: AUD $795.00

Welcome Drinks
Guest rates. One ticket included with every full registration. Event hosted Friday night.

Early bird rate: AUD $60.00
Standard rate: AUD $65.00

Congress Dinner
Delegate and guest rates. Event hosted Saturday night.

Early bird rate: AUD $155.00
Standard rate: AUD $165.00


Please note that the 2018 Australasian Skin Cancer Congress program will be submitted for accreditation by RACGP, RNZCGP and ACRRM. Delegates may also apply for CPD points with other professional organisations.





The 2018 Skin Cancer Congress is proudly hosted by the Skin Cancer College Australasia.


Level 8, East Wing
The Wesley Hospital
451 Coronation Drive
Auchenflower Qld 4068 Australia


Website I www.skincancercollege.org
Phone I 1300 SKINSMART (+ 61 1300 754 676)
Email I info@skincancercollege.org
Fax I +61 7  3607 2255


Questions? Please contact us. We’re always happy to help.



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