Featured Topics:

Sunscreen and vitamin D
Acute and chronic wound care
Medical and radiation oncology for primary care
NMSC Clinical Guidelines update
2nd primary cancers after melanoma
Periocular surgery
Artificial intelligence
Skin grafts
Toenail surgery

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 2019.

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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 9th 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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Topics and Speakers


The 2019 Congress promises to deliver what we are famous for – current, practical, real-world information for primary care skin cancer professionals.

If you’re looking for relevant topics, diverse speakers, fresh perspectives, and great networking, look no further. From sunscreen to early detection, patient consent to diagnosis, surgery to oncology, wound care to artificial intelligence, it’s all right here. 


Topics to engage and inform your practice

  • Sunscreen and vitamin D: To cover up or not to cover up, what does current evidence support?
  • Artificial intelligence and skin cancer medicine: It’s here right now
  • Top to toe surgery: Exploring the intricacies of periocular and toenail surgery
  • Patient consent and risk management: Minimising your risk in a litigious world
  • Skin grafts: Optimising outcomes and resuscitating failing grafts 
  • Medical and radiation oncology update: What GPs need to know
  • Topical treatment update: PDT, cryotherapy and more
  • Wound care models of practice: Thinking beyond the excision
  • Surviving survivorship: A guide for primary care professionals
  • NMSC Clinical Guidelines: The long awaited revision is coming
  • 2nd primary cancers after melanoma: What you need to know

Plus, don’t miss our entertaining social program

  • Welcome drinks: Reconnect with old faces and meet new ones at this relaxed evening event
  • Congress dinner: Join us as a flapper or dapper at our Great Gatsby dinner dance! 
  • Breakfast seminar: Rise and shine and enjoy your morning cuppa and breakfast with a side-order of cutting-edge information


Join us in welcoming a diverse mix of local and international speakers


Associate Professor Geoff Sussman I OAM, JP, FPS, FACP, FAIPM, FAWMA, FRVAHJ

Associate Professor, Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University I Professor of wound care, Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education I Board member WoundsAustralia, The International Wound Infection Institute

Learn the latest in wound management from respected expert Geoff Sussman, who has over 30 years of experience in wound management, including clinical research and clinical practice and teaching.  



Dr Maryam Sadeghi I BSc, PhD

CEO, MetaOptima I Member, MITACS Research Council

Learn about the latest developments in artificial intelligence and skin cancer medicine from Maryam Sadeghi, co-founder of MetaOptima Technology, where MoleScope and DermEngine were developed for intelligent skin analytics, imaging, and management. 



Professor Stephen Shumack I OAM, MBBS, FACD, FAICD

Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney I Senior Staff Specialist, Royal North Shore Hospital I Chairman, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia I  Chair, Cancer Council Australia Keratinocyte Cancer Guidelines Revision Committee

Join respected dermatologist Stephen Shumack for an update on the development of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Guidelines.



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 the latest research on sunscreens and their impact on public health.  



Associate Professor Rachel Neale I BVSc, PhD

Group Leader, Cancer Aetiology and Prevention, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute I Adjunct Associate Professor, QUT

Update your knowledge about sunscreen and vitamin D with Rachel Neale, who leads the world’s second-largest trial of high-dose vitamin D supplementation, the D-Health Trial. 



Associate Professor Cliff Rosendahl I MBBS, PhD

Associate Professor, The University of Queensland I Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran)

Join respected skin cancer doctor Cliff Rosendahl to learn about the latest advances in artificial intelligence, dermatoscopy and teledermatoscopy.




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*Topics and speakers subject to change. Full program coming soon. 


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 24 May 2019
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

If you’ve never attended our Congress Dinner make this the year you do! 

Date: Saturday 25 May 2019
Time: 7:30pm till late
The Star Ballroom
Inclusions: Three-course dinner, drinks, entertainment and live music
Dress: The Great Gatsby (or smart casual)
Tickets: $155 per person (early bird rate)



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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 $264 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 discount code SKI230519 today!


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The Star Gold Coast 
Broadbeach Island
Broadbeach QLD 4218


Website I www.star.com.au/goldcoast/hotel
Phone I +61 1800 074 344 (quote the 9th Australasian Skin Cancer Congress when booking)
Email I stargc@star.com.au
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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 450 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.   


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9th Australasian Skin Cancer Congress Dates


Early bird registration: 1 December 2018 – 28 February 2019
Standard registration: 1 March – 30 April 2019
Late registration: 1 May 2019 or later


Skin Cancer College Australasia members receive a $110 discount off their total registration. Join now and enjoy one of the many benefits of College membership.


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The 9th Australasian 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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