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Skin Cancer Conference 2012 Queenstown, New Zealand September 14 -16

As we move into 2012, we look ahead to the University of Querensland Skin Cancer Conference in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand in September. We have now completed the program, and are able to share this with you. I invite you to join me for what promises to be a stimulating conference and set of workshops. The School of Medicine at the University of Queensland together with its partner HealthCert has been delivering workshops on skin cancer for primary care physicians for 6 years, and has been delivering the world's only Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer for the same period. This will be our fourth Annual Conference.


We are taking a group of leaders in the field, to beautiful Queenstown to run some workshops, a series of exciting plenary presentations, and some original research presentations, and to offer some very pleasant social activities. A key feature of the conference will be debates, discussions, and moderated questions from the floor. Come along and take an active part in your learning. I am delighted to advise that Professor June Robinson from Northwestern University in Chicago, USA will be our primary international speaker. Professor Robinson is Editor of the highly prestigious journal Archives of Dermatology, and Editor of the major text Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology.

From Australia Professor Peter Soyer (School of Medicine, University of Queensland), from New Zealand Dr Sharad Paul (University of Auckland) and Assoc. Prof Amanda Oakley (University of Auckland) are confirmed speakers.

We also have Professor John Thompson from Sydney and Associate Professor John Kelly from Victoria confirmed. Two outstanding histopathologists in Drs Richard Williamson and Simon Clark will help us explore clinical-dermoscopic-pathological correlations.

Dr Victoria Atkinson, medical oncologist with an interest in melanoma who has been involved in trials of treatments for advanced melanoma, will present the latest information. Dr Cliff Rosendahl, a primary care physician from Queensland and a senior lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland, will also present a plenary address on diagnostic challenges in primary care. Our theme this year is “Looking into the Future of Skin Cancer� and as part of our efforts to make this conference distinctive I am delighted to announce that Craig Rispin, a futurist and innovation expert, will also present. So, if you have an interest in skin cancer, and want to update your knowledge and skills, learn what is new from the acknowledged leaders in the field, and broaden your mind more generally, block out these dates in your diary now: September 14-16, 2012.

Professor David Wilkinson BSc(H) MBChB MSc MD PhD DSc FRCP FRACGP FAFPHM

Dean of Medicine & Head, School of Medicine The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA

Speakers Professor June Robinson Professor of Clinical Dermatology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago USA

Professor John Thompson Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology of the University of Sydney Director and Research Director of the Melanoma Institute Australia

Dr Sharad P Paul Director, Skin Surgery Clinic, Auckland Senior Lecturer (Hon.) Surgery University of Auckland, Senior Lecturer (Skin Cancer) University of Queensland

Craig Rispin Futurist and Innovation Expert. An award-winning speaker who has addressed audiences on five continents

Professor David Wilkinson Dean of Medicine and Head School of Medicine University of Queensland Brisbane Australia

A/Prof. Amanda Oakley Dermatologist at Waikato Hospital Clinical Professor University of Auckland President-Elect NZ Dermatological Society

A/Prof. John Kelly Head of the Victoria Melanoma Service Alfred Hospital Victoria Australia

Professor Peter Soyer Head of Dermatology School of Medicine University of Queensland Brisbane Australia

Dr Marius Rademaker Hon Associate Professor Dermatology Department Waikato Hospital Hamilton New Zealand

Dr Victoria Atkinson Oncologist Princess Alexandra Hospital Greenslopes Hospital Brisbane Australia

Dr Richard Williamson Dermatopathologist Sullivan & Nicholades Pathology Brisbane Australia

Dr Cliff Rosendahl Senior Lecturer School of Medicine University of Queensland Brisbane Australia

Dr Simon Clark Dermatopathologist Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine University of Queensland Brisbane Australia

A/Prof. Di Eley Program Research Coordinator School of Medicine University of Queensland Brisbane Australia

Dr John Pyne Director, UQ Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) degree School of Medicine University of Queensland Brisbane Australia

SKIN CANCER CONFERENCE 2012 Program Two half day workshops will be run before the conference to allow you to interact more closely with many of the conference presenters in a small group format. These workshops will feature two topics each per session. If you book both the half day workshops lunch will be provided. Numbers will be capped due to the room size so register early to secure your seat.

Workshops: Friday 14 September Time



On Saturday we focus on the "Present": what we think we know now. What is the latest knowledge about melanoma excision margins? How do we best diagnose in primary care and is dermatopathology really the gold standard? (If you think so, then we disagree!). The day closes with some new approaches to old (surgical) problems and we try to unpick the sentinel lymph node saga.

Conference: Saturday 15 September Time



9.00am - 10.30am

Melanoma Margins: New Evidence,

June Robinson

Workshop 1 8.00am – 12.00pm

Current Guidelines And Next Steps Dermoscopy

Amanda Oakley


Marius Rademaker

What’s new in the

June Robinson

10.30am - 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00am - 12.00pm

Diagnosis In Primary Care: Challenges And

Cliff Rosendahl

Options For The Primary Care Doctor

journals for primary care doctors? 12.00pm - 1.00pm


12.00pm - 12.30pm

Dermato-pathology: It Is Not The Gold Standard!

12.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 3.00pm

Original (short) Papers

Workshop 2 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Richard Williamson

NZ NMSC Incidence

Sharad Paul

NNT And Dermoscopy And Special Interest

David Wilkinson

nose, ears and

NMSC Vessels

John Pyne

eyelids: principles

AC Rule

Peter Soyer

and practice

White Circles On Dermatoscopy

Cliff Rosendahl


Micro Punch

Tarl Prow

Surgery on the

Sharad Paul


R. Williamson

case studies

Simon Clark


Peter Soyer


Cliff Rosendahl

pathological correlations

3pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Scalp Reconstruction And A New Rotational Flap

Sharad Paul

4.15pm – 5pm

Making Sense Of The Sentinel Lymph Node

John Thompson


Extend Your Stay

Sunday looks to the "Future". Prevention and early detection are key, so we start there. We look at nodular melanoma specifically because it is such a disproportionate killer and we look at the latest on exciting new drug treatments for advanced melanoma. We close off with two futurist sessions – first focussing on skin cancer futures and then the future more broadly.

Conference: Sunday 16 September Time



9.00am - 9.45am

The Future of Prevention and Early Detection

June Robinson

9.45am - 10.30am

The Challenge of Nodular and Amelanotic Melanoma

John Kelly

10.30am - 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00am - 12.30pm

Treating Advanced Melanoma

12.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 2.15pm

New Diagnostics for Melanoma Detection:

Victoria Atkinson

Skin Cancer Research Frontiers

Our travel consultants are on hand to design a holiday for you and or your family and we suggest just a few of the great opportunities on hand in Queenstown, but happy to explore beyond. Skiing: For all the ski enthusiasts out there you would already be aware of the great ski conditions during the month of September. The following resorts are in close proximity to Queenstown: Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Treble Cone & Cardrona.

Peter Soyer

from artificial intelligence to RNA microarrays 2.15pm - 3.00pm

Queenstown is rated on par with Vail in North America, Val Gardena in Italy and Bariloche in South America as one of the leading mountain resort towns of the world. It is also promoted as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ so if the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the action will.

Peter Soyer June Robinson Cliff Rosendahl

Shotover Jet Canyon Experience: The world’s most famous and exciting jet boat ride. Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River canyons. This thrilling canyon ride, past sheer rock walls and flowing waters is sure to be furious and fun.

Di Eley 3.00pm - 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Living in Exponential Times:

Craig Rispin

Milford Sound Cruise: Enjoy the alpine scenery, a spectacular cruise into New Zealand’s most famous waterway. En route you will drive through dense rainforest, towering mountains, glacial lakes and alpine herb fields.

Medical Futures and Global Change 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Gala Dinner Once again we have something special for you and your partner. A short bus transfer will whisk you away to our unique location. For a clue… see the front cover of this brochure as the photo is taken from the venue balcony!

Milford Sound Heli Flight: If you don’t have time to take in a full day by road and cruise, then take to the skies and view the spectacular scenery by air. On completion of your heli flight you are taken to the Tutulo Glacier before returning to Queenstown.


Travel & Flights

Location Queenstown, New Zealand, is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort and the Adventure Capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Queenstown is surrounded by six fabulous skiing areas offering visitors breathtaking ski and snowboarding experiences. There are six ski fields - Coronet Peak, Cardrona, The Remarkables, Snow Park, Treble Cone, and Waiorau Snow Farm. Around Queenstown, Olympic ski and snowboard teams are quite a common sight. But snow and skiing is not all that Queenstown is about. Visitors here can occupy themselves by taking a stroll through beautiful walking trails, take a hair-raising Bungy jump, skydive, climb mountains, cycle, ride horses, kayak, fish and even hang-glide! Plus enjoy jet boating with Shotover and Kawarau Jet, parasailing, paraponting, 4X4 adventures, sailing on the NZ14 or a relaxing visit to one of the Central Otago Vineyards. Golfing is yet another crowd-puller to the area, and one of the most popular Queenstown attractions is the Millbrook where golfers can pamper themselves in the lap of luxury right on the course. Downtown Queenstown is a ‘happening’ shopping area where everything from designer labels to New Zealand’s popular brands of clothing and goods are on show. A host of restaurants and bars, award winning vineyards and day spas all add on to the ‘to-do’ list in Queenstown. To visit the official Queenstown Website or to download the Visitor’s Guide please go to

To assist you with your travel arrangements and to ensure your individual preferences are accommodated please contact our group travel co-ordinators Toni Mannix or Mandy Gargano via email They will return your email within 48 hours and 24 hours for any urgent requests. Their office hours are Mon to Fri 0900 – 1700. We have created a table of the most direct flight schedule into Queenstown, using a mix of carriers, Air New Zealand, Virgin, Jetstar and Qantas. This table and other specific printed information is available on the conference website under the ‘Travel’ tab. It is highly recommended that all delegates book flights through them to ensure they can provide flexibility, competitive pricing & streamlined organisation for your conference experience. Flight times (approx only) into Queenstown are as follows: SYD


3 hrs 05 min



3 hrs 05 min


4 hrs 25 min



3 hrs 30 min


4 hrs 40 min



4 hrs 50 min



6 hrs 40 min



4 hrs 20 min

Besides managing your flights, they can organise your accommodation, airport transfers and any additional activities you wish to include in your trip. Your customised itinerary will make the trip a stress free highlight of your year.


Accommodation Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Millennium Hotel Queenstown is a 4.5 Star and Enviro-Gold Qualmark Rated Hotel, with 220 « « « « «

Corner Frankton Road and Stanley Street Queenstown New Zealand T: +64 3 450 0150 Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located on Frankton Road, the main road into Queenstown. Just 6 kms from the airport and only minutes away from the Queenstown central shopping district with entertainment and outdoor activities close by. Coronet Peak ski area is only 20 minutes away, Remarkables ski area is 25 kms away and Cardrona ski field is 65 km to the north. Your conference will be in-house and for those attending the workshops on Friday you will be offsite within a short walking distance.

guest rooms, meetings facilities, business centre, gym, sauna, spa, bar and restaurant.

Select from a standard room or junior suite. For the conference we have negotiated a special conference price for the rooms during your stay: Superior Room A warm and inviting superior room. Superbly and elegantly decorated with comfortable, classic furnishings and a marble bathroom. AU $155 per night NZ $195 per night

Junior Suite A warm and inviting suite with one king bed, superbly and elegantly decorated with comfortable and classic furnishings. A choice of 3 types of suites providing upgraded facilities with more spacious rooms. AU $195 per night NZ $245 per night These rates will be honoured if you wish to extend your stay in Queenstown.

COMING TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME… THE WORLD CONGRESS OF DERMOSCOPY The world’s largest meeting for dermoscopy is coming south of the Equator… to Brisbane, from 17 to 19 May 2012, with a galaxy of international dermoscopy stars as speakers. Leading international dermoscopy specialists from Europe, the USA and Japan will share their most recent advances in dermoscopy and present their most interesting cases. For more information go to

WORLD CONGRESS OF DERMOSCOPY / SKIN CANCER CONFERENCE 2012 BUNDLE HealthCert Australia, as sponsors of the World Congress and not wanting people to have to choose which of these world class events they want to attend… we have teamed up with the Australian College of Dermatologists to provide you a special bundled package so that you can take advantage of both. The World Congress of Dermoscopy will be held in Brisbane between May 14 – 16 2012. If you register before March 31 2012 you will be able to save $320. See for details and to register for the special bundle.

Skin Cancer Conference 2012

For more information please email or call +61 7 3137 1399 or visit our website.

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