A Course on the Role of Confocal Microscopy in Melanoma Diagnosis and Management | Overview
This course by world-leading dermatologists provides a deep look at in vivo and ex vivo confocal microscopy of the skin for the diagnosis of skin cancer and melanoma. This course was presented at the Australasian Melanoma Conference.
A/Prof Pascale Guitera - Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia | Director, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Dr Arthur Martin – Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
Dr Bruna Melhoranse Gouveia – Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
Dr Helena Collgros – Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia | Research Fellow, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre
A/Prof Caterina Longo – Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
This activity has been accredited by The Australasian College of Dermatologists for 1 point per hour (Category 1 Level 1 – Personal Reading and Study)
1. Understand the technology of reflective confocal microscopy techniques (RCM) and how to obtain correct images thereby providing an optimal “optical” biopsy.
2. Utilising the basic features and vocabulary to confidently identify the main RCM aspects of skin cancers/ melanomas.
3. In the diagnosis of melanocytic lesions, recognize and differentiate the main nevi and melanoma features.
4. Outline how confocal can help the diagnosis and management of two difficult to treat lesions: amelanotic melanoma and lentigo maligna.
5. Evaluate the revolutionary management of non-melanoma skin cancers via ex vivo Confocal Microscopy.