Skin lesions and dermatoscopy

Session Date: Friday 27 March, 2020
Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Meals: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.
Advance Booking Required: Yes


  • $500 (if you are also attending the Goodfellow Symposium, starting Saturday)
  • $550 (if you are not attending the Goodfellow Symposium)

Conducted by Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley, this one-day course addresses clinical and dermatoscopic diagnosis of common benign and malignant skin lesions, particularly pigmented lesions.

All health professionals undertaking skin examinations are invited to attend, whether new to or experienced in dermatoscopy. Participants should gain increased confidence in their diagnostic skills, leading to a reduction in unnecessary excisions of benign conditions. The course will be highly interactive. The course material is based on the chaos and clues, modified pattern recognition method.

Course preparation
You are advised to prepare for the course in one or more of the following ways:

Other resources that may be helpful, including Dermoscopy for Students, can be found on the MelNet website.

The course is being conducted in association with MelNet.

It has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and has been approved for up to 6.0 credits CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.


Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley CNZM

Amanda is a dermatologist at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton. She is a consultant for MoleMap NZ.

Amanda is passionate about dermatology and medical education. Research interests include dermatoscopy and teledermatology. Best known for the popular and vast electronic resource DermNet New Zealand for which she has received many awards, she has also written numerous articles about the skin in print and other online resources.

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