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Dr Susan Seifried discusses the 'Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand' developed by the National Melanoma Working Group (NMWG) and MelNet. The latest guidance was released in September 2023. The statements describe what quality care for melanoma should look like in New Zealand based on current global best practice. They aim to reduce the incidence and improve outcomes for melanoma patients and their families.


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Take home messages


  1. quality statements
  2. skin check apps
  3. risk prediction tools


Susan Seifried

General and Endoscopic Surgeon

Susan is a general and endoscopic surgeon based at Nelson Marlborough Hospital in New Zealand. She is the current Chair of the National Melanoma Working Group, which is responsible for maintaining the Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand.