Dermatology Academy – Sydney

Dermatology Academy - Skin & Allergy


Date: Saturday 11th August

Location: Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000

Join us for the 2018 Dermatology Academy seminar to update your knowledge on the assessment, treatment and referral of common skin and allergic conditions, with a focus on skin of colour.

Hear from leading experts to learn practical tips and how to avoid common traps. This interactive seminar covers a diverse range of topics from skin infections, allergic and atopic disorders to fungal disease and common skin rashes.

At the end of this activity, GPs will be able to:

  • Distinguish, assess and manage (with emphasis on infection control and prevention), the common bacterial, viral and fungal skin infections seen in general practice.
  • Identify risk factors and describe the association between atopic dermatitis in children and later development of asthma and allergic rhinitis.
  • Identify strategies to discern between benign and malignant skin lesions and recommend appropriate management.
  • Assess the clinical presentations of common skin autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata, vitiligo and urticarial and recommend evidence-based treatment options.
  • Describe the presentation of hyperhidrosis and hidradenitis suppurativa and ensure patient safety with appropriate and timely referral.
  • Identify common traps and practical tips in above specified skin conditions.
  • Be aware of variations that might occur in diagnosis and/or treatment when assessing skins of differing colour and age.
Dermatology Academy


Assess management of bacterial (cellulitis, impetigo and staphylococcal infections)
Viral (shingles, warts and herpes simplex)
Fungal (tinea and yeast) infections

(includes case study discussion and Q&A – facilitated by GP)

Timely and effective eczema management; strategies for preventing associated atopic disorders from paediatric through to adulthood

(includes case study discussion and Q&A – facilitated by GP)

• Prevalence of allergic rhinitis
• Clinical signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis (including differential diagnosis)
• Complications of untreated allergic rhinitis
• Evidence based pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of allergic rhinitis options available
• Discuss education points that may improve patient compliance to optimise the management of allergic rhinitis

Hone your visual diagnosis when distinguishing benign from malignant lesions. Treatment updates for melanoma.

(includes case study discussion and Q&A – facilitated by GP)

Wound assessment and dressing selection to enhance healing for acute and chronic wounds. Assessment of arterial/venous ulceration.

(includes case study discussion and Q&A – facilitated by GP)

Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of alopecia areata, vitiligo, lupus, and urticaria

(includes case study discussion and Q&A – facilitated by GP)

Early diagnosis of hyperhidrosis, bromhidrosis and hidradenitis suppurativa, appropriate management; updates on emerging treatments.

(includes case study discussion and Q&A – facilitated by GP)

Registrations are now closed

Expert speakers

Professor Rodney Sinclair


Associate Professor Geoff Sussman

Wound Care Specialist

Dr Deshan Sebaratnam


Dr Elizabeth Willsteed


Dr Jessica Tattersall

Allergist & Rhinologist

Dr Peter Hsu

Paediatric allergist & immunologist

Expert steering committee members

Professor Rodney Sinclair


Dr Jon Fogarty

General Practitioner

Dr Judith Hammond

General Practitioner

Nick Logan


Supported by an independent education sponsorship from