Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [August]

In this skin cancer update, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the findings of a study from May 2017 about the accuracy of pathologists’ diagnoses of melanoma.

The study found that the accuracy and reproducibility of the pathologists’ results were very low – in some cases, accuracy was just 25 percent.

Giuseppe discusses the importance of acting accordingly if you believe a diagnosis is incorrect, citing a case he treated in which a 15-year-old girl presented with a suspicious lesion on her calf. Two pathologists diagnosed the lesion as an atypical spitz tumour, while a third diagnosed it as melanoma.

Giuseppe urges clinicians to take responsibility for the final diagnosis and management of all skin lesions, taking into consideration all the available information to better manage patients.


To learn more from A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano:

Online Certificate and Diploma Program in Dermoscopy 

Led by the renowned A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano and a team of 12 highly subspecialised skin cancer experts from Italy, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, and Australia.

The three-part program will equip you with the skills to start practising Dermoscopy in your practice and help you progress in your knowledge and skill to an accomplished level so you can accurately diagnose a wide range of lesions on any part of the body and skin type. Developed by members of the International Dermoscopy Society and taught by the world’s leading professors, dermatologists and researchers in their respective fields, the program can be considered the most comprehensive Dermoscopy online training.

Upon completion participants will receive credit of over 50 percent of the Master of Science with the Medical University of Graz. Please find attached a brochure with more detailed information.

You may enrol in one (Professional Certificate), two (Professional and Advanced Certificate) or all three (Professional and Advanced Certificate and Diploma) certificate courses at once. The three certificate courses build upon the knowledge of the previous course and must be completed in sequential order to qualify for the diploma.

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