The Australasian Melanoma Conference was held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 5-6th October.

The Australasian Melanoma Conference 2018

The Australasian Melanoma Conference was held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 5-6th October. This meeting focused on integrating research and clinical care. International and local experts provided important insights into understanding how melanoma is managed in the modern era. 

The meeting was outstanding meeting and we would like to congratulate Assoc. Prof. Tori Mar for her roles as an organizer, chair-person and speaker. Assoc. Prof. Alvin Chong also chaired a session on non-melanoma skin cancers. 

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Australasian College of Dermatologists Viva Exams for 2018

As the Victorian Examiner for the Australasian College of Dermatologists, Associate Professor Alvin Chong coordinated the Specialist Viva Exam at Skin and Cancer Foundation. This was an enormous logistical exercise and involved candidates, examiners, examination bulldogs, observers and patients. The two examination days went well and Prof Chong is very grateful to all who participated and contributed their time and energy to this important event.

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Charles Harcoan Skin Cancer Patient Profile

Charles Harcoan found his first melanoma on his leg 25 years ago. He was in the Reserve Bank running club at the time. Charles discovered his second melanoma on his right forearm 20 years ago while he was working as a taxi driver.

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Profile: Dr Alvin Chong

“I have wanted to be a doctor since I was a child. Our family doctor was helpful as well as deeply respected. I wanted to be like him. My mother encouraged me to be compassionate, kind and to help people. Wanting to help is my core calling,” says Melbourne dermatologist Dr Alvin Chong.

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