Past Event: Advanced Dermoscopy Course 2017

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Event information


28th November 2017



Robens Suite, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT


Programme Overview

This one day advanced dermoscopy course for dermatologists will be run by the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St John's DermAcademy at Guy’s Hospital, London. It will be interactive with the course faculty, with multiple quizzes to test pattern recognition and aid self-assessment.


The course will provide a comprehensive, practical and enjoyable overview of skin imaging and dermoscopy. It will include an evidence-based overview of the role of dermoscopy in skin screening, updates in new technology in dermoscopy and skin imaging and dermoscopy at special sites.

St John’s Institute at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, is one of the world’s leading centres for patients with skin disease, delivering high quality, clinical, academic and educational services in dermatology. The St John’s DermAcademy aims to provide dermatology education of the highest quality, which is clinically focused, evidenced based and tailored to the specific needs of those who attend our courses.


6 CPD points have been awarded by the Royal College of Physicians.

Course Objectives

This course provides participants with an opportunity to improve their skills in dermoscopy and skin imaging. Attendees will find this course improves practical skills in pattern recognition and provides a clear overview of diagnostic algorithms when assessing lesions. They will learn “red flags” not to miss, and understand dermatopathological – dermatoscopic correlations, and learn of new innovations in the field of skin imaging.


The Course combines presentations, extended clinical case teaching, interactive quizzes, case studies, examples of good practice and Q&A sessions.


The course is aimed at consultant dermatologists and physicians who are familiar with the use of dermoscopy for assessment of benign and malignant skin lesions. Dermatology registrars in their final year of training may also attend.



Our Course Faculty comprises of consultant dermatologists and dermatology surgeons who are experts in the field of dermatology, from the UK and Europe including:

  • Prof Giovanni Pellacani – Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • Prof Aimilios Lallas – Secretary International Dermoscopy Society, First Department of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Greece

  • Prof Harald Kittler – Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

  • Prof Rainer Hofmann–Wellenhof Professor of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

  • Dr Katie Lacy – Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Dr Rakesh Patalay – Dermatology Surgeon, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Dr Emma Craythorne – Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Course Directors

Dr Katie Lacy, Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Feedback and Suggestions

If you have any feedback from past events that you'd like to share or if you have any suggestions for future events you'd like us to cover please get in contact.

Dr Eleanor Higgins, Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust




Guy’s Hospital, 

Counting House, 

Great Maze Pond,

London, SE1 9RT

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