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As we know from numerous studies, the effective use of dermoscopy by trained and experienced clinicians markedly improves diagnostic accuracy and reduces the number of unnecessary excisions of skin lesions. The Definitive Guide to Dermoscopy and Diagnosis of Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions is based on the HealthCert online Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy developed in collaboration with the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS).


Featuring real patient case studies, thousands of illustrations and practical advice on skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, this comprehensive reference is a true “Dermoscopy Bible” comprising the extensive expertise of the 14 most influential experts and global pioneers in Dermoscopy.

Aimed at primary care practitioners, skin cancer specialists, dermatologists and any medical professional with an interest in skin cancer medicine or general dermatology, this 540-page guide provides the substantial knowledge required to diagnose a wide range of lesions on any body part, skin type and patient group.

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INTRODUCTION:  PHILIPP TSCHANDL 
Introduction to Dermoscopy: How It Works

CHAPTER 1:  GIUSEPPE ARGENZIANO 
Algorithms, the Comparative Approach and
the Elephant Approach

CHAPTER 2:  CLIFF ROSENDAHL 
Chaos and Clues: An Algorithm for Pigmented Skin Lesions

CHAPTER 3: IRIS ZALAUDEK 
Benign Non-Melanocytic Skin Tumours

CHAPTER 4: HARALD KITTLER 
Malignant Non-Melanocytic Lesions

CHAPTER 5: RAINER HOFMANN-WELLENHOF 
Melanocytic Naevi

CHAPTER 6: ASHFAQ A. MARGHOOB 
Melanoma

CHAPTER 7: HARALD KITTLER 
Facial Lesions

CHAPTER 8: MASARU TANAKA 
Acral Lesions

CHAPTER 9:  IRIS ZALAUDEK 
Identifying Pink Tumours

CHAPTER 10:  ANDREAS BLUM 
Mucosal Lesions in Dermoscopy

CHAPTER 11: CATERINA LONGO 
Difficult Benign Lesions

CHAPTER 12: LUC THOMAS 
Diagnosis of Longitudinal Nail Pigmentation

CHAPTER 13: ELVIRA MOSCARELLA 

Rare Skin Tumours

CHAPTER 14: HARALD KITTLER 
Rare Skin Tumours

CHAPTER 15: ASHFAQ A. MARGHOOB
Difficult to Diagnose Melanomas

CHAPTER 16: AIMILIOS LALLAS 
Dermoscopy in General Dermatology

CHAPTER 17: ELVIRA MOSCARELLA 
Screening Children

CHAPTER 18:  AIMILIOS LALLAS 
Screening Young Adults

CHAPTER 19:  CATERINA LONGO 
Screening the Elderly

CHAPTER 20: IRIS ZALAUDEK 
Lesions in Different Skin Types

CHAPTER 21: ELVIRA MOSCARELLA 
Flat, Nodular, Pigmented, and Non-Pigmented Skin Lesions

CHAPTER 22: HARALD KITTLER 
Management of Patients with Multiple Naevi

CHAPTER 23: AIMILIOS LALLAS 
Dermoscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

CHAPTER 24: AIMILIOS LALLAS 
Rules to Avoid Missing Melanomas

CHAPTER 25: DAVID WILKINSON 
The BEST Protocol: A Pragmatic Approach to Skin Cancer Diagnosis for Primary Care Doctors


Authors

Recognised by and developed in collaboration with the International Dermoscopy Society, no other Dermoscopy book features such a diverse and accomplished team of globally renowned dermatologists and dermoscopy experts. The authors are pioneers in the field of dermoscopy and have developed the methods and approaches which have become the education standards in all dermoscopy training programs worldwide. 
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Prof David Wilkinson

MBChB MSc MD PhD DSc MRCP FRACGP FACRRM FAFPHM

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Macquarie University, Sydney

Professor David Wilkinson is a registered general practitioner and public health medicine specialist. He is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Macquarie University. Since 2004, David’s clinical work has focused on skin cancer medicine in primary care. He has published research papers on the topic, designed and led development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop and present a suite of skin cancer short courses delivered by HealthCert.
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Prof Giuseppe Argenziano

MD PhD

Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Professor Giuseppe Argenziano is Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples; Coordinator of the Skin Cancer Unit Research Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy; President of the International Dermoscopy Society; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Giuseppe has developed early diagnosis techniques for melanoma, authored over 300 scientific works and has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 400 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. He has authored more than 450 scientific articles and more than 30 books, and his publications have received a total of 6200 citations with an h-index value of 40 (Scopus 02/2015).

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Dr Aimilios Lallas

MD PhD MSc

Dermatologist-Venereologist, Aristotle University, Greece

Dr Aimilios Lallas is a Board-Certified Dermatologist-Venereologist. He is currently occupied at the First Department of Dermatology of the Faculty of Medicine of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Aimilios specialises in skin cancer diagnosis with non-invasive techniques, as well as in the management of skin cancer patients. He possesses a PhD diploma on skin cancer prevention.

Aimilios’ main fields of research interests are in the dermoscopy of skin tumours, the application of the method in general dermatology, and the improvement of the management of oncologic patients. He is co-author of approximately 190 scientific papers, editor of four books and author of several chapters on dermoscopy.

Aimilios is currently the General Secretary of the International Dermoscopy Society and the General Secretary of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy, which will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 14-16 June 2018.

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A/Prof Andreas Blum

MD PhD MSc (DermPrevOncol)

Public, Private and Teaching Practice, Konstanz, Germany

Associate Professor at the University of Tuebingen, Germany

Associate Professor Andreas Blum studied medicine in Germany and France and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1993. From 1993 until 2004, he worked in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Tübingen in Germany. In 1998 he finished the specialisation in Dermatology and Venereology. Since 2002 he has been a senior lecture and assistant professor and, since 2006, has been an associate professor at the University of Tübingen. Since 2004 he has worked in his private and teaching practice in Konstanz, Germany.

Andreas is an expert in the diagnosis, surgical treatment, prevention and follow-up of skin cancers. In addition to his clinical research mainly in the field of dermoscopy, he gives regular lectures for national and international dermatological societies.

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Prof Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof

MD PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Head of Research Unit, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Professor Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof is Professor of Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He has been a dermato-oncologist for 10 years and has a special interest in pigmented skin lesions, dermoscopy and skin culturing. Rainer is also Director of the Pigmented Skin Lesion Clinic at the Department of Dermatology in Graz.
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Prof Harald Kittler

MD

Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Professor Harald Kittler has a special clinical interest in dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions. His main research interest is digital dermoscopy, follow-up of pigmented skin lesions, and computer assisted digital dermoscopy. Harald has been working for 10 years in the field of dermoscopy and has published a number of scientific articles especially in the field of digital dermoscopy and dermoscopic follow-up of melanocytic nevi.
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A/Prof Caterina Longo

MD PhD

Scientific Coordinator, Skin Cancer Unit, ASMN-IRCCS, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Associate Professor Caterina Longo is a board-certified dermatologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Although providing the best care possible for patients remains her primary goal, she also committed to education and clinical research. She is actively involved in clinical research and has published numerous papers on topics related to skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma, atypical nevi, Spitz/Reed nevi and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Caterina’s research interests are focused on the use of imaging instruments such as dermoscopy and confocal laser microscopy to recognise skin cancer early in its development. She pioneered the use of ex vivo fluorescence confocal microscopy for micrographic Mohs surgery applied for basal cell carcinoma and other visceral tumours. Caterina lectures on these topics both nationally and internationally.

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Prof Ashfaq A. Marghoob

MD

Attending Physician, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Skin Cancer Center, New York, USA

Professor Ashfaq A. Marghoob is a board-certified dermatologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the skin. He is the director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s regional skin cancer clinic in Long Island and consults and treats patients in the centre’s outpatient facility in Manhattan.

Although providing the best care possible for his patients remains his primary goal, Ashfaq also remains committed to education and clinical research, with the hope of educating physicians and the public about the importance of early skin cancer detection to save lives.

He is active in clinical research and has published numerous papers on topics related to skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma, atypical/dysplastic nevi, and congenital melanocytic nevi. Ashfaq’s research interests are focused on the use of imaging instruments such as photography, dermoscopy, and confocal laser microscopy to recognise skin cancer early in its development.

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Dr Elvira Moscarella

MD

Dermatologist

Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dr Elvira Moscarella is a dermatologist at the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Reggio Emilia, Italy. She acquired her medical degree in 2005 at the Second University of Naples before completing her residency in dermatology and venereology at the University’s Department of Dermatology. In 2008, Elvira undertook further education in dermoscopy and confocal microscopy. She is a member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and the International Dermoscopy Society, and is Editor in Chief of the latter’s newsletter and case of the month. Elvira’s main interests are in dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy, and their use in skin cancer medicine.
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A/Prof Cliff Rosendahl

MBBS PhD FSCCA

Associate Professor and Director MMed (Skin Cancer) Program School of Medicine, The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Cliff Rosendahl currently works in Brisbane as a primary care practitioner with a special interest in skin cancer.  He also has an interest in research as the clinical developer and Director of the Skin Cancer Audit Research Database (SCARD). His other main area of research has been in evaluating dermatoscopic clues for the diagnosis of both pigmented and non-pigmented skin malignancy in collaboration with colleagues at The University of Queensland, Australia and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
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Prof Masaru Tanaka

MD PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Japan

Professor Masaru Tanaka graduated in 1984 at the Keio University School of Medicine, in Tokyo, Japan. He became a board-certified dermatologist in 1989 and obtained a degree in Medical Science in 1992. He studied image analysis at the Department of Dermatology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in the UK for two years. Masaru was the Congress Secretary of the 100th Japanese Dermatological Association in Tokyo in April 2001. He is now a Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Japan. His main research fields include the bullous disorders, contact dermatitis, dermatopathology, image analysis and dermoscopy.
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Prof Philipp Tschandl

MD PhD

Dermatology Resident at Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Dr Philipp Tschandl graduated from the Medical University of Vienna where he also obtained his PhD degree. His main research field is skin cancer, especially its early diagnosis through dermatoscopy, and the teaching of that method. He is an executive board member of the International Dermoscopy Society, secretary of the National Dermatopathology Society in Austria, and member of the Fostering Trainee Education Committee of the EADV.

Philipp is teaching dermatology in the core curricula of Human and Dental Medicine, lectures continuously on dermatoscopy at national and international meetings and workshops, and co-organised the 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy 2015 in Vienna. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is co-author of a major dermatoscopy textbook which has been translated into multiple languages.

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Prof Luc Thomas

MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lyon, France

Prof Luc Thomas was Board-certified in dermatology in 1989 at Lyon 1 University. He was trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1990 and 1991, and obtained his PhD degree at Lyon 1 University in 1993. He became full professor of dermatology in 1996, first class professor in dermatology in 2009, and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology of Lyon 1 University - Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud in 2003. He obtained his Board certification in Clinical Oncology in 2013.

Luc’s main research fields include skin oncology, early diagnosis of melanoma, dermoscopy, skin surgery and nail diseases. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals, is the co-editor of four books published in several languages and co-author of more than 25 books. He has lectured at many international meetings, is an associate editor of Dermatology, a member of the board of the International Dermoscopy Society, a past member of the board and treasurer of the French Society of Dermatology from 2000 to 2003, and treasurer of the World Congress of Dermatology in Paris in 2002.

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A/Prof Iris Zalaudek

MD PhD

Head of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Trieste, Italy

Associate Professor Iris Zalaudek is a board-certified dermatologist and Head of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Trieste, Italy. Since 2016, she has been President of the International Dermoscopy Society, and was previously the Research Director of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Unit at the Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Her main research fields are related to dermato-oncology and include non-invasive skin imaging techniques, as well as topical and systemic treatment of skin cancer. Moreover, she is engaged in the development of modern teaching methods such as online distant courses and tele-dermatologic services. She is Director of the Master of Science program entitled "Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-Oncology" of the Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Iris has published more than 450 articles, of which 358 (267 full papers) have been cited in PubMed. Her combined publications have received an impact factor of 1003 and a h-index value of 36 (by April 2017). In 2003 her work was awarded by the Hans-Weitgasser Price from the Styrian Association of Dermatologists and in 2008 she was awarded the Best Researcher of the Medical University of Graz, Austria.

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA OF DERMOSCOPY

Acquiring in-depth knowledge in dermoscopy will enable you to assess skin lesions with greater accuracy, detect melanomas in the early stages, and avoid unnecessary excisions. Presented by global leaders in the field, this three-part program can be considered the most comprehensive dermoscopy online training as it offers the substantial knowledge required to correctly diagnose a wide range of lesions on any body part, skin type and patient group.

 

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