The ACCO suite of skin cancer workshops

Professor Anthony Dixon (ACCO co-founder) has been teaching skin cancer medicine and surgery for over 20 years. His workshops are consistently rated at the highest levels. Read more . . . Dr. Alex Nirenberg  leads the ACCO team with education in dermatopathology.

Doctors can obtain certification of the competence they had obtained as a result of such teaching. Workshop dates

Location? All workshops (other than clearly specified) are held in Docklands in the heart of Melbourne. Register for workshops here

 All ACCO workshops proudly sponsored by Dorevitch Pathology. (Note that virtual events taking place on line will be so indicated upon registration).


This 10.5 hour workshop is a thorough exploration of the diagnosis and management of skin cancer in general practice. Surgical techniques explained in this workshop including punch biopsies, shave biopsies, elliptical excision of lesions, curettage, cautery and cryotherapy. Delegates practice techniques on pig’s trotters. Each year two workshops are held. You can choose to attend the program over two full days or combined with the dermoscopy program over 3 days. Workshop details. RegisterDates

This 5 day workshop focuses on learning flap and graft procedures. A thorough exploration of the concepts of skin flap surgery is explored with multiple exercises on pigs trotters and hocks. The course also includes an in depth education program on the management of BCCs, SCCs, melanomata and some other rare skin cancers. Knowledge of essentials curriculum assumed. Register   or Workshop details. Dates
This workshop involves an 9 hour education program of in depth dermoscopy diagnostics. You can choose to attend the course over a two day weekend or combined with the essentials program over 3 days.  Register. Dates


Over 3 days you can complete both the Essentials and Dermoscopy programs. Dates     Details


Over an intense 6 hour day of education Dr. Alex Nirenberg covers the essential knowledge of dermatopathology required for safe skin cancer practice. RegisterDates  Program details.


This workshop is designed for those planning to move beyond procedures learnt in the 5 day event. Advanced techniques for the nose, lips, ears and eyelids are covered.. Register. Workshop program. Dates
NURSE: Half day course of education in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer for practice nurses. We cover clinical diagnosis, dermoscopy,  procedure room management, and dressings among topics key to nurses involved in a skin cancer team. You will learn the golden rules for skin cancer nurses. Photography of skin lesions is also explained, - including how to improve your shots.


CRUISE DERMOSCOPY: Complete the 9 hour dermoscopy program whilst on a cruise ship. Details here.

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Fine print:

  • All equipment is provided for all workshops.
  • There are no part registrations. The cost includes a catering / venue package arrangement. There is no reduction for registrants choosing not to attend the conference dinner or other component. The catering package for all workshops includes morning and afternoon tea each day as well as lunch.
  • Cancellation policy applies.
  • Strict conditions on copyright and recording apply.
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not applicable for any ACCO workshops as they are prerequisites to ACCO qualifications.
  • Note that a very limited amount of written material will be provided. The courses do not include comprehensive notes.