The ACCO 5 day flap and graft workshop

ACCO's intense 5 day flap and graft workshop

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The ACCO 5 day flap & graft program is ACRRM & RACGP approved for CPD points.

This course also attracts the 4 day rural surgery grant for eligible rural GP proceduralists. This amounts to $2,000 per day or $8,000 to attend this course. Apply through either RACGP  or ACRRM

This program includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon tea as well as all equipment.
 
Day 1: Beginning skin flap surgery
8:00 - 8:30 AM Arrival and induction
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Equipment needed for skin surgery
Principles of Random pattern skin flaps
  • 1st skin flap: Rhomboid flap SKILLS SESSION
Morning Tea 10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Anaesthesia for skin cancer surgery
Nerve blocks around the face for skin surgery
Danger zones on the face
Skin surgery in the elderly and children
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 PM
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Role of imiquimod in managing non melanoma skin cancer
  • 2nd skin flap: Twin advancement flap SKILLS SESSION
  • 3rd skin flap: Harry Potter type forehead flap SKILLS SESSION
Afternoon Tea 3:00 – 3:30 PM
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Welding and Skin cancer
  • 4th skin flap: O-Z flap – SKILLS SESSION
  • 5thSkin flap: O-S flap – SKILLS SESSION
Using Skin lesion item numbers
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Welcome drinks and nibbles immediately following session
 
Day 2: Theory expansion and transposition flaps
8.30 – 10:00 AM
The concept of transposition flaps
  • 6th Skin flap: Transposition flap – SKILLS SESSION
  • 7th flap: Bilobed flap – SKILLS SESSION
Morning Tea 10:00 - 10:30
10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Dermatopathology session with Dr. Alex Nirenberg
(Session time may be swapped to meet Dr. Nirenberg's  schedule)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 PM
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Photodynamic therapy for actinic keratoses and skin cancers
Afternoon Tea 3:00 – 3:30
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Managing skin cancer below the knee
  • 8th flap: ROM flap – SKILLS SESSION
 
Day 3: Melanoma day
8:30 - 11:00 AM
Melanoma Update
·         Management
·         Margins
·         Follow up
·         Investigations
·         Role of melanoma units
·         Sentinel node biopsy
Morning Tea 11:00 - 11:30
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Metastatic melanoma
·         In transit melanoma
·         Limb infusion / perfusion chemotherapy
·         Vemurafenib / Dabrafenib, etc
·         Ipilimumab / Pembrolizumab, etc
Rarer skin cancers

Lunch 1:00 - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Role of Radiation therapy managing skin cancer

Margin control surgery

Mohs surgery
 
Day 4: Other therapies & Large Flaps Day
 
8:30 - 10:00 AM

Epidemiology of melanoma and skin cancer prevention

Morning Tea 10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
  • 9th skin flap: A to T flaps - SKILLS SESSION
  • 10th skin flap: Rotation flaps - SKILLS SESSION
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 PM
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Management of Skin Cancer when margins are not clear
Field cancerization
Actinic Keratoses
Afternoon Tea 3:00 – 3:30 PM
3:30 - 5:00 PM
5 fluro uracil & diclofenac in skin cancer management
Island type skin flaps
  • 11th flap: Island pedicle flap – SKILLS SESSION
Conference Dinner - Casual Dress - 6.00 pm for a 6:30 pm Dinner
 
Day 5: Multi flap & Graft day
8:00 – 9:30 AM
  • 12th Flap: Multi rhomboid flap. – SKILLS SESSION
  • 13th Flap: Multi transposition flap – SKILLS SESSION
Morning Tea 9:30 – 10:00
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Myths of skin cancer surgery - which are true?
11:30 - 1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM2:30 PM
  • Full thickness skin grafts - SKILLS SESSION
  • Partial Thickness skin graft - SKILLS SESSION
Afternoon tea 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Meeting concludes