2023 Sydney Nurse Melanoma Symposium

You’re invited to join Melanoma Institute Australia for their annual symposium designed for all nurses who care for patients with melanoma and complex skin cancer. The one-day face-to-face symposium in Sydney is your opportunity to hear from multidisciplinary experts across the disease spectrum in a supportive environment.

Register here

We are pleased to be having a new hands-on workshop session this year, as well as the option to attend a surgical or medical concurrent stream during our afternoon session for a deeper dive in your area of interest.

When: Thursday 4th May 2023
Where: The Poche Centre, 40 Rocklands Rd, Wollstonecraft NSW 2065
Cost: $95 (inc GST)

CPD: A Certificate of Attendance will be given after completing a survey on the event.
Register: https://events.humanitix.com/2023-sydney-nurse-melanoma-symposium?c=phn



  • Melanoma overview: Where are we heading – Prof Georgina Long AO and Prof Richard Scolyer AO (MIA’s Co-Medical Directors)
  • Awareness and prevention – Dr Linda Martin (Dermatologist)
  • Assessment and diagnosis of melanoma, and the use of Total Body Photography – Dr Bruna Gallo (Dermatology Fellow)
  • Melanoma pathology 101: What nurses need to know – Dr Fran Watts (Pathology Fellow)
  • Melanoma in uncommon places – A/Prof Robyn Saw (Surgeon)
  • Medical oncology: New horizons – A/Prof Alex Menzies (Medical Oncologist)
  • Management of non-melanoma skin cancers – Dr Ines De Silva (Medical Oncologist)
  • Hands on workshops – Essential medical photography and Melanoma under the microscope – Stephanie Friedlander (Melanographer) and Dr Fran Watts (Pathology Fellow)


  • Essentials of melanoma surgery – Dr Caroline Groupe (Surgical Fellow)
  • Practical wound care and dressing advice – Natalie Osborne (Melanoma CNC RPA)
  • Advanced surgical techniques – TBC


  • Managing advanced melanoma – Dr Thomas Bennett (Medical Oncology Fellow)
    • Systemic therapy side effects: Case study series – Nicole Taylor (CNC)
    • Clinical trials in early stage melanoma – TBC

    (Please note this Program is subject to change)

    Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

    Here’s what some of our previous attendees think of our event: 

    “I come from Brisbane for this conference for a few reasons. I love the content, venue and the chance to feel part of a wider community of dermatology nurses. I enjoy the speakers who are usually entertaining and informative. Its also a chance to update my knowledge and ensure we are keeping our clinical practice to current treatment protocols. I love the friendly welcome we always get here at MIA!”

    “The diverse topics presented would have suited all levels of experience and knowledge in this field. I also liked the offering of both personal and professional viewpoints. That this is an evolving discipline and the attitude is open to new ideas to better manage the infinite scenarios of each patient at the fore.”

      “Every speaker was extremely knowledgeable and presentations were all high quality.”

      Event Details

      May 4 - May 4
      08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
      Health Professionals

      Organizer Details


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