As part of their ongoing professional education, our dermatologists and nurses recently attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists held in Perth. Highlights for Central Sydney Dermatology was the induction of our very own Dr Erin Mullan as a Fellow of College and our senior nurse Cathy Corry being awarded the ADNA travelling scholarship to attend the New Zealand dermatological nurses conference in August this year.
International speakers presented updates on a wide range of dermatological conditions including melanoma, skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema.
The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists annual meeting was also held concurrently. Updates on laser, injectable treatments and the rejuvenation of sun damage were among the topics presented and discussed.
Kleresca®, a new treatment for acne vulgaris has been launched in Australia. It is only offered in Dermatology practices and Central Sydney Dermatology are one of the few privileged to offer it for their patients.
Whether you ration them out over a couple of weeks or eat all your chocolate eggs before Easter Monday, don’t worry too much about the chocolate binge ruining your skin. Chocolate has an undeservedly bad reputation as a cause of acne but evidence still appears mixed when deciding if it really is bad for our skin.
All About Acne co-chair Dr JoAnn See said there is growing evidence of some links between diet and acne but surprisingly, chocolate isn’t high on the naughty list yet.
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Central Sydney Dermatology will be closed from Noon on Thursday 24th December 2015 until 8am on Monday 4th January 2016.
If you need urgent attention during this period please contact your General Practitioner or local hospital.
Medicine Today, October issue has published an article on treating acne by Dr Jo-Ann See and Dr Munther Zureigat.
Citation as follows: See, J-A, Zurgeigat M. A GP’s guide to treating acne. Medicine Today 2015; 16(10):34-40.
Paper accepted for publication in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology on Metvix Daylight Phototherapy treatment. Dr See was lead investigator and A/Prof Shumack was a co-investigator on this trial. Both doctors have been active in training other medical practitioners on this treatment regime. This treatment is a non-surgical therapy for actinic keratoses.