News and Events

Skin Lesions and Dermatoscopy Course: Goodfellow Symposium

13 December 2018

Conducted by Honorary Associate Professor Amanda Oakley, this one-day course will address clinical and dermatoscopic diagnosis of common benign and malignant skin lesions, particularly pigmented lesions.  All health professionals who undertake skin examinations are invited to attend, whether new to or experienced in dermatoscopy.

Sunbed use in Germany decreased by more than 85% in a decade

12 December 2018

Regular sunbed use by German adults has decreased by more than 85% in the past decade, possibly as a result of public awareness following a legal ban on sunbed use for young people and the effects of a statutory skin cancer screening programme. 

Playground shade in New Zealand limited

7 November 2018

Shading practice in New Zealand playgrounds is limited according to this recent New Zealand study. The findings support policy efforts to increase shade nationwide, and the study recommends establishing minimum standards for playground shade and displaying sun safety signage in playgrounds to help promote sun protection behaviour among playground visitors.