Home of skin cancer education

Directed by dermatologists & dermatopathologists

Sunset from the ACCO Centre, Melbourne CBD

The Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology provides training and education to improve and certify competency in the management of skin cancer. Our policy is that no pharmaceutical company shall be permitted to sponsor or endorse any event, function or workshop in any manner.  This creates a truly unique and unbiased learning environment.


June 2016 - ACCO submission on SLNB guidelines.pdf

Draft Australasian guidelines on melanoma management are being produced. The draft guidelines on SLNB fall so short of a sound evidence based document with suitable recommendations as to be unacceptable. The ACCO board have reviewed the guidelines and have provided the above advice for SLNB guidelines



allmedic.org.au - Info on our Allmedic research here

February 2016 ACCO news update here


The ACCO Mission


ACCO Certifications Pathway

Certificate in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine
Diploma  in Skin Cancer Surgery (DACCO)
• Certificate in Advanced Dermoscopy
Advanced  Diploma in skin cancer surgery
Fellow  of ACCO


RESEARCH 

In 2016 ACCO researchers published new research on the methods and outcomes of different methods of teaching skin cancer surgery.  ACCO published a perspective on sentinel node biopsy in the British J of Dermatology in 2016. 

FUNDING OUR RESEARCH

ACCO does not accept any funding from Governments, Universities or the Pharmaceutical industry. ACCO uses revenue from workshops to fund our ongoing research programs. Even our published drug trials were completed without drug company funding. ACCO regards true independence as critical. Even funding from Governments is tainted.. Governments have a vested interest in cheaper treatments or no treatments working as well as expensive methods. Without Government influence, ACCO research has often found that no treatment is superior to expensive treatments. 

NOT FOR PROFIT

ACCO does not pay any of its Directors. ACCO researchers volunteer their time and expertise. After costs are met for running ACCO events, research administration and programs, all profits are donated to independent medical research. 

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