“No one should die of malignant melanoma” - A. Bernard Ackerman, 1985

Membership Advisory Committee

The Skin Cancer Institute is seeking applications from members to join our newly established Membership Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide guidance around membership engagement and retention and help guide membership activities. 


We would like to invite members to apply for one of the five committee positions. Click here to view the Terms of Reference and Application Form.



The Skin Cancer Institute is a registered not-for-profit organisation based in Singapore. The operations of the Institute are driven by an international Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board


The Skin Cancer Institute Advisory Board is comprised of the following individuals:



Professor David Wilkinson (Chair)

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Macquarie University, Sydney

Professor David Wilkinson is a registered general practitioner and public health medicine specialist. He is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Macquarie University. Since 2004, David’s clinical work has focused on skin cancer medicine in primary care. He has published research papers on the topic, designed and led development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop and present a suite of skin cancer short courses delivered by HealthCert.


Dr Zoe Apalla

Head of the State Dermatology Unit, Ippokratio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Zoe Apalla is the Head of the Dermatology Unit at the Ippokratio Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her main research field is skin cancer, being author of numerous scientific articles and books concerning melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). She is co-founder and treasurer of the Hellenic Dermoscopy Society and Section Editor of the “Dermatology Practical and Conceptual” Journal. Dr. Apalla has authored more than 100 full scientific articles and produced landmark primary publications in the field of topical treatments of NMSC. She has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in many national and international dermatology congresses.


Professor Giuseppe Argenziano

Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Giuseppe Argenziano is Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit at the University of Campania, Naples, Italy. His main research field is dermato-oncology, being author of numerous scientific articles and books concerning dermoscopy, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. He is co-founder and past president of the International Dermoscopy Society and Editor-in-Chief of “Dermatology Practical and Conceptual” Journal. Professor Argenziano has authored more than 500 full scientific articles and produced landmark primary publications and books in in the field of melanoma and dermoscopy. Over the past 20 years he has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 500 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. His combined publications have received a sum total of 10.000+ citations with an h-index value of 52 (Scopus, Jan 2018).

 Adam Riker__1 Professor Adam Riker

Professor Riker is a committed and dedicated physician leader, never forgetting that ultimately it is about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive care to all patients that he has the privilege of treating each day. Professor Riker is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist with a very busy clinical practice, specializing in melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer and sarcoma (soft tissue and retroperitoneal).  He has been involved in clinical and translational cancer research for most, if not all, of his career.


Dr Simon Clark

MBChB FRCPA Specialist
Honorary Lecturer in Pathology, The University of Queensland

Dr Simon Clark runs the pathology component of the postgraduate certificate courses in skin cancer medicine at The University of Queensland and lectures in the Masters of Medicine course. He has been involved in dermatopathology education for more than 20 years, training registrars in dermatology, pathology and plastic surgery. More recently he has been active in GP education. One of the best known dermatopathologists in Australia, Simon was recently appointed a visiting professor in dermatology at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences.