“No one should die of malignant melanoma” - A. Bernard Ackerman, 1985
The Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) has a number of memberships available to support medical and non-medical professionals interested in staying up to date on the latest advances in skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Membership categories are as follows:
Fellowship will be granted under the following conditions:
Specialists who have an interest in skin cancer: Dermatology, Surgery, Oncology, Pathology or Radiology are eligible to apply for the Skin Cancer Fellowship.
All dermatologists, dermatopathologist, histopathologists will be granted Fellowship upon application, while other specialists will be assessed according to their postgraduate training and expertise in skin cancer medicine.
General Practitioners with FRACGP or FACRRM (in Australia), or equivalent recognition are eligible to apply. Fellowship will typically be granted under the following conditions:
Nurses and other clinicians will also be admitted to Fellowship, under similar circumstances and conditions. Specifically, this will require such groups to have undertaken post graduate training (such as having completed at least two of the HealthCert/Bond University Skin Cancer Diplomas, or equivalent), and to have demonstrated relevant clinical experience and expertise.
Applications will be considered from doctors who possess an equivalent standing developed through professional experience, gained over a number of years of clinical practice. The Advisory Board will typically not award Fellowship based upon clinical experience and expertise alone; the Board will expect to see evidence of either formal training, contributions to training of others, and / or other relevant contributions to the profession (such as research or advocacy).
Membership will be granted to any clinician who are currently practicing in the area of Skin Cancer Medicine and have also successfully completed minimum professional certificate in Skin Cancer or a minimum 2 years working in skin cancer medicine.
Nurses and other clinicians will also be admitted to Membership, under similar circumstances and conditions.
For medical and other health science students, including nurses, and or doctors / nurses and other clinicians, in training who have an interest in skin cancer.
For Nurses, Melanographers, Practice Managers, or any other Professionals, who do not fall into any of the categories above, who have an interest in Skin Cancer.
The Skin Cancer Institute is a not-for-profit organisation based in Singapore. All income above basic operating costs will be used to support skin cancer research, particularly that with a focus on prevention, screening, diagnosis and on-going management.
The Skin Cancer Institute is proud to support the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, with annual grants to support skin cancer research.