“No one should die of malignant melanoma” - A. Bernard Ackerman, 1985
The Skin Cancer Institute was founded by Paul Elmslie, CEO and Founder of HealthCert, in an effort to create a global community of like-minded professionals who all have an interest in skin cancer medicine, and are committed to making a positive impact on skin cancer diagnosis and mortality rates.
“While HealthCert is dedicated to saving lives and improving patient outcomes through primary care education, the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) will be bigger than this. I wanted to create a truly global community, for both medical and non-medical professionals, that are passionate about skin cancer medicine. The aim is that SCI will lead the way in promoting standards for skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, it will tackle advocacy issues, share resources and provide education materials to members and, perhaps most importantly, it will support important research in the area of skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
In order to make this vision a reality, HealthCert will contribute money raised from the Dermoscopy stream of our courses and the annual Skin Cancer Summit, to the Skin Cancer Institute.” Paul Elmslie - Founder of the Skin Cancer Institute
In addition to the support from HealthCert, the profits generated from membership fee income will also be put towards all mission related activities. The Skin Cancer Institute has been set up as a not for profit organisation in Singapore, of which Paul Elmslie is a Director. However, to provide necessary independence, the operations of the Institute are not driven or managed by the Directors but instead by the governing Board and its Committees. You can read more about the Skin Cancer Institute governance structure here.
Over time, continued membership income and corporate partnerships will allow SCI to become a sustainable not for profit, leading the push to eradicate skin cancer deaths around the world.