Author and academic, Dr .Sharad Paul initially embarked on surgical training in general/plastic surgery before becoming more interested in skin cancer diagnosis, dermatoscopy and research. His Skin Surgery Clinic has performed over 35,000 operations, making the centre known for one of the largest series of skin cancer patients worldwide. He is an adjunct Professor of the Auckland University of Technology. He is also a Senior Lecturer (skin cancer) at the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia and a Hon. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Surgery at the University of Auckland. He established surgical skills workshops for skin cancer doctors in 1996 via the University of Auckland and has a long list of conference keynote presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2016, Dr Sharad Paul co-authored ‘Clinical Cases in Skin Cancer Surgery and Treatment’ – a textbook published by Springer USA/UK as a guide for doctors, dermatologists and surgeons that work in the field of skin cancer. In 2012, he received the NZ Medical Association Chair's Award – New Zealand’s highest medical honour, only awarded to one doctor (at a time) across all specialties for 'outstanding contribution to healthcare in New Zealand.' And in 2015 he received the Ko Awatea Excellence Award for 'Leading (health) Improvement on a Global Scale' -- awarded at APAC, Asia-Pacific's largest healthcare conference that noted 'Dr Sharad Paul's role in improving skin cancer management, education and patient-centred care internationally, across several countries.' He has also been awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners.
Social events planned include sailing America's Cup yachts, visiting amazing sculpture gardens and of course a wee bit of Kiwi winetasting!
|Day 1 - 16 November 2017, Thursday|
|08:00am - 08:30am||Registration||Arrival Tea and Coffee|
|08:30am - 09:00am||Welcome||Introduction AUT/Maori Welcome||Dr Sharad Paul and Paul Elmslie|
|09:00am - 10:30am||Masterclass||Nasal reconstruction||Dr Sharad paul|
|10:30am - 10:45am||Morning Tea|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||Keynote||Skin Cancer: The Scandinavian experience||Dr Inanna Weiss|
|12:15pm - 01:00pm||Lunch|
|01:00pm - 02:30pm||Derm-pathology Session 1||Dermatopathology||Dr Simon Clark|
|02:30pm - 02:45pm||Afternoon Tea|
|02:45pm - 3:15pm||Presentation||Melanoma: What’s hair got to do with this?||Dr Sharad Paul and Prof Ahmed Al-Jumaily|
|Social Program||Optional: America's Cup Yacht Sailing|
|Day 2 - 17 November 2017, Friday|
|08:15am - 08:30am||Arrival||Tea and Coffee|
|08:30am - 09:30am||Derm-pathology Session 2||Dermatopathology and Case study discussion||Dr Simon Clark|
|09:30am - 10:00am||Presentation||Surgery and anticoagulants||Dr Paul Ockelford|
|10:00am - 10:30am||Morning Tea|
|10:30am - 11:30am||Keynote||Cutaneous manifestations of hematological malignancies||Dr Paul Ockelford|
|11:30pm-12:30pm||Masterclass||Scalp reconstruction and review of scalp flaps||Dr Sharad Paul|
|12:30pm - 01:15pm||Lunch|
|01:15pm - 01.45pm||Presentation||"A mathematical view of scalp skin anisotropy"||Dr Robin Hankin|
|01:45pm - 02:15pm||Presentation||Vascular malformations||Dr Inanna Weiss|
|02:15pm - 02:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|02:30pm - 03:00pm||Presentation||Skin imaging technology||Dr Maryam Sadeghi|
|03:00pm - 03:30pm||Presentation||Animation and medical education||John Piper
AUT Animation school
|03:30pm - 05:00pm||Case studies||Case studies session 1
**Delegates to bring surgical cases for discussion
|Dr Sharad Paul and Dr Inanna Weiss|
|Day 3 - 18 November 2017, Saturday|
|08:00am - 08:15am||Arrival||Tea and Coffee|
|08:15am - 09:15am||Presentation||Radiotherapy and Skin Cancer||Dr Benji Benjamin|
|09:15am - 10:15am||Masterclass||Cheek reconstruction||Dr Sharad Paul|
|10:15am - 10:30am||Morning tea|
|10:30am - 11:30am||Case studies||Case studies session 2
**Delegates to bring surgical cases for discussion
|Dr Sharad Paul and Dr Innana Weiss|
|Social Program||Waiheke Trip: Ferry and Dinner|
Dr. Inanna Weiss is a plastic surgeon currently working and residing in Copenhagen, Denmark. She trained in Denmark and Norway and spent 3 years in New York City doing a clinical and research fellowship in Vascular Anomalies under the tutelage of experts in the field -- Milton Waner and Alejandro Berenstein. Her current focus, apart from hemangiomas and vascular malformations is non-melanoma skin cancer surgery. She has been a part of the Oncological Unit of the Plastic Surgery department at Copenhagen University Hospital mainly focused on facial reconstruction following skin cancer. Inanna has a keen interest on skin cancer and will give her insights into skin cancer from a Scandinavian perspective, and also speak about facial reconstruction after skin cancer.
Dr Simon Clark
Dr. Simon Clark graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He trained at Wellington Hospital and at Royal the Melbourne Hospital. Dr Clark completed a Fellowship of Dermatopathology at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, Sydney. He has worked in public and private pathology and has lectured at the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland. Dr. Clark runs the pathology component of the postgraduate certificate courses in skin cancer medicine at the University of Queensland and also lectures in the Masters of Medicine course. One of the best known dermatopathologists in Australia, Simon was recently appointed a visiting professor in dermatology at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Dr Paul Ockelford
Haematologist, New Zealand
Dr Paul Ockelford is a clinical haematologist with a particular expertise in haemostasis and thrombosis, but does consult on a wide range of malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders. In addition to his consulting practice in Epsom, Paul has a part-time appointment to the Auckland City Hospital Haematology Unit and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Auckland School of Medicine. Paul was the former head of the New Zealand Medical Association. Paul will speak about cutaneous manifestations of haematological malignancies and also educate participants on managing patients with bleeding disorders and blood-thinning medications.
Dr Benji Benjamin
Radiation Oncologist, Auckland
Dr Benjamin was previously clinical director of radiation oncology at Auckland City Hospital where he was a specialist for 26 years. He was named an Officer New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2008 New Year's Honours list for his services to medicine and the community. Dr Benjamin is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Radiologists and Dean of the Oceania University of Medicine.
Dr CS Benjamin has over 140 publications and presentations in medical journals and international conferences. He has also has participated in many clinical trials and has a keen interest in head and neck cancer. Benji will speak about radiation oncology and skin cancer – indications, modalities and methods of dosage calculation of radiation doses.
Dr Maryam Sadeghi
Meta Optima Technology, Canada
Dr Maryam is CEO of MetaOptima Technology, a company that grew out of Simon Fraser University Innovation Office’s Venture Connection Program in Canada. Maryam won a prize in the Plug & Play Silicon Valley competition in Vancouver in July 2014. Her team also developed the UV Canada app for skin cancer awareness and prevention. It was released in June 2011 and donated to the BC Cancer Agency at Vancouver General Hospital. Sadeghi’s PhD research was on skin cancer prevention and analyzing dermoscopic images for early skin cancer diagnosis using intelligent computer technologies – that was recognized with a 2012 Innovation Challenge Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Maryam will speak about skin imaging, her research and new technologies.
Dr Robin Hankin
Auckland University of Technology
Dr Robin Hankin is a computational statistician with interests including theoretical ecology, multivariate Gaussian Processes, and computational combinatorics. He has worked at various UK universities, and studied at prestigious Trinity College, Cambridge. He works closely with other researchers in medicine and other fields on statistics, Computational Statistics and Research methods. Robin will speak about a mathematical view of skin dynamics.
Prof Ahmed Al-Jumaily
Auckland University of Technology
Professor of the Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Ahmed Al-Jumaily puts his role of educator first -- but throughout his 33-year career he has fused teaching with industrial experience, to ensure that theoretical ideas explored in the classroom have found their way into medical equipment used around the world. Professor Al-Jumaily, who is founder and Director of Auckland University of Technology’s Institute of Biomedical Technologies, is driven to turn ideas into real outcomes that help clinical practice. His team will speak about their recent collaboration with Dr. Sharad Paul on melanoma research.
Head of Digital Animation, Auckland University of Technology
John originally spent over 10 years in the advertising industry before joining Auckland University of Technology’s Graphic Design programmes. Four years ago he set up the Digital Design major for the Bachelor of Design Degree. This gave the School of Art & Design a 'moving image' component to its degree structure. He collaborates on various medical and movie animation projects, including with the world renowned Weta Workshop that has been behind major Hollywood blockbusters like Lord Of The Rings. John’s team will showcase some of their work with applications in medical education and skin cancer.
Located in the heart of Auckland, the campus is accessible to the cultural and commercial amenities of the country's largest city, while harbour views and nearby parks add to its attractiveness. With its impressive 12-storey tower and glass-roofed atrium, The award-winning Sir Paul Reeves Building is right at the heart of our city campus, connecting the surrounding buildings, including the Business School, by way of Governor Fitzroy Plaza.