Primary Care Dermoscopy Workshops

Courses are run throughout the year. All courses are delivered by enthusiastic highly experienced trainers.

Next Available Courses :

Dates : FRIDAY 27th November 2015 (Places Available)

 Reserve a place now! 

Strictly first come first served

Please click this link for a downloadable booking form (pdf)


Primary Care Dermoscopy Workshop 1:    Duration - 1 day


Aimed at: GP's, GP Registars, GPwSI in Dermatology and Skin Surgery.

Level: Aimed as an introductory course in the use of dermoscopy as an adjunct in management of skin lesions.

Course Details: A one day skills workshop with intensive training; combining both theory and practical hands on aspects of dermoscopy. Caters for beginners and intermediate level GP's. Intensive guidance on the use of dermoscopy to help recognise skin lesions. Teaching is delivered in small group informal theory and practical sessions.

Contact: or Courses Director Mr S Hassan FRCS(Plast) on 07474112263 or 08000016688 for further details and a booking form / programme or print off and complete the form below.

Accommodation: Substantially reduced rates have been secured for accommodation at the luxury Malmaison Hotel during the course. However to secure these discounted rates, accommodation must be reserved with the hotel directly (£109pppn B&B, + £10 supplement for partner overnight accomodation incl. B&B). To book accommodation contact Malmaison Hotel reservations directly on 0121 246 5000 quoting the Primary Care Training Academy as reference. Parking is available at extra cost in public car parks in the local vicinity from £3 per day.

Meeting places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

See below for further details.



Next Courses:  

Dates:     Friday 27th November 2015


Update:  Reserve Your Places Now


Venue:     Malmaison Hotel,      1 Wharf Street, Birmingham B1 1RD

                     Tel: 0121 246 5000        ‘    Winner of Best Hotel 2006’







This dermoscopy course is ideally suited to GP’s / GPSI’s and GP registrar’s. All aspects of dermoscopy will be covered from theory, indications, role, scope and limitations, product selection and training. The Primary Care Dermoscopy Workshop 1 is an introductory course in dermoscopy aimed at the beginner. Further advanced courses will follow for the competent dermoscopist who wishes to simply update his/her skills.

The course is being held in the luxury boutique Malmaison Hotel in the heart of Birmingham  This is a part of the ‘Mailbox’ complex with its designer stores and chic bars/cafés. It is said to be 'Birmingham’s answer to Oxford street!’ The Malmaison Hotel has its own leisure club and health/beauty spa (ref

Accommodation must be booked directly with the hotel reservations department on 0121 246 5000 quoting Primary Care Training Academy to secure preferential course delegate rates (£109pppn B&B! or £119 B&B Double Occupancy – normally ~£170 Room Only). The course starts on Friday morning, and closes at tea-time . Parking is available at extra cost in public car parks in the local vicinity with prices from £3 per day.

The course is informal and sociable. The course consists of both theory and practical sessions.  A full range of current dermatoscopes will be available to try out.

The intended faculty members for the next course are all experienced trainers: -

·      Dr  Stephen Hayes Dermatology GPwSI and Hospital Practitioner, PCDS Committee Member, Course Lead

·     Dr Tim Cunliffe MRCP, GPwSI Dermatology and Skin Surgery, PCDS Committee Member.

·         Mr Sultan Hassan FRCS(Plast) FRCS(Eng) FRCSEd, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthteic Surgeon, Courses Director.

·         Dr  Andrew Affleck, Consultant Dermatologist, Ninewells Hospital    

Course Program:



09:00hrs Registration & Coffee


09:30hrs Introduction & Welcome: Aims and Objectives


09:45hrs An introduction to dermoscopy.


10:15hrs Dermoscopy practical demonstration, product selection


10:45hrs Coffee and snacks / Exhibition Stands


11:00hrs Dermoscopic Algorithm


11:45hrs Special Sites - face, palms, soles and mucosal surfaces


12.15hrs Luncheon and Exhibitions Stands


13:15hrs Practical Session 1 +/- Patients


14:15hrs Practical Session 2 - Break outs- Workshop beginners / Advanced cases


15.30hrs Afternoon Tea and Exhibition Stands


15:45hrs Quiz and discussion


16:30hrs Meeting Close

For details of sponsors, including contact information then please email .

TO BOOK A PLACE, either 

1. Please click this link for a downloadable course booking form (pdf) 

2. Print off form below and return by post to the Academy.




Primary Care Dermoscopy Workshop, Birmingham

  27th November 2015

To book a place on this course please select preferred course by ticking appropriate box above, then print off and complete this section & return it to us at the address below: -

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Places for these meetings will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If no place is available on the preferred course date then the booking will be transferred to the next available course. If this date is not acceptable/available then under these circumstances, the booking fee paid shall be refunded in full.

Places are limited and can only be confirmed upon receipt of the delegate fee IN FULL. A strictly NO REFUNDS policy applies.

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Please print off, complete, sign and return this booking form along with full payment via cheque/postal order, made payable to: -P C T A’.

BACS payments will also be accepted – please contact for payment details.

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'P C T A'

Primary Care Dermoscopy Course 

16 St Peters Road,


Birmingham B17 0AS.

For further information please contact Mr S Hassan, Course Director on mobile number 07474112263 or 08000016688 or via e-mail on 


.Book early to avoid disappointment! TO BOOK, click on tab above. Print off the above booking form, complete, sign and then send to the address given above along with payment in full. Once booking form/payment has been received then notification will be issued within 28 days of a confirmed course place.


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