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Online Biologics Education Portal

12 November 2020

The Skin Health Institute have an online Biologics Education portal to which nurses are welcome to sign up. This is an information and education resource developed and maintained by the Skin Health Institute.  It houses all the resources used in our Biologics Masterclasses – plus much more.

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Spot Diagnosis Podcast

12 November 2020

The Skin Health Institute podcast, Spot Diagnosis, has been very popular and beneficial to ADNA members. Season 2 was be released on the 10th November 2020!

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Spot On Newsletter

12 November 2020

The latest issue of Spot on is now available. An easy two page read with summary, commentary and thoughts on acne research from dermatologist, Dr JoAnn See.

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New Vitiligo Research Study Results

05 November 2020

View the results of the large multi-centre randomised control trial!

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The Oak: ACORN E-Newsletter November 2020

05 November 2020

WOW! October was a busy but marvellous month for ACORN with Perioperative Nurses Week celebrations and our Virtual Conference which continues into December.

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The 19th ADNA National Conference Program

04 November 2020

10th-11th April 2021 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA.

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Join ADNA Now!

04 November 2020

The Australian Dermatology Nurses’ Association is committed to providing you with the opportunity for professional development and support.

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National Allergy Strategy November 2020

02 November 2020

Over the past couple of months, we have been busy progressing our projects and developing some exciting new resources.

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AACDS October Newsletter

29 October 2020

Welcome to the October 2020 edition of the Aspire newsletter - keeping you up-to-date with AACDS and the aesthetic profession.

Dermatology Research Review

27 October 2020

This issue begins with research on the impact of dietary factors on acne, reporting an apparent increased likelihood associated with the consumption of milk, sugary beverages and fatty and sugary products. We’ve included two systematic reviews with meta-analyses on drug-induced dermatological conditions: one sought to identify medications associated with an increased risk of developing bullous pemphigoid, and the other has reported on the risk of hand-foot skin reactions associated with exposure to VEGF-TKIs. There is also a paper describing the pathological features of the chilblain-like lesions (which are being referred to as ‘COVID toes’) seen in a group of patients with suspected but unconfirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Casual Nurses Register & Jobs Board

21 October 2020

A friendly reminder to make use of ADNA's Casual Nurses Register and Jobs Board, located on the ADNA website. Please share this information and flyer with your clinics.

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Melanoma Treatments and Clinical Trials

13 October 2020

MPA invites you to attend an online presentation with speakers Professor Georgina Long AO, Professor Grant McArthur, and patient speaker Narelle Wyrsch.

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Spot Diagnosis Podcast

06 October 2020

Spot Diagnosis is a podcast series that examines the skin complaints which are commonly encountered by general practitioners. It is tailored specifically for medical students, and GPs, but should also be useful for nurses.

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APPLY NOW: Grants package for Regional and Remote delegates to attend the PCNA 2020 Virtual Conference

30 September 2020

The Commonwealth Department of Health is funding a grants package for delegates to attend the PCNA 2020 Virtual Conference being held from 22 to 25 November 2020.

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Keep Your Face Healthy During COVID-19

11 September 2020

Tips to avoid skin problems and allow you to keep wearing a mask

Ahpra & National Boards - Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners

03 September 2020

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with the National Boards to implement the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the  National Scheme) and administer the  Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the  National Law)1.

Ahpra supports the  Boards to set standards and policies for registered practitioners. We manage notifications and register practitioners and students. Under the  National Law, certain groups must make mandatory notifications about practitioners when their health, conduct or performance poses a risk to the public.

The National Law establishes requirements for mandatory reporting. This guideline has been developed to explain those requirements.

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Online Biologics Masterclass for Nurses

28 August 2020

6 x 45-minute sessions each Thursday starting 24 September to Thursday 29 October. A series of presentations with Sue Anderson, Clinical Nurse Consultant Biologics Lead, supported by other senior staff from the Institute's Biologics Clinic Interactive webcasts - participation with all attending. Includes educational support materials.

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New online melanoma risk calculators help predict melanoma risk and potentially deadly spread

28 August 2020

Clinicians and their patients now have access to a series of online calculators which will assist in prevention, early detection and optimum treatment of melanoma, ultimately saving lives. Developed by researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia and based on published risk prediction models, the three web-based calculators are housed on a new Melanoma Risk website (melanomarisk.org.au). They predict a person’s risk of developing their first melanoma; their risk of developing a second or subsequent primary melanoma; and their risk of a primary melanoma having spread to nearby lymph nodes. The online risk calculators are designed to inform discussions between clinicians and their patients and to help facilitates specialised treatment plans according to their patient’s specific risk.

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9 September 2020 - 7.30pm AEST - Psoriatic disease concept: understanding the latest view

28 August 2020

Novartis invites you to join Dr Joseph Merola from Harvard Medical School in a virtual presentation exploring the systemic nature of psoriatic disease, with an introduction by Associate Professor Peter Foley. Dr Merola will offer practical guidance on the latest on the psoriatic disease concept and his view on clinical management and choice of biologics.

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Keep your face looking healthy during COVID-19

17 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased use of face masks, not only amongst healthcare workers but also now the general public. Prolonged wearing of masks and goggles can cause adverse skin reactions such as acne, contact dermatitis and pressure effects, as well as exacerbate any underlying skin conditions.

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Skin Side Effects of Melanoma Drugs

22 July 2020

In this presentation, Dermatologist A/Prof Guitera outlines how to identify and manage the skin side effects that can be observed with these treatments.

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Certificate in Allergy Nursing

20 July 2020

Short Course in Allergy Nursing starts September 2020.

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A Mail Order Patch Testing Service for Dermatologists

17 July 2020

A service offered by the Skin Health Institute, Melbourne.

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ADNA Launches a Casual Nurses Register

15 July 2020

Looking for a casual nurse or casual role? We can help! ADNA is excited to launch the Casual Nurses Register.

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18th National Nurse Education Conference 2021

08 July 2020

18th National Nurse Education Conference 2021 Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, QLD Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 September 2021

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Eczema Support Australia Survey for Nurses

17 June 2020

Eczema Support Australia seeks the insights of interested Healthcare Professionals on the support services required by Australians affected by eczema. This confidential survey should take 5 minutes.

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List of Nursing conferences cancelled for 2020 and updates!

15 June 2020

If this was your breakout year to attend or speak at a 2020 nursing conference, you may be facing the task of rearranging, uncertainty and even potential cancellations. See list of nursing conferences postponed and updates.

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COVID-19: Impact on Global Dermatology Drug Market

26 May 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has imposed impacts on each and every industry. How has the virus affected the dermatology market?

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PBAC recommends Dupixent® for the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis in patients 12 years and above

05 May 2020

Sydney – 24 April 2020 – Dupixent® (dupilumab), a first in class biologic therapy, has been recommended for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the treatment of eligible patients (12 years and above) with severe atopic dermatitis who have had an inadequate response to topical corticosteroids and/or topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCS/TCI)*.1

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How to adapt your practice amid the coronavirus crisis

21 April 2020

The coronavirus has created a challenging environment for all dermatology practices. After all, most are suffering through significant patient visit declines, or have shut down altogether. The adage by Sir Winston Churchill, "Never waste a good crisis," applies to our current situation. But to come out of this crisis stronger, we’ll discuss how to make the most of a bad situation by adding telemedicine, getting prepared to reopen, and performing a strategic review of your practice. Let's create a checklist you can use to explore all aspects of your dermatology practice.

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The SOS –Save Us From Eczema delegation goes to Canberra!

30 March 2020

Eczema Support Australia held a very successful ‘morning tea’ meeting in the Federal Parliament on 27 February to raise awareness of severe eczema and highlight the need for better support and affordable treatment access.

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Galderma Research Award

30 March 2020

Maria was presented with this award in recognition of her collaboration with the Australasian College of Dermatologist and her contribution to dermatology nurse education as the author of the materials for the Certificate of Melanography Essentials. The online course has standardised melanography practice thereby providing a standard for future practice, that will be regularly revised and up-dated. This is a short article on one of her many areas of practice she is passionate about.

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2020 YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE

01 January 2020

Throughout 2020, the Australian College of Nursing will honour the past champions who changed the course of nursing history; celebrate present-day visionaries whose outstanding expertise is currently transforming the Australian health care system; and nurture those who will shape our profession’s future.

We invite you to take inspiration from these extraordinary stories to help channel your inner champion! Together, we can celebrate a historic year for nursing.

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Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) - cosmetic injectables nurse education

16 December 2019

Clarifying legislation related to cosmetic injectable products

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