Melanoma Institute Australia launches free e-learning education portal
20 June 2018
Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) has launched a free e-learning portal to educate healthcare professionals about the latest advances in melanoma diagnosis and treatment to ensure best practice and equity of care for melanoma patients around the country.
The new online education portal is designed for healthcare professionals including specialists, dermatologists, GPs and nurses. It provides accredited videos and comprehensive training modules relating to the rapidly changing melanoma diagnostic and treatment landscape.
Melanoma Institute Australia Conjoint Medical Director, Professor Georgina Long, said the e-learning portal would ultimately improve melanoma patient care and outcomes within Australia and internationally.
“Our new education portal will be practice changing for healthcare professionals, particularly those who do not normally specialise in diagnosing and treating melanoma,” Professor Long said. “It gives them access to training modules covering best practice in diagnosing and managing melanoma, as well as translating world-leading research into clinical knowledge to ultimately improve patient outcomes.”
MIA Conjoint Medical Director, Professor Richard Scolyer, added, “We’re excited to bring together the collective expertise from MIA, which is the world’s largest research and treatment institute with a single focus on melanoma. The portal will ensure healthcare professionals have free 24/7 access to the latest advances in melanoma clinical practice and research, regardless of where they are located. This will benefit melanoma patients all over the world, and ultimately, save lives.” he said.
New content will be added to the site regularly and registered healthcare professionals can earn accreditation points. Healthcare professionals are invited to access the free site by registering at melanomaeducation.org.au
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