Staying out of trouble below the knee: diagnosis, excision and ulcer management

Wound Innovations and Australian Skin Cancer Academy are happy to announce a new event specifically designed for General Practitioners “Staying out of trouble below the knee: diagnosis, excision and ulcer management”. Diagnosis and management of skin lesions and ulcers below the knee can be difficult. Choosing which lesion to excise, how to excise it to maximize healing, and how to manage the wounds left from poorly-healing excisions are all important aspects of quality care.

An interactive presentation of concepts and cases will feature:

  • Dr John Bingley (Vascular surgery)
  • Dr Dan Kennedy (Plastic surgery)
  • Dr Jim Muir (Dermatology)


  • Wednesday the 15th November 2017
  •  6.30pm light catering
  •  7.00 – 9.00pm presentation

CPD hours:

  • Designed for General Practitioners
  • 2 CPD total
  • Group size: 20 people



  • Wound Innovations Learning Centre, Boundary Court, Ground Floor, 55 Little Edward St, Spring Hill QLD
  • Low cost parking available on site



  • Welcome, Introduction of faculty, presentation of Wound Innovations and ASCA
  • Lower limb vascular assessment (history and examination) (dr Bingley)
  • Case presentations (dr Bingley, dr Kennedy, dr Muir)
  • When to biopsy, how to biopsy, when to refer (dr Kennedy and dr Muir)
  • Techniques for excision (dr Kennedy)
  • Recognising and managing the poorly healing excision (dr Bingley and dr Kennedy)
  • Questions and conclusions


Course Presenters:

Dr John Bingley is a vascular surgeon and clinical director of Wound Innovations. He also works at the Mater and Princess Alexandra Hospitals in Brisbane. He was awarded a Masters of Medical Science in 1995 and a PhD in 1999, both from the University of Queensland and has worked in public and private practice, including spending time as a visiting specialist in wound healing centres. John has taught medical students in anatomy and surgery, and is currently a Senior Lecturer for Surgery at University of Queensland. He thus has an active interest in clinical work, education and research.

Dr Jim Muir is a dermatologist in public, private, and virtual practice in Brisbane, Australia. Jim qualified as a dermatologist in 1994 and has worked in the same location ever since.  He is a general dermatologist, but through private practice sees predominantly skin cancer patients. Jim has been the Director of the Department of Dermatology at the Mater Public Hospital, South Brisbane, since 1995. He has been extensively involved in the education and training of dermatology registrars over this time. In 2003, Jim became the Tele-dermatologist with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine on their site TeleDerm National.

Dr Dan Kennedy is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Brisbane, Queensland. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1984 and trained in Brisbane and the United Kingdom. He works in private and public practice and provides training to registrars, residents, and general practitioners. He is the Director of Plastic Surgery at Mater Adult Public Hospital and provides answers to clinical questions on the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine website “Telederm.” Dr Kennedy has a special interest in facial surgery, both aesthetic and reconstructive, and manages a large volume of skin cancer each year.


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