2023 Alan Cooper Epiderm Lecture

Fri 25 Aug 2023 5:30pm8:30pm


The Mayne Events Space, 288 Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006

Hosted by the Dermatology Research Centre, Frazer Institute

AI-Powered Skin Cancer Diagnosis

You are invited to join an engaging conversation around the potential role and challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of skin cancer.

Refreshments and canapés will be served on arrival. Please register your attendance for catering purposes.

AI-powered skin cancer diagnosis is a promising new technology that has the potential to improve early detection and treatment of skin cancer. AI algorithms can identify skin cancer with a high degree of accuracy, and can be used to triage patients and prioritise those who need to be seen by a specialised clinician urgently.

AI-powered skin cancer diagnosis also has the potential to increase accuracy when trained on large datasets, reduce wait times and increase access to care; particularly for people who live in rural or underserved areas.

However, there are many challenges which still need to be addressed before AI-powered skin cancer diagnosis can be widely adopted, including availability of data, algorithm bias and regulatory approvals.

This year's event will be hosted by Professor H. Peter Soyer, who will help to guide this multi-dimensional conversation.

About the keynote speaker

Peter SoyerProfessor Soyer is an academic dermatologist with over 35 years experience in the field. He is Director of the Dermatology Research Centre at Frazer Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Professor Soyer is internationally recognised in the field of dermoscopy and 3D total body photography. Within the dermatology discipline he is a pioneer and world leader in the field of dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions, a non-invasive diagnostic method.