COH Researcher leads IDS Tele-Imaging Taskforce

13 Sep 2021

Associate Professor Liam Caffery, principal research fellow at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH) was recently appointed as executive member of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS)

The IDS has 20,000 members across 168 countries. 

Liam’s most recent appointment is chairperson of the Tele-Imaging Taskforce for the Society.

This taskforce aims mainstream advanced skin imaging and teledermatology.

These initiatives will help reduce melanoma mortality which is global issue but particularly important given the high prevalence in the Australian population.

This work aligns well with the broad range of telehealth projects and services delivered through the COH, for clinicians and patients all around the country.  

The ISD chairperson position reflects Liam’s extensive contribution to innovation and service development in telehealth. 

Liam also has the roles of Chair of Dermatology Working Group for the DICOM international standards development organisation, Chair of the Technology Working Group and the Privacy Working Group for the International Skin Imaging Collaborative and Executive Member of the International Teledermatology Society.