We hope that the site will prove useful to people across the globe looking for information and help with their skin problems irrespective of skin colour or race. We hope that doctors from different countries will submit images of conditions that may be distinctive of the parts of the world in which they practise because by doing so they will help to spread knowledge of unusual skin diseases worldwide.
All images submitted to the Atlas are automatically reduced in size to 640 x 480 pixels. There is therefore no advantage in submitting images with large file sizes.
The doctors who submit an image are responsible for obtaining their patient’s permission to do so. Copyright for the images is shared jointly by Global Skin Atlas and the submitting doctor. People using this Atlas do so at their own risk. It is not a substitute for proper medical advice.
Skinconsult www.skinconsult.com.au and Dermconsult www.dermconsult.com.au are additional educational websites in dermatology available to submitting doctors or their trainees in dermatology.
Skinconsult is designed for general practitioners, whereas Dermconsult is designed for specialist dermatologists and their trainees.
To be eligible for access to these websites a submitting doctor has to have
have completed this requirement Access can then be granted to the relevant
educational website. These websites contain virtual clinical meetings and
specific courses for further education and are free to participating doctors
and their trainees.
The template of these websites is also available to University or
hospital based Departments of Dermatology to purchase for their
own use on their own servers and websites. For further information
contact the Managing Editor, Dr
Ian McColl (firstname.lastname@example.org).