Upon completion of this live activity participants should be able to:
- Summarize current and emerging therapies that hold promise for the effective treatment of skin cancers including actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma.
- Define intrinsic and extrinsic factors of the normal aging process in patients with all skin types
- Select and formulate the appropriate aesthetic treatment plan using neurotoxins, dermal fillers, laser and light-based energy therapy technologies and cosmeceutical products in patients of all skin types who seek improvement in facial and skin appearance
- Compare patient selection, choice of injectable products and technique required to avoid potential complications and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
- Express current understanding of the pathophysiology of acne as it relates to effective diagnosis and treatment
- Discuss current theories on the pathogenesis of rosacea including the identification of genetic factors and gene loci that predispose affected patients to a rosacea phenotype
- Analyze evidence-based data on acne treatment options in order to improve treatment outcomes and improve patient adherence to therapy.
- Examine emerging clinical and therapeutic science insights into the pathogenesis and effective management of atopic dermatitis.
- Summarize the recently published AAD clinical guidelines on the management of atopic dermatitis
- Discuss the role of the innate and adaptive immune system function in normal skin and how changes in the immune system may contribute to inflammatory disease
- Assess evidence-based data on the relationship between psoriasis comorbidities and therapeutic selection
- Identify the psoriasis patient population that would benefit most from treatment with biologic response modifiers
- Indicate the types of superficial fungal infection presenting in the dermatology setting
- Formulate optimal treatment plans for difficult to treat onychomycosis and cutaneous superficial fungal infections including tinea pedis, tinea cruris and tinea corpori