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FRM F072 - Integration of Photodynamic Therapy into Your Practice

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D237/238/239

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Nellie Konnikov, MD, FAAD

Speakers:

  • Edward V. Maytin, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD
  • Andrea Willey, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1. Describe the mechanism of action and principles of PDT, including protocols for the spot and field treatment options.
  • 2. Summarize an experience of utilization of ALA-PDT and MAL-PDT for high risk patients.
  • 3. Discuss cost efficacy of PDT for chemoprevention of NMSC and implementation of PDT into your practice.

Description:
This session is directed to those who are planning to incorporate photodynamic therapy (PDT) into their practice. The discussion will focus on a step-by-step approach to the selection of patients, topical preparations, application, difference in incubation time, and light sources for PDT. There will be a discussion on "pros and cons" of using microneedling technique prior to Levulan application, and the use of heat over the area to enhance the efficacy. Potential role of ALA-PDT as chemoprevention of NMSC will be presented. This session is intended to generate discussion on the role of PDT in your Dermatological practice.