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Session Information

FOC U015 - Photodynamic Therapy

Ticket required for admission, no tuition fee. Ticket holds seat for only 15 minutes after the official start time.


Date: Friday, August 17

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Room 206

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Director: Nellie Konnikov, MD, FAAD

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

  • Define the action and basic principles of Photodynamic Therapy
  • Demonstrate step-by-step utilization of ALA-PDT within a busy Dermatological practice
  • Discuss aesthetic advances and management of adverse reactions of ALA-PDT

This session is directed to practitioners planning to include PDT in their practices utilizing ALA-PDT and MAL-PDT. The discussion will focus on a comprehensive approach to the selection of patients, application of aminolevulinic acid, relevance of incubation time, and light sources utilized for PDT. Potential role of ALA-PDT in improving texture and appearance of sun damaged skin and prevention of NMSC will be presented. This interactive session is intended to generate discussion on the role of ALA-PDT and MAL-PDT in dermatologic care of the elderly population with increased risk for NMSC.