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Session Information

FOC U037 - Putting the Power of Phototherapy to Work for Patients and Providers

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


Date: Sunday, August 19

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 203

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Director: Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD

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

  • Formulate a basic understanding of the impact of UV light on the immunology of the skin
  • Differentiate the therapeutic modalities of UV light from each other
  • Recognize the role of phototherapy as an adjuvant therapy

Phototherapy is one of the most effective options for inflammatory dermatoses. However, its use in a busy practice can be daunting for staff and providers. This session will help lay out the basics of setting up a phototherapy unit. In addition experienced physicians and providers can benefit from updates in maximizing clinical response, adjuvant therapy and new wavelengths being developed. Lastly, new research will be presented on adjuvants to phototherapy.