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Session Information

SYM S036 - Photodermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Palm Ballroom 2

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Elma D. Baron, MD


  • Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD
  • Heidi Tewich Jacobe, MD, FAAD
  • Jean T. Krutmann, MD
  • Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Mary S. Matsui, PhD
  • Steven Q. Wang, MD, FAAD

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

  • Utilize photoprotective measures more effectively.
  • Treat skin diseases that are responsive to light-based modalities.
  • Recognize adverse effects of various wavelengths of light.

This session will provide a greater understanding of the biologic effects not only of ultraviolet light but also of the infrared spectrum, and methods of protecting against their deleterious effects. We will also discuss current approaches in phototherapy in the era of biologics and the potential use of photodynamic therapy as an antimicrobial treatment. A presentation on photodermatology in skin of color is also included.


Sunday, March 03
2:00 PMPhotodermatoses / Dr. Lim
2:25 PMPhotoprotection with sunscreens / Dr. Wang
2:50 PMNon-sunscreen photoprotection / Dr. Matsui
3:15 PMBeyond UV: Effects of Infrared Radiation / Dr. Krutmann
3:40 PMPhototherapy in the era of biologics / Dr. Jacobe
4:05 PMAntimicrobial potential of PDT / Dr. Baron
4:30 PMPhotodermatology in skin of color / Dr. Hamzavi