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Session Information

WRK W011 - Translating Evidence into Practice: Acne Guidelines

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Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B118/119

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Bethanee Jean Schlosser, MD, PhD, FAAD


  • Whitney Bowe, MD, FAAD
  • Rachel Victoria Sabbag Reynolds, MD, FAAD
  • Andrea L. Zaenglein, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Joshua Zeichner, MD, FAAD

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

  • Discuss recent advances in knowledge relating to the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of acne
  • Formulate appropriate evidence-based treatment plans for acne using the AAD Acne Guidelines
  • Delineate strategies for the assessment, management and effective treatment of challenging acne cases

Studies have shown that evidence-based guidelines can make important contributions to improving the quality of patient care. This session will address gaps in clinical knowledge and care of acne patients related not only to the current guidelines but also to findings of systematic reviews published recently on acne on the following subjects: dietary factors, increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, topical retinoids, oral isotretinoin use and controversies, oral contraceptive uses, spironolactone, and cyproterone. This session will be helpful in not only expanding physicians' knowledge base but in improving clinician confidence and effectiveness in treating patients with acne. The session will consist of five presentations with time for questions and answers, as well as case discussions that will permit the learners to apply the knowledge gained. A short survey will be conducted before and after the session, and follow-up surveys will be sent at six months and one year post-session to gauge and evaluate if the guidelines were easy to translate into daily clinical practice.


Saturday, March 02
3:30 PMIntroduction and Pre-Session Survey / Dr. Schlosser
3:40 PMOverview and New Recent Advances in Pathogenesis of Acne / Dr. Reynolds
3:55 PMAntibiotic Therapy Alone and In Combination with Case Study / Dr. Zeichner
4:15 PMUse of Isotretinoin with Case Study / Dr. Zaenglein
4:35 PMUse of Hormonal Therapy with Case Study / Dr. Schlosser
4:55 PMRole of Diet in Acne / Dr. Bowe
5:15 PMPanel Discussion and Post-Session Survey / All faculty