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Session Information

FRM F124 - Acne Treatment Controversies

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A204/205

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Julie Claire Harper, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Whitney Bowe, MD, FAAD
  • Marian Elizabeth Northington, MD, FAAD

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

  • Analyze the evidence associated with risks of isotretinoin and oral contraceptives.
  • Examine the role of lasers and light treatments in the management of acne
  • Summarize recent findings regarding diet and acne

This session will take an in-depth look at some controversial issues in the treatment of acne vulgaris. The risks associated with isotretinoin will be reviewed. The role of oral contraceptive pills in the treatment of acne will be evaluated. Additionally, antibiotics and laser/light treatments in acne will be discussed. Lastly, the current literature regarding diet and acne will be reviewed.


Monday, March 04
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Harper
3:35 PMDiet and Acne / Dr. Bowe
3:55 PMRisks of oral contraceptives / Dr. Harper
4:15 PMLasers and Lights for acne / Dr. Northington
4:35 PMAntibiotics in Acne /
4:55 PMRisks of Isotretinoin / Dr. Harper
5:15 PMQ and A / All faculty