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Session Information

FRM F135 - An Evidence-Based Approach to Nails: Expert Management of Common Problems

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Palm Ballroom 4

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Curtis T. Thompson, MD


  • Jeffrey J. Meffert, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Bianca Maria Piraccini, MD - Handout
  • Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD
  • Antonella Tosti, MD - Handout

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

  • Evaluate common nail disorders encountered in clinical dermatology
  • Treat common nail disorders encountered in clinical dermatology
  • Offer therapeutic alternatives when initial therapies for common disorders fail.

Though nail experts may be accessible, patients often present to general dermatologists with significant nail diseases. In this session, nail experts will provide evidence-based education in the evaluation and treatment of a few common nail disorders. Topics will include management of initial and failed treatment of onychomycosis, of destructive nail behavior (i.e. biting and filing), and of longitudinal melanonychia. Use of the dermatoscope in nail evaluation will be taught. The experts will relay their personal experience correlated with evidence-based experience.