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Session Information

FOC U085 - Photodynamic Therapy in Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Palm Ballroom 3

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Maria M. Tsoukas, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Apply photodynamic therapy for field cancerization in healthy elderly and immunosuppressed patients
  • Combine PDT with other field therapies for treatment optimization and enhancement
  • Select appropriate PDT candidates and set therapeutic goals

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a useful modality for field cancerization in elderly as well as high risk immunosuppressed patients. This session will assess PDT efficacy as a single modality and further evaluate combination protocols involving PDT and other field therapies. New algorithms for potentiating and optimizing PDT outcomes in medical and aesthetic dermatology will be examined.