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New Advances in Photodermatology
Saturday, March 22
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Alexander V. Anstey, MD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Apply simple clinical and investigative methods to determine the cause of acquired photosensitivity in teenagers and young adults.
- Predict the impact of acquired photosensitivity on patient's quality of life and use this knowledge to develop a robust management plan.
- Select suitable patients for home phototherapy and develop a clinical governance system for optimum patient care.
This session will utilize a number of real cases to explore how dermatologists can determine the cause for acquired photosensitivity in teenagers and young adults. We will then use our knowledge of the various photosensitivity disorders discussed to predict their likely impact on patient's quality of life; this knowledge will be used to develop robust management plans. We will then consider home phototherapy and how best to identify suitable patients for this treatment modality. Finally, a framework for excellent patient care with home phototherapy will be developed from first principles.