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Session Information

FRM F021 - Nanotechnology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 708/710

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Adnan Nasir, MD, PhD, FAAD

  • Richard Rox Anderson, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jack L. Arbiser, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Peter Michael Elias, MD - Handout
  • Adam J. Friedman, MD, FAAD
  • Steven Q. Wang, MD, FAAD

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

  • Describe the role of nanotechnology in dermatology.
  • Discuss important areas of research in nanotechnology for the diagnosis and treatment of skin disease.
  • Recognize the risks and benefits of nanotechnology for consumers and patients.

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing discipline with numerous applications for consumers, patients, medicine, dermatology. In the last few years, there has been an explosion in research and development for treatments and therapies and devices relate to nanotechnology. Nanotechnology takes advantage of the unique properties of matter on a very small scale. Nanotechnology capitalizes on these properties with targeted drug delivery. This combination allows for the generation of a whole new class of products and devices with important implications for dermatology. This session will cover nanotechnological advances in the consumer realm, and for the diagnosis and management of skin disease.