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FRM F045 - Superficial Mycotic Infections: An Update

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 607

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FAAD

  • Robert L. Baran, MD
  • Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD, FAAD
  • Avner Shemer, MD
  • Antonella Tosti, MD - Handout

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

  • Evaluate the pros and cons of the different methods available to diagnose onychomycosis and recognize the different treatment modalities for onychomycosis including topicals, orals and devices.
  • Assess the different options available for the treatment of tinea capitis based upon factors such as infecting organism.
  • Distinguish between dermatophyte and non-dermatophyte mold onychomycosis and evaluate the best management options for non-dermatophyte mold onychomycosis.

Superficial mycoses are among the most common dermatologic infections. They comprise mycotic conditions from tinea capitis to tinea pedis, and all of the skin in between. They also include challenging conditions such as onychomycosis. Superficial mycoses are caused by a number of species, including dermatophytes, yeasts, and non-dermatophyte molds. Here, we provide an update on the diagnosis and management of these conditions. This session addresses controversies like non-dermatophyte mold onychomycosis, and information on new treatments and strategies that may improve clinical results. The goal is to provide clinicians with an evidence-based approach to optimal treatment strategies for patient care.


Saturday, March 22
10:00 AMTreatment and Prevention of Tinea Capitis / Dr. Friedlander
10:15 AMFacts and Controversies on the Management of Onychomycosis / Dr. Gupta
10:30 AMDifficult Cases in Onychomycosis / Dr. Shemer
10:45 AMNon-Dermatophyte Mold Onychomycosis: Facts and Myths / Dr. Tosti
11:00 AMMelanonychia / Dr. Baran
11:15 AMCosmetics and cosmetic procedures associated with a risk of fungal infections / Dr. Draelos
11:30 AMQuestions and Discussion Period / All faculty