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F024 - Photodynamic Therapy in Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Friday, February 16; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Update the principles and mechanism of action of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) to empower your clinical expertise.
  • Summarize the evidence based data on the efficacy and safety of ALA-PDT in clinical practice.
  • Discuss the evolving role and implementation of topical ALA-PDT in the management of your patients in current medical and aesthetic practices.


This session is directed to physicians looking to expand utilization of topical PDT in their busy medical and aesthetic practice. The discussion will focus on relevant principles of PDT, practical application and current data on safety and efficacy in Dermatology. Highlights will include practical application of PDT in U.S. and abroad, including updates on current research and development in Photodynamic Therapy.


  • Itkin, Aleksandr M., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Konnikov, Nellie, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Szeimies, Rolf-Markus, MD, PhD: Almirall – A(H), SP(H); Biofrontera AG – I(Fees), SP(H); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – A(H), I(Fees), SP(H); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – SP(H); Leo Pharma A/S – A(H), I(Fees); photonamic GmbH & Co. KG – I(Fees);
  • Tsoukas, Maria M., MD, PhD: American Society of Dermatologic Surgery – I(Grants/Research Funding); Biofrontera AG – A(H);
Friday, February 16
1:00 PM
Dr. Konnikov / Implementation of ALA-PDT and Standard of Care
1:20 PM
Dr. Szeimies / Update on Daylight-PDT Practice in Medical and Cosmetic Clinic
1:50 PM
/ Questions & Answers
2:10 PM
Dr. Tsoukas / Improving the Efficacy and Maintaining the Safety of ALA-PDT
2:30 PM
Dr. Itkin / The Way I Do It In My Busy Practice
2:45 PM
/ Questions & Answers
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 5B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Nellie Konnikov, MD, FAAD
  • Aleksandr M. Itkin, MD, FAAD
  • Maria M. Tsoukas, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Rolf-Markus Szeimies, MD, PhD - Handout