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F111 - An Evidence-based Approach to Nails: Expert Management of Common Problems

Sunday, February 18; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage pigmentation in nails, brittle nails, ingrown nails, and pediatric nail disease.
  • Identify the role, if any, lasers may play in management of nail disorders.
  • Properly prepare and submit a nail specimen to a pathologist to optimize an accurate diagnosis.


Common nail disorders encountered by general and pediatric dermatologists will be addressed. Current evaluation and management of common nail conditions using the latest evidence available will be presented, including subjects such as ingrown nails, brittle nails, pigmented nails, the use of lasers in nail disorders, pediatric nail disorders, and how to best submit nail specimens to your pathologist.


  • Adigun, Chris, MD: Celgene Corporation – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Cipher Pharmaceuticals – A(H); Ortho Dermatologics – SP(H); Sandoz, a Novartis company – A(H); Sciton Inc. – SP(H); YouVeeShield – C(SO);
  • Bellet, Jane S., MD: Merck & Co., Inc. – SH(NC); Pfizer Inc. – A(H);
  • Rieder, Evan, MD: BMS – C(Fees); UCB – Data Safety Monitoring Board(Fees);
  • Stern, Dana WK, MD: Nuskin – C(S);
  • Thompson, Curtis T., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Vlahovic, Tracey C., DPM: Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC – I(NC);
  • Yost, John, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Sunday, February 18
3:30 PM
Dr. Thompson / Proper management of pathology specimens and case presentations
3:45 PM
Dr. Rieder / Lasers for Nail Disorders: Do They Work?
4:00 PM
Dr. Stern / Current Management of Brittle Nails
4:15 PM
Dr. Yost / Optimal Management of Ingrown Nails
4:30 PM
Dr. Adigun / How to Confidently Evaluate Longitudinal Melanonychia
4:45 PM
Dr. Bellet / Current management of pediatric nail disorders
5:00 PM
Dr. Vlahovic / Updates on Onychomycosis Treatments
5:15 PM
All faculty / Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, February 18
  • Time
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 30E
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Chris Adigun, MD, FAAD
  • Curtis T. Thompson, MD - Handout
  • Dana WK Stern, MD, FAAD
  • Evan Rieder, MD, FAAD
  • Jane S. Bellet, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • John Yost, MD, FAAD
  • Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM - Handout