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F117 - Shedding Light on Controversies in Phototherapy

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

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the benefits, risks, and limitations of different phototherapy modalities for various dermatologic diseases.
  • Formulate and prescribe a treatment regimen for practice-based and home phototherapy.

Description

This session goes beyond the basic how-to, examining controversial areas surrounding ultraviolet phototherapy treatment, including: 1) managing treatment of vitiligo, 2) understanding economic barriers to phototherapy, 3) prescribing home phototherapy, 4) assessing and managing photoallergy, 5) new guidelines in the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and 6) discussion of skin cancer risks. Practical tips for the practitioner will be emphasized.

Disclosures

  • Buzney, Elizabeth A., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Carter, Joi B., MD: Millennium Pharmaceuticals – Independent Contractor(Fees); Soligenix, Inc – I(Fees);
  • Hamzavi, Iltefat H., MD: AbbVie – A(NC); Allergan, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Amgen – I(Fees); ChromaDerm – C(Fees); Clinuvel – I(Fees); Daavlin Company – I(EQ); Estee Lauder – I(Fees); Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. – I(Fees); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – I(Fees); Pfizer Inc. – I(Fees);
  • Richard, Elisabeth G., MD: UpToDate, Inc – Independent Contractor(H);
Schedule
Sunday, February 18
3:30 PM
Dr. Richard / Clinical pearls and practical matters in phototherapy
4:00 PM
Dr. Hamzavi / Vitiligo: Do not treat it like psoriasis
4:30 PM
Dr. Carter / Phototherapy for early stage mycosis fungoides
5:00 PM
Dr. Buzney / Yes, you can treat this with phototherapy
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, February 18
  • Time
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 25B
  • CME Credits
    2.00
  • Type
Directors/Co-Directors
  • Elizabeth A. Buzney, MD, FAAD
Speakers
  • Elisabeth G. Richard, MD, FAAD
  • Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Joi B. Carter, MD, FAAD