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Session Information

WRK W005 - Translating Evidence into Practice: Acne Guidelines

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Date: Saturday, August 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Beekman

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Bethanee Jean Schlosser, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout


  • Whitney Bowe, MD, FAAD
  • Diane M. Thiboutot, MD, FAAD
  • Andrea L. Zaenglein, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Joshua Zeichner, MD, FAAD

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

  • Discuss recent advances in knowledge related to the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of acne.
  • Formulate appropriate evidence-based treatment plans using the AAD Acne Guidelines.
  • Delineate strategies for the assessment, management and effective treatment of challenging acne cases.

Studies have shown that evidence-based guidelines can make important contributions to improving the quality of patient care. This session will address gaps in clinical knowledge and care of acne patients related not only to the current guidelines but also to findings of systematic reviews published recently on acne on the following subjects: dietary factors, increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, oral isotretinoin use and controversies, oral contraceptive uses, spironolactone, and cyproterone. This session will be helpful in not only expanding physicians' knowledge base but in improving clinician confidence and effectiveness in treating patients with acne. The session will consist of five presentations with time for questions and answers, as well as case discussions that will permit the learners to apply the knowledge gained. A short survey will be conducted before and after the session, and follow-up surveys will be sent at six months and one year post-session to gauge and evaluate if the guidelines were easy to translate into daily clinical practice.


Saturday, August 03
10:00 AMIntroduction with survey / Dr. Schlosser
10:10 AMAcne Pathogenesis: Overview and Recent Advances / Dr. Thiboutot
10:25 AMAntibiotic Therapy for Acne / Dr. Zeichner
10:45 AMIsotretion Therapy for Acne / Dr. Zaenglein
11:05 AMHormonal Therapy for Acne / Dr. Schlosser
11:25 AMDiet and Acne / Dr. Bowe
11:45 AMPanel Discussion with survey / All faculty