Dermatologists, dermatology residents, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat diseases of the skin.
After completing this live activity, participants should be better able to:
- Design a comprehensive treatment plan for acne, rosacea and contact dermatitis patients based on clinical guidelines, incorporating pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies.
- Identify risk factors and design treatment plans for actinic keratosis and seborrheic keratosis.
- Differentiate and develop treatment plans for actinic keratosis, and seborrheic keratosis.
- Describe the pathophysiology of psoriasis and the associated comorbidities of the disease.
- Diagnose and treat patients with psoriasis appropriately, based on current clinical guidelines.
- Design treatment strategies that incorporate biologic therapies in the management of appropriately selected patients with psoriasis.
- Incorporate strategies for use of new therapies aimed at blocking the inflammatory mediators of atopic dermatitis, both mild to moderate and moderate to severe.
- Integrate checklists, evaluation tools, and dermoscopy into examination of suspect skin lesions to produce an accurate diagnosis and guide treatment decisions.
- Distinguish key characteristics of emerging and newly approved agents for treating skin infections
- Describe the evolving pathophysiology and effects of chronic itch on quality of life.
- Identify and treat onychomycosis and tinea in appropriately selected patients.
- Design treatment strategies appropriate for pediatric patients with common dermatologic conditions.
- Identify characteristics in pediatric patients that suggest increased risk for conversion of benign moles to dysplastic nevi or melanoma.