Schedule: January 14, 8 AM – 4 PM EDT (includes breaks)
Expand your dermatology diagnosis knowledge base with this indispensable program. Gain a firm understanding of diagnosis and management of acne and rosacea, atopic dermatitis, and sports-related skin conditions, and increase your knowledge of the expanding field of biologics, specifically in dermatology. Dermatology expert and national speaker Victor Czerkasij, MA, MSN, FNP-BC, known for his passion, enthusiasm, and ability to make dermatology understandable, will cover the following topics:
Acne and Rosacea: Pharmacologic Interventions
Acne makes up a full 12% of dermatology office visits and more people than ever would like their rosacea addressed. While not life-threatening, these are potentially life-altering conditions leading to increased rates of depression, decreased self-esteem, and frustration. Learn to implement a distinct treatment plan for each of these chronic skin conditions, including guideline-driven advice, and triggers, maintenance plans, and pharmacologic interventions. The role of diet in each condition will be emphasized.
Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment and Care
Atopic dermatitis presents a challenge to the patient, family, and providers. Since 1960, the population diagnosis has increased from 7% of the population to 21%. This program provides insight into common atopic dermatitis triggers, including foods, irritants, and immune system-based contributions. Learn about prevention strategies, current guidelines for maintaining skin integrity, and interventions with a variety of medications including creative uses of topical corticosteroids, non-steroidal options, and the exciting biologic options now available for children and adults.
Sports-Related Dermatology Issues in Athletes
Today’s athletes who participate in a wide variety of sports are prone to many familiar injuries, such as sprains, fractures, and dislocations. But did you know that the majority of the nearly 9 million sports injuries that occur on ballfields and in gymnasiums involve the skin? Infections, abrasions, reactions, blisters, wounds, contusions, and cuts make up the long list of injuries among teens and adults alike. The focus of this fast-moving and engaging look at this very specific topic will address how to prevent injuries, formulate treatment plans, and alleviate discomfort.
Biologics, the Newest Derm Drugs: Understanding the Basics for Safe and Effective Prescribing
While widely available and making up a large part of the FDA’s new approval list every year, the subset of medications known as biologics remain a mystery--and a source of worry--to both patient and provider. This session discusses the history, method of action, and pharmacologic framework needed to initiate treatment and provide safe and successful treatment of severe and recalcitrant dermatologic disorders.