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Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery - Workshop

Friday, April 7 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Room: 30 C/D

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits: 2.00 MAX | CE Contact Hours: 2.00 MAX

ACCME Accreditation Statement

Presenter Disclosures

Educational Needs

  • Understand the interaction between fractional lasers and topically applied drugs, providing attendees with a basic understanding of the interaction between laser settings and clinical skin reactions.
  • Evaluate the current clinical state of knowledge in laser-assisted drug delivery in dermatology, oncology, scar treatment, and rejuvenation procedures.  
  • Cover safety issues.
  • To update on the latest research and future of fractional laser procedures and in combination with topical drugs and substances.

Participants This activity is primarily designed for clinical laser practitioners such as dermatologic laser surgeons and plastic laser surgeons.

Background Requirements Participants should possess basic clinical laser skills and training.

Instructional Content/Expected Learning Objectives This activity is directed at both potential and experienced users of fractional laser technologies to enhance the uptake of topically applied drugs. The goal of this activity will be to share knowledge of laser-assisted drug delivery and to provide clinical tips to help in your office. We will have a comprehensive session including basic knowledge, clinical update and future perspectives on the combination of fractional lasers and drugs. We will have top experts in aesthetic, academic and private practice come together in a multidisciplinary panel to address this important topic. We will focus on laser parameters and indications to help optimize patient treatment in your office. The activity will end with an enlightening talk on research and the future of scar treatment with laser therapy.

Director(s) Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc; Jill S. Waibel, MD

Faculty Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, FRCPC; Andrés Mar Erlendsson, MD, PhD; Uwe Paasch, MD, PhD

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Introduction and Pre-Test
8:06 AM - 8:26 AM An Overview of Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery - Andrés Mar Erlendsson 
8:27 AM - 8:47 AM Current Advancements in the Treatment of Scars: How We Do It - Jill S. Waibel 
8:48 AM - 9:08 AM Combo of Fractional Lasers and Drugs for Rejuvenation - Jeffrey S. Dover 
9:09 AM - 9:29 AM Skin Cancer Treated with Fractional Lasers and Anticancer Drugs - Merete Haedersadal 
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Safety, Outlook and Future Perspectives - Uwe Paasch
9:51 AM - 10:00 AM Q&A, Conclusion and Post-Test 

Schedule and rooms subject to change without notice

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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