New acne guidelines being reported Friday


Bethanee Schlosser, MD, PhD (left) and Andrea L. Zaenglein, MD

Bethanee Schlosser, MD, PhD, and Andrea L. Zaenglein, MD, will present Translating Evidence into Practice: Acne Guidelines from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in Room 147A.

The session will be based on the new, recently published acne guidelines that include many new recommendations. Recent findings related to acne pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance, controversies surrounding isotretinoin, the use of oral contraceptives and spironolactone, and the role of diet in acne will be discussed. The session also will address gaps in research, knowledge, and practice. It will improve attendees’ knowledge, clinician confidence, and effectiveness in treating acne with six presentations:

  • Introduction and Key Messages of the Updated Acne Guidelines, Dr. Schlosser and Dr. Zaenglein
  • Overview and Recent Advances in Acne Pathogenesis, Rachel Victoria Sabbag Reynolds, MD
  • Use of Antibiotic Therapy for Acne, Jonette Elizabeth Keri, MD, PhD
  • Use of Isotretinoin for Acne, Megha M. Tollefson, MD
  • Use of Hormonal Therapy for Acne, Dr. Schlosser
  • Role of Diet in Acne, Diane M. Thiboutot, MD

Time will be allotted at the conclusion of the presentations for interactive Q&A with the audience. The session is open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket is required.

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