The latest treatment updates: ‘Therapeutic Hotline’ to cover a variety of dermatologic conditions

Therapeutic Hotline (S004)

It is difficult to stay on top of all the advances in the specialty in the last year, but “Therapeutic Hotline” will go a long way toward helping dermatologists do just that. The session will feature 11 presentations covering everything from acne to Zika.

“Our goal is that anyone can leave after three hours knowing pretty much everything that is trending as well as what they need to be aware of for their patients in the whole specialty,” said symposium director Seemal R. Desai, MD. “You may be a cosmetic specialist, but you still need to know what is new in psoriasis in case you have a patient with psoriasis.

“We have tried to take topics from disease states and entities that are most commonly seen and treated, and incorporated that into the therapeutic regimen to be presented to attendees.”

The topics will be covered in 12- to 15-minute presentations, with speakers forming a panel to discuss a variety of subjects and answer questions from the audience, said Dr. Desai, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas. Topics range from common medical conditions to surgical pearls to topical treatments to the use of fillers and toxins, all presented as “What’s New in…”

  • Acne: The role of new cytokines and immunomodulators in treatments will be discussed, as well as the influence of hormones and the development of new topical treatments.
  • Nails: Nail disease, fungus, and psoriasis will be covered, as well as new topical treatments for nail disease.
  • Pigmentary Disorders: Topics covered will include an update on the pathogenesis of melasma, the use of vitamin D, and topical treatments.
  • Dermatologic Surgery: Surgical pearls on the removal of skin cancers and tumors in the office will be presented using videos.
  • Infectious Diseases: A highlight will be a focus on Zika, as well as other viral conditions that often manifest first with skin presentations.
  • Melanoma Management: An update on treating melanomas will include a look at new drugs and the use of adjuvant therapies, such as screening patients with multiple moles, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and immunotherapy.

The newest and the hottest therapies and treatments in dermatology will be highlighted,” Dr. Desai said. “By attending this session, the attendees will be at the top of their games on how to manage these conditions.”

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