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Laser Treatment for Skin of Color- Workshop

Friday, April 13 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Room: Coronado A

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™: 2.00 MAX | CE Contact Hours: 2.20 MAX

ACCME Accreditation Statement / AMA PRA Credit Designation Statement

Presenter Disclosures

Participants This activity is designed for doctors, physician's assistants, nurses and laser practitioners who treat or plan on treating patients with skin of color.

Background Requirements Practitioners should have basic clinical laser skills and training.

Educational Needs/Expected Learning Objectives Participants will learn to select the appropriate lasers and light source to treat  a wide varieties of skin conditions among skin of color. Emphasis on the appropriate end points and suggested laser parameters will be discussed. Clinical pearls to avoid complications encountered when lasers and light sources are used among skin of color patients will also be addressed.

Director(s) Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH; Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP

Faculty Eliot F. Battle, Jr, MD; Paul M. Friedman, MD; Chee-Leok Goh, MD, MBBS, FRCP

7:00 AM - 7:05 AM Introduction and Pre-Test - Andrew F. Alexis & Henry H.L. Chan
7:06 AM - 7:26 AM  Laser Treatment for Fitzpatrick Skin Types III-IV: My Approach - Henry H.L Chan
7:27 AM - 7:47 AM  Laser Treatment on Fitzpatrick Skin Types V-VI: My Approach - Andrew F. Alexis
7:48 AM - 8:08 AM  Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions in Skin of Color - Chee-Leok Goh
8:09 AM - 8:29 AM  Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions in Skin of Color - Paul M. Friedman
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  Expert Panel Discussion: Recent Advances in Energy-based Devices: Applications in Skin of Color - Eliot F. Battle, Jr., MD; Henry H.L. Chan
8:51 AM - 9:00 AM  Q&A, Conclusion and Post-Test - Andrew F. Alexis & Henry H.L. Chan
Schedule and rooms subject to change without notice
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