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ESLD-Challenging Clinical Cases/Series (with International Panel Discussion) - Abstract Session

Friday, April 7 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Room: 31 B/C

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits: 1.25 MAX

ACCME Accreditation Statement

Presenter Disclosures

Educational Needs This session will explore parameters for laser treatment for different skin lesions for multiple medical indications that still need optimization. It is a challenge for the practicing physician to choose not only the right device for the intervention but also the choice of parameters remains a challenge as research is often still unsatisfactory. By actively exchanging and discussing device choices and treatments parameters for different medical indications the participant will enhance their knowledge about laser and energy-based devices, will be more at ease with laser and energy based device settings and ultimately will have satisfying outcomes for the physician and most of all for their patients.

Participants Any practitioner using laser and energy-based devices in medical applications.

Background Requirements A solid background knowledge of laser and energy-based device applications will be helpful to join the in depth discussion. However even beginning laser and energy-based device practitioners will have the opportunity to discuss their difficulties encountered in their daily practice.

Instructional Content/Expected Learning Objectives The attendees are expected to come out after the session with a better understanding about how to optimize laser parameters for specific indications to improve the outcome and avoid unwanted side effects. Attendants will also learn about new indications in which laser and energy-based devices might be a valid alternative treatment tool. Attendees will furthermore have the opportunity to learn about and share their own practical treatment pearls within the discussion of each presentation.

"Hot topics"

  • PDT is being used in daily routine practice to treat cancerous and precancerous lesions. However often clinical penetration is insufficient and outcome is lacking. Enhancing the drug uptake by pre-treatment with microdermabrasion is a possible, inexpensive and easy-to-use tool to overcome this obstacle.
  • Excimer laser and lamps are used to treat localized vitiligo. Topically applied khellin appears to improve this already well-established treatment. Vitiligo treatment is becoming more and more efficient combining different treatment methods.

Chair(s) Ashraf M. Badawi, MD, PhD; Hans Joachim Laubach, MD 

Time Abstr Activity
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM   
1:36 PM - 1:42 PM    104  1318nm LASER TECHNOLOGY IN LUNG SURGERY SEEMS TO BE A UNIQUE THERAPY IN SELECTED METASTATIC PATIENTS Steffen Drewes★, Beata Bis, Andreas Friedrich | Fachkrankenhaus Coswig, Coswig, Saxony, Germany
1:43 PM - 1:47 PM    Case Discussion with Audience
1:48 PM - 1:54 PM    190 C-PDT AND INTENSIFICATION Muriel Creusot ★ | Centre Dermatologique du Roy, Lasne, Brabant Wallon, Belgium 
1:55 PM - 1:59 PM    Case Discussion with Audience 
2:00 PM - 2:06 PM    105  ASSOCIATION OF KHELLIN AND EXCIMER LAMP 308nm IN THE TREATMENT OF SEVERE ALOPECIA AREATA Samy Fenniche★, Houda Hammami, Anissa Zaouak | Habib Thameur Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
2:07 PM - 2:10 PM    Case Discussion with Audience 
2:11 PM - 2:17 PM     LB21 LOW-LEVEL LIGHT - MINOXIDIL 5% COMBINATION VERSUS EITHER THERAPEUTIC MODALITY ALONE IN MANAGEMENT OF FEMALE PATTERNED HAIR LOSS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY Samia Esmat, Rehab Hegazy, Heba Gawdat★, Rania Abdel Hay, Hoda Moneib, Rofaida El Naggar, Riham Allam Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2:18 PM - 2:22 PM    Case Discussion with Audience 
2:23 PM - 2:29 PM    107  CLINICAL AND HISTOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT LASER COMBINATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF BECKER’S MELANOSIS Samia Esmat★, Mona Rabie Abdelhalim, Heba Gawdat, Amina A. Gamal Eldin, Manal A. Badawi, Amira Rashad | Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
2:30 PM - 2:34PM    Case Discussion with Audience 
2:35 PM - 2:45 PM    Q&A and Conclusion 
Schedule and rooms subject to change without notice
★ Presenter | ✈ ASLMS Travel Grant Recipient

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