Opportunities in Dermatology
Sponsored by PCCA

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits: 0.35 (3.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-15-102-L01-P and ACPE #: 207-000-15-102-L01-T
NOTE: A separate fee is required for this program. To register, please click here.

Get ready to help your patients enhance the look and feel of their skin and treat the common skin conditions they are dealing with. This morning session will begin with a quick overview of skin morphology and common dermatological skin conditions. Issues associated with eczema, rosacea, acne and more will be discussed as well as the best active pharmaceutical ingredients to treat each condition. Dermatology and Cosmeceuticals present a great niche for the independent community pharmacist because of the variety of ways they can help patients including compounding as well as front-end anti-aging skin care lines.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the structure and function of the skin.
  2. Discuss various inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, melasma, and psoriasis.
  3. Describe how the anti-aging or beautification market plays a role in the pharmacy and look at treatment options for hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and warts.
  4. Discuss new topical therapies and appropriate active pharmaceutical ingredients for treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
  5. Explain the mechanism of action of topical agents used post-surgically to prevent scarring.
  6. Describe compounded therapies for in-office use post laser treatment, filler injections, and skin tightening procedures.
  7. Discuss federal regulations regarding the manufacturing and labeling of cosmetics and the role of the FDA and state boards in cosmetic manufacturing.
  8. Describe the cosmeceutical market, including future trends and discuss strategies for incorporating a cosmeceutical practice into a pharmacy setting.

Speakers: Kristen Riddle, PharmD, US Compounding, Conway, Arkansas; Jerra Banwarth, RPh, Education and Training Manager, PCCA, Houston, Texas

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians