GW Virtual Appraisal of Advances in Acne Conference

Hosted by George Washington University, in Partnership with Orlando Dermatology and Aesthetics Conference (ODAC) and Next Steps in Derm

Even during a global pandemic we cannot forget that Acne Vulgaris is one of if not THE most common skin condition afflicting our patients and the general populace. With the disruption of clinics and conferences, innovative vehicles for the dissemination of the most up to date data and expert anecdote are certainly and sorely needed.

Enter the GW Virtual Acne Appraisal Conference: A 3 hour program that promises to pander to your pimple popping practices with short but sweet lectures from the acne gurus covering the gamut of the big A. From treatments to treats, from considering the microbiome to unique treatment approaches in specific patient populations, we will cover it all. And if that wasn’t enough, we will round it out with a perusal of the therapeutic pipeline. It will be all that and a bag of chips (which may or may not cause acne…you need to tune in to find out).


8:00: Introduction

8:15: Topical Management of Acne James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAOCD, FAAD

8:30: Use of Hormonal Therapies in Acne - Julie Harper, MD

8:50: Use of Antibiotics in Acne - Neal Bhatia, MD

9:10: Issues with Isotretinoin: Fact vs. Fiction - Jenna C. Lester, MD

9:30: Microbiome Manipulation for the Management of Acne - Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

9:45: Diet and Alternative Therapies: What to know for Acne management - Vivian Shi, MD

10:00: Management Considerations for Skin of Color Patients with Acne - Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH

10:20: Managing Acne in the LGBTQ+ Population - Angelo Landriscina, MD

10:40: New and Emerging Therapies for Acne - Leon Kircik, MD


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Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 8:00am to 11:00am

This virtual event will be held via the GoToWebinar platform; event registration is required in advance of the event.

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Due to technical limitations, this webinar will be open to the first 500 participants that join the webinar. If you miss the webinar, it will be archived for on demand viewing on in one week. 




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