In this online, self-learning activity:
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions treated by physicians, affecting 40 to 50 million people in the U.S. Although the disease can affect patients at any age, acne occurs most commonly during the adolescent years, with a prevalence as high as 85%. In 20% of cases, the acne is severe, resulting in permanent physical scarring as well as a mental health burden. That burden may include increased prevalence of mood disorders, psychiatric hospitalizations, school absenteeism, unemployment, and suicidality.
Acne is a multifactorial inflammatory disease affecting the hair follicles of the skin. While an understanding of acne pathogenesis is one that is continuously evolving, key pathogenic factors include follicular hyper-keratinization, microbial colonization, sebum production, and complex immune and inflammatory mechanisms. Other research suggests that neuroendocrine regulatory mechanisms, diet, and genetic and factors all may contribute to the multifactorial process of acne pathogenesis. Professional guidelines for the treatment of acne vulgaris in adolescents and adults highlight the roles of topical and systemic pharmacotherapies as well as non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, including lasers and photodynamic therapy. However, in the time since the guidelines were published, newer medications have been approved or entered late stage clinical investigation. Communicating related information to HCPs in a timely manner is a demonstrated need.
The following HCPs: dermatologists, primary care physicians, and pediatricians; nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists who practice in dermatology and ambulatory care settings; and those who otherwise commonly care for or clinically encounter patients with acne.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Almirall, LLC.
This activity is free of charge.
Release Date: November 01, 2022 -- Expiration Date: November 01, 2024
Faculty: Charles Gropper, MD
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introduction content: Cursory refresher and review of acne
Treatment of moderate to severe acne
· Topical therapies: Retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, androgen receptor inhibition, dapsone
· Systemic therapy: isotretinoin, antibiotics, and hormonal agents
· Recent updates in available treatment options and novel agents
· Minimizing adverse effects
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
ACCME Activity #202345340
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ABIM MOC Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
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Faculty Disclosure: Charles Gropper, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, President of ScientiaCME, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Faculty will NOT discuss off-label uses.
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Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Almirall.
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