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S003 - Best Evidence Based Opportunities for Cost-Effective Skin Care

Friday, February 16; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • To identify the evidenced best skin care
  • To assess cost effective care in light of best evidence available


To optimize patient care, consideration of best evidence in context with cost effective care is critical. This session will highlight several skin diseases and clinical care scenarios to help practitioner develop paradigms of care. Disease discussed will include acne, connective tissue disease, onychomycosis, leg ulcers and skin cancer surgery. This session will also help practitioners better understand best use of topical steroids, lavatory evaluation of selected patients such as those taking isotretinion, and to understand benefits and challenges with rebate programs.


  • Adamson, Adewole Shomari, MD, MPP: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Kia, Kevin, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Kirby, Joslyn S., MD: AbbVie – SP(H); ChemoCentryx – C(Fees); Incyte Corporation – C(H);
  • Kirsner, Robert S., MD, PhD: AbbVie – C(Grants/Research Funding); Kerecis Limited – A(H); Molynecke – A(H); National Healing Corp – A(H); Pfizer Inc. – A(H);
  • Lebwohl, Mark, MD: AbbVie – I(Grants/Research Funding); Allergan, Inc. – C(H); Almirall – C(H); Amgen – I(Grants/Research Funding); Arcutis, Inc. – C(H); AstraZeneca – I(Grants/Research Funding); Avotres, Inc. – C(H); BirchBioMed – C(H); Boehringer Ingelheim – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Bristol-Myers Squibb – C(H); Cara Therapeutics – C(H); Castle Biosciences, Inc – C(H); Celgene Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Clinuvel – I(Grants/Research Funding); Corrona, Inc. – O(H); Dermavant Sciences – C(H); Dr. Reddy – C(H); Eli Lilly and Company – I(Grants/Research Funding); Foundation for Research & Education of Dermatology – O(H); Incyte Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Inozyme Pharma – C(H); Janssen Research & Development, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Kadmon Corporation, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Leo Pharma Inc – C(H); LEO Pharma, US – I(Grants/Research Funding); Medimmune – I(Grants/Research Funding); Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd – C(H); Menlo Therapeutics – C(H); Mitsibushi Pharma – C(H); Neuroderm LTD – C(H); Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Ortho Dermatologics – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); SCIderm – I(Grants/Research Funding); Theravance Biopharma – C(H); UCB – I(Grants/Research Funding); Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc – C(H); Vidac Pharma – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Maderal, Andrea, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Mostaghimi, Arash, MD, MPH: 3Derm Systems – C(Fees); Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Concert Pharmaceuticals – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – I(Grants/Research Funding); hims – A(ST); Incyte Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – A(Fees), C(Fees);
Friday, February 16
9:00 AM
Dr. Kirsner / Welcome and Introduction
9:05 AM
Dr. Kia / Old vs. New Topical Care for Acne
9:25 AM
Dr. Adamson / Surgical Management of Skin Cancer
9:45 AM
Dr. Mostaghimi / Best Cost Effective Use of Topical Steroids
10:05 AM
Dr. Kirby / Cost Effective Laboratory work ups
10:25 AM
Dr. Kirsner / Cost Effective Care of Leg Ulcers
10:45 AM
Dr. Lebwohl / Rebate Care Programs: Are they Cost Effective Care?
11:05 AM
Dr. Maderal / Best Cost Effective Care of Lupus (and other connective tissue diseases)
11:25 AM
Dr. Kia / Oral vs. New Topical Care for Onychomycosis
11:45 AM
Dr. Kia / Summary and Conclusion
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 25B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Kevin Kia, MD, FAAD
  • Adewole Shomari Adamson, MD, MPP, FAAD
  • Andrea Maderal, MD, FAAD
  • Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Joslyn S. Kirby, MD, FAAD
  • Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD - Handout