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F090 - Photoprotection

Sunday, March 3; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1. Understand the current regulation and future trends in sunscreens formulation.
  • 2. Evaluate the impact of sunscreens on skin cancer prevention and Vitamin D synthesis.
  • 3. Understand the role of nanotechnology in sunscreens formulation.


Current understanding and novel innovations in photoprotection will be discussed by leading experts in the field. The session will help to debunk common misconceptions and highlight new innovations in sunscreen technology. It will also discuss new research focused on protection beyond UV radiation.


  • Halpern, Allan C., MD: Caliber Imaging and Diagnostics Inc. – A(OB); Canfield Scientific, Inc. – C(OB); SciBASE – C(OB);
  • Lim, Henry W., MD: Beiersdorf, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Estee Lauder – I(Grants/Research Funding); Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma Laboratories, LP – A(H); Incyte Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); ISDIN – C(Fees); Pierre Fabre Dermatologie – C(Fees), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Unigen – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Oh, Luke S., PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Rigel, Darrell S., MD: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. – C(H); Beiersdorf, Inc. – A(H); Castle Biosciences – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Derm Tech International – A(H), C(H); Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. – C(H); Foamix – SH(SO); LEO Pharma, US – A(H); Myriad Genetics Inc – A(H); Novartis – A(H); Ortho Dermatologics – A(H); Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique US – A(H); SciBASE – C(H);
  • Wang, Steven Q., MD: Avon Products, Inc. – A(H); L'Oreal USA Inc. – A(H); Neutrogena Corporation – C(H);
Sunday, March 3
1:00 PM
Dr. Wang / Introduction
1:05 PM
Dr. Halpern / Keratinocyte carcinoma chemoprevention: nicotinamide and other agents
1:25 PM
Oh / Current regulatory perspectives for the dermal absorption of sunscreen
1:45 PM
Dr. Wang / Debunking the common myths in sunscreens
2:05 PM
Dr. Lim / photoprotection beyond UV spectrum
2:25 PM
Dr. Rigel / Does High SPF sunscreen offer better protection
2:45 PM
All faculty / Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, March 3
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 146B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Steven Q. Wang, MD, FAAD
  • Allan C. Halpern, MD, FAAD
  • Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD
  • Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Luke S. Oh, PhD