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U001 - Pain-free Dermatology: Minimizing Discomfort in Procedures for Children and Adults

Friday, March 1; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Evaluate the evidence for different techniques for pain mitigation in children and adults.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of several techniques for dermatology procedures.
  • Utilize appropriate techniques to procedures in daily practice, including skin biopsy, excision, and cryotherapy.


Procedures remain an integral part of Dermatology for both adults and children, and many entail some degree of pain or discomfort. In the past decade, there have been a tremendous number of studies demonstrating evidence for managing pain and anxiety in office and emergency department settings, many of which can be directly applied to Dermatology procedures. In this session, we will outline several techniques for minimizing pain and discomfort, review the supporting evidence, and discuss practical application in a Dermatology office setting.


  • Lio, Peter A., MD: AbbVie – C(Fees), I(Grants/Research Funding); Altus Labs – A(SO); Amyris, Inc. – C(Fees); AOBiome, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Arbonne – A(H); Burt's Bees – C(Fees); Dermavant Sciences – A(H); Dermira – C(Fees); DermTap, Inc. – A(SO); DermVeda – A(SO); Eli Lilly and Company – C(Fees); Exeltis – C(Fees); Franklin BioScience – C(SO); gpower, inc. – A(H); IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals – A(H); Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company – A(H); Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. – C(H); L'Oreal USA Inc. – C(H); La Fondation pour la Dermatite Atopique (Foundation for Atopic Dermatitis – I(Grants/Research Funding); La Roche-Posay Laboratorie Pharmaceutique – SP(H); LearnHealth/LearnSkin – SH(SO); LEO Laboratories Ltd (LEO Pharma) – C(Fees); Medable – SH(SO); Menlo Therapeutics – A(H); Micreos Human Health B.V. – A(SO); Modernizing Medicine – A(NC), SH(SO); National Eczema Association – A(NC); Odeza LLC – C(SO); Pfizer Inc. – SP(H); Pierre Fabre Dermatologie – SP(H); Realm Therapeutics – A(H); Regeneron – A(Fees), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(Fees); Sanofi US Services – A(H); Syncere Skin Systems – A(SO); Theraplex – C(Fees), O(IP); TopMD – C(Fees); UCB – A(H); Unilever – C(Fees); Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc – A(H);
  • McQueen, Alisa, MD: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – A(H); DermTap, Inc. – A(SO); Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. – SP(H); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – SP(Fees); Galderma Laboratories, LP – C(Fees); IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals – A(H); Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company – SP(Fees); Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products Company – A(H), C(Fees); La Fondation pour la Dermatite Atopique (Foundation for Atopic Dermatitis – I(Grants/Research Funding); Mission – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Modernizing Medicine – A(NC); National Eczema Association – A(NC);
Friday, March 1
7:30 AM
Dr. Lio / Introduction to "Pain-free"
7:40 AM
Dr. McQueen / The Science of "Pain-free"
8:00 AM
Dr. Lio / Practical Pain-free techniques
8:15 AM
Dr. McQueen / Technology Tips: The Power of the iPad
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, March 1
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location
    Room 146B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Alisa McQueen, MD