UPMC Academy in Italy: Dermatology Webinar

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., UPMC will host the live webinar “Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Dermatology: A natural therapeutic opportunity from aesthetics to skin tumors”, a free workshop offering participants 4.5 CME credits.

Dr. Marcello Monti, Dermatologist and Infectivologist, Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at the University of Milan, and dermatology consultant at UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome and UPMC Institute for Health in Chianciano Terme, is the scientific director of the event. Dr. Stefania Motta, Biologist and Senior Research Scientist in Dermatology at the University of Milan. President of the Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetic Sciences, will be the invited speaker, and Dr. Giovanni Vizzini, COO and Medical-Scientific Director of UPMC Italy, will moderate the webinar.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) dermatology has recently become one of the therapeutic protocols for degenerative diseases such as superficial basal cell epitheliomas, multiple actinic keratosis, and inflammatory diseases like juvenile or late acne or Lichen Planus, and diseases that still don’t have a specific treatment such as morphea, porokeratosis, necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, etc.  PDT is also used in aesthetic medicine to reverse most of the damages caused by the sun, known as photoaging. Despite its curative potential in many fields of dermatology and aesthetics, and its safety, PDT is still little used and only available in a few qualified centers. For this reason, the primary objective of this event will be illustrate more in detail to health care providers the physical principle of the intracellular photodynamic reaction with the aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), serving as skin photosensitizer, and the practical applications in several dermatology conditions. In addition, the webinar’s aim is to present PDT as a valid, safe, and cost-effective alternative to the more expensive and demanding medical and surgical therapies commonly used.

The webinar is addressed to surgeons (all specializations), pharmacists, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, and dental technicians.

The webinar is free for all participants and will be live streamed on Zoom. The official language is Italian.

CME Provider: Zadig

For further information on how to register and participate, please see the webinar program.

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