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MEDISCA Australia | Personalised Dermatology: Clinical and Cosmetic Care | 25-26 SEPT 2023

Melbourne, VIC AU
September 24, 2023 to September 25, 2023

Course Format

Live In-Person Seminar (Day 1 - 8 hours, Day 2 - 4 hours), that allows you to collaborate and network with fellow healthcare providers and subject matter experts through interactive group discussions and case studies.

Course Description

With over 1,000 skin conditions and many cosmetic therapies, dermatology is a multi-billion-dollar industry that is projected to grow substantially in the next years. Serving as the interface between the body and the outside world, the skin not only performs vital protective and communicatory functions, but also plays a significant role in an individual’s cosmetic appeal. Considerable advancements in skin physiology knowledge, new research, and innovations in technology have led to many developments in dermatological treatments and greater insights on the individual variation and uniqueness of this organ. Personalised dermatological solutions are warranted and in high demand. In this 2-day live event, explore personalized treatments for common dermatological conditions and opportunities in cosmetic care with focus on non-surgical topical therapy.

  • Dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia, wounds, scars, acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles – let’s get down to business!
  • 100+ ingredients – Safety, efficacy, and dosing data
  • 12+ cases & formula investigations – Diaper rash, radiation dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia, bed sores, chemical peel burns, hypertrophic scars, severe acne, “maskne”, rosacea, and melasma
  • Formulation considerations – Base selection, drug compatibility, and more

Intended audience

Pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare providers looking to get into or are currently engaged in dermatological care therapy. 

Learning Objectives


  1. Evaluate the trends, demands, needs, and challenges with current clinical and cosmetic dermatology and appraise the need for personalised solutions.
  2. Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestation of dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia, wounds, scars, acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
  3. Analyse peer-reviewed evidence on the safety, efficacy, and dosing of ingredients used in topical dermatological care for dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia, wounds, scars, acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
  4. Evaluate patient case scenarios, investigate formulations, and determine appropriate treatment plans for specific patients, justifying active ingredient selection, dosage strength, dosage form, application and administration protocols, among more.
  5. Apply advanced knowledge of skin physiology and innovative research findings to optimize therapeutic approaches.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 Group 2 CPD
Event starts: 
09/24/2023 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
09/25/2023 - 10:30pm
Radisson Hotel on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
380 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

DAY 1 - Monday

8am - 5pm (please arrive 15 minutes early for sign-in)

8:00amWelcome Announcements
8:15amSizing Up The Dermatology Market - Trends, demands, needs, and challenges with clinical dermatological diseases and cosmetic dermatology. Justification for personalised treatment solutions and regimens.
8:30amThe Integumentary System - Dermal layers and skin physiology (keratinization, metabolism, hydration, lipids, and pH)
9:00amDermatitis - Efficacy, safety, and dosing evidence. Formulas and treatment plans for cases of diaper rash and radiation dermatitis
10:30amBREAK - Morning Tea
10:45amPsoriasis - Efficacy, safety, and dosing evidence. Formulas and treatment plans for cases of plaque and scalp psoriasis.
1:00pmAlopecia - Efficacy, safety, and dosing evidence. Formulas and treatment plans for cases of androgenic
alopecia and alopecia areata.
2:45pmBREAK - Afternoon Tea
3:00pmWounds - Efficacy, safety, and dosing evidence. Formulas and treatment plans for bed sores and
chemical peel burns.
4:45pmQ&A Session
5:00pmEND Day 1

DAY 2 - Tuesday

8am - 12pm

8:00amScars - Efficacy, safety, and dosing of topical active ingredients used for reducing the appearance of scars, including atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, and keloid scars.
9:00amAcne - Efficacy, safety, and dosing evidence. Formulas and treatment plans for severe acne and “maskne”.
10:15amBREAK - Morning Tea
10:30amRosacea - Efficacy, safety, and dosing evidence. Formulas and treatment plans for rosacea.
11:30amHyperpigmentation & Melasma - Efficacy, safety, and dosing evidence of various topical agents used to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
12:30pmEND Day 2
Radisson Hotel on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
380 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
+61 3 9322 8000

Hotel Location: 
Radisson Hotel on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
380 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Hotel phone: 
+61 3 9322 8000


Dr Selena Boyd is a university lecturer in pharmacy practice since 2008. Selena teaches and examines students in compounding as a component of their course at university, as well as other areas of pharmacy practice. Prior to her career in academia, Selena worked in both hospital and managed community pharmacies and is an experienced pharmacy practitioner. She is a reviewer of the Professional Practice Standards and is on the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary Committee. Her research interests are in compounding and animals, where she has a PhD in wound healing and anti-scarring compounded formulations for horses. She has presented her research at International Pharmacy Conferences in both Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi. When she is not teaching university students, Selena works in a compounding pharmacy.

For Pharmacists:

Accreditation Number: A2208MED2 

This activity has been accredited for 12 hrs of Group 1 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 12 hrs of Group 2 CPD (or 24 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities. 

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.3, 1.5, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5

Competency Number   

Competency Title   


Practise within applicable legal framework


Apply expertise in professional practice


Communicate effectively


Apply interpersonal communication skills to address problems 


Develop a patient centered, culturally responsive approach to medication management 


Implement the medication management strategy or plan


Compound medicines 


Support Quality Use of Medicines 


For Physicians:

This Activity may be eligible for self-directed credits.


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