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Personalized Dermatology: Clinical and Cosmetic Care


With over 3000 skin conditions and many cosmetic therapies, dermatology is a multi-billion dollar industry that is projected to grow substantially in the next years. Covering the entire body, the skin and its appendages (i.e., hair and nails) is the body’s largest organ. 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. In addition to naturally occurring between-person variation describing differences in skin structure, function, and composition depending on genetic makeup, environmental exposure, age, ethnicity, and sex, the skin is particularly characterized by unique allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances. These individual variations dictate a person’s predisposition for, and the occurrence and severity of, a variety of dermatologic conditions. Personalized dermatological solutions are warranted and in high demand.

Targeted to pharmacists, general practitioners, dermatologists and other healthcare providers looking to expand their repertoire in dermatology, this 2-day seminar explores personalized treatments for common dermatological conditions and opportunities in cosmetic care with focus on non-surgical topical therapy. After sizing up the dermatology market, assessing dermatological needs and opportunities, and reviewing fundamental principles of integumentary physiology that is vital for tailoring and targeting therapy, this program is divided into 2 major dermatological segments:

Clinical Conditions

  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Dermatitis
  • Alopecia
  • Acne
  • Wounds & Scars

Cosmetic Care Therapy

  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation & Melasma

For each segment, participants will evaluate the epidemiology, physiology, clinical (or non-clinical) manifestation, and therapeutic options for the dermatological condition or target. Special consideration will be made for personalized pharmaceutical or cosmeceutical topical therapies for optimal therapeutic outcome. Participants will be asked to critically appraise empirical evidence supporting the therapeutic benefits or disadvantages of various pharmaceutic and cosmetic ingredients. Knowledge will be applied through case assessments and formula investigation.

Intended audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians (General Practitioners or Dermatologists)
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other healthcare provides engaged in dermatology


This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA Inc. in the form of an educational grant.


The live activity workbook is copyright © 2018-2019 LP3 Network.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.60 CEU (ACPE)
  • 16.00 Contact Hours


Compounding Pharmacist
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia
Author and Reviewer, Canadian Pharmacists Association Dermatology Review Panel

Aaron Sihota is a primary care pharmacist and is presently a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Pharmacy. He is the co-creator of the course on Dermatology, Cosmeceuticals, and Topical Compounding at the UBC Faculty of Pharmacy, which is taught to pharmacology students and dermatologists. He also serves on the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Dermatology Review Panel as an author and chapter reviewer for the Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments (CTMA), and he is a regular skincare columnist for the Pharmacy Practice + Business magazine. Given his keen interest in fostering collaborative care between primary care practitioners and specialists, he has developed multiple accredited healthcare education programs and has taught in several conferences across North America.



Medical Editor / Team Lead
Disclosure: None



Compounding Pharmacist
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia
Author and Reviewer, Canadian Pharmacists Association Dermatology Review Panel

This activity is eligible for CPE credits. Please see final activity announcement for details.


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