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Personalized Dermatology: Clinical and Cosmetic Care | On-demand Version (January 28-29, 2023)

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. Personalized 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
  • Facilitated by not 1, not 2, but 3 internationally recognized experts in clinical and cosmetic care: 
    • Aaron Sihota – Canadian Pharmacist and Clinical Instructor specializing in advanced dermatology and digital health technology
    • Lucas Portilho – International Speaker and Director of the Cosmetology Institute in São Paulo, Brazil with 20+ years of experience as a formulator and cosmetologist
    • Mindy Cormier – Advanced Clinical & Formulation Pharmacist from Las Vegas, Nevada with over 20 years of experience in formulation pharmacy and United States regulations

Intended audience


Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, nurse practitioners, 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 personalized solutions.
  2. Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestation of dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia, wounds, scars, acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
  3. Analyze 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.

Pharmacy Technicians

  1. Recognize current challenges in dermatology, including patient dissatisfaction, patient non-compliance, individual sensitivities, and ineffective therapeutic outcomes.
  2. Justify the need for pharmaceutical compounding in dermatology.
  3. Analyze 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. Explore special formulation considerations for dermatology compounding, including dosage form recommendations, base selection, excipient considerations, among more.
  5. Investigate and criticize formulation options for specific patient scenarios, justifying active ingredient selection, dosage strength, dosage form, application and administration protocols, among more.

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"Really well organized, excellent caliber of speakers, novel, and competent course content. The delivery of the course was extremely efficient, fun, user friendly, and conveniently beamed right into the comfort of my own home!  Virtual seminars are definitely the preferred way forward to continuing education. Huge thanks to the LP3 Network Continuing Education Virtual Platform and team!"

Eimear Burke | Chief Operating Officer and Chief Pharmacist, Bermuda

Financial Support

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


This CE Activity is Copyright © 2020-2024 LP3 Network.

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


Compounding Pharmacist
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia
Course Coordinator, Dermatology, Cosmeceuticals, and Topical Compounding, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Author and Reviewer, Canadian Pharmacists Association Dermatology Review Panel

Aaron Sihota is a primary care formulation pharmacist and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Pharmacy. He is the co-creator of an advanced elective course on Dermatology, Cosmeceuticals, and Topical Compounding at the UBC Faculty of Pharmacy Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy program (PharmD). Aaron also has also been involved with teaching dermatology residents in British Columbia. He 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. Aaron has collaborated with various skincare brands, including a Fortune 500 industry leader, around formulation development and education. Given his keen interest in fostering collaborative care between primary care practitioners and specialists, Aaron has coordinated and developed multiple accredited healthcare education programs and has delivered presentations at several conferences across North America as well as Asia.


20 years of diverse pharmacy field experience
Advanced Clinical & Formulation Pharmacist, MEDISCA Network
Expertise in clinical pharmacy and customized compounding formula development of both non-sterile and sterile formulations      



Dr. Cormier is a pharmacist with over 20 years of diverse pharmacy field experience, which includes pharmacy operations/management and community pharmacy compounding of both non-sterile and sterile preparations. Currently, Dr. Cormier is an Advanced Clinical and Formulation Pharmacist at Medisca Network where she is responsible for approving customized non-sterile and sterile compounding formula requests and consults with pharmacists and prescribers across the globe. Additionally, she consults with LP3 Network in the development of various ACPE-accredited programs and supervises the maintenance and operation of LP3 Network’s sterile and non-sterile courses at the University of South California. Dr. Cormier provides clinical research support and subject-matter expertise to various pharmaceutical companies and is well versed in United States and Canadian pharmacy regulations.



Pharmacist, Cosmetologist, and Formulation Chemist
Director and Professor, Cosmetology Institute in São Paulo Brazil
Research and Development Team Leader, Cosmetology Institute Laboratory
Coordinator and Member, São Paulo’s Pharmacist Council
Chief Innovation Officer, Consulfarma Solutions
Scientific Director, Consulfarma Congress


Lucas Portilho is a pharmacist and cosmetologist with extensive experience in cosmetics and formulation development from one of the leading places in cosmetology, São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Portilho is the Chief Innovation Officer at Consulfarma Solutions and Scientific Director at Consulfarma Congress for Compounding Pharmacies, Brazil’s largest congress providing innovative solutions to compounding pharmacies. Mr. Portilho is also the Director and Professor at Cosmetology Institute in São Paulo, Research and Development Team Leader at Cosmetology Institute Laboratory, and Coordinator and Member of São Paulo’s Pharmacist Council.

Mr. Portilho has over 20 years of experience as a formulator for compounding pharmacies, cosmetic industries, and pharmaceutical industries. His technical skills include the research and development of skin care formulations and innovative product development. Mr. Portilho also coordinates international courses in formulation research and development in Brazil, Italy, France, Spain, and the United States! 



Medical Editor & Communication Team Lead
Disclosure: None

This recorded seminar is accredited for Pharmacists by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through CPE Consultants, LLC.

Total CPE Credits: 16 CPE Hours = 1.6 CEUs

This activity is a recording from a live virtual seminar and those that claim credit for the live virtual seminar should not claim credit for this activity.

CREDITS16 CPE Hours = 1.6 CEUs
RELEASE DATEAugust 19, 2021

Completion Requirements

  1. View the on-demand recording of the seminar, which will only be available for 90 days following your enrollment.
  2. Complete a learning assessment (25 questions) with a passing grade of 70%.
  3. Submit a completed activity evaluation form online.

*Important Note: Steps 2 and 3 (the on-demand learning assessment and course evaluation) must be completed within 60 days of enrollment. After this time, you will no longer be able to claim credits for this activity.

When the aforementioned steps have been completed and approved:

  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians registered in the United States will obtain a statement of completed credits on their NABP e-Profile within 60 days.
  • All other participants will receive an automated email from LP3 Network advising that they can download the LP3 Network certificate.
accreditorCPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency.


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