Target Audience
This activity is intended for Dermatologists, Dermatology Residents/Fellows, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and other health professionals interested in treating patients with dermatologic diseases.  

Educational Objectives
As a result of participating in this live activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Differentiate skin color classification systems to categorize common skin disorders and cutaneous diseases in patients with skin of color 
  • Cite key differences in the skin structure and how it relates to diagnosing and treating common ethnic skin disorders including acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, pigmentary disorders, multisystem inflammatory diseases, hidradenitis suppurativa, nail disorders and skin cancer 
  • Formulate multiple treatment strategies that may be more effective when treating skin disorders common to patients with skin of color 
  • Cite common aesthetic, cultural and ethnic practices that may increase occurrence of common skin conditions 
  • Summarize features and benefits of cosmeceutical products and their use as part comprehensive skin care regimens for persons with darker skin types 
  • Indicate common hair disorders encountered male and female skin or color patients and summarize their causes including cultural practices 
  • Create effective strategies in the prevention of hair disorders encountered in persons of color 
  • Recognize the unique structural nuances of ethic facial anatomy and impact on the natural aging process 
  • Identify the efficacy and safety of laser use in patients with skin types of III to VI, with fewer risks of epidermal adverse events 
  • Assess appropriate laser settings for treatments of skin of color patients 
  • Identify strategies for the use of neurotoxins and soft tissue fillers for volumization and rejuvenation of the ethnic face including specific anatomical considerations and approaches for the lips, nasolabial folds and chin 
  • Utilize a variety of cosmeceutical products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and sunscreens to evaluate desirable product forms and optimal delivery vehicles 

Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy for Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 

Continuing PA Education 
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 15.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 15.5 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on certificates. 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies.  All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control educational content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.