Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos

Dermatologist, NC, USA

Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, is a research and clinical board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is in solo private practice in High Point, North Carolina, and a Consulting Professor of Dermatology at Duke University.  In 1988, she founded Dermatology Consulting Services, PLLC, to initiate and perform research in aging skin, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, actinic keratoses, eczema, and aesthetic procedures in the cosmetic, OTC drug, and pharmaceutical arenas.  Prior to pursuing a medical career, Dr. Draelos completed an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and was elected a Rhodes Scholar.  A member of Sigma Xi research honorary and Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary, she is author of 14 books including Cosmetics in Dermatology and Hair Cosmetics and Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures, as well as the editor of Cosmeceuticals, now in its third edition and translated into 7 languages.  She has contributed chapters to 42 textbooks, written 90 posters, served as the principle investigator on 750 studies, written 596 published papers, delivered 335 oral presentations, served on or contributed to 38 journal editorial boards, functioned as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology for 10 years, and was a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  She was elected Vice-President of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is recognized as a pioneer in cosmetic dermatology and received a lifetime achievement award from Health Beauty America for her research and the 2008 DermArts award for her contributions to dermatology.  In 2010, she received the Albert Kligman Innovation Award and in 2016 she was awarded a Presidential Citation from the American Academy of Dermatology for her research contributions to advance the specialty.  She received the prestigious Maison deNavarre award from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for her contributions to the art and science of cosmetics in 2017.  In 2019, she was the inaugural recipient of the Florence Wall Award from the Society of Cosmetics Chemists honoring her as the most influential woman in cosmetic science.

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Bausch Open Presentation

Saturday NOV 13, 2021

Advances in Acne Vulgaris: Updates in topical retinoid therapy


Objectives:

  • Describe new developments in topical retinoid treatments for acne vulgaris
  • Recognize key considerations around vehicles for topical treatments in dermatology
  • Integrate data on safety and efficacy of retinoids into the treatment of acne vulgaris in day-to-day practice

Summary description of the session:

Join us for an international expert panel discussion that will address new advances in topical retinoid treatment of acne vulgaris. A new formulation of a topical retinoid has been developed, incorporating recent developments in vehicle technology, to address shortcomings of older retinoid formulations. Acne experts from the US and Canada will discuss the clinical trial data, the value of this innovation, and how it fits into their day-to-day practice.