Dermatotoxicology: Addressing Common Occupational Skin Conditions

October 7, 2020 |12:00-1:00pm Pacific

Presented By: Howard Maibach, MD 

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Webinar Details

Dermatotoxicology, a toxicology sub specialty, addresses problems associated with skin exposure to chemicals. This webinar with Dr. Howard Maibach will review the most common occupational skin conditions faced by industrial hygienists, occupational physicians, general toxicologists, and allied health care workers. In addition to reviewing common conditions including dermatitis, learners will also explore exposure tools for percutaneous penetration, a passive process that can occur following skin exposure to chemicals, as a tool to understand other organ effects. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Review common clinical dermatologic entities including diagnosis, prevention, and treatment

  • Identify the most useful diagnostic tests

  • Discuss human, animal, and computer simulated tests used to determine potential hazards and risks

Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Howard Maibach is a dermatologist and professor at the University of San Francisco School of Medicine with expertise in treating contact dermatitis (a rash caused by touching an irritating substance) and occupational dermatitis (a rash resulting from workplace exposure to an irritating substance). His specialties include allergic skin disorders and skin conditions caused by exposure to toxic substances. He also has an interest in dermatopharmacology, the study of medications for skin disorders. Dr. Maibach earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a residency as well as a fellowship in dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Maibach has served on the editorial boards of more than 30 scientific journals, and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and International Commission on Occupational Health.

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