Webinar: Prescribing isotretinoin for acne in primary care

Dermatologist Dr Marius Rademaker discussed issues related to prescribing low-dose isotretinoin for acne in primary care. This included knowing when and how to initiate isotretinoin, monitoring and side effects, dosing and treatment duration. 

Dr Rademaker BM (Soton) FRCP (Edin) FRACP DM FNZDS is clinical director of dermatology at Waikato DHB and an Honorary Associate Professor at Waikato Clinical School, University of Auckland.  He is particularly interested in the management of inflammatory skin disorders such as acne, eczema, paediatric dermatology, and occupational dermatology. 

The webinar was introduced and moderated by Dr Miriam Nakatsuji MBChB, DipPaeds, Cert Women’s Health, FRNZCGP, Professional Teaching Fellow Clinical Skills Centre, FMHSU.


Webinar: Tuesday 6th December 2016 7.30 - 8.45pm


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Dr Marius Rademaker BM (Soton) FRCP(Edin) FRACP DM FNZDS

Dr Rademaker is on the Board of the New Zealand Dermatological Society's successful web site, DermNet NZ, the Australasian Society for Dermatological Research, and the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. He has published over 150 articles and book chapters in the medical literature, and regularly lectures at international dermatology conferences.

In 2012 he published a paper that led to lower dose regimens for isotretinoin: Isotretinoin: dose, duration and relapse. What does 30 years of usage tell us? 

Dr Miriam Nakatsuji is a part time GP and Professional Teaching Fellow at the Department of General Practice, University of Auckland. She is clinical advisor at Goodfellow Unit.

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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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