Phototherapy and PDT... made as easy as 1-2-3

March 12, 2020

Welcome to Season 2 of Dermalogues! We're happy to be back and looking forward to bringing you, the Dermatology Residents, answers to some of your burning Derm questions with the help of Canada's leading dermatologists.

On our first episode back, Dr Kerri Purdy dives into two related topics, Phototherapy and PDT (photodynamic therapy) with Dr Vincent Richer of the University of British Columbia medical school and Pacific Derm in Vancouver.

They discuss when to prescribe PDT or Phototherapy, the importance of prepping the patient for what they are getting into, why tanning beds and home sunlamps are not a good alternative to in clinic treatment and why PDT remains an important tool in the dermatologists tool box even with new and effective drug options.

On this episode we take two dermatology resident questions, from Mimi Tran of the University of British Columbia and Annie Liu of the University of Toronto.

We hope you enjoy this first episode of our second season of Dermalogues. New Episodes will be coming your way every two weeks. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any!

If there's anything you'd like us to cover on Dermalogues, or specific questions you have for Kerri and her guests, please send us an email  You can also find us on twitter @CDNDermatology and instagram @CanadianDermatologyAssociation

This podcast is a production of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Produced by David McGuffin and Explore Podcast Productions.

Theme music by Lee Rosevere

Cover art by Dr Noelle Wong