Skin, Sun and Medicines

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With Australia having the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, skin protection from sun exposure should be on every healthcare professional's radar. Additionally, some medicines can induce photosensitivity which increases the risk of skin damage. In this presentation, associate professor of pharmacy Louis Roller explains the relationship between medicines, the skin and sun, and how to know when your patient or client may be at risk.


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Dr Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University for over 55 years. He served on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles. Louis was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association in 2012 and was awarded the life-long achievement award from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia in 2014. He is a prolific provider of education for Ausmed and for the University of the Third Age. He was awarded an AM in 2023.
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First Published16 June 2021
Updated16 June 2021
30 July 2024
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