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Session Information

FRM F139 - Vitiligo

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room C223/224

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: John Harris, MD, PhD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize common, uncommon, and rare presentations of vitiligo
  • Describe current therapies, their relative efficacy, and limitations
  • Discuss mechanisms of disease pathogenesis in the context of new treatment strategies

Description:
Recognition of common, uncommon, and rare presentations of vitiligo is important for clinical prognosis and treatment; these will be discussed in detail. Multiple treatment options are available with variable efficacy, safety, and cost, and designing an individualized treatment strategy for each patient requires close consideration of all factors. These treatments will be compared and contrasted accordingly. Recent studies have shed light on the pathogenesis of vitiligo, which reveal important roles for both the immune system and the melanocyte itself. These data will be discussed with a focus on unanswered questions and developing new treatment strategies.