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Session Information

SYM S004 - Update Platform: Medical Dermatology

Open admission, no tuition or ticket.


Date: Thursday, August 16

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Ballroom BC

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Jeffrey Phillip Callen, MD, FAAD


  • Jennie T. Clarke, MD, FAAD
  • Janet A. Fairley, MD, FAAD
  • Alexandra Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Cindy Owen, MD, FAAD
  • Sarbjit Saini, MD
  • Courtney Reynolds Schadt, MD, FAAD
  • Erik Joseph Stratman, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Bruce Elliot Strober, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize and diagnose some skin conditions that are associated with systemic disease
  • Design an evaluation schema for such patients
  • List the options for management of such patients

Medical Dermatology Update is designed to provide practical medical dermatology information. Topics include treatment and care of patients with psoriasis, blistering diseases, and collagen vascular diseases. Particular attention will be paid to the safe use of drugs in the setting a practice in medical dermatology.


  • Callen JP, Jorizzo JL, Bolognia JL, Piette WW, Zone JJ: Dermatologic Signs of Internal Disease. 4th edition. 2009, Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia


Thursday, August 16
2:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. Callen
2:05 PMNew aspects regarding the management of pemphigus and pemphigoid / Dr. Fairley
2:25 PMCutaneous Lupus erythematosus – management of skin disease / Dr. Clarke
2:45 PMCutaneous dermatomyositis – assessment for cancer, pulmonary disease, new serologic tests, management of skin disease / Dr. Vleugels
3:05 PMPsoriasis – identifying and managing co-morbidities / Dr. Kimball
3:25 PMSystemic therapies – Isotretinoin - safety management / Dr. Owen
3:40 PMSystemic therapies - BIologic agents - safety and management / Dr. Strober
4:00 PMChronic urticaria – evaluation and management / Dr. Saini
4:20 PMPyoderma gangrenosum – diagnosis, evaluation and management / Dr. Schadt
4:40 PMGeneral literature update - review of new aspects of medical dermatology / Dr. Stratman