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Session Information

FRM F008 - Vulvar Diseases

Ticket required for admission, no tuition fee. Ticket holds seat for only 15 minutes after the official start time.


Date: Thursday, August 16

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 207

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Lynette J. Margesson, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Libby Edwards, MD, FAAD
  • Rochelle R. Torgerson, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Identify the normal vulva.
  • Develop an approach to differentiate the 3 vulvar lichens- lichen sclerosis, lichen plans, lichen simplex chronicus.
  • Identify the clinical features and management of the commonest itchy and erosive/ulcerated vulvar conditions.

Vulvar disorders are common but they are uncommonly challenging. The normal anatomy is a mystery to many. Classic skin disorders take on new features or lose old ones. Unique conditions share features with each other. All are poorly managed without accurate diagnosis. The speakers bring a combined over 60 years of experience to bear during this two hour session. We will review the most common and important vulvar challenges and provide details on accurate diagnosis and effective management. Suggested Readings: Edwards L, Lynch PJ, Neill SM. Genital Dermatology Atlas. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2011.