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Session Information

SYM S019 - Treating Severe Skin Disease in Children

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Palm Ballroom 4

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Wynnis L. Tom, MD, FAAD


  • Anna Lee Bruckner, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, FAAD
  • Melinda Jen, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Denise W. Metry, MD, FAAD
  • Kimberly Dawn Morel, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize situations and conditions that warrant systemic therapy and/or further workup in pediatric patients.
  • Identify and compare treatment options for conditions such as severe psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis and immunobullous diseases.
  • Develop an approach for the evaluation and management of major genetic skin conditions and complex hemangiomas.

The dermatologist is at times faced with challenging, severe disease in children and adolescents. This session discusses the principles and practice of using systemic and multimodal therapy in the pediatric population. Inflammatory conditions such as severe atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, hidradenitis, and immunobullous diseases will be reviewed, along with complicated hemangiomas. In addition, children may present with findings suspicious for a genetic disorder and approaches to their workup and management will be presented. Clinical scenarios will be used in illustration.


Saturday, March 02
9:00 AMBeleaguered by Blisters: Treatment of Immunobullous Disease / Dr. Morel
9:25 AMHitting Hidradenitis: Management Approaches / Dr. Jen
9:50 AMQ&A / Dr. Jen and Dr. Morel
10:00 AMComplicated Hemangiomas: An Update / Dr. Metry
10:25 AMGenetic Testing in Dermatology: Pearls and Pitfalls / Dr. Bruckner
10:50 AMQ&A / Dr. Bruckner and Dr. Metry
11:00 AMSystemic Therapy for Pediatric Psoriasis: A Case-Based Approach / Dr. Cordoro
11:25 AMThe Severe Atopic Child: How to stop the Red and Itch? / Dr. Tom
11:50 AMQ&A / Dr. Tom and Dr. Cordoro