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Session Information

SYM S056 - Advanced Medical Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Flamingo 1/2

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout


  • April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Courtney Reynolds Schadt, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jean Tang, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, FAAD
  • John Joseph Zone, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Define the association between neutrophilic dermatoses and connective tissue diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Describe the cardiovascular risks associated with psoriasis and predict which patients are most at risk.
  • Implement novel, effective medical treatment for advanced non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma.

This session will focus on cutting-edge concepts in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and medical management of complex dermatologic disorders. Through discussion of cases and review of the literature, the speakers will present the most current updates on challenging dermatologic diseases including neutrophilic dermatoses, psoriasis, advanced skin cancer, and their treatment. Although this session will also cover exciting new information that is not yet published in the literature, the speakers will highlight practical approaches and algorithms to patient care that will be useful and relevant to attendees’ clinical practice.


  • Inhibiting the hedgehog pathway in patients with the basal-cell nevus syndrome. N Engl J Med 2012 Jun 7;366(23):2180-8.


Tuesday, March 05
9:00 AMUpdate on autoimmune blistering disease / Dr. Zone
9:30 AMCardiovascular disease associations in psoriasis / Dr. Armstrong
10:00 AMManagement of calciphylaxis / Dr. Vleugels
10:30 AMOsteoporosis prophylaxis in dermatology / Dr. Schadt
11:00 AMMedical treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma / Dr. Tang
11:30 AMNeutrophilic dermatoses / Dr. Shinkai