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Session Information

FRM F033 - Pediatric Psoriasis: Systemic Therapy and Beyond

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B217/218

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, FAAD


  • John Y. M. Koo, MD, FAAD
  • Wilson Liao, MD, FAAD
  • Amy S. Paller, MD, FAAD
  • Elaine C. Siegfried, MD, FAAD

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

  • Develop an approach to treating severe pediatric psoriasis with systemic, biologic and phototherapy.
  • Evaluate patients for metabolic and other potential comorbidities associated with pediatric psoriasis.
  • Summarize current knowledge of the genetic basis of pediatric psoriasis and its clinical implications.

This session is designed to provide practicing clinicians with a framework for managing children with moderate-severe psoriasis. We will review current, clinically relevant information about the appropriate use of systemic, biologic and light therapies in children with emphasis on proper patient selection. New data as well as time-honored principles and therapeutic strategies will be discussed. Clinical insights derived from the genetics of pediatric psoriasis as well as our current understanding of potential metabolic and other comorbidities and how/when to assess for them will be outlined. This session is intended for practicing clinicians, residents and fellows.


Friday, March 01
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Cordoro
3:35 PMGenetics of Pediatric Psoriasis and Clinical Implications / Dr. Liao
3:50 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Liao
3:55 PMComorbidities Associated with Pediatric Psoriasis / Dr. Paller
4:10 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Paller
4:15 PMPhototherapy for Children with Psoriasis / Dr. Koo
4:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Koo
4:35 PMBiologic Therapy for Pediatric Psoriasis / Dr. Siegfried
4:55 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Siegfried
5:00 PMConventional Systemic Therapy for Severe Pediatric Psoriasis / Dr. Cordoro
5:25 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Cordoro