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FRM F048 - It’s All in the Genes: Genetics and Genomics in Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Heidi H. Kong, MD, MHS, FAAD - Handout


  • Kristina Patrice Callis-Duffin, MD, FAAD
  • Keith Choate, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Neil H. Shear, MD, FAAD

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

  • Describe basic concepts about genetics and genomics
  • Discuss how new technologies have been used in dermatology
  • Apply recent findings to the care of dermatology patients

Major scientific advances in genetics/genomics have dramatically expanded our knowledge of skin and dermatologic diseases. This session will review basic concepts in genetics and genomics and discuss how new technologies are changing the way we understand healthy skin, skin disorders, and genetic predilection for drug reactions.


Saturday, March 02
10:00 AMIntroduction / Dr. Kong
10:05 AMApproaches to genetic diagnosis and gene discovery for inherited skin disorders utilizing next generation sequencing technologies / Dr. Choate
10:35 AMGWAS, SNPs, and disease risk: What does it all mean? / Dr. Callis-Duffin
11:05 AMGenetics/genomics you “need-to-know” when prescribing / Dr. Shear
11:30 AMThe microbes on your skin: the skin microbiome in health and skin diseases / Dr. Kong
11:45 AMQuestions/Answers and Discussion / All faculty