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Session Information

FRM F061 - Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Jonathan Cotliar, MD, FAAD


  • Edward W. Cowen, MD, FAAD
  • Thomas D. Horn, MD, FAAD
  • Sharon R. Hymes, MD, FAAD
  • Haley Naik, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Recognize the clinical and histologic presentations of acute GVHD
  • Recognize the pathophysiology and clinical spectrum of chronic GVHD
  • Identify effective treatment strategies for acute and chronic GVHD

This session will focus on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), the major cause of non-relapse mortality for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). An overview of the methods of and indications for HSCT will be presented, as will the clinical presentation and treatment of acute GVHD. The role of skin biopsies early after transplant, and the histologic features of GVHD and its mimickers will be discussed. In addition, the wide spectrum of clinical features of chronic GVHD, the classification of these presentations, the pathophysiology that leads to chronic GVHD and evidence-based treatments will be reviewed.


Saturday, March 02
1:00 PMOverview of stem cell transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of acute GVHD / Dr. Cotliar
1:25 PMValue of skin biopsies following allogeneic stem cell transplantation / Dr. Horn
1:50 PMClassification and epidermal manifestations of chronic GVHD / Dr. Hymes
2:15 PMDiagnosis and treatment of sclerotic chronic GVHD / Dr. Cowen
2:40 PMManifestations and management of mucosal GVHD / Naik