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FRM F109 - Biologic Therapy in Dermatology Beyond Psoriasis

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A204/205

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Michael P. Heffernan, MD, FAAD


  • Andrew Blauvelt, MD, FAAD
  • Amy Yuntzu-Yen Chen, MD, FAAD
  • Amit Garg, MD, FAAD
  • Dedee F. Murrell, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of currently used biologic medications with dermatologic applications.
  • Review the data on the uses of biologic medications in dermatology beyond psoriasis.
  • Discuss future uses of biologic medications in dermatology.

Most dermatologists are very comfortable using biologic medications for their patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. We will review the most up-to-date data on the uses of biologic medications for diseases as varied as paraneoplastic pemphigus and granuloma annulare and everything in between. Medications to be reviewed: Anti-TNF, anti- B cell, anti- IgE, other biologics developed for rheumatologic diseases.


Monday, March 04
10:00 AMRituximab in Dermatology / Dr. Murrell
10:30 AMAnti-TNF medications in Dermatology / Dr. Chen
11:00 AMUstekinumab in Dermatology / Dr. Blauvelt
11:30 AMOmalizumab and Rheum Biologics / Dr. Garg
11:50 AMQ&A / All faculty