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FRM F117 - Cutaneous Disease Manifestations of Plasma Cell Dyscrasias

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B116/117

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Soon Bahrami, MD


  • Jean L. Bolognia, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jeffrey Phillip Callen, MD, FAAD
  • Cindy Owen, MD, FAAD
  • Warren W. Piette, MD, FAAD

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

  • Formulate a framework of cutaneous diseases that are associated with an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia.
  • Recognize unique and recently described entities associated with plasma cell dyscrasias, and discuss important advances in current understanding and evaluation of these diseases
  • Discuss therapeutic options as well as the dermatologist’s role in the patient care team

A number of dermatologic disorders occur as a manifestation of an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. This session aims to increase recognition of these diseases which will be discussed in a case-based format emphasizing clinical/pathologic features pertinent to accurate diagnosis. Laboratory evaluation, advances in current understanding of these disorders, and therapeutic options will be discussed. The dermatologist’s role in the patient care team ranges from limited to involved care provider, and this role will be noted in the discussion of the various disease entities. This session is directed at practicing dermatologists and those in training.


Monday, March 04
1:00 PMOverview of cutaneous diseases associated with plasma cell dyscrasias / Dr. Bahrami
1:20 PMWorking up the patient with a suspected plasma cell dyscrasia / Dr. Bolognia
1:45 PMUpdate on Amyloidosis / Dr. Piette
2:10 PMSelected Case Presentations / Dr. Owen
2:35 PMSelected Case Presentations / Dr. Callen