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Session Information

FRM F144 - Itch

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Palm Ballroom 2

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Ethan A. Lerner, MD, PhD, FAAD


  • Sarina Elmariah, MD, FAAD
  • Thierry Olivry, PhD - Handout
  • Martin Steinhoff, MD, PhD
  • Robert Swerlick, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Gil Yosipovitch, MD

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

  • 1. Recognize different types of itch.
  • 2. Evaluate and manage acute and chronic itches.
  • 3. Describe the pathophysiology of these itches.

Itch is the most common of skin symptoms. It occurs in both skin and systemic diseases, impacts quality of life and can be a challenge to treat successfully. This session will address itches of people and some of our pets. Expert clinicians will communicate their experience in the diagnosis and management of itches ranging from infectious to neuropathic.


Tuesday, March 05
1:00 PMWhat makes us itch / Dr. Steinhoff
1:20 PMNew treatments / Dr. Elmariah
1:40 PMAtopic dermatitis: A shared itch between dogs and humans / Olivry, PhD, DipACVD, DipECVD
2:00 PMItches on the brain / Dr. Yosipovitch
2:20 PMImmunological approaches to chronic itch / Dr. Swerlick
2:40 PMQuestions & Answers / All faculty