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Session Information

FRM F160 - Great Cases from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Tropical Cutaneous Diseases and Vascular Neoplasms

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room C225/226

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Thanh-Nga Trinh Tran, MD, PhD

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

  • Discuss rare cases and late presentations of tropical dermatoses as well as treatment options.
  • Demonstrate a working understanding of the challenges of diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases in a developing country.
  • Identify the challenges of establishing and maintaining a vascular anomalies clinic in Vietnam.

The session will be divided into two parts. The first will be a series of case presentations from the Hospital for Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Skin Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam that represent both diagnostic and treatment challenges. The second part will outline the development, establishment, and operation of a free clinic for vascular anomalies in Vietnam. Cases from the clinic will be presented. Discussion of a difficult problem involving the continued use of radioactive phosphorus 32 for the treatment of hemangiomas and its complications will be carried out.