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Session Information

FOC U018 - Current Issues in Geriatric Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room D237/238/239

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Anne Lynn S. Chang, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Justin O. Endo, MD, FAAD

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

  • Identify important prescribing principles related to geriatric dermatology patients
  • Recognize risk factors and cutaneous signs of elder abuse and manage cases of suspected abuse

This is a case-based session on current geriatric issues of special interest to practicing dermatologists. These cases are scenarios which occur commonly in the clinical care setting, but have not necessarily been covered in formal residency training program in the past. Key topics covered include: (1) physiologic changes associated with aging and how they impact prescribing practices of commonly used dermatology drugs; and (2) the under-recognized risk factors and cutaneous signs of elder abuse, including examples of effective approaches to manage suspicions of abuse in this vulnerable population. This is an interactive session with ample opportunity for questions and discussion.