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Session Information

FOC U066 - Immigrant and Refugee Care in Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room B212/213

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Casey Anderson Carlos, MD, PhD, FAAD

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

  • Identify common dermatological and co-morbid conditions in the immigrant and refugee communities
  • Recognize legal and societal issues that may be barriers to dermatological care in these populations
  • Discuss ways to become involved in immigrant/refugee care in your community

This session is intended for the practitioner looking to improve the care of their refugee/immigrant patients or become involved in the care of these patients. Common dermatologic conditions, based on regions of origin, will be reviewed. Co-morbid conditions, including chronic hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and HIV, that have significant implications for planning therapy will be highlighted. We will explore legal and societal barriers to dermatologic care for these populations and ways to improve care for these patients in your local community.