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SYM S024 - Role of Dermatologist in Management of Skin Disease in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 2B

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Fiona O'Reilly Zwald, MD, FAAD

  • Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Elizabeth M. Billingsley, MD, FAAD
  • Marc D. Brown, MD, FAAD
  • Oscar Colegio, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Allison Hanlon, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Chrysalyne Delling Schmults, MD, FAAD
  • Seaver Soon, MD, FAAD
  • Thomas Stasko, MD, FAAD
  • Nathalie C. Zeitouni, MD, FAAD

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

  • Develop a management plan for the care of skin disease in solid organ transplant recipients
  • Recognize the role of multidisciplinary care in the management of medical and surgical dermatological concerns of solid organ transplant recipients
  • Detect and manage aggressive skin cancer associated with solid organ transplant recipients

This session will provide the audience with relevant, up to date, scientific advances in the field of transplant dermatology that pertains to clinical practice, including the emerging role of viruses in transplant dermatology, management of skin disease secondary to transplant medication and the role of revision of immunosuppression. Analysis on the latest staging and management criteria for high risk SCC will be provided.


  • Skin disease in organ transplantation. Editors: Tom Stasko, Clark Otley. Cambridge Univ Press.


Saturday, March 22
2:00 PMIntroduction and Welcome / Dr. Zwald
2:05 PMTransplant Dermatology 2014: Update on Epidemiology and Risk Factors / Dr. Billingsley
2:20 PMSCC staging: Practical Implications / Dr. Schmults
2:40 PMPhotodynamic Therapy: Adjunctive Therapy for the Management of NMSC in OTRs / Dr. Zeitouni
3:00 PMNon-surgical Applications in the Management of NMSC in OTRs / Dr. Arron
3:20 PMMedical Case Controversies in Transplant Dermatology / Dr. Colegio
3:40 PMMelanoma in OTRs / Dr. Soon
4:00 PMUpdate on Unusual Tumors in OTRs / Dr. Hanlon
4:20 PMSurgical Case Controversies in Transplant Dermatology / Dr. Brown
4:40 PMTransplant Dermatology: Future Directions / Dr. Stasko
4:55 PMAdditional Questions From the Audience: Concluding remarks / Dr. Zwald