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Session Information

SYM S032 - Treating Severe Skin Disease in Children

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 102/104/106

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Wynnis L. Tom, MD, FAAD

  • Anna Lee Bruckner, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Anita N. Haggstrom, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Adelaide A. Hebert, MD, FAAD
  • Melinda Jen, MD, FAAD
  • Kimberly Dawn Morel, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize situations and conditions that warrant systemic therapy and/or further evaluation in pediatric patients
  • Identify and compare available treatment options for severe atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and immunobullous diseases
  • Develop an approach for management of complex hemangiomas and the multisystem needs of epidermolysis bullosa

The dermatologist is at times faced with challenging, severe disease in children and adolescents. This session discusses the principles and practice of using systemic and multimodal therapy in these populations. Several inflammatory conditions will be discussed, including severe atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and immunobullous disorders. In addition, the management of complicated hemangiomas and a multisystem approach to epidermolysis bullosa will be detailed. Clinical scenarios will be utilized in illustration and novel and upcoming therapies in the field presented.


Sunday, March 23
2:00 PMBeleaguered by Blisters: Treatment of Immunobullous Disease / Dr. Morel
2:25 PMComplicated Hemangiomas: An Update / Dr. Haggstrom
2:50 PMQ&A /
3:00 PMMultisystem Management of Epidermolysis Bullosa / Dr. Bruckner
3:25 PMPerspectives on Managing Pediatric Psoriasis / Dr. Hebert
3:50 PMQ&A /
4:00 PMThe Severe Atopic Child: How to Stop the Red and Itch? / Dr. Tom
4:25 PMNovel Therapeutics for Pediatric Skin Disease / Dr. Jen
4:50 PMQ&A /