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Session Information

FOC U072 - Advanced Management of Autoimmune Fibrosing and Sclerosing Disorders

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 603

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Gideon Smith, MD, FAAD

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

  • Diagnose autoimmune fibrosing and sclerosing disorders and categorize them
  • Recognize warning signs of systemic involvement and formulate a plan to appropriately work-up the patient
  • Select the best treatment for the patient's manifestations of fibrosis/sclerosis, including comorbid cutaneous conditions

Autoimmune fibrosing and sclerosing disorders, such as scleroderma, eosinophilic fasciitis and morphea, are challenging for physicians both due to the lack of consistently effective treatments, and the potential for severe systemic involvement. This session will review the work-up of patients with cutaneous fibrosis or sclerosis, including differentiation of different disease categories, the essential systemic tests, or referrals, that should be made, and the evidence for current treatments and potential treatment algorithms. It will also review the most common cutaneous comorbidities, such as calcinosis cutis, Raynaud’s and fingertip ulceration and provide advanced diagnostic and treatment algorithms for these.