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Session Information

FRM F069 - Itch

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 201

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Ethan A. Lerner, MD, PhD, FAAD

  • Timothy G. Berger, MD, FAAD
  • Suephy C. Chen, MD, FAAD
  • Sarina Elmariah, MD, FAAD
  • Martin Steinhoff, MD, PhD
  • Gil Yosipovitch, MD

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

  • Recognize different types of itch.
  • Evaluate and manage acute and chronic itches.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of these itches.

Itch is the most common of skin symptoms. It occurs in both skin and systemic diseases, impacts quality of life and can be a challenge to treat successfully. Substantial progress is now being made in understanding itch. Expert clinicians will communicate their experience in the diagnosis and management of itches.


Saturday, March 22
3:30 PMIntroduction to Itch / Dr. Lerner
3:30 PMThe Impact of Itch on Quality of Life / Dr. Chen
3:50 PMYour Brain on Itch / Dr. Yosipovitch
4:10 PMMechanisms of Itch / Dr. Steinhoff
4:30 PMItch in the Elderly / Dr. Berger
4:50 PMNew Treatments / Dr. Elmariah
5:10 PMDiscussion / All faculty