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FRM F100 - The Pregnant Pause: How to Evaluate and Treat Your Pregnant Patients

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 3C

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Marcia S. Driscoll, MD, FAAD

  • Jane Margaret Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jonette Elizabeth Keri, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Jenny Eileen Murase, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Bruce Elliot Strober, MD, PhD, FAAD

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

  • Develop treatment plans for pregnant patients with common dermatologic diagnoses.
  • Evaluate and manage melanocytic lesions in the pregnant patient.
  • Recognize and treat dermatoses of pregnancy.

This forum will address the multiple challenges dermatologists face when evaluating and treating the pregnant patient. Treatment of pregnant patients with common dermatologic disorders such as psoriasis and acne is difficult; risks to the fetus limit the number of evidence-based studies concerning drug therapy. Concerning melanocytic lesions in pregnancy, do nevi normally change? If melanoma is diagnosed, does this portend a poorer prognosis? Infections and infestation in the pregnant patient may present a risk for mother and fetus, and treatment options may be limited. Several dermatoses are specific for pregnancy, and early recognition and management are important.


Sunday, March 23
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Driscoll
3:35 PMTreatment of Psoriasis in the Pregnant Patient / Dr. Strober
3:55 PMEvaluation and Management of Nevi and Melanoma in the Pregnant Patient / Dr. Grant-Kels
4:15 PMTreatment of Acne in the Pregnant Patient / Dr. Keri
4:35 PMTreatment of Infections and Infestation in the Pregnant Patient / Dr. Murase
4:55 PMDermatoses of Pregnancy / Dr. Driscoll
5:15 PMQuestions and Discussion / All faculty