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Session Information

FRM F103 - Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 205

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Jonathan Cotliar, MD, FAAD

  • Adela Rambi G. Cardones, MD, FAAD
  • Edward W. Cowen, MD, FAAD
  • Daniel D. Miller, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize the clinical and histologic presentations of acute GVHD and pre-engraftment syndrome
  • Apply methods of diagnosing and staging of chronic GVHD
  • Design methods of treatment for patients with chronic GVHD using a multidisciplinary approach

This session will focus on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), the major cause of non-relapse mortality for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Acute GVHD and other complications of HSCT will be presented. The role of skin biopsies early after transplant, the histologic features of and other emerging diagnostic modalities for acute GVHD will be discussed. In addition, the multidisciplinary approach to patients with chronic GVHD, including the diagnosis and staging of these patients, as well as therapeutic challenges for the dermatologist treating those with chronic GVHD will be highlighted.


Sunday, March 23
3:30 PMAcute GVHD and Pre-engraftment Syndrome in Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation / Dr. Cotliar
4:00 PMSkin Biopsy, Histology, and New Diagnostic Techniques for Acute GVHD / Dr. Miller
4:30 PMMultidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Staging of Chronic GVHD / Dr. Cowen
5:00 PMTherapeutic Dilemmas for the Dermatologist in Managing Chronic GVHD / Dr. Cardones