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Urticaria: Evidence-Based Approaches to Improved Care
Tuesday, March 25
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Diane Romayne Baker, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe the pathophysiology of chronic urticaria/angioedema.
- Relate an evidence-based and cost-effective diagnostic approach for management of patients with chronic urticaria/angioedema.
- Describe a step-care approach, based on best evidence, for pharmacologic management of chronic urticaria/angioedema.
This session will provide an update of our current understanding of the pathogenesis of Chronic Urticaria/Angioedema and of current recommendations for the diagnosis and management of Chronic Urticaria based on “Practice Parameters on Chronic Urticaria,” recently authored and approved by a Joint Task Force of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). A Practice Improvement activity on Chronic Urticaria/Angioedema developed jointly by the AAAAI and the AAD and available to both allergists and dermatologists to help satisfy maintenance of certification requirements will be introduced.
|Tuesday, March 25|
|1:00 PM||Introduction / Dr. Baker|
|1:05 PM||Pathophysiology of Chronic Urticaria / Dr. Dreskin|
|1:40 PM||Appropriate Work-up of Chronic Urticaria: Defining Types and Elucidating Causes / Dr. Fonacier|
|2:15 PM||Evidence Based Management of Chronic Urticaria / Dr. Lang|
|2:50 PM||Questions and Answers / All faculty|