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Session Information

FRM F157 - Urticaria: Evidence-Based Approaches to Improved Care

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 205

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Diane Romayne Baker, MD, FAAD


Learning Objectives:
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 PMIntroduction / Dr. Baker
1:05 PMPathophysiology of Chronic Urticaria / Dr. Dreskin
1:40 PMAppropriate Work-up of Chronic Urticaria: Defining Types and Elucidating Causes / Dr. Fonacier
2:15 PMEvidence Based Management of Chronic Urticaria / Dr. Lang
2:50 PMQuestions and Answers / All faculty