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U009 - Pearls for Challenging Cases in Skin of Color

Friday, February 16; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize different diagnostic clues in skin of color patients
  • Identify and formulate a management strategy for the patient
  • Discuss the risks, benefits, and alternative therapies for skin diseases that impact patients with skin of color


By the year 2030, 46% of the US population will be Hispanic, African American, or Asian. This focus session is designed to provide a high-yield review as well as to highlight clinical clues for diagnostic and therapy in complex skin of color conditions. The session will be an interactive case-based discussion. It will review pearls for the diagnosis and treatment of challenging cases, including sarcoidosis, chronic ulcers, CTCL, severe atopic dermatitis, bullous disorders, and autoimmune conditions. This focus session is targeted to dermatology residents and general dermatologists.


  • Ortega-Loayza, Alex Gerardo, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Seminario-Vidal, Lucia, MD, PhD: AbbVie – O(Residency/Fellowship Program Funding); Actelion – I(NC), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Akros Pharma, Inc. – I(NC); Boehringer Ingelheim – A(H), I(NC); Celgene Corporation – I(NC), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Corrona, Inc. – I(NC); Eisai Co., Ltd – I(NC); Eli Lilly and Company – I(NC); Navigant – C(H); Novartis – A(H), I(NC); Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – I(NC); Soligenix, Inc – I(NC); UCB – I(NC);
Friday, February 16
7:30 AM
Dr. Seminario-Vidal / Pearls from the Southeast
7:55 AM
Dr. Ortega-Loayza / Pearls from the Northwest
8:20 AM
All faculty / Questions and answers
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location
    Room 2
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Lucia Seminario-Vidal, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Alex Gerardo Ortega-Loayza, MD, FAAD