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F007 - Referral Medical Dermatology

Friday, February 16; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose selected clinical problems in referral dermatology more efficiently
  • Design a more efficient method of evaluating patients with selected referral dermatology diagnoses
  • Select the best treatment approach for patients with selected referral dermatology diagnoses


The referral medical dermatology session will focus on practical aspects of accurate diagnosis, patient evaluation & treatment of selected topics. Those topics this year include : clinical features of a range of autoimmune connective tissue diseases; practical approach to patients with pyoderma gangrenosum; what is new in the approach to selected autoimmune bullous dermatoses; referrals that require inpatient care or occur in the inpatient; and referral leg ulcer clinical problems.


  • Avarbock, Andrew B., MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Huang, William, MD: Dermatology Foundation – B(NC), I(Grants/Research Funding); DermTreat – C(NC), I(NC); Genentech, Inc. – SP(H); Gilead Sciences – I(NC); Roche Laboratories – I(NC);
  • Jorizzo, Joseph L., MD: Amgen – A(H); LEO Pharma, US – A(H);
  • Strowd, Lindsay Chaney, MD: Actelion – SP(H); Galderma USA – C(H); Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – A(H);
  • Zang, Julie, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Friday, February 16
9:00 AM
Dr. Huang / Practical patient evaluation and management in pyoderma gangrenosum
9:20 AM
Dr. Strowd / Selected clinical referral problems requiring hospitalization or occurring in an inpatient setting
9:40 AM
Dr. Zang / Updated approach to patients with selected autoimmune bullous diseases
10:00 AM
Dr. Jorizzo / Distinguishing clinical features among autoimmune connective tissue diseases
10:20 AM
Dr. Avarbock / Management of patients referred with leg ulcers
10:40 AM
All faculty / Panel Interactive question & answer
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 1A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Andrew B. Avarbock, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Julie Zang, MD, FAAD
  • Lindsay Chaney Strowd, MD, FAAD
  • William Huang, MD, FAAD