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F028 - Advanced Patch Testing: Pearls from the ACDS

Friday, February 16; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Manage patients with systemic contact dermatitis
  • Evaluate and determine appropriate tests for implant dermatitis
  • Assess and treat complex contact dermatitis


This session will cover several topics that represent challenges in patch testing patients. Specific types of reactions including those due to systemic contact dermatitis and metal implants will be discussed. Additional topics will include complicated patch testing situations and emerging allergens.


  • Atwater, Amber R., MD: Abbott Vascular – A(Fees); Biosense Webster – SP(Fees); Biotronik – C(Fees); Medtronics – A(Fees), SP(Fees); Pfizer Inc. – O(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Brown, Katherine Kristine, MD: Biofrontera AG – O(H);
  • Chen, Jennifer, MD: AbbVie – I(Grants/Research Funding); Dermira – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sanofi/Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Ehrlich, Alison, MD: AbbVie – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); biogen – I(Grants/Research Funding); Boehringer Ingelheim – C(H); Celgene Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Dermira – I(Grants/Research Funding); DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(Grants/Research Funding); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – C(H); Janssen-Ortho Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. – C(H); Leo Pharma Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding); Merck & Co., Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Katta, Rajani, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Matiz, Catalina, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Sood, Apra, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Friday, February 16
1:00 PM
Dr. Chen / Updates in Allergic Contact Dermatitis
1:20 PM
Dr. Sood / Patch testing in skin of color
1:40 PM
Dr. Atwater / Implant Dermatitis
2:00 PM
Dr. Katta / Elimination Diets: Practical Recommendations in Systemic Contact Dermatitis
2:20 PM
Dr. Brown / Navigating patch testing pitfalls and immunosuppressants
2:40 PM
Dr. Matiz / Pediatric Patch Testing: tips and concerns
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 7B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Alison Ehrlich, MD, FAAD
  • Amber R. Atwater, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Apra Sood, MD, FAAD
  • Catalina Matiz, MD, FAAD
  • Jennifer Chen, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Katherine Kristine Brown, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Rajani Katta, MD, FAAD