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F051 - Systemic Medications for the Dermatology Toolbox

Saturday, February 17; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the mechanism of action of the following medications: azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporine, dapsone, potassium iodide.
  • Review the use of and appropriate dosing for each medication.
  • Apply recommendations regarding appropriate laboratory evaluations and monitoring of patients on these medications.

Description

Despite the long history of use of systemic medications in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the skin, many dermatologists avoid the use of these medications due to lack of familiarity with such medications and concerns for patient safety. When used appropriately, systemic medications can be an effective treatment option. This session will concisely review a number of these medications, including their mechanism of action, dosing, adverse effects, and monitoring guidelines in adults. The medications to be reviewed include: azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporine, dapsone, colchicine, potassium iodide. This session is aimed towards general dermatologists and residents.

Disclosures

  • Bangert, Carolyn A., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Chen, Cynthia L., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Mays, Steven Randolph, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Paravar, Taraneh, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Schneider, Jeremy Adam, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Tom, Wynnis L., MD: Celgene Corporation – I(NC); Demira – I(NC); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – I(NC); Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – I(NC); Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. – I(NC); Pfizer Inc. – I(NC); Regeneron – I(NC); Symbio – I(NC);
Schedule
Saturday, February 17
9:00 AM
Dr. Paravar / Potassium Iodide
9:15 AM
Dr. Tom / Azathioprine
9:30 AM
Dr. Paravar and Dr. Tom / Q&A
9:40 AM
Dr. Chen / Mycophenolate mofetil
9:55 AM
Dr. Mays / Dapsone
10:10 AM
Dr. Chen and Dr. Mays / Q&A
10:20 AM
Dr. Bangert / Cyclosporine
10:35 AM
Dr. Schneider / Colchicine
10:50 AM
Dr. Bangert and Dr. Schneider / Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 28D
  • CME Credits
    2.00
  • Type
Directors/Co-Directors
Speakers