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FOC U007 - Infectious Disease Update: What I Wouldn't Have Known Without Evidence Based Medicine

Ticket required for admission, no tuition fee. Ticket holds seat for only 15 minutes after the official start time.


Date: Thursday, August 16

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 207

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Director: Miguel R. Sanchez, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify advances in the current knowledge of cutaneous infectious diseases
  • Order evaluation and effective treatment of skin infections based on evidence-based medicine
  • Select appropriate vaccination regimens to prevent infectious diseases in adults

Skin infections constitute one of the most prevalent group of diseases treated by dermatologists but scientific support for common practices to diagnose and manage skin infections is often limited to case reports, case series and retrospective studies with flawed methodologies. In this session, recent advances in cutaneous infectious diseases will be discussed, focusing attention on recent published studies. New evidence regarding the pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment of skin infections will be presented. In addition, systematic reviews and evidence-based guidelines will be discussed that help physicians provide best-practice approach to the treatment of infectious diseases of the skin .